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Nano-materials for novel magneto-rheological liquids and nano-fluids

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dc.contributor.advisor Gareth H. McKinley. en_US
dc.contributor.author Samouhos, Stephen V. (Stephen Vincent), 1982- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-27T18:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-27T18:19:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/40889
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-60). en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Nanotechnology, in its many forms, has evolved as a forefront of the global scientific and technological frontier. Materials once disregarded as very small dust or particulate impurities twenty years ago, are today, the focus of intensely popularized investigation. New materials have been synthesized via nanometer precision engineering, and their resulting properties continue to defy the thermal, electrical, and mechanical limitations of conventional materials [1]. Even liquid suspensions of nano-particles yield tremendous enhancements in thermal and transport rates that still remain unexplained. Analogously, forty years ago the machining and synthesis of object features with nanometer dimensions and accuracy was a mere scientific interest. Today, that capability forms the core technical competency of the leading manufacturers of micro-processor electronics. The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the field of nanotechnology through the synthesis of a novel nano-material, and to examine its utility in areas such as directed self-assembly and nanofluid enhanced mass transport. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Stephen V. Samouhos. en_US
dc.format.extent 60 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Nano-materials for novel magneto-rheological liquids and nano-fluids en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 196649591 en_US


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