Electrochemical Study of Under-Potential Deposition Processes on Transition Metal Surfaces

Electrochemical Study of Under-Potential Deposition Processes on Transition Metal Surfaces

Date: August 2006
Creator: Flores Araujo, Sarah Cecilia
Description: Copper under-potential deposition (UPD) on iridium was studied due to important implications it presents to the semiconductor industry. Copper UPD allows controlled superfilling on sub-micrometer trenches; iridium has characteristics to prevent copper interconnect penetration into the surrounding dielectric. Copper UPD is not favored on iridium oxides but data shows copper over-potential deposition when lower oxidation state Ir oxide is formed. Effect of anions in solution on silver UPD at platinum (Pt) electrodes was studied with the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. Silver UPD forms about one monolayer in the three different electrolytes employed. When phosphoric acid is used, silver oxide growth is identified due to presence of low coverage hydrous oxide species at potentials prior to the monolayer oxide region oxide region.
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Photophysical studies of silver(I), platinum(II), palladium(II), and nickel(II) complexes and their use in electronic devices.

Photophysical studies of silver(I), platinum(II), palladium(II), and nickel(II) complexes and their use in electronic devices.

Date: December 2007
Creator: Hudson, Joshua M.
Description: This dissertation deals with two major topics that involve spectroscopic studies of (a) divalent group 10 metals and (b) silver(I)-phosphine complexes. The scope of the work involved the delineation of the electronic structure of these complexes in different environments and their use in electronic devices. The first topic is a look at the luminescence of tetrahedral silver(I)-phosphine complexes. Broad unstructured emissions with large Stokes shifts were found for these complexes. Computational analysis of the singlet and triplet state geometries suggests that this emission is due to a Jahn-Teller type distortion. The second topic represents the major thrust of this research, which is an investigation into the electronic structure of M(diimine)X2 (M= Pt(II), Pd(II), or Ni(II); X = dichloro, or dithiolate ligands) complexes and their interactions with an electron acceptor or Lewis acid. Chapter 3 assesses the use of some of these complexes in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs); it is shown that these complexes may lead to a viable alternative to the more expensive ruthenium-based dyes that are being implemented now. Chapter 4 is an investigation into donor/acceptor pairs involving this class of complexes, which serves as a feasibility test for the use of these complexes in organic photo-voltaics (OPVs) ...
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The Hexagon, Volume 100, Number 2, Summer 2009

The Hexagon, Volume 100, Number 2, Summer 2009

Date: Summer 2009
Creator: Alpha Chi Sigma
Description: Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups.
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The Hexagon, Volume 102, Number 2, Summer 2011

The Hexagon, Volume 102, Number 2, Summer 2011

Date: Summer 2011
Creator: Alpha Chi Sigma
Description: Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Platinum Metals

Rediscovery of the Elements: The Platinum Metals

Date: Spring 2009
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the history of the platinum metals, from its discovery in the New World and subsequent experiments in Europe. Tourist information is provided regarding areas pertinent to the history of platinum.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Rediscovery of the Elements: Ruthenium

Rediscovery of the Elements: Ruthenium

Date: Summer 2009
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the discovery of platinum in Russia and the history of ruthenium. Tourist information regarding sites pertinent to this history are included.
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The Hexagon, Volume 100, Number 1, Spring 2009

The Hexagon, Volume 100, Number 1, Spring 2009

Date: Spring 2009
Creator: Alpha Chi Sigma
Description: Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Curious Case of Vestium

Rediscovery of the Elements: The Curious Case of Vestium

Date: Summer 2011
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing Jedrzej Sniadecki's career and his flawed findings regarding vestium. Tourist information is included for areas significant to Sniadecki's life and work.
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Ptᴵᴵ-Catalyzed Ethylene Hydrophenylation: Influence of Dipyridyl Chelate RIng Size on Catalyst Activity and Longevity

Ptᴵᴵ-Catalyzed Ethylene Hydrophenylation: Influence of Dipyridyl Chelate RIng Size on Catalyst Activity and Longevity

Date: May 3, 2013
Creator: McKeown, Bradley A.; Gonzalez, Hector Emanuel; Gunnoe, T. Brent; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & Sabat, Michal
Description: Article discussing Ptᴵᴵ-catalyzed ethylene hydrophenylation.
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