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Publications


Siva Adusumilli
PhD Student
CASP

Presentation

1. Materials Research Society, Fall 2011, Boston, MA.

Development of Zinc Phosphide as a p-type absorber using chemical reflux technique.
Siva P Adusumilli, Daniel VanHart, Parag Vasekar and Tara Dhakal
Center for Autonomous Solar Power, State University of New York at Binghamton, New York

Poster

1. 2011 Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) Electronics Packaging Symposium.

Won the best poster award - Synthesis of Zn3P2 film using low temperature chemical reflux method. Siva P Adusumilli, Daniel C VanHart, Parag Vasekar and Tara Dhakal
Center for Autonomous Solar Power, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 13902.


Tara Dhakal
Research Scientist
CASP

2011 Publications


1. Growth Morphology and Electrical/Optical Properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films grown by ALD, Tara Dhakal, Daniel Vanhart, Rachel Christian, Abhishek Nandur, Anju Sharma and Charles R. Westgate, Manuscript submitted to Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A

2. Synthesis of Zinc Sulfide by CVD using a novel non-toxic organic precursor: di-tertiary-butyl-disulfide, Parag Vasekar, Tara Dhakal, Lakshmikanth Ganta, Daniel VanHart, and Seshu Desu, Manuscript submitted to Thin Solid Films

3. Reliability of sputter deposited aluminum-doped zinc oxide under harsh environmental conditions, Mohammad M. Hamasha, Tara Dhakal, Parag Vasekar, Khalid Alzoubi, Susan Lu, Daniel Vanhart, and Charles R. Westgate, Manuscript ready for submission

4. Moisture induced surface corrosion in AZO thin films formed by atomic layer deposition system, Tara Dhakal, Mohammad M. Hamasha, Abhishek Nandur, Daniel Vanhart, Parag Vasekar, Susan Lu, Anju Sharma, and Charles R. Westgate, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability

5. Transmittance from visible to mid infra-red in AZO films grown by Atomic Layer Deposition system, Tara Dhakal, Abhishek Nandur, Rachel Christian, Parag Vasekar, Seshu Desu, Charles, Westgate, D.I. Koukis, D. J. Arenas, and D.B. Tanner, Accepted for publication in Solar Energy

6. Stability of ITO Thin Film on Flexible Substrate Under Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling Conditions, Mohammad M. Hamasha, Tara Dhakal, Khalid Alzoubi, Shehab Albahri, Awni Qasaimeh, Susan Lu, and Charles R. Westgate, accepted in publication in IEEE Journal of Display Technology

7. Study of the Growth Morphology of AZO at the Substrate-Film Interface, T Dhakal, A Nandur, R Christian, D Vanhart and C Westgate; Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 17, (2011) pp. 1720-1721

8. Growth of AZO on flexible substrate using ALD system as a transparent conducting oxide for solar cells, Tara Dhakal, Abhishek Nandur, Rachel Christian, Daniel Vanhart, Parag Vasekar, and Charles R. Westgate; MRS Proceedings Spring 2011, 1327: mrss11- 1327-g03-24

9. Low temperature synthesis of Zn3P2 nanowire, In-Tae Bae, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Van Hart, and Tara Dhakal, Journal of Materials Research , 26 (2011) 1464

10. Fabrication of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cell by using chemical method, Tara Dhakal, Mohammad Hamasha, Shwetana Sunkari, Lakshmikanth Ganta, Parag Vasekar, and Charles Westgate ( 37th IEEE PVSC 2011 conference proceedings)

2011 Conference Presentations

1. Development of Zn3p2 as a p-type absorber using chemical reflux technique, Parag Vasekar, Siva Pramod Adusumilli, Daniel Vanhart, Tara Dhakal, MRS Fall Meeting, Nov 27 to Dec 02, 2011, Boston, MA, USA

2. Synthesis of CZTS Solar Cells using Non-Toxic Sulfur Precursor, P. Vasekar, L. Ganta, D. Vanhart, T. Dhakal, C.R. Westgate, AVS 58th International Symposium & Exhibition, October 30 – Nov. 4, 2011, Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN, USA

3. Stability of ITO Thin Film on Flexible Substrate under Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling Conditions, Mohammad M. Hamasha, Tara Dhakal, Khalid Alzoubi, Awni Qasaimeh, Susan Lu, XinFu Liu, FlexTech Alliance 2011 Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference, February 7 – 10, 2011, Phoenix, AZ, USA

4. Growth of AZO using ALD system as a transparent conducting oxide for solar cells, Tara Dhakal, Abhishek Nandur, Rachel Christian, Daniel Vanhart, and Charles Westgate, 11th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, June 26-29, 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA

5. Fabrication of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cell using chemical method, Tara Dhakal, Mohammad Hamasha, Shwetana Sunkari, Lakshmikanth Ganta, Parag Vasekar, Charles Westgate, 37th IEEE PVSC Conference, 19 Jun - 24 Jun 2011 Seattle, WA,USA

6. Growth of AZO on flexible substrate using ALD system as a transparent conducting oxide for solar cells, Tara Dhakal, Abhishek Nandur, Rachel Christian, Daniel Vanhart, Parag Vasekar, Seshu Desu, Charles R. Westgate, MRS spring meeting, April 25-29, 2011, San Francisco, CA


Mohammad Hamasha
Postdoctoral Associate
CASP

Journal Papers

Published (2011)

1. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K., Switzer III, J. C., Lu, S., Desu, S. B., Poliks, M., "A Study on Crack Propagation and Electrical Resistance Change of Sputtered Aluminum Thin Film on PET Substrate under Stretching", Thin Solid Films Vol. 519, No. 22, pp. 7918-7924, 2011.

2. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K., Lu, S., "Behavior of ITO Thin Film on PET Substrate under Stretching", IEEE Journal of Display Technology. Vol. 7, No. 8, pp. 426-433, 2011.

3. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K., Lu, S., Desu, S. B., "Durability Study on Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Thin Film on Poly Ethylene Terephthalate Substrate", Thin Solid Films Vol. 519, No. 18, pp. 6042-6047, 2011.

4. Alzoubi, K., Hamasha, M. M., Lu, S., Sammakia, B., "Bending Fatigue Study of Sputtered ITO on Flexible Substrate", IEEE Journal of Display Technology. Vol. 7, No. 11, pp. 593-600, 2011.

Accepted (expected to appear in 2012)
5. Hamasha, M. M., Dhakal, T., Alzoubi, K., Albahri, S., Qasaimeh, A., Lu, S., Westgate, C. R. "Stability of ITO Thin Film on Flexible Substrate under Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling Conditions", (Accepted: IEEE Journal of Display Technology)

6. Alzoubi, K., Hamasha, M. M., , Wang, L., Zhang, H., Yin, J., Luo J., Lu, S., Sammakia, B., Zhong, C.-J., Poliks, M., "Stability of Interdigitated Microelectrodes of Flexible Chemiresistor Sensor Arrays", (Accepted: IEEE Journal of Display Technology)

7. Dhakal, T., Hamasha, M. M., Nandur, A., Lu, S., Vanhart, D., Westgate, C. R., "Moisture Induced Surface Corrosion in AZO Thin Films Formed by Atomic Layer Deposition", (Accepted Pending Revision: IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability)

Under review

8. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K., Switzer III, J. C., Lu, S., Poliks, M., Westgate, C. R., "Reliability of Sputtered Aluminum Thin Film on Flexible Substrate under Cyclic Bending Fatigue Conditions", (Submitted: Microelectronic Reliability)

Conference Papers

Published

1. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K., Dhakal, T., Qasaimeh, A., Lu, S., Westgate, C. R., "Stability of Aluminum Thin Films on Flexible Substrate under Thermal and Isothermal Conditions", ISMTA Conference and Exhibition, October, 16-20, 2011; Fort Worth, TX, USA.

2. Dhakal, T. P., Hamasha, M. M.,   Sunkari, S., Ganta, L., Vasekar, P., Westgate, C. R., "Fabrication of Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Film Solar Cell Using Chemical Method", IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference Proceedings, June 19-24, 2011, Seattle, Washington, USA.

3. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K. M., Switzer III, J. C., Lu, S., Westgate, C. R., Poliks, M. "Crack Development and Electrical Resistance Degradation of Aluminum Thin Films Deposited on Flexible Substrate under Cyclic Bending Fatigue Conditions", IMAPS Mid-Atlantic Microelectronics Conference, June 23-24, 2011, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

4. Hamasha, M. M., Alzoubi, K. M., Switzer III, J. C., Tiberio, E. M., Lu, S., Westgate, C. R., Poliks, M. "Stress Concentration and Crack Development of Deposited Titanium Oxides on Flexible Substrate for Solar Photovoltaic Applications", IMAPS Mid-Atlantic Microelectronics Conference, June 23-24, 2011, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

5. Alzoubi, K., Hamasha, M. M., Yin, J., Zhang, H., Wang, L., Luo, J., Lu, S., Sammakia, B., Zhong, C., Poliks, M., "Stability of interdigitated microelectrodes of Flexible Sensor Arrays", 2011 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference Proceedings, February, 7-10, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

6. Hamasha, M. M., Dhakal, T., Alzoubi, K., Qasaimeh, A., Lu, S., Liu, X. "Stability of ITO Thin Film on Flexible Substrate under Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling Conditions", 2011 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference Proceedings, February, 7-10, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

7. Alzoubi, K., Hamasha, M. M., Lu, S., Samakia, B., Mark Poliks "Effect of Lamination on the Bending Fatigue Life of Copper Coated PET Substrate", Proceedings of SPIE, January, 21-27, 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.


Wayne Jones
Professor and Chair of Chemistry

1. Fabrication of low cost flexible solar cells using solution-based coating techniques" Joseph Weiss, Peter Kariuki, Jasper Chiguma, Jessica Gendron, Babak Arfaei, Peter Borgesen and Wayne Jones. Technology.Vol.4 (1) 2011, 10-15.

2. "Photodeposited Pd Nanoparticle Catalysts Supported on Photoactivated TiO2 Nanofibers." Emilly Obuya, William Harrigan, Dickson Andala, Jennifer Lippens, Thomas C. Keane, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., J. Mol. Cat.  2011, 340(1-2), 1361-1369.

3. "Chemical Vapor Deposition of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) on Flexible Substrates for Enhanced Transparent Electrodes." Christopher M. Madl, Peter N. Kariuki, Jessica Gendron, Louis Piper, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Synthetic Metals, 2011, 161, 1159-1165 doi:10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.03.024.

4. "Fabrication of Rh-doped TiO2 nanofibers for Visible Light Degradation of Rhodamine B," Emilly A. Obuya, William Harrigan, Tim O'Brien, Dickson Andala, Eliud Mushibe and Wayne E. Jones Jr., Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., 2011, 1352; DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.782.

5. "New Synthesized Structure of Trans-dichlorbis (1,3-diaminopropane)2 Ruthenium (III) Chloride." Peter N. Kariuki, Shailesh Upreti, Christopher M. Madl, and Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011 in press, doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.10.059.

6. "Metal-Containing Conjugated Polymers as Fluorescent Chemosensors in the Detection of Toxicants" Megan E. A. Fegley, Sherryllene S. Pinnock, Catherine N. Malele, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.11.040.

7. "The Role of Intermolecular Interactions in the Solid State Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Chemosensors." Sherryllene S. Pinnock, Catherine N. Malele, Justin Che, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., J. Fluorescence, 2011 in press.

8. "Systematic Process Development for Optimization of Manufacturable Organic Solar Cells." J. A. Weiss, L. Zhu, P. N. Kariuki, B. Arfaei, W. E. Jones, Jr., and P. Borgesen, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., 2011, in press.

Presentations


1.      "Molecular Wires and Devices in a Modern World", Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, 2011.

2.      "Nanotechnology, How Small Can You Go?" Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2011.

3.      "Photovoltaics in the Modern Energy World." Sigma Aldrich, St. Louis, MO 2011.

4.      "The Future of UV/EB Technology for Flexible Photovoltaic Applications", Flextech 2011, Syracuse, NY, 2011.

5.      "Molecular Wires and Devices: Sensors and Photovoltaic Applications" Truman State University, NY, 2011.

6.      "Molecular Wires and Devices: Sensors and Photovoltaic Applications" Niagara University, Niagra, NY, 2011.

7.      "Molecular Wires and Devices: Sensors and Photovoltaic Applications" St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY, 2011.

8.      "Photovoltaics in the Modern Energy World" SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2011.

9.      "Molecular Wires and Devices: Sensors and Photovoltaic Applications" University of Wyoming, Laramee, WY, 2011.

10.    "Molecular Wires and Devices: Nanomaterials for a Modern World" University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 2011.


Alok Rastogi
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Director of CASP

Journal Publications


1. "Closed-Space Flux Sublimation Growth and Properties of (Cu-Mn)-Doped ZnO Films in Nanoneedle-Like Morphologies", R. R. Thankalekshmi, S. Dixit, A. C. Rastogi, K. Samanta and R. S. Katiyar, Integrated Ferroelectrics, 121, 36 (2011)

Conference Presentations

1. "Simulation of a Spin Field Effect Transistor based on Magnetic Impurity Doped ZnO",
R. R. Thankalekshmi, and A. C. Rastogi, Presented at the 56th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials October 30–November 3, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona

2. "Doping Sensitive Optical Scattering in ZnO Nanostructured Films for Solar Cells"
R. R. Thankalekshmi, Samwad Dixit, A.C. Rastogi, Presented at the International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, December 18-21, 2011, Delhi, India


Ratheesh R. Thankalekshmi
PhD Student
CASP

Publication

Ratheesh R. Thankalekshmi; Samwad Dixit; A. C. Rastogi; K. Samanta; R. S. Katiyar; "Closed-Space Flux Sublimation Growth and Properties of (Cu-Mn)-Doped ZnO Films in Nanoneedle-Like Morphologies" Integrated Ferroelectrics, Volume 125, Issue 1, 2011; pages 130-140, DOI:10.1080/10584587.2011.574470


Parag Vasekar
Research Scientist
CASP

Journal papers

1. InTae Bae, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, " Low temperature synthesis of zinc phosphide nanowires", 'Journal of Materials Research', (2011), 26: 1464-1467

2.Parag Vasekar, Laxmikanth Ganta, Daniel Vanhart, Tara Dhakal and Seshu Desu, " Zinc sulfide synthesis by a novel organic precursor", submitted to Thin Solid Films.

3. Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart, Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Tara Dhakal and Seshu Desu, " Zinc phoshide absorber synthesis by chemical reflux method", submitted to Thin Solid Films

4.   Parag Vasekar, Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Daniel Vanhart and Charles R. Westgate, " Growth mechanism for Zn3P2 using chemical reflux technique", submitted to Materials Letters

5.   Parag Vasekar,Lakshmikanth Ganta, Surya Rajendran, Daniel Vanhart and Charles R. Westgate, " CZTS solar cells using TBDS as a source for sulfur", submitted to Solar Energy

Conference papers

1.  Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, "Synthesis of zinc phosphide thin film solar cells", submitted to MRS conference proceedings, SanFrasisco, April  2012.

2. Parag Vasekar, Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, "Development of zinc phosphide as an absorber using chemical reflux technique", submitted to MRS conference proceedings, Boston, November 2011.

Presentations

1. Parag Vasekar, Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, "Development of zinc phosphide as an absorber using chemical reflux technique",  Materials Research Society conference, Boston, November 2011.

2. Parag Vasekar, Laxmikanth Ganta, Daniel Vanhart, Tara Dhakal and Charles R. Westgate, "CZTS solar cells using non-toxic sulfur source", American Vacuum Society conference, Nashville, November 2011.

Poster Presentations

1.   Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, "Synthesis of zinc phosphide thin film solar cells", American Physical Society meeting ( NY section), Binghamton, 2012 ( Won first prize).

2. Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, "Synthesis of zinc phosphide thin film solar cells", MRS conference, San Francisco, April 2012.

3.  Siva Pramod Adusumulli, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Vanhart, Tara Dhakal and Charles R. Westgate, "Synthesis of zinc phosphide thin films by chemical reflux technique", poster presented at the Electronics  Packaging Symposium, Binghamton University, Oct-2011. (Won first prize)

4.   Parag Vasekar, Laxmikanth Ganta, Daniel Vanhart and Tara Dhakal, " Synthesis of Zinc sulfide using CVD", poster presented at MRS spring symposium, San-Fransisco-CA, April 2011.

5. Laxmikanth Ganta, Parag Vasekar and Seshu Desu, " Zinc sulfide synthesis by a novel organic precursor", poster presented at the3rd Annual Flexible Electronics Symposium, Binghamton University, Aug-2010. (Won first prize)

6.   Parag Vasekar, Laxmikanth Ganta and Seshu Desu, " Zinc sulfide synthesis by a novel organic precursor", poster presented at MRS photovoltaics workshop, Denver-CO, Oct. 2010.


Bruce White
Professor of Physics
Associate Director of CASP

Presentations

1. D. S. Williams, Stephan Piotrowski, and B. E. White Jr., "Thermoelectric Properties of a-InGaZnOx," 2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society

2. Anthony Frachioni and B. E. White Jr., "Thermal Conductivity of Random Multilayer Thin Films", 2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society

3. Fangfang Song and B. E. White Jr., "Growth of vanadium dioxide thin films using magnetron sputtering,"  2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society

4. Anthony Frachioni and Bruce E. White, "Anderson Localization of Phonons in Random Multilayer Thin Films," 2011 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society

5.  Anthony Frachioni and Bruce White, "Anderson Localization of Phonons in Thermoelectric Nanostructures: A Path to Efficient Thermoelectric Energy Generation," TeraGrid 2011.

6. B. E. White Jr., "Random Multilayer Thermoelectric Thin Films," Clarkson University, Oct. 11 2011.

7. B. E. White Jr., "Energy Scavenging Electron Devices," Syracuse Research Corporation, Dec. 13 2011.

Papers

1. Anthony Frachioni and B. E. White Jr., "Simulated Thermal Conductivity of Silicon-based Random Multilayer Thin Films," submitted to Applied Physics Letters.

2. Anthony Frachioni and Bruce E. White, "Anderson Localization of Phonons in Random Multilayer Thin Films," Proceedings of the 2011 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society

3. Zhongyang Ge, Patricia Moat, Jing Xie, Junjie Hu, B. E. White Jr., and David Klotzkin, "Thermal Conductivity of 1.3µm InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Laser Active Material from Chirp and 3-? Measurements," Applied Physics Letters, Accepted (Dec. 2011).

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