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Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Nanostructures

Jung, Youngsoo (2014) Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Nanostructures. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Controlling and manipulating the physical and chemical intrinsic properties of nanomaterials has been a fascinating issue in chemistry and materials science. Two central geometric variables, size and shape, strongly affect the intrinsic properties of nanomaterials. Specifically, the shape of nanocrystals plays a pivotal role in the determining intrinsic properties, including optical, electronic, magnetic, and catalytic behavior. Since nanocrystals with tailored geometries possess unique shape dependent behaviors, considerable efforts to develop shape controlled inorganic materials and to investigate their shape anisotropic effects on functional properties are currently being undertaken. This dissertation will introduce specific shape anisotropic behavior of the shape modified particles achieved through two different synthetic routes: i) structural modification of shape anisotropic particles and ii) 3-dimensional self-assembly via microwave-assisted solvothermal reactions. Each topic section will systematically provide an approach on enhancing each specific intrinsic property originating from self-assembly of anisotropic nanostructure and will discuss the fundamentals behind these phenomena.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jung, Youngsooyoj14@pitt.eduYOJ14
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLee, Jung-Kunjul37@pitt.eduJUL37
Committee MemberBarnard, John A.jbarnard@pitt.eduJBARNARD
Committee MemberNettleship, Iannettles@pitt.eduNETTLES
Committee MemberChun, Youngjaeyjchun@pitt.eduYJCHUN
Date: 19 September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 25 June 2014
Approval Date: 19 September 2014
Submission Date: 17 July 2014
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 147
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Materials Science and Engineering
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inorganic nanomaterials, Shape-anisotropic growth, Nanoparticles intercalated clay hybrids, Rheological behavior, Microwave synthesis, 3D self-assembly
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 20:05
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:22


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