Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Alex Travesset

Abstract

DNA linker mediated self-assembly of nanoparticles- grafting complementary sequences of single stranded DNA to nanoparticles to program their self-assembly, is a flexible strategy for designing novel polymer nanocomposites. In this dissertation, a scale-accurate coarse grained model of nanoparticles grafted with DNA is developed. Using Molecular Dynamics simulations, the dynamics of self-assembly and equilibrium phases are investigated for systems where nanoparticles are spherical or anisotropic.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3963

Copyright Owner

Christopher Davis Knorowski

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

132 pages

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