Physics of Sensing for Graphene Solution Gated Field Effect Transistors
07 Jan 2016 | Contributor(s):: Bedoya, Mauricio David
Advisors: Jennifer Curtis, Hang Lu, Elisa Riedo, Victor Breedveld, Phillip FirstGraphene is a promising material for chemical sensing applications and many studies have focused on incorporating graphene into sgfet s sensors. The purpose of this work is to get a deeper understanding of the physics...
Multi-Functional PAN Based Composite Fibers
07 Jan 2016 | Contributor(s):: Chien, An-Ting
Advisors: Satish Kumar, Anselm Griffin, Donggang Yao, Chuck Zhang, Hangi ChaeVarious nano-fillers can introduce specific functions into polymer and expand their application areas. Myriad properties, such as mechanical, electrical, thermal, or magnetic properties can be combined with original...
Surface/Interface Modification and Characterization of C-Face Epitaxial Graphene
21 Sep 2015 | Contributor(s):: Wang, Feng
Advisors: Edward H. Conrad, Zhigang Jiang, Faisal Alamgir, Walter A. de Heer, Phillip N. FirstGraphene has been one of the most interesting and widely investigated materials in the past decade. Because of its high mobility, high current density, inherent strength, high temperature stability and...
Highly Structured Nano-Composite Anodes for Secondary Lithium Ion Batteries
08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s):: Evanoff, Kara
Advisors: Gleb Yushin, W. Jud Ready, Tom Fuller, Brent W. Carter, Rosario GerhardtInterest in high performance portable energy devices for electronics and electric vehicles is the basis for a significant level of activity in battery research in recent history. Li-ion batteries are of particular...
Engineering of Carbon Electronic Devices Using Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID) of Graphitic Nanojoints
12 Jan 2015 | Contributor(s):: Kim, Songkil
Advisors: Andrei G. Fedorov, Vladimir V. Tsukruk, Seung Soon Jang, Satish Kumar, Baratunde A. ColaThis thesis concerns development and characterization of the FEBID technique to improve interfacial properties at MWCNT/graphene-metal junctions by forming graphitic nanojoints using hydrocarbon...
Interfacial Engineering of Transparent Electrodes and Nanoparticles With Phosphonic Acids and Metal-Organic Dopants for Organic Electronic Applications
12 Jan 2015 | Contributor(s):: Paniagua Barrantes, Sergio
Advisors: Seth R. Marder, Jean-Luc Bredas, Laren M. Tolbert, Bernard Kippelen, Joseph R. PerryThis thesis focuses on understanding the chemistry involved in a variety of surface modification reactions, both on metal oxides and graphene. In this work, the rates of chemisorption of a prototypical...
Functionalized Graphene for Energy Storage and Conversion
22 May 2014 | Contributor(s):: Lin, Ziyin
Advisors: C. P. Wong, John Zhang, Thomas Orlando, David Collard, Meilin LiuGraphene has great potential for energy storage and conversion applications due to its outstanding electrical conductivity, large surface area and chemical stability. However, the pristine graphene offers unsatisfactory...
Computational Studies of Transition Metal Nanoclusters on Metal-Supported Graphene Moire
22 May 2014 | Contributor(s):: Teng, Die
Advisors: David S. Sholl, Dennis W. Hess, Carsten Sievers, Mark P. Styczynski, Andrew Zangwill, Ye XuThe graphene moire superstructure formed on Ru(0001) (g/Ru(0001)) has shown the potential as a template to self-assemble super-lattices of metal nanoparticles as model catalysts. To explore the...
Electronic Structure and Interlayer Coupling in Twisted Multilayer Graphene
22 May 2014 | Contributor(s):: Xian, Lede
Advisors: Mei-Yin Chou, Andrew Zangwill, Edward H. Conrad, Phillip N. First, Angelo BongiornoIt has been shown recently that high-quality epitaxial graphene (EPG) can be grown on the SiC substrate that exhibits interesting physical properties and has great advantages for varies device...
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Exploring New Processes and Materials for Electronics
22 May 2014 | Contributor(s):: Baltazar, Jose A.
Advisors: Clifford L. Henderson, Elsa Reichmanis, Laren M. Tolbert, Dennis W. Hess, Samuel GrahamGraphene is a two-dimensional sp2 hybridized carbon lattice that is also the fundamental building block of graphite. Graphene has attracted significant interest recently due to its distinctive...
Towards a Low Temperature Synthesis of Graphene With Small Organic Molecule Precursors
13 Jan 2014 | Contributor(s):: Vargas Morales, Juan Manuel
Advisors: Laren M. Tolbert, Clifford L. Henderson, David M. Collard, Jean-Luc Bredas, Ronald R. Chance, Mohan SrinivasaraoGraphene, a 2D honeycomb lattice of sp2 hybridized carbons, has attracted the attention of the scientific community not only for its interesting theoretical properties but...
Growth and Electronic Properties of Nanostructured Epitaxial Graphene on Silicon Carbide
13 Jan 2014 | Contributor(s):: Torrance, David Britt
Advisors: Phillip N. First, Walter de Heer, Andrew Zangwill, Zhigang Jiang, Thomas OrlandoPer request of the author and the advisor, and with the approval of the graduate office, the Acknowledgements page was replaced with an errata.
The Synthesis, Doping, and Characterization of Graphene Films
21 Aug 2012 | Contributor(s):: Sojoudi, Hossein
Advisors: Samuel Graham, Baratunde Cola, Dennis Hess, Hamid Garmestani, Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Zhigang JiangGraphene, a two-dimensional counterpart of three-dimensional graphite, has attracted significant interest, due to its distinctive electrical and mechanical properties, for developing...