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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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Academics, Academic Seminar


Academic Affairs, Physics Astronomy and Geosciences (Department of), Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

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Students, Faculty

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