Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Professor Radhakrishna Sureshkumar
Professor Patrick T. Mather
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Sciences and Engineering
Chemical Engineering | Other Chemical Engineering
The invention of plasmonic nanogels (PNG) opens up the field of nanotechnology to a wide variety of applications such as, enhanced light trapping in solar cells, design of smart glasses, chemical detection, and optofluidic devices. In this work, it was determined that, the synthesis of a nanoparticle-micelle network in a fluid state is performed with the ability to suspend metal nanoparticles in a gel-like solution in a stable fashion. Furthermore, the stable suspension of the nanoparticles in the fluidic system allows the user to easily tune the PNG’s optical and rheological properties by controlling the concentration of the nanoparticles and salts within the PNGs. Ultimately, the control of such properties enables the PNG to be used for many desirable applications.
Zhou, Georo, "Plasmonic Nanogel: Structure, Rheology, and Optical Properties" (2012). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 154.
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