Development of a Hermetic Barrier Using Vinyl Triethoxysilane (VTEOS) and Sol-Gel Processing
Humidity barriers are an essential part of microelectronics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and displays using organic-light emitting diodes (OLEDs). These barriers are required to have low p...
Ariel Jackson, Dr. Andrei Jitianu, Professor Lisa C. Klein
Material Matters 2006, 1.3, 11.
Keywords: Condensations, Electronics, Infrared spectroscopy, Materials Science, Microelectronics, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Sol-gel, Spectroscopy
From Form to Function: Molding Porous Materials in Three Dimensions by Colloidal Crystal Templating
Methods of structuring materials with submicrometer features in two dimensions have become highly sophisticated. For example, lithographic methods are now capable of carving out several hundred milli...
Melissa A. Fierke, Fan Li, and Prof. Andreas Stein
Material Matters 2008, 3.1, 10.
Keywords: Centrifugation, Chemical vapor deposition, Combustion, Deposition, Diffraction, Diffusion, Emulsion polymerization, Filtration, Polymerization reactions, Precipitation, Semiconductor, Sol-gel
High Purity Metalorganic Precursors for CPV Device Fabrication
Thin film photovoltaic devices have become increasingly important in efficiently harnessing solar energy to meet consumer demand. Conventional crystalline silicon solar cells have demonstrated remark...
Material Matters Volume 5 Article 4
Keywords: Absorption, Chemical vapor deposition, Degradations, Deposition, Mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Purification, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Spectroscopy, Tissue microarrays, Vaporization
Mesoporous Oxides and Their Applications to Hydrogen Storage
Solid-state hydrogen storage is attractive from a technological point of view, but has encountered tremendous challenges in terms of practical storage capacity and kinetics.1-3 Hydrogen sorption, whe...
Arlon J. Hunt1, Karl Gross2, Samuel S. Mao1
Material Matters Volume 4 Article 2
Keywords: Addition reactions, Adsorption, Catalysis, Chemical vapor deposition, Condensations, Deposition, Diffusion, Insecticides, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Scanning electron microscopy, Size-exclusion chromatography, Sol-gel, Substitutions, Transmission electron microscopy
Sol-Gel Science for Ceramic Materials
Silicon-based research has drawn much attention in recent years with targeted organizations such as the International Sol-Gel Society hosting workshops,1 and the Sol-Gel Gateway2 hosting a compendium...
Dr. Sandra Kay Young
Material Matters 2006, 1.3, 8.
Keywords: Ceramics, Condensations, Deposition, Evaporation, Hydrosilylations, Infrared spectroscopy, Ligands, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Polymerization reactions, Sol-gel
Synthesis of Melting Gels Using Mono-Substituted and Di-Substituted Alkoxysiloxanes
Hybrid organic-inorganic sol-gel materials containing silica were first called “ORMOSILs” in 1984.1 Since then, the number of hybrid organicinorganic combinations has increased rapidly.2 Hybrid mater...
Lisa C. Klein and Andrei Jitianu
Material Matters, Volume 7, Number 2, 8–14
Keywords: Absorption, Adhesion, Calorimetry, Combustion, Condensations, Deposition, Exothermic, Filtration, Materials Science, Melting, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Purification, Semiconductor, Sol-gel, Solar cells, Solvents, Spin coating, Substitutions, Thermal analysis