Synthesis and characterization of low dimensionality carbon nanostructures
Date of Award
Ph.D. in Materials Engineering
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Advisor: Andrey A. Voevodin
Synthesizing nanostructures represents a critical technology in the field of materials science. The ability to actively control the structure and composition of matter have allowed some of the greatest scientific achievements in the last decade. This document explores the synthesis and characterization of various carbon nanostructures (e.g. DNA and doped fullerene materials). Furthermore, this document addresses how these materials can be processed into low dimensional solids while maintaining compositional integrity. Processing methods include Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition (MAPLE), thermal evaporation, and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). The synthesized bulk structures were analyzed using physical and structural measurements. Project conclusions provided insight into the unique structure-property relationships in these materials.
Nanostructures Synthesis, Fullerenes Synthesis, DNA Synthesis, Materials science; carbon nanostructures; DNA; fullerene; doped fullerene; Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition; MAPLE; thermal evaporation; Chemical Vapor Deposition; CVD
Copyright 2013, author
Check, Michael Hamilton, "Synthesis and characterization of low dimensionality carbon nanostructures" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 643.