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Back Theory and Simulation to Understand Possible Destructive Short Wavelength Energy Coupling Into Nano-Structure Filled Composites
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
Kwon, Young W.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
Nanostructures and nanowires have become widely used in various sensors, armors etc. At the same time, it is important to understand their vulnerabilities both to protect our systems and to be able to remotely inflict damage to those used by the enemy. Interaction of radiation of frequencies ranging from IR (10 um wavelength) down to DUV with nanomaterials has been investigated. Longer wavelength radiation, such as THz to mm and even acoustic has not been sufficiently analyzed.
It is the aim of proposed research to develop an experimentally verify finite element models using both multiphysics and multiscale techniques, that would investigate the interaction of nanostructures (to include nano-wires, nano-composites and nanolaminates) with the electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths of 10 microns and above and attempt to identify bands in this range, potentially destructive to nanomaterials.
With a more complete understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with nanomaterials, it may be possible to identify type of low-energy radiation that can be used to remotely inflict damage to nanomaterial-based sensing systems or armors by coupling to the various processes within nanomaterials.