Pulsed PECVD synthesis of metal dichalcogenide thin films for sustainable energy applications
The current world energy demand is ~15 TW and growing, with >85% of production coming from non-renewable sources. The technologies for renewable energy exist, but to achieve this unprecedented scale of production at affordable cost will require developing alternative, earth abundant materials and develop new ways to produce them. Metal dichalcogenide (MS2, MSe2) are a class of semiconductors with unique optical, electrical and catalytic properties with potential applications in sustainability. The aim of this thesis was to develop a pulsed plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) as a ...
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