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Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Electron Transport Through Diazonium Derived Films and Mixed – Mode Bonded Layers on Gold and Carbon SurfacesDownload
For Molecular Electronics to become a viable replacement or complitment to current elec- tronic devices a fundamental understanding of device operation and functionality is needed. This work explores electron transport through diazonium derived molecular junctions via conductive atomic force...
Development of High Efficiency and New Selectivity Liquid Chromatographic Phases for the Separation of Ionic and Hydrophilic AnalytesDownload
Separation of low molecular weight ions and hydrophilic analytes is achieved by high performance ion chromatography (IC) and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC). The goal of this thesis was three-fold: to increase the efficiency of IC separations by employing small particles; to...
Electrografting permits bonding of an organic film to a conductive substrate. It is therefore important to control the formation of organic films as best as possible and to understand the linkage between the organic film and the substrate as best as possible. This work explores electrografting of...
Exploring Atomic Force Microscopy To Probe Charge Transport Through Molecular Films And For The Development Of Combinatorial Force MicroscopyDownload
Since the invention of the atomic force microscope (AFM), this technology has had profound implications in the study of material science and molecular biology. The ability to visualize and perform quantitative analysis of the nanoscale properties of surfaces has provided great insights into...
The electrochemical reduction of para-substituted aryldiazonium cations is a convenient method of introducing chemical functional groups to a surface. The number of conductive surfaces that have been used for this purpose is rapidly expanding. The body of work presented in this thesis will serve...