Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty of Science
Dr. Vladimir Kitaev
Nanotechnology is the science and engineering conducted at dimensions of 1–100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. In the last decade, engineered nanoparticles have become an important class of new materials with several properties that make them very attractive for commercial development.
This MSc research successfully accomplished the synthesis of uniform AgDeNPs, IrO2-x core shells, 3-D hematite NPs, 1-D hematite NPs and subsequent creation of thin films of hematite NPs. These nanostructures were investigated for potential applications that included sensing, catalysis, water splitting and construction of pigments. This was accomplished by synthesizing uniform NPs of defined shape and structure and size. Control over these characteristics is crucial for the NPs at the nanoscale to function efficiently for their intended applications.
Campbell, Patrick, "The synthesis and characterization of advanced functional properties of well-defined nanoscale building blocks" (2021). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 2390.