Metal Oxide Thin Films for Renewable Energy Applications - A Sabbatical Talk
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Smith Hall, Room 356 Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USA
Speaker: Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani, Towson University
Abstract: Metal Oxides belonging to the perovskite family are a technologically important class of materials which are characterized by subtle correlations between chemistry, crystal structure and electronic properties, thus resulting in novel electronic and magnetic phenomena . This talk will be focused on Calcium Manganese Oxide, which is being explored as a potential catalyst for water-splitting, to generate hydrogen fuel for clean and renewable energy applications . Recent research on thin films of this material suggest that ‘lattice-mismatch strain ‘ may be employed to control the oxygen stoichiometry. The experimental findings and the relevance of these results for applications as a water-splitting catalyst will be discussed.
This is part of the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences Spring 2017 Seminar Series.
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