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Regular Arrays of QDs by Solution Processing
Hydrophilic silicon and germanium quantum dots were synthesized by a "bottom-up" method utilizing micelles to control particle size. Liquid phase deposition of silica on these quantum dots was successful with and without ...
Absorption and scattering of single plasmonic nanoparticles
In this thesis, I present the absorption and scattering properties of single gold nanoparticles. I performed scanning electron microscopy (SEM) correlated dark-field scattering studies of gold nanorods (AuNRs). I found ...
Single-molecule FRET analysis of the dynamics of AMPA receptor
Single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET) spectroscopy has advanced to become a powerful tool in characterizing biomolecules to the molecular level. In this thesis, the smFRET technique was utilized ...
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 ...