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Creation of ordered nanoparticle arrays

Research Achievements

Creation of ordered nanoparticle arrays

Trainee Beverly Smith's (J. Hutchison, University of Oregon) IGERT fellowship has enhanced her research by facilitating a collaboration and internship with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that began in February 2011. Smith's work with PNNL deals with selective deposition of functionalized nanoparticles using supercritical fluids. This collaborative work has expanded her current work that is focused on using self-assembly to understand and control nanoparticle transformations as a means to investigate assembled nanoparticles on surfaces and their interactions with one another and the substrate. This collaborative research will advance the knowledge necessary to create ordered nanoparticle arrays for devices and other applications.