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Tailoring vertically-aligned carbon nanotube growth for poly(dimethylsiloxane)-infiltrated nanocomposites
This thesis discusses the viability of the polymer infiltration nanocomposite preparation technique for aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) as produced by two methods: pre-deposited catalyst chemical vapor deposition (CVD), ...
Time-varying stability analysis of linear systems with linear matrix inequalities
Aerospace attitude control systems are often modeled as time-varying linear systems. In industry, these systems are analyzed with linear time-invariant (LTI) methods by treating the system as slowly varying. Stability ...
Investigating mechanical and physical properties of nanostructures
In the first part of the dissertation, mechanical properties of bundles of carbon nanotubes are investigated. Earlier experiments showed that these tubes are tightly packed in the bundles, proving that they are strongly ...
Functionalization of carbon nanomaterials for biomedical and nanocomposite applications
New derivatives of carbon nanostructures: nanotubes, nano-onions and nanocrystalline diamonds were obtained through fluorination and subsequent functionalization with sucrose. Chemically modified nanocarbons show high ...
Carbon nanotubes thermal conductivity analysis using molecular dynamics simulations
Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are used to determine the thermal conductivities of (5,5) single wall carbon nanotubes. By fixing the temperatures of opposing ends of an armchair single wall carbon nanotube ...