Date of Graduation

Fall 2023


Master of Science in Materials Science


Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science

Committee Chair

Kartik Ghosh


In recent years metal organic frameworks (MOFs), have drawn a lot of attention for their vast and tunable properties. This work is an approach to solve device application issues at the interface of the crystals by introducing a thin-film approach to the self-assembly of the metal organic. The growth using Pulsed Laser Deposition to solve this issue is a novel approach to device and film development. Films have been characterized using Raman spectroscopy, Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Diffraction, Ellipsometry, laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM), electrical measurement. Studying the properties of the grown film to compare and extrapolate the differences between it and its bulk counterpart. In large the XPS data details the chemical state of the film and its correlation to the bulk counterpart. This work entails the process engineering and developments made to overcome a seemingly impossible task. Electrochemical devices were made on Ti/Au working electrodes and tested with cyclic voltammetry as well as square wave stripping voltammetry.


metal-organic framework, thin film, pulsed laser deposition, zirconium amino benzene-dicarboxylate, self-assembly


© Jacob A. Berry

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