Masters Theses

Title

Waste storage and photolithography of nanoparticles in sol-gel materials

Abstract

"Silica sol-gel materials were employed as waste storage containers and matrices for three-dimensional nanoparticle patterning. Due to their porous nature, silica gels provide a substantially empty volume to be impregnated with waste materials. The materials are loaded into the porous gel structure through a liquid diffusion process. Additional reactive solutions, e.g. tools, are also loaded into the gels and a precipitation, e.g. metal-sulfide, ensues. This solid precipitate became immobilized within the silica get matrix. The gel can be vitrified through a viscous flow sintering process, leading to a fully enclosed and stable containment system. Silica sol-gels vitrify at much lower temperatures than the traditional silica glass melting point. Details of the experimental apparatuses and results are presented"--Abstract, leaf iv.

Advisor(s)

Bertino, Massimo F.

Committee Member(s)

Story, J. Greg
Leventis, Nicholas

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

Missouri Research Board
United States. Department of Energy

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Nuclear waste storage in sol-gel materials
  • Photolithography of nanoparticles in sol-gel materials

Pagination

xiii, 57 leaves

Rights

© 2006 Brian Richard Heckman, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ceramic materials
Nanoparticles
Photolithography
Separation (Technology)

Thesis Number

T 9019

Print OCLC #

85575558

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5791063~S5

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