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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 ...
Investigations of the surface functionalization of titania: Dispersion-induced effects within mixed monolayers, linker-assisted assembly of quantum dots, and photovoltaic device performance
The research presented in this dissertation focuses on the surface chemistry of nanomaterials, specifically the study of the parameters influencing the surface functionalization of nanocrystalline TiO 2 thin films with ...
Magneto-optical studies of quantum dots
Significant effort in condensed matter physics has recently been devoted to the field of "spintronics" which seeks to utilize the spin degree of freedom of electrons. Unlike conventional electronics that rely on the electron ...
An unconditionally stable spectral method for an isotropic thin-film equation
Mathematical models for thin-film evolution equations and their coarsening behavior have been extensively studied, however a challenge for computer simulations is finding time stepping algorithms that evolve large systems ...