Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
R. Lloyd Carroll.
Nanoparticles are of great interest to a broad scientific community. Because of quantum effects, nanoscale materials exhibit many unique properties that may be exploited for biomedical, defense, and energy applications. Extensive synthetic effort is described for II-VI semiconductor materials. The materials were morphologically confined to zero- or one-dimensional structures. The nanoparticles discussed herein present similar chemical, optical, and physical properties to previously synthesized materials; however, the processes used to obtain these particles are more environmentally benign and use safer chemicals for the researcher and the laboratory environment. These nanomaterials have been extensively characterized to ascertain high quality optical, morphological, and electronic properties as well as viability with biomolecular and cellular conjugation assays.
Shremshock, Mikala, "Synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles and characterization of physical and optical properties" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2803.