|School:||School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health|
|Start date:||October 2012|
|End Date:||December 2020|
The project worked on developing strategies for the preparation of molybdenum disulfide nanomaterials, which have potential applications in fabrication of electronic devices and semiconductors. Two approaches for synthesis of nanomaterials were explored. The first strategy was successful in depositing molybdenum disulfide films on silicon wafers. The resulting products were analyzed using a Scanning Electron Microscope, which produces images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons and contains information about the sample's surface composition and features. Further analyses are done using Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy and Profilometer.
Gallaudet Office of Communications and Public Relations. (2012). Nanotechnology helps generate interest in science class, careers. On The Green. Retrieved from http://www.gallaudet.edu/news/nanoexpress_2012.html
Gallaudet Office of Communications and Public Relations. (2012). NSF grant to enhance research at Gallaudet, other universities. On The Green. Retrieved from https://www.gallaudet.edu/news/nsf_grant_enhance_nanotech.html
Gallaudet Office of Communications and Public Relations. (2013). Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics works to narrow gap for Deaf students in STEM fields. On The Green. Retrieved from http://www.gallaudet.edu/news/stem_mgl_internships.html
Houghton, M., Snyder, H. D., & Sabila, P. S. (2015, August). Growth, characterization and exfoliation of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) nanomaterials. Presented at the Cornell Center for Materials Research Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.