Dispersion and processing of nanomaterials
Nanomaterials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes have extraordinary mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. One of the great challenges facing the global research community is the task of processing such nanomaterials into macroscopic materials that retain those same excellent properties. Unfortunately, these materials are difficult to disperse at the individual molecular level. The goal of this research theme is the development of liquid-phase dispersion and processing techniques to incorporate nanomaterials into composites and electronics.
Simulation of alignment and conformation dynamics of nanomaterials
Flow processing of nanomaterials requires careful control of both conformation (internal configuration) and alignment (average orientation relative to a preferred direction). We utilize both coarse-grained particle-based simulations as well as kinetic theory to simulate the dynamics of nanomaterial conformation and alignment during processing.
For further assistance in these areas, contact Dr. Micah Green.
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