Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Patitz, Matthew J
This thesis looks into rates of growth within holes in self-assembled tile structures. Specifically, we are interested in whether the hole will regrow or decay further under a certain set of conditions. Tile sets have the ability to assemble themselves (including regrowing damaged sections of an assembly) when under good conditions, chiefly whether the ratio of monomer concentration to bond strength is below a certain threshold. Inside a hole, however, regrowth may or may not occur even when this threshold is exceeded.
Rogers, Kevin, "Self-healing tile sets: rates of regrowth in damaged assemblies" (2015). Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1.