William I. Laminack

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A concept describing the nanostructure-directed dynamics of acid/base interaction and the balance between physisorption and chemisorption on an extrinsic semiconductor interface is evaluated and compared for n- and p-type semiconductors. The inverse hard/soft acid/base (IHSAB) concept, as it complements the HSAB concept, defines the nature of a dominant(More)
The response matrix, as metal oxide nanostructure decorated n-type semiconductor interfaces are modified in situ through direct amination and through treatment with organic sulfides and thiols, is demonstrated. Nanostructured TiO₂, SnOx, NiO and CuxO (x = 1,2), in order of decreasing Lewis acidity, are deposited to a porous silicon interface to direct a(More)
An approach to multiple gas sensing on decorated porous silicon (PS) substrates is presented. The simple microelectromechanical systems/nanoelectromechanical systems platform that we have developed facilitates the modeling of the interaction of nanostructured metal oxide islands with the analytes of interest, which are exemplified by NO and NH3. These(More)
We study the dynamic interplay as PH<sub>3</sub> interacts at room temperature to contribute electrons to nanostructure modified p and n-type porous silicon (PS) interfaces. A nanopore coated microporous interface is treated to form TiO<sub>2</sub>, SnO<sub>x</sub>, Cu<sub>x</sub>O, and Au<sub>x</sub>O (x &#x226B; 1) nanostructured centers deposited in(More)
Nanostructure-decorated n-type semiconductor interfaces are studied in order to develop chemical sensing with nanostructured materials. We couple the tenets of acid/base chemistry with the majority charge carriers of an extrinsic semiconductor. Nanostructured islands are deposited in a process that does not require self-assembly in order to direct a(More)
Metal-oxide nanostructure-decorated extrinsic semiconductor interfaces modified through in situ nitridation greatly expand the range of sensor interface response. Select metal-oxide sites, deposited to an n-type nanopore-coated microporous interface, direct a dominant electron-transduction process for reversible chemical sensing, which minimizes(More)
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