IDEALS Home University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo The Alma Mater The Main Quad

The applications for 3d inverse opal microstructures

Show full item record

Bookmark or cite this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24415

Files in this item

File Description Format
PDF Kim_TaeWan.pdf (3MB) (no description provided) PDF
Microsoft Excel 2007 Samples sent to SDI_2nd set (1).xlsx (74KB) (no description provided) Microsoft Excel 2007
Other Available Formats
CSV file Samples sent to SDI_2nd set (1).xlsx.csv (435bytes) Automatically converted using OpenOffice.org CSV file
Title: The applications for 3d inverse opal microstructures
Author(s): Kim, Tae Wan
Advisor(s): Braun, Paul V.
Department / Program: Materials Science & Engineerng
Discipline: Materials Science & Engr
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.S.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): 3-D Inverse Opal Microstructure Electrodeposition Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
Abstract: Three-dimensional micro structures have been great interest to many scientists due to their useful properties. In this thesis, I show some examples of these 3-D micro structures applications, and in particular 3-D inverse opal micro structures made using spherical colloidal nanoparticles as building blocks. Because the interactions between colloidal particles are well understood and they are easy to synthesize, they have been widely used to grow these 3-D periodic structures. This inverse opal micro structure can not only be used for micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, but also it can be useful in designing a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The first chapter will demonstrate the properties of these colloidal particles and explain the fabrication process of 2-D and3-D colloidal microstructures. The second and third chapter will focus on the MEMS devices and a DSSC in order to show the potentials of these 3-D microstructures for various applications.
Issue Date: 2011-05-25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24415
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 Tae Wan Kim
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-25
2013-05-26
Date Deposited: 2011-05
 

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Item Statistics

  • Total Downloads: 51
  • Downloads this Month: 4
  • Downloads Today: 0

Browse

My Account

Information

Access Key