Research Summaries

Back Theory and Simulation to Understand Possible Destructive Short Wavelength Energy Coupling Into Nano-Structure Filled Composites

Fiscal Year 2013
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Physics
Investigator(s) Grbovic, Dragoslav
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary Nanostructures and nanowires have become widely used in various sensors, armors, etc. At the 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 (10um 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 verified finite element model 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.
Keywords Nano-Structure, Nano0Composites, Destructive Short Wavelength Radiation
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