Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of


First Advisor

Jeffrey Shield

Date of this Version

Spring 2022


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science, Major: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Under the Supervision of Professor Jeffrey Shield. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2022

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Polymer nanocomposites have been gaining attention because of the enhanced properties of the element materials it can offer. These composites have been used in biological sector as well as quantum computing and memory devices. These are also used as different kind of sensors. Polymer composites incorporated with magnetic nanoparticles can modify the magnetic property of the nanoparticles and that has huge potential to be used in different sort of applications.

This work aims to develop a polymeric nanocomposite incorporating a conducting polymer and magnetic nanoparticles. The influence of the conducting polymer on the magnetic property of the nanoparticles was investigated. A composite film comprised of two different kinds of polymers was developed by using spin coating method. The nanoparticles were deposited on the film then. Different routes for deposition of the nanoparticles were investigated. Magnetic property of the film was investigated. Some changes in the composite should be made to make it suitable for many potential applications.

Advisor: Jeffrey Shield