Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

The synthesis of a variety of nanostructures is currently the focus of society due to their many possible applications. Of the various techniques to produce nanostructures, template assisted fabrication is of interest as a cost effective method to produce nanotubes and nanorods. This research focused on the fabrication of polystyrene (PS) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nanostructures by polymer solution infiltration of anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) templates. The correlation between contact-angles of polymer solutions on AAO templates and Berry's number was investigated. The findings of this work shed light on the nanostructure morphology control, which will allow specific applications of interest to society to be addressed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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