First Advisor

Sung Yi

Date of Publication

Summer 8-15-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE)


Mechanical and Materials Engineering




Nanostructured materials -- Synthesis -- Research



Physical Description

1 online resource (viii, 63 pages)


Nanomaterials have gained much attention as in energy storage application for its unique electrical properties. Many research groups have developed various methods to fabricate nanomaterials for various applications. However, there exists much possibilities of developing cost-effective methods for nanomaterial fabrication. No one has studied using natural organic compound A as solution base for wet process nanomaterial synthesis.

In this study, a new method of fabricating two-dimensional structure nanomaterials is proposed. This method is applicable for multiple metal elements such as copper oxide, copper hydroxide, and iron oxide. The two dimensional structure nanomaterials have prestige properties because of their large surface aspect ratio. The organic compound A is also found useful for silver nanoparticle synthesis. The growth mechanism of copper nanowires is also studied using other synthesis method. The IR absorption property for 2D materials as well as copper nanorod are tested, and the 2D copper sheets perform light absorption properties characterized by UV-VIS. The organic compound A used in this study is under provisional patent process.


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