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dc.contributor.authorSexton, Daniel Richard
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-30T04:30:21Z
dc.date.available2014-10-30T04:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.othersexton_daniel_r_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/sexton_daniel_r_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30628
dc.description.abstractThe discovery of graphene and the elucidation of its remarkable properties has spurred intense interest in two-dimensional structures of a wide variety of materials. This work demonstrates the synthesis and characterization of free-standing two-dimensional nanoplatelets of magnesium diboride (MgB2), a remarkable superconducting material. The delamination of MgB2 is accomplished by the incorporation of lithium into the material in a solvated electron solution and subsequently reacting the lithiated compound with water. Both the lithium-substituted MgB2 and the resultant nanoplatelets are characterized by an array of techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, and low-temperature superconducting quantum interference device measurements. The development of a method to create unsupported two-dimensional nanostructures of MgB2 provides an unprecedented aspect to the already well-developed study of MgB2 thin films and the associated potential for using the material to create novel electronic devices that take advantage of its superconductivity.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTwo-dimensional materials
dc.subjectNanosheets
dc.subjectDelamination
dc.subjectExfoliation
dc.subjectMetal borides
dc.subjectMagnesium diboride
dc.subjectMgB2
dc.subjectSuperconductivity
dc.subjectSolvated electron solution
dc.titleSynthesis, delamination, and characterization of substituted magnesium diboride
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentChemistry
dc.description.majorChemistry
dc.description.advisorTina Salguero
dc.description.committeeTina Salguero
dc.description.committeeJohn Stickney
dc.description.committeeMarcus Lay


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