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Spectroscopic and Microscopic Investigations of Phthalocyanine Aggregates on Au(111)
Self-assembled organic π systems are of interest because of their potential applications in light harvesting and electron transfer. Phthalocyanines (Pc) demonstrate desirable photonic and electronic properties, thus making ...
EXCIMER LASER INTERACTION WITH ZINC OXIDE
When single crystal ZnO is exposed to 193-nm laser photons in vacuum at fluences below 100 mJ/cm
POLY(3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE-CO-3-HYDROXYVALERATE) - CELLULOSE NANOWHISKERS COMPOSITES BY SOLUTION CASTING
In this research, renewable biobased nanocomposites based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and cellulose nanowhiskers were prepared by solution casting. Nanocomposite structure and property investigations ...
INVESTIGATION OF A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE - WOOD BIO-PLASTIC COMPOSITES
Bio-polymers have become a focus for developing wood bio-plastic composites since they can be sustainably renewed from agricultural resources. One of the bio-polymers, poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), has been widely studied ...
A single molecule approach for measuring the transport properties and energetics of Membrane proteins in Heterogenous Planar Bio-mimetic assemblies
The significance of transmembrane protein research is well documented. Numerous studies have clearly established the biological, biophysical and pharmaceutical importance that these membrane components serve. Communications ...
Thermal Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles
Nanoparticle gold is of interest for a wide array of applications including catalysis, gas sensing, and light absorption for color filters and optical switches. Many of these applications are dependent upon the particles ...
Microstructural Characterization of Simulated Plastic-Bonded Explosives
Plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) are highly complex molecular composites. Recent mechanical investigations of PBX properties, in particular deformation and failure under uniaxial and cyclic loading, have revealed ...
Orthotropic and Time-Dependent Moisture Diffusion Measurements in Polymer Matrix Composites Using Nuclear Reaction Analysis
Moisture plays a significant role in influencing the mechanical behavior and long-term durability of composites. The objective of this dissertation was to understand the basic concepts of moisture transport in polymeric ...