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dc.contributor.advisorGareth H. McKinley.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSamouhos, Stephen V. (Stephen Vincent), 1982-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-27T18:19:39Z
dc.date.available2008-03-27T18:19:39Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/40889
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 56-60).en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: 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.statementofresponsibilityby Stephen V. Samouhos.en_US
dc.format.extent60 p.en_US
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/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleNano-materials for novel magneto-rheological liquids and nano-fluidsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc196649591en_US


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