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Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics (PhD)
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Department of Physics
Yoke Khin Yap
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Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have been well known for their structural similarity to carbon nanotubes (CNTs), as well as for their superior mechanical properties. However, BNNTs are wide band gap semiconductors (band gap ~6eV), this hinders their applications in electronic devices. In this dissertation, different methodologies to functionalize the insulating BNNTs have been demonstrated and discussed, including metallic quantum dots (QDs-BNNTs), graphene (graphene-BNNTs), CNTs (CNT-BNNT). Furthermore, research effort on the exploration of fabricating gold quantum dots decorated BNNTs based one dimensional plasmonic devices will also be discussed.
Hao, Boyi, "FUNCTIONALIZED BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS", Campus Access Dissertation, Michigan Technological University, 2015.