Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

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Date of Graduation

Fall 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

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.



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