Gery R Stafford

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Epitaxial LiCoO2 (LCO) thin films of different orientations were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) in order to model single-crystal behavior during electrochemical reaction. This paper demonstrates that deposition of conductive SrRuO3 between a SrTiO3 (STO) substrate and an LCO film allows (1) epitaxial growth of LCO with orientation determined by(More)
The surface stress associated with the underpotential deposition (upd) of bismuth on (111)-textured Au is examined, using the wafer curvature method, in acidic perchlorate and nitrate supporting electrolyte. The surface stress is correlated to Bi coverage by independent nanogravimetric measurements using an electrochemical quartz crystal nanobalance. The(More)
We demonstrate an electrochemically driven optical switch based on absorption modulation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) propagating in a metallic nanoslit waveguide containing nanocrystals of electrochromic Prussian Blue dye. Optical transmission modulation of ∼96% is achieved by electrochemically switching the dye between its oxidized and reduced(More)
Perfluorinated ionomers, in particular Nafion, are an essential component in hydrogen fuel cells, as both the proton exchange membrane and the binder within the catalyst layer. During normal operation of a hydrogen fuel cell, the ionomer will progressively swell and deswell in response to the changes in hydration, resulting in mechanical fatigue and(More)
Perfluorinated ionomers, in particular, Nafion, are a critical component in hydrogen fuel cells as the ion conducting binder within the catalyst layer in which it can be confined to thicknesses on the order of 10 nm or less. It is well reported that many physical properties, such as the Young's modulus, are thickness dependent when the film thickness is(More)
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