The design and growth of sculptured thin films for optical and photocatalytic applications

Authors
Riley, Michael J.
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Plawsky, Joel L., 1957-
Lu, T.-M. (Toh-Ming), 1943-
Coppens, Marc-Olivier
Karlicek, Robert F.
Underhill, Patrick T.
Issue Date
2013-08
Keywords
Chemical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Through demonstration of the efficacy of two applications, terahertz anti-reflection and titanium dioxide photocatalysis, we are able to show the limits of the current understanding of the fabrication process, and improve on the models used to predict the porosity. Time domain transmission spectroscopy, surface area, porosity, crystalline structure, and photocatalytic activity are measured and connected back to the parameters used during the deposition process. Models for transmission and porosity demonstrate deviation from experimental results, and a better understanding of the morphology of the films leads to an improved model and can be used to engineer more efficient films.
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August 2013
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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