Alignment strategies for fullerenes and their dimers using soft matter
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The fullerene cage provides an ideal, isolated environment for trapping spin active atoms such as nitrogen or phosphorous. Alignment of these endohedral fullerenes in linear arrays would have applications in quantum computing as the interactions between spin-active molecules can be easily controlled. Self-assembled molecular networks such as block copolymers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, and self-assembled monolayers are ideal for this purpose as the spacing and geometry can be easily tuned. This dissertation will discuss using each of these methods to achieve alignment or orientation of fullerenes for application in quantum information processing.