Brian S. MitchellBrian S. Mitchell
Fellow, american institute of chemical engineers

Phone: (504) 862-8257
Website: Research Website

102 Flower Hall
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5674

Research Interests

Nanostructured Materials; Fiber Technology, Materials Processing, Composites

Nanostructured materials are those materials that have some critical dimension on the order of 100 nanometers or less.  In some cases this is crystallite size, in other cases it is particle size.  Our current work focuses on the use of mechano- and sonochemistry to form functionalized silicon nanoparticles with interesting optical and electronic properties.  Through manipulation of the particle size, surface functionality, and defect structures, the optoelectronic properties of these nanoparticles can be controlled and tuned.


Reactive High Energy Ball Milling

Functionalized semiconductor nanoparticles of 1-10 nm diameters are formed from bulk material with Reactive High Energy Ball Milling (RHEBM).

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