Part I: Structural characterization of doped nanostructured magnesium: understanding disorder for enhanced hydrogen absorption kinetics. Part II: Synthesis, film deposition, and characterization of quaternary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals for photovoltaic applications
The production, storage, and subsequent consumption of energy are at the foundation of all human activity and livelihood. The theme of this dissertation is the pursuit of fundamentalunderstanding of the chemistry of materials that are used for energy production and storage. A strong emphasis is placed on a synthetic foundation that allows for systematic investigation into the fundamental chemistry that controls the applicable properties of the materials of interest. This dissertation is written in the "journals format" style—which is accepted by the Graduate School at Colorado State University—and ...
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