Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemical and Biological Engineering

First Advisor

Eric W. Cochran

Abstract

We report work done studying the segregation of polymer coated gold nanoparticles within block copolymer (BCP) composites. Poly(styrene-b-isoprene) (PI-b-PS) of Mn 172 kDa was loaded with various particle fractions of gold nanoparticle with various surface chemistries. Segregation of the particles within the BCP composite was examined via electron microscopy. "Single component" nanocomposites with BCP ligands of PI-b-PS and poly(isoprene-b-dimethylsiloxane) "grafted to" gold nanoparticles were introduced and a study of ordering was done via electron microscopy and small-angle x-ray scattering.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1235

Copyright Owner

Brandon Josef Franck

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-06

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

70 pages

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