Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6227

Date

2018

Date of Award

12-4-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Physics

Concentration

Computational Physics

Committee Member

Mohamed Laradji

Committee Member

Sanjay Mishra

Committee Member

Prabhakar Pradhan

Abstract

Nanoparticle technology is gaining traction in many different industries, particularly in imaging and the medical industries, and thus it becomes increasing important to understand how particles will affect the body. This is why we want to look at the way nanoparticles interact with lipid membranes, since lipids play vital roles in biological processes such as stabilizing the distal airways in our lungs in low volume situations. Knowing how nanoparticles will interact with these lipids can give us insights into the potentials cytotoxicity of the particles, and how other agents, such as viruses act near/on a lipid membrane. In thisthesis, we look at Nanocapsules, to determine the way they dock and aggregate on a lipid membrane.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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