Specifically, many thin-film deposition techniques - such as those used to build current state-of-the-art computer chips - require extremely high temperatures. However, lower temperature techniques are both more energy-efficient to use, and could enable a wider range of materials to be synthesized.
Funding for this project will be used to support students’ efforts in the Surface Science laboratory, and collaborative projects using a newly developed material growth reactor at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
The award will be administered by The Research Foundation of SUNY at SUNY Brockport.