Workshops & seminars

How ligand modification saved my life
Dr. Sean Barry(Carleton University)

DATE & TIME
Friday, September 7, 2018
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SPEAKER(S)

Dr. Sean Barry

COST

This event is free

Website

WHERE

Richard J. Renaud Science Complex
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Room SP-157

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

Abstract:  Atomic Layer Deposition is a materials science technique for making thin films. It relies on volatile, thermally stable chemicals (“precursors”) that can be delivered in the gas phase to react at a surface to make a film. This is where an inherent contradiction lies: precursors have to be reactive enough to adsorb at a surface and undergo chemical transformation, but stable enough to not react before (or after!) they encounter the surface. In this talk, I will highlight three examples of target thin films (tungsten oxide, copper metal, and lead sulphide) and discuss how the precursors were developed, tested, and used. In each case, I will point out flaws in the precursors that were fixed by designing or modifying the ligands in the precursor compound.

 

Dr. Barry is the guest of Dr. Marek Majewski.

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