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Title: Control and compartmentalisation in the synthesis of functional materials
Author: Green , David Christopher
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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Functional materials pervade an facets of science and technology. From enzymes to fluorophors, superconductors to multiferroics; they are integral components of devices and systems, both synthetic and biological. Yet in order to attain sufficient functionality, micro-and macroscopic control and compartmentalisation is essential during synthesis to ensure optimal product quality or systematic organisation of functional systems. While various common synthetic strategies yield appreciable product standards, many have inhibiting drawbacks which render the process impractical, unreliable or esoteric. By highlighting and understanding associated practical and mechanistic issues, a concerted effort can be made to devise alternative strategies which surpass those in terms of time, practicality, generality; energetic and financial costs; purity; and functional properties.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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