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Interplay of micro-scale flow and fluid micro/nanostructure: Solutions of DNA and suspensions of single walled carbon nanotubes
The dynamics of dilute solutions of DNA flowing in a scaled clown roll-knife free surface coating flow are investigated on multiple scales. The flow is generated between a rotating roll and a stationary glass knife. Extension ...
Renormalization group theory for percolation and application to transport properties of random media
A renormalization group method in real space is applied to the study of transport properties of random media. In particular, the method is applied to the study of the electrical properties of disordered materials and the ...
Performance of nanostructured metal oxane derived ceramic membranes for fuel cell applications
An iron-based ceramic material is shown to be a practical candidate as an electrolyte material for proton exchange membrane in fuel cells. These membranes have comparable conductivity to the NafionRTM membrane with the ...
Development of nanostructured membranes for environmental applications
Two new methods for the fabrication of porous membranes were studied. Ceramic membranes were obtained from alumoxane and ferroxane nanoparticles casted onto porous support materials. The synthesis of ferroxane nanoparticles ...
Statistical mechanics and kinetics of hydrogen vacancy interaction of metals
Several important aspects of hydrogen vacancy interaction are discussed with a physical model as well as numerical methods for the model presented. A statistical mechanical model was first introduced to calculate the ...
Phase transitions and diffusion of colloid-polymer systems and thin ferroelectric films for device applications
This thesis is divided into two independent parts: the first part deals with the phase transitions and diffusion of colloid-polymer systems, while the second part concerns the growth of thin ferroelectric films, their ...