Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Robert Schweller
Dr. Timothy Wylie
Dr. Emmett Tomai
Self-assembly is the process by which simple, unorganized components autonomously combine to form larger, more complex structures. Researchers are turning to self-assembly technology for the design of ever smaller, more complex, and precise nanoscale devices, and as an emerging fundamental tool for nanotechnology.
We introduce the robust random number generation problem, the problem of encoding a target string of bits in the form of a bit string pad, and the problem of shape replication in various models of tile-based self-assembly. Also included are preliminary results in each of these directions with discussion of possible future work directions.
Martinez, Eric M., "Randomness, information encoding, and shape replication in various models of DNA-inspired self-assembly" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 201.