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Aqueous Cadmium Chalcogenide Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, Spectroscopic Investigation of Electron Transfer Properties and Photovoltaic Device Performance
The research presented in this thesis will focus on (1) synthesis and characterization of aqueous CdSe quantum dots (QDs) as alternatives to organic QDs; (2) the roles that linkers and capping groups play on the physical ...
Fundamental studies of interfacial excited-state charge transfer in molecularly tethered semiconductor nanoassemblies
The research presented in this dissertation focuses on elucidating the parameters affecting dynamics and yield of electron transfer reactions in semiconducting nanoparticle assemblies through the use of time-resolved ...
Techniques for the Enhancement of Optimization Schemes in Radiation Therapy
With the advent of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), the process of generating a radiotherapy treatment plan has become a complex and time consuming process due to an increase in the number of variables which ...
Carrier Spin Polarization in Quantum Confined System
In this dissertation, systematic studies of magneto-photoluminescence of manganese-doped lead salt (Mn doped lead sulfide and lead selenide) quantum dots and core/shell quantum dots will be presented. It was observed that ...
Design, Growth, and Characterization of Mid Infrared and Terahertz Detectors Based on Nanostructures
In the first part of the dissertation, I present the design, growth, and characterization a multi-color quantum well infrared photodetecor (QWIP). The QWIP is based on GaAs/Al0.2Ga0.8As coupled double-quantum-well structure ...
Manipulating light with metamaterial: Basic physics to applications
This dissertation is focused on manipulating propagation of light by using metamaterials. The control of light is no longer limited to optical materials found in nature. We can control light by tailoring the elements of ...
Algorithmic tools for biomedical image analysis
Rapid development of image acquisition and processing techniques has provided researchers in the Biomedical domain with an access to high volume of data suitable for fully or semi-automated analysis. The available volume ...
Inter-domain regulation of Von Willebrand factor's function: Platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation in blood
Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of deaths worldwide and according to the World Health Organization; it is projected to cause the death of about 25 million people by 2030. Multiple factors cause the abnormalities ...
Studies of Ferromagnetic MnAs/GaAs Heterostructures and MnAs/InAs Spin LEDs.
The hybrid semiconductor-ferromagnet structure has attracted much interest for spintronics applications which rely on spin injection/ tunneling from a ferromagnet into a semiconductor. The room temperature ferromagnetic ...
Several Theorems in Error Correcting Codes
This work collects together several problems in coding theory along with their solutions.