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Title:Functional nanomaterials via colloidal assisted fabrication
Author(s):Yu, Xindi
Director of Research:Braun, Paul V.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Braun, Paul V.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Wiltzius, Pierre; Rogers, John A.; Fang, Nicholas X.
Department / Program:Materials Science & Engineerng
Discipline:Materials Science & Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):colloidal nanoparticles
Surface plasmons
Photonic crystals
Thermal emission
Abstract:Spherical colloidal nanoparticles have been popular building blocks for larger scale super structures due to their easy synthesis, unique while simple shape and relatively well understood interactions. Despite concentrated and lasting efforts in the scientific community to explore design phases of colloidal super structures and their applications, these little spheres continue to inspire the imaginations of people and creates new opportunities. In this document, a few research topics related to colloidal particles are presented. Their applications range from narrow band thermal emitters, extremely sensitive surface plasmon sensors to nanoparticles with unique geometries that might have important biological applications. Other than the scientific discoveries which will be described in details in the following chapters, the main purpose, I believe, is to fuel the inspirations of the readers. And I have the faith that the best is yet to come with these little spheres.
Issue Date:2010-06-29
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Xindi Yu
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-06-29
Date Deposited:May 2010

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