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Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4033-7591

Document Type

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Polymer Science and Engineering

Year Degree Awarded

2019

Month Degree Awarded

May

First Advisor

Alfred J. Crosby

Subject Categories

Polymer and Organic Materials | Polymer Science

Abstract

The work presented in this thesis focuses on building mesoscale assemblies by investigating and developing different flow coating methods, and creating double helix transformations. We establish size and geometry scaling for various control parameters of evaporative self-assembly based ‘stop-and-go’ flow coating method, followed by developing a new actuation mechanism for meniscus capillary break. We also create nanoribbon ladder structures that undergo double helix shape transformation upon release into solution. Our findings provide a robust platform to scale up ESA-based flow coating methods and build new exciting structures and possible shape transformations.

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