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dc.contributor.authorMorber, Jenny Ruthen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-17T19:56:47Z
dc.date.available2008-09-17T19:56:47Z
dc.date.issued2008-07-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/24825
dc.description.abstractThis work details the synthesis and growth mechanisms of 1D magnetic and semiconducting nanostructures. Specifically, magnetic iron oxide and ZnS-SiO2 nanowires are examined. These materials are chosen due to their promise for biomedical and electronic applications and the perceived need to both create these structures as tools for these applications and to understand their formation processes so that they can be manufactured at a scale and efficiency suitable for commercialization. The current state and impact of nanotechnology is discussed through the lens of continuing technological advances and environmental factors, and the term is defined according to a specific set of criterion involving size, utility, and uniqueness. Details of synthesis and characterization of Fe3O4, ε-Fe2O3, and ZnS-SiO2 core-shell nanowires are presented. Observations regarding the growth of these structures are paired with additional experiments, simple simulations, and other literature to discuss the classical VLS growth process in general, and its applicability to these structures in particular. Finally, some exciting future applications are discussed, with details for initial experimental work presented in the appendix.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectSiO2en_US
dc.subjectZnSen_US
dc.subjectCore-shellen_US
dc.subjectIron oxideen_US
dc.subjectMagnetiteen_US
dc.subjectNanowiresen_US
dc.subjectVLSen_US
dc.subjectVSSen_US
dc.subjectSynthesisen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectThermatherapyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNanowires
dc.subject.lcshIron oxides Magnetic properties
dc.subject.lcshFerric oxide
dc.subject.lcshNanostructured materials
dc.title1D nanowires: understanding growth and properties as steps toward biomedical and electrical applicationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Snyder, Robert; Committee Co-Chair: Wang, Zhong Lin; Committee Member: El-Sayed, Mostafa; Committee Member: Milam, Valeria; Committee Member: Summers, Christopher; Committee Member: Wong, C. P.en_US


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