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Biological Molecules and Carbon Nanotubes

We have been studying the structure and electrostatics of these DNA-carbon nanotube hybrids, and how they behave as colloidal particles. We have also become interested in DNA and carbon nanotube mechanics, and Poisson-Boltzmann electrostatics.

AFM images and molecular models of DNA-CNT hybrids

(with Ming Zheng, DuPont)

 

Deformation and adhesion of carbon nanotubes can be modelled accurately using elastica theory.

(with T. Tang and C-Y. Hui)

We have applied the J-integral to obtain exact results for the electric field near edges in an electrolyte solution.

(C. Khripin & C-Y. Hui)

Research

Current Projects

  1. Biological Molecules and Carbon Nanotubes
  2. Biomimetics of Fibrillar Adhesion in Lizards and Insects
  3. Adhesion and Strength of Soft Solids

Older work

  1. Sintering and Compaction of Powder Packings
  2. Computational Fracture Mechanics
  3. Mechanical Properties of Laminated Glass
  4. Stress Measurement in Films

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Contact:

anj6@lehigh.edu

610 758 4396