Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"This dissertation presents an investigation of the electrodeposition of metal oxide films and superlattices on conducting polycrystalline and single crystal substrates. In the first part of the study, electrodeposition of magnetite (Fe₃O₄) films and superlattices in the magnetite/zinc ferrite system which exhibit resistance switching is studied. Paper I reports the electrodeposition of superlattices in the magnetite/zinc ferrite system and shows that only superlattices exhibit multistate resistance switching. In paper II, simple polycrystalline magnetite films electrodeposited on stainless steel crystals exhibit multistate resistance switching which can be tuned by controlling the composition of the films. Paper II describes the epitaxial electrodeposition of Fe₃O₄ films on Ni(111) substrates.

In the second part, electrodeposited epitaxial films of CuO onto achiral Cu single crystals using chiral precursors are studied. Paper IV describes chiral electrodeposition of CuO from copper(II) complexes of malic acid on Cu single crystals. X-ray pole figures in conjunction with stereographic projections are used to determine the absolute configuration of the films. X-ray crystal structures of copper(II) malate crystals are analyzed to understand the mechanisms of chiral electrodeposition"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Switzer, Jay A., 1950-

Committee Member(s)

Winiarz, Jeffrey G.
Nath, Manashi
OKeefe, Matt
Leventis, Nicholas

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

Spring 2011

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Resistance switching in electrodeposited magnetite superlattices
  • Resistance switching in electrodeposited polycrystalline Fe₃O₄ films
  • Electrodeposition of epitaxial Fe₃O₄ on Ni(111) single crystal
  • Expitaxial electrodeposition of chiral CuO films from copper(II) complexes of malic acid on Cu(111) and Cu(110) single crystals

Pagination

xx, 182 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2011 Rakesh Vathsal Gudavarthy, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electroplating
Magnetite
Superlattices as materials

Thesis Number

T 9775

Print OCLC #

775674876

Electronic OCLC #

785560480

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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