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Directed self -assembly of nanoparticles


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

Nanotechnology promises to revolutionize the way we think about, but more importantly create new materials. The key to making this promise a reality is a commitment to fundamental research in critical areas including synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale components. Nanoparticles have attracted wide attention as such components due to their unique size dependent properties including, superparamagnetism, chemilumiescents, and catalysis. To fully harness the potential capabilities of nanoparticles we need to develop new methods to assemble them into useful patterns or structures. Directed self-assembly using noncovalent interactions can be used to achieve this goal. This dissertation outlines experiments demonstrating several methods of polymer-mediated assembly of gold and iron oxide nanoparticles. Directed self-assembly using various polymer architectures provided a direct means to: (1) control the overall size of nanoparticle aggregates, (2) control interparticle spacing between particles, (3) control the collective behavior in nanoparticle ensembles.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Organic chemistry
Classification
0490: Organic chemistry
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences, Directed self-assembly, Interparticle spacing, Magnetism, Nanoparticles, Self-assembly
Title
Directed self -assembly of nanoparticles
Author
Frankamp, Benjamin L.
Number of pages
194
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 66/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542382741, 0542382741
Advisor
Rotello, Vincent M.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3193902
ProQuest document ID
304994094
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304994094
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