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Micelle and Aggregate Formation in Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Solutions
The amphiphilic nature of many block copolymers causes self-aggregation and micelle formation in solvents that are miscible with only one of the block polymers (selective solvents). Micelle and aggregate formation of ...
ARCHITECTURE-ELECTRONIC PROPERTY RELATIONS ACROSS MOLECULAR SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACES
Multicomponent organic films have increasing applications in photovoltaic technologies and other electronic devices. These applications depend strongly on the structural and electronic properties of the heterojunctions. ...
INTERFACIAL SOLVATION AND EXCITED STATE PHOTOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF 7-AMINOCOUMARINS AT SILICA/LIQUID INTERFACES
The properties of solutes adsorbed at interfaces can be very different compared to bulk solution limits. This thesis examines how polar, hydrophilic silica surfaces and different solvents systematically change a solute's ...
LINK BETWEEN DYNAMICS AND FUNCTION IN SINGLE AND MULTI-SUBUNIT ENZYMES
Biopolymers, such as proteins and DNA, are polymers whose three-dimensional conformations dene their biological functions. Current emphasis on structures has greatly advanced our understanding of the functions of ...
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Studies of DNA Binding to Catanionic Surfactant Vesicles
Catanionic vesicles, made from mixtures of oppositely charged surfactants, have potential in drug delivery and gene therapy applications. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) was utilized to study the electrostatic ...
STATE-RESOLVED QUENCHING DYNAMICS IN COLLISIONS OF VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED MOLECULES
The collisional relaxation of highly excited molecules plays a very important role in many chemistry processes. The work presented in this thesis studies the collisional quenching dynamics of highly vibrationally excited ...