Crystallization of Nanoscaled Colloids, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319002309
  • ISBN-13: 9783319002309
  • DDC: 541.345
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 130 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This thesis deals with the processes that create ordered assemblies from disordered nanoparticles. Ordered packings of nanoscale particles can exhibit unusual properties. This work investigates the self-assembly of such particles, a process widely employed for the generation of ordered structures, but not yet well understood. In situ methods are used to observe the assembly of sub-micron polymer lattices and sub-10 nm gold particles into crystalline monolayers and aggregates. On the basis of these results, the book develops new models that describe the competition between different influences, such as thermal agitation and directional forces. It suggests necessary criteria that lead to the emergence of order.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Series Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Thesis Page.
Supervisor’s Foreword.
Abbreviations and Symbols.
1: Introduction.
2: Convective Particle Assembly.
3: Role of Meniscus Shape in Large-Area Convective Particle Assembly.
4: Crystallization Mechanisms in Convective Particle Assembly.
5: Temperature-Induced Particle Assembly.
6: Growth Kinetics in Temperature-Induced Agglomeration.
7: Origin of Order in Alkyl Thiol-Stabilized Nanoparticle Packings.
8: Conclusion and Outlook.
Curriculum Vitae.