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Molecular recognition and self-assembly in aqueous solution have experienced rapid growth in recent years. The use of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-cyclodextrins, calixarenes, and cyclophanes have served as the platforms for ...
SOLVENT BEHAVIOR IN HYDROPHOBIC SILICA NANOTUBES AND NANOTUBE MEMBRANES
The development of template-synthesized silica nanotubes has created a unique opportunity for studying confined fluids by providing nanometer-scale containers in which, the inner diameter (i.d.) and surface chemistry can ...
THE OPTICAL KERR EFFECT OF LIQUIDS
Optical Kerr effect (OKE) spectroscopy has found broad use in monitoring ultrafast dynamics in transparent media. I demonstrated that by using two pump pulses with independently-controllable polarizations, intensity and ...
SOLVENT STUDY ON MICRO TOWERS FABRICATED VIA MAP
Common microfabrication techniques haven been briefly reviewed and a detailed description of multiphoton absorption polymerization (MAP) ranging from its history, specific experimental setup, and resolution to its applications ...
MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION IN ORGANIC MONOLAYERS AT AQUEOUS/VAPOR INTERFACES
The goal of this thesis is to understand how the asymmetry of interfaces affects the structure of adsorbed surfactants and organization within the monolayer. These studies employ a variety of experimental techniques including ...
Study of Electrostatic Interaction between Charged Surfactant Vesicles and Ionic Molecules by Bulk and Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Measurements
Phospholipid vesicles (Liposomes) for controlled release applications such as drug and gene delivery have attracted great interest. However, lack of long term stability and low solute encapsulation efficiency limit the ...