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Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Engineering
Samuel A. Morton III
Steven Keith Holland
The goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness a procedure that can be used to coat quartz crystal microbalance crystals with titanium dioxide. A successful suspension was created by suspending titanium dioxide powder in poly(acrlic) acid and mixed in an ultra-sonication bath. By utilizing a spin-coater, the TiO2 suspension was successfully dispensed onto a QCM crystal and verified using a surface profiler and microscope. However, after QCM testing, there was no evidence that supports the TiO2 precursor aiding in photocatalytic reactions.
Patrick, William, "Methods for coating quartz crystals" (2015). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 127.