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dc.contributor.authorTracy, Nicholas Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:03Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05102006-155425en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32507
dc.description.abstractMagnetic semiconductor nanocrystals are being studied for their potential application in the field of spintronics as spin-injectors for spin-based transistors and spin-based storage elements for nonvolatile memories. They also have a number of biomedical engineering applications including contrast enhancing agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, we present a synthesis route to grow colloidal II-VI magnetic nanoparticles at room temperature with easily handled, relatively non-toxic source materials. CoSe and CrSe nanocrystals were synthesized in an aqueous solution where gelatin is used to retard the reaction. Characterization of the nanocrystals was done through transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. Spin-carrier relaxation times were determined using a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectbiomedicalen_US
dc.subjectMRIen_US
dc.subjectnanoparticlesen_US
dc.subjectnanocrystalsen_US
dc.subjectmagneticen_US
dc.titleSynthesis and Characterization of Magnetic II-VI Nanoparticlesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMeehan, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHendricks, Robert W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWyatt, Christopher L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05102006-155425/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-08-25
dc.date.adate2006-08-25en_US


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