Nanoscale reactions in opto-magneto-electric systems

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Zheng Zeng (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Jiajun Wei

Abstract: My research is interdisciplinary in the areas of chemistry, physics and biology for better understanding of synergies between nanomaterials and opto-magneto-electric systems aimed at the practical applications in biosensor, energy (energy storage and electrocatalysis), and biomimetics, in particular, the associated electron transfer, light-matter interactions in nanoscale, such as surface plasmon resonance (SPR) (nanoplasmonics), and magnetic field effect on these phenomena with targeted nanomaterials. Specific research thrusts include: (1) investigation of surface plasmon generation from a novel nanoledge structure on thin metal film. The results are used for the nanostructure optimization for a nanofluidic-nanoplasmonic platform that may function as a multiplexed biosensor for protein biomarker detection; (2) examination of magnetic field effect on uniformly deposited metal oxide on electrospun carbon nanofiber (ECNF) scaffold for efficient energy storage (supercapacitor) and electrocatalytic energy conversion (oxygen reduction reduction). (3) magnetic response of cryptochrome 1 (CRY1) in photoinduced heterogeneous electron transfer (PHET).

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2017
Keywords
Biosensing, Electron Transfer, Energy, Fuel Cells, Hybrid System, Nanoscale
Subjects
Surface plasmon resonance
Nanostructured materials
Carbon nanofibers
Magnetic fields
Charge exchange
Cryptochrome

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