Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
David Estrada, Ph.D.
Kurtis Cantley, Ph.D.
Ashkan Behnam, Ph.D.
Elton Graugnard, Ph.D.
While interest in two-dimensional materials has exploded in recent years, the high cost of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems can act as a barrier to entry for some researchers interested in studying these materials. This thesis presents an open-source design for an automated CVD that can be built for a fraction of the cost of similarly capable commercial systems and that can easily be customized and expanded.With a CVD built as described,growth of high quality graphene and graphene foam is demonstrated.These results highlight the flexibility of the open-source design in producing a variety of nanomaterials, which are at the forefront of research in emerging semiconductor devices, bionanotechnology, and energy storage and conversion.
Brown, Dale, "An Open-Source, Automated Chemical Vapor Deposition System for the Production of 2D Materials" (2015). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1037.
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