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dc.contributor.advisorFrancesco Stellacci.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMyerson, Jacob Wen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-15T20:34:30Z
dc.date.available2006-05-15T20:34:30Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32849
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 30-32).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe solubility of mixed monolayer protected gold nanoparticles was studied. Monolayer protected metal nanoparticles are attractive materials because of the optical and electronic properties of their metal cores and because of the surface properties of their ligand coating. Recently, it was discovered that a mixture of ligands phase separate into ordered domains of single nanometer or subnanometer width on the surface of metal nanoparticles. The morphology and length of the ligand domains (which take the form of ripples on the particle surface) has given these nanoparticles novel properties. Because monolayer protected nanoparticles can be dissolved and dried many times, they can be handled and processed in ways not available to other nanomaterials. Understanding the solubility of mixed monolayer protected metal nanoparticles could help in implementing their unique new properties. This study demonstrates that the solubility of these particles in organic solvents cannot be explained only in terms of the composition of the ligand shell. Instead, solubility is also closely linked to morphology of the ligand shell via relationships between the size of the solvent molecule and the size of the features in the morphology.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jacob W. Myerson.en_US
dc.format.extent32 leavesen_US
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dc.format.extent1398494 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectMaterials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.titleAnomalous solubility behavior of mixed monolayer protected metal nanoparticlesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc61462607en_US


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