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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J
dc.creatorMcClain, Michael J
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T18:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-01T05:01:08Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-04-19
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation McClain, Michael J. "Size and Shape Control of Colloidal Aluminum Nanocrystals for UV Plasmonics Applications." (2017) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/96110.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96110
dc.description.abstract Metallic nanocrystals show tremendous promise in photocatalysis, distillation, and chemical sensing applications. This is due to their nique optical properties that arise from the collective oscillation of the conduction electroncs known as the plasmon resonance. However, most nanocrystal research is on noble metals such as gold or silver which have issues for larger scale applications because of their cost and intrinsic properties. For example, gold works well for visible and near-IR applications but cannot support an ultraviolet plasmon resonance due to interband transitions. The UV region is of great interest for many applications including ultrasensitive detection of organic molecules, photocatalysis, sterilization, and remediation. While silver can support a UV plasmon resonance it is prone to complete oxidation. In this thesis, I demonstrate size and shape control of colloidal aluminum nanocrystals.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectNanoparticle synthesis
nanocrystal
aluminum
plasmonics
aluminum hydride
dc.title Size and Shape Control of Colloidal Aluminum Nanocrystals for UV Plasmonics Applications
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T18:38:43Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.embargo.terms 2018-05-01


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