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Analysis of potential applications for the templated dewetting of metal thin films

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dc.contributor.advisor Carl V. Thompson, II. en_US
dc.contributor.author Frantzeskakis, Emmanouil en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-31T15:18:06Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-31T15:18:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33625
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract Thin films have a high surface-to-volume ratio and are therefore usually morphologically unstable. They tend to reduce their surface energy through transport of mass by diffusion. As a result, they decay into a collection of small isolated islands or particles. This solid-state process, known as thin film dewetting, can be initiated by grooving at grain boundaries or triple junctions. Dewetting of thin films on topographically modified substrates has many interesting characteristics. It is a novel self-assembly process for the formation of well-ordered nanoparticle arrays with narrow size distributions and uniform crystallographic orientation. Potential applications of particles resulting from templated thin film solid-state dewetting are reviewed. Applications in patterned magnetic information-storage media, plasmon waveguides, and catalytic growth of ordered arrays of semiconducting nanowires and carbon nanotubes are discussed. Templated dewetting technology has not been fully developed, and technological barriers are identified for all of the commercial applications considered. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) However, the self-assembly characteristics of templated dewetting may ultimately offer advantages in the manufacture of both patterned media and catalytic nanomaterial growth technologies. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Emmanouil Frantzeskakis. en_US
dc.format.extent 125 leaves en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.title Analysis of potential applications for the templated dewetting of metal thin films en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 64392042 en_US


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