Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2019

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Major

Materials Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Alex . Travesset

Abstract

In this dissertation, the self-assembly of nanoparticle superlattices is studied through the development of theoretical models and computational techniques that elucidate the interactions of constituents during the self-assembly process. Specifically, configurational characteristics of various core-shell nanoparticle morphologies are explored with models of increasing complexity, aided by the implementation of molecular dynamics simulations and dynamic lattice theory.

Copyright Owner

Nathan Robert Horst

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

169 pages

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