Exploring the ability to use endothermic chemical transformations as the basis of new heat transfer media
Investigating molecular control over charge mobility, electronic coupling, and band structure
Using the photothermal effect of nanoparticles to drive high-barrier thermal reactions under ambient conditions
The photothermal effect of gold nanoparticles can be used to not only increase the reaction rate of PDMS curing, but also to tune the mechanical properties of the final polymer product.
The effectiveness of magnetite nanoparticles as photothermal heating agents in the decomposition of polypropylene carbonate depends on the particle size. Larger particles are able to heat larger volumes for longer periods of time.
The effect of alkanethiolate chain length on the gold core's electronic properties correlates with the core's average surface potential, which is modulated by ligand-to-metal charge donation. The degree of charge transfer depends on the difference between the dielectric constants of the solvent medium and of the ligand shell.
Para-substituted aromatic thiolate ligands control the electronic properties of gold nanoparticles, and the effects of these ligands can be explained with reference to parameters from traditional inorganic coordination chemistry.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
May 21, 2019
Joe has successfully defended his dissertation: Molecular-scale control over reaction rate and material properties of photothermally cured silicone. Congratulations, Joe!
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to Jonathan for successfully defending his dissertation: The role of magnetic resonance in inspecting surfaces. We wish him the best!
May 10, 2019
Emma has successfully defended her dissertation: Rate enhancement of chemical reactions using nanoscale heating generated by the photothermal effect of gold nanoparticles.
Emma is joining AIP Publishing as an assistant journal manager.