Doctoral Dissertations

Author

Guojun Mu

Abstract

"This dissertation investigates the chemical bath deposition of zinc oxide and electrodeposition of cuprous iodide on polycrystalline and single crystal substrates. Paper I describes the chemical bath deposition and characterization of titled epitaxial zinc oxide nanospears on Si(001) single crystal substrate. In Paper II, the chemical bath deposition of zinc oxide nanospears from highly alkaline solutions is discussed in detail, including a thermodynamic calculation of saturation and speciation of Zn(II) in aqueous solution, and a kinetic study of the deposition process. In this paper the epitaxial zinc oxide is reported grown on Au(100), (110), and (111) single crystals. Paper III involves the electrodeposition of epitaxial cuprous iodide thin films on single crystalline Au(100) substrate from a slightly acidic Cu(II)-EDTA-KI solution. The electronic property of the so deposited CuI film is estimated by photoluminescence spectroscopy. This dissertation also includes three appendices. The first two appendices cover the supplementary materials for Papers I and II. The third appendix has unpublished results on thermal transformation of electrodeposited magnetite and ferrihydrite into hematite"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Switzer, Jay A., 1950-

Committee Member(s)

Winiarz, Jeffrey G.
Miller, F. Scott, 1956-
Leventis, Nicholas
Blum, Frank D.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemistry

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Titled epitaxial ZnO nanospears on Si(001) by chemical bath deposition
  • Chemical bath deposition of epitaxial ZnO on Au single crystals from alkaline solutions
  • Electrodeposition of epitaxial cuprous iodide thin films on Au(100) single crystals

Pagination

xii, 148 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2010 Guojun Mu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemical reactions
Electroplating
Epitaxy
Photovoltaic effect
Semiconductors -- Materials

Thesis Number

T 9704

Print OCLC #

747608394

Electronic OCLC #

747606560

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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