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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J
dc.creatorHogan, Nathaniel J
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-25T21:58:54Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-25T21:58:54Z
dc.date.created 2014-12
dc.date.issued 2014-10-22
dc.date.submitted December 2014
dc.identifier.citation Hogan, Nathaniel J. "Multiparticle Optical and Thermal Effects in Illuminated Solutions of Plasmonic Nanoparticles." (2014) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88128.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88128
dc.description.abstract Plasmonic nanoparticles are found in a number of applications as efficient converters of optical energy into heat, e.g. cancer therapy of nanoparticle-laden tumors. More recently, aqueous solutions of plasmonic nanoparticles have proven the ability to produce steam with relatively high efficiencies upon solar illumination. We show in this report through modeling of the light transport in nanoparticle solutions that this effect originates in the optical properties of the nanoparticles. Strong optical scattering leads to multiparticle interactions that can concentrate light resulting in large temperature increases in the focused region. This model can be extended to all systems of dense nanoparticles in which light to heat conversion is crucial, e.g. photothermal cancer therapy and materials processing.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectsolar steam
plasmon
multiple light scattering
dc.title Multiparticle Optical and Thermal Effects in Illuminated Solutions of Plasmonic Nanoparticles
dc.contributor.committeeMember Nordlander, Peter J
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hafner, Jason
dc.date.updated 2016-01-25T21:58:54Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Applied Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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