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Block copolymer self-assembly fundamentals and applications in formulation of nano-structured fluids
Dispersions of nanoparticles in polymer matrices form hybrid materials that can exhibit superior structural and functional properties and find applications in e.g. thermo-plastics, electronics, polymer electrolytes, ...
Fundamental studies of carbon-based nanomaterials: Exploring the interface between nanotechnology and separation science
A sample containing carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) was generated starting with the soot from the combustion of inexpensive paraffin oil in a flame. The complexity of the sample, however, required fractionation to isolate its ...
Synthetic Control of Crystal Structure and the Resulting Chemical and Physical Properties of Early Transition Metal Oxides and Carbides
Scaling materials to nanometer-sized dimensions provides an opportunity to stabilize polymorphs at room temperature that are otherwise inaccessible. The relatively facile accessibility of metastable crystal structures is ...
Cross-linkable surfactant-stabilized polylactide-based nanoparticles by thiol-ene reactions in transparent miniemulsion
Biodegradable nanomaterials have attracted broad interests because of their significant biomedical applications. However, it remains a challenge to develop simple and robust approaches for the preparation of biodegradable ...
Field-directed Transport and Self-assembly of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Applications
This dissertation includes five chapters. Chapter 1 contains a general introduction to the fundamentals of magnetism, magnetic nanoparticles and their applications. In Chapter 2, analytic solutions of magnetic fields are ...
In-situ nanochemistry for optoelectronics
This thesis describes recent results on simple methods to arrange nanosize objects such as semiconductor nanocrystals, noble metal nanoparticles, and upconversion nanophosphors by means of top-down processes. Specific focus ...