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Colorado OEDIT
CO OEDIT
Sept. 2015: Prof. Brennecka and Michaela Kuzara have teamed up with local company Pneumaticoat Technologies to demonstrate the integration of high performance BT-BZT-based dielectrics with low cost electrodes for lower cost multilayer ceramic capacitors. This work is being supported by a recent award from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).
 
NSF DMREF
NSF DMREF
Aug. 2015: Prof. Brennecka is the lead PI on a new project just awarded through the National Science Foundation's Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (NSF DMREF) program, entitled COUPLED: Computation Of Undiscovered Piezoelectrics and Linked Experiments for Design. The work is a collaboration with Profs. Corinne Packard, Vladan Stevanovic, Cristian Ciobanu, and Paul Constantine of Mines and Dr. Andriy Zakutayev of NREL.
 
Kyle G
Kyle Grove
Aug. 2015: Kyle Grove received the Lewis C. Hoffman Award from the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society - Congratulations, Kyle!
 
Cristina
Cristina Ochoa
Aug. 2015: Group website launched! Thanks for designing and coding it up, Cristina!

About the Group


We are the Functional Ceramics Group in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, led by Dr. Geoff Brennecka. We work on the fabrication, characterization, and analysis of functional ceramics, primarily advanced dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and piezoelectrics. Check out our Capabilities page for more details, but in general, we make samples via sputtering, chemical solution deposition, and/or any number of powder-based ceramic processing approaches including tape casting and 3d printing. We use a suite of chemical and structural characterization techniques as well as a variety of electrical measurement and analysis tools, both commercial and home-built, to understand fundamental structure-processing-property relationships.


Chemical Heterogeneity
Highly contrasted backscatter scanning electron microscopy image revealing chemical heterogeneity in 20Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3-80BaTiO3 ceramics.
BaTiO3 Domains
Example image of ferroelectric domains in BaTiO3. We're trying to better understand how these move under field and interact with defects.





Teaching


MTGN 272 - Particulate Materials Processing (a.k.a Field Session)
Summer session. Characterization and production of particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with particulate processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing. Laboratory projects and plant visits.

MTGN 412 / MLGN 512 - Ceramic Engineering
Application of engineering principles to inorganic, non-metallic materials (i.e., ceramics), with a focus on structure - processing - property relationships. This course assumes a basic understanding of chemistry, modern physics, and thermodynamics, and introduces the student to the breadth of ceramic materials and ceramic-enabled applications.

MTGN 466 - Materials Design: Synthesis, Characterization, and Selection
Application of fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection of materials. Systems covered range from those used for metallurgical processing to those used for processing of emergent materials. Microstructural design, characterization and properties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis to applications. Selection criteria tied to specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems, high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design activities including oral and written reports.

People


Spring Group 2015
Group picture, Spring 2015



Geoff
Dr. Geoff Brennecka
PhD Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
MS Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2002
BS Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2001

E-mail: gbrennec {at} mines.edu
Office Phone: 303-384-2238

Jake Ivy
Jake Ivy
(PhD Candidate)
BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014

Project: Ferroelectric Grain Wall Dynamics

E-mail: jivy {at} mines.edu

Michaela
Michaela Kuzara
(PhD Candidate)
BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014

Project: High Operating Temperature Dielectrics

E-mail: mkuzara {at} mines.edu

Kevin
Kevin Talley
(PhD Candidate)
BS Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, May 2015
BA Communications, Boise State University, Dec 2009

Project: Nitride Piezoelectrics by Design

E-mail: kevinrtalley {at} gmail.com

Ian
Ian Brummel
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018

E-mail: ibrummel {at} mines.edu

Kyle G
Kyle Grove
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016

E-mail: kgrove {at} mines.edu

Alex
Alex Janzen
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016

E-mail: ajanzen {at} mines.edu

Abby
Abby Mattern
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017

E-mail: amattern {at} mines.edu

Faith
Faith Oehlerking
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017

E-mail: foehlerk {at} mines.edu

Josh
Josh Pelz
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017

E-mail: jpelz {at} mines.edu




Alumni



Jonathon
Jonathon McBride
(MS 2015)
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015
BS Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, May 2014

E-mail: jmcbride {at} mines.edu

Kyle H
Kyle Heser
(BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015

E-mail: kheser {at} mines.edu

Cristina
Cristina Ochoa
(BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015
MFA Recording Arts & Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, May 2018

E-mail: cochoa {at} mines.edu

Colten
Colten Rohleder
(BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2015

E-mail: corohled {at} mines.edu

Priscila
Priscila Siqueira
(visitor)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte, Dec 2016

E-mail: p.siqueiradasilva {at} gmail.com

Papers



1. M.C. George, M.A. Rodriguez, M.S. Kent, G.L. Brennecka, and P.E. Hopkins, "Thermal conductivity of self-assembling symmetric poly(styrene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) thin films," J. Heat Trans., online early (2015).

2. J.L. Jones, J.M. Lebeau, J.Nikkel, A. Oni, H. Dycus, C. Cozzan, F.-Y. Lin, A. Chernatynskiy, J.C. Nino, S. Sinnott, S. Mhin, G.L. Brennecka, and J.F. Ihlefeld, "Combined Experimental and Computational Methods Reveal the Evolution of Buried Interfaces during Synthesis of Ferroelectric Thin Films," Featured on inside cover, Adv. Mater. Interf., 2[10], 2196 (2015).

3. C.D. Landon, R.H.T. Wilke, M.T. Brumbach, G.L. Brennecka, M.A. Blea-Kirby, J.F. Ihlefeld, M. Marinella, and T.E. Beechem, "Thermal Transport in Tantalum Oxide Film for Memristive Applications," Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 023108 (2015).

4. J.F. Ihlefeld, P.G. Kotula, B.D. Gauntt, D. Gough, G.L. Brennecka, P. Lu, and E.D. Spoerke, "Solution Chemistry, Substrate, and Processing Effects on Chemical Homogeneity in Lead Zirconate Titanate Thim Films," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 98[7], 2028-2038 (2015).

5. A. Henriques, J.T. Graham, S. Landsberger, J.F. Ihlefled, G.L. Brennecka, D.W. Brown, J.S. Forrester, and J.L. Jones, "Crystallographic Changes in Lead Zirconate Titanate due to Neutron Irradiation," AIP Advances, 4, 117125 (2014).

6. R. Kirchhofer, D.R. Diercks, B.P. Gorman, J.F. Ihlefeld, P.G. Kotula, C.T. Shelton, and G.L. Brennecka, "Quantifying Compositional Homogeneity in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 using Atom Probe Tomography," Invited Feature Article with Cover Art, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 97[9], 2677-97 (2014).

7. N. Triamnak, G.L. Brennecka, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, M.A. Rodriguez, and D.P. Cann, "Phase Formation of BaTiO3-Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 Perovskite Ceramics," J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 122[4], 260-266 (2014).

8. S. Mhin, K. Nittala, J. Lee, D.S. Robinson, J.F. Ihlefeld, G.L. Brennecka, L.M. Sanchez, R.G. Polcawich, and J.L Jones, "Phase and Texture Evolution in Chemically Derived PZT Thin Films on Pt Substrates," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 97[9], 2973-9 (2014).

9. R.J. Bondi, M.P. Desjarlais, A.P. Thompson, G.L. Brennecka, and M.J. Marinella, "Electrical Conductivity in Oxygen-Deficient Phases of Tantalum Pentoxide from First-Principles Calculations," J. Appl. Phys., 114, 203701 (2013).

10. N.W. Moore, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, M.A. Rodriguez, and G.L. Brennecka, "Optical Anisotropy Near the Relaxor-Ferroelectric Phase Transition in Lanthanum Lead Zirconate Titanate," J. Appl. Phys., 114, 053515 (2013).

11. S. Mhin, C. Cozzan, J.L. Jones, K. Nittala, P. Wanninkhof, J.F. Ihlefeld, and G.L Brennecka, "Effect of Switching Atmospheric Conditions During Crystallization on the Phase Evolution of Solution Derived Lead Zirconate Titanate Thim Films," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 96[9], 2706-2709 (2013).

12. K. Nittala, S. Mhin, K.M. Dunnigan, D.S. Robinson, J.F. Ihlefeld, P.G. Kotula, G.L. Brennecka, and J.L. Jones, "Phase and Texture Evolution in Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films: Formation and Role of the Pt3Pb Intermetallic Phase," J. Appl. Phys., 113, 244101 (2013).

13. L.J. Small, M.T. Brumbach, C.A. Apblett, J.F. Ihlefeld, G.L. Brennecka, and D.J. Duquette, "On the Degradation Processes of Thin Film PZT in 0.1 N H2SO4," J. Electrochem. Soc., 160[3], C128-C135 (2013).

14. J.T. Graham, G.L. Brennecka, P. Ferreira, L.J. Small, D. Duquette, C.A. Apblett, S. Landsberger, and J.F Ihlefeld, "Neutron Irradiation Effects on Domain Wall Mobility and Reversibility in Lead zirconate Titanate Thin Films," J. Appl. Phys., 113, 124104 (2013).

15. N. Raengthon, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, G.L. Brennecka, and D.P. Cann, "Dielectric Properties of BaTiO3 - Bi (Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-NaNbO3 Ceramics," J. Mater. Sci., 48, 031401 (2012).

16. N. Raengthon, V.J. DeRose, G.L. Brennecka and D.P. Cann, "Defect Mechanisms in High Resistivity BaTiO3 - Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3 Ceramics," Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 112904 (2012).

17. K. Nittala, S. Mhin, J.L. Jones, D.S. Robinson, J.F. Ihlefeld, and G.L. Brennecka, "In Situ X-Ray Diffraction of Solution-Derived Ferroelectric Thin Films for Quantitative Phase and Texture Evolution measurement," J. Appl. Phys., 112, 104109 (2012).

18. C.T. Shelton, P.G. Kotula, G.L. Brennecka, and P.G. Lam, K.E. Meyer, J.-P Maria, B.J. Gibbons, and J.F. Ihlefeld, "Chemically Homogeneous Complex Oxide Thin Films Via Improved Substrate Metallization," Adv. Funct. Mater., 22[11], 2295-2302 (2012).

19. L.J. Small, C.A. Apblett, J.F. Ihlefeld, G.L. Brennecka, and D. Duquette, "Electrochemical Response of Ferroelectric PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Thin Films," J. Electrochem. Soc., 159[8], C357-C363 (2012)

20. C.-F. Chen, A. Llobert, G.L. Brennecka, R.T. Forsyth, D.R. Guidry, P.A. Papin, and R.J. McCabe, "Powder Synthesis and Hot-Pressing fo a LiTaO3 Ceramic," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 95[9], 2820-6 (2012).

21. L.J. Small, A.Cook, C.A. Apblett, J.F. Ihlefeld, G.L. Brennecka, and D. Duquette, "An Automated Electrochemical Probe for Evaluation of Thin Films," J. Electrochem. Soc., 159[4], F87-F90 (2012).

22. K. Nittala, G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle, and J.L. Jones, "Phase Evolution in Solution Deposited Pb Deficient PLZT Thin Films," J. Mater. Sci., 46[7], 2148-54 (2011).

23. J. Graham, S. Landsberger, P.J. Ferreira, J.F. Ihlefeld, and G.L. Brennecka, "Neutron Flux Characterization Techniques for Radiation Effects Studies," J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 291[2], 503-7 (2012).

24. J.F. Ihlefeld, S.H. Baek, C.M. Folkman, J.F. Carroll III, G.L. Brennecka, and C.-B. Eom, "Effect of Domain Structure on Dielectric Nonlinearity in Epitaxial BiFeO3 Films," Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 262904 (2011).

25. G.L. Brennecka, J.F. Ihlefeld, J.-P. Maria, B.A. Tuttle, and P.G. Clem, "Processing Technologies for High Permittivity Thin Films in Capacitor Applications," Invited Feature Article with Cover Art, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 93[12], 3935-54 (2010).

26. G.L. Brennecka, C.M. Parish, B.A. Tuttle, and L.N. Brewer, "Reversibility of the Perovskite-to-Fluorite Phase Transformation in Lead-Based Thin and Ultrathin Films," Adv. Mater., 20[8], 1407-11 (2008).

27. J. Sigman, G.L. Brennecka, P.G. Clem, and B.A. Tuttle, "Advances in the Fabrication of Perovskite Based High-Value Integrated Capacitors by Chemical Solution Deposition," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 91[6], 1851-7 (2008).

28. C.M. Parish, G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle, and L.N. Brewer, "Quantitative X-Ray Spectrum Imaging of Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate PLZT Thin-Films," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 91[11], 3690-7 (2008).

29. C.M. Parish, G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle, and L.N. Brewer, "Quantitative Chemical Analysis of Fluorite-to-Perovskite Transformations in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3," J. Mater. Res. 23[11], 2944-53 (2008).

30. G.L. Brennecka, C.M. Parish, B.A. Tuttle, and L.N. Brewer, "Multilayer Thin and Ultrathin Film Capacitors Fabricated by Chemical Solution Deposition," J. Mater. Res., 23[1], 176-81 (2008).

31. G.L. Brennecka and D.A. Payne, "Densification and Grain Growth for Powder-Derived Ta2O5-TiO2 Ceramics," Featured on front cover, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 115[10], 678-82 (2007).

32. G.L. Brennecka and B.A. Tuttle, "Fabrication of Ultrathin Film Capacitors by Chemical Solution Deposition," J. Mater. Res., 22[10], 2868-74 (2007).

33. G.L. Brennecka, D.A. Payne, H. Hellwig, P. Sarin, and W.M. Kriven, "Phase Transformations in the High Temperature Form of Pure and TiO2-Stabilized Ta2O5," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 90[9], 2947-53 (2007).

34. G.L. Brennecka and D.A. Payne, "Preparation of Dense Ta2O5-Based Ceramics by a Coated-Powder Method for Enhanced Dielectric Properties," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 89[7], 2089-95 (2006).

35. G.L. Brennecka, W. Huebner, B.A. Tuttle, and P.G. Clem, "Use of Stress to Orient Tetragonal (40/60) PZT Thin Films and Resulting Electrical Properties," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 87[8], 1459-65 (2004).

36. P.G. Clem, N.S. Bell, G.L. Brennecka, B.H. King, and D.B. Dimos, "Micropen Printing fo Electronic Components," p229-59 in Direct Write Methods for Rapid Prototyping and Sensors. Edited by A. Pique and D.B. Chrisey. Academic Press, San Diego, 2002.

37. T.J. Boyle, P.G. Clem, B.A. Tuttle, G.L. Brennecka, J.T. Dawley, M.A. Rodriguez, T.D. Dunbar, and W.F. Hammetter, "Lanthanide Series Doping Effects in Lead Zirconate Titanate (PLnZT) Thin Films," J. Mater. Res., 17[4], 871-8 (2002).


Conference Proceedings and Other Publications


1. G.L. Brennecka and B. Winchester, “Simulation Studies of Nucleation of Ferroelectric Polarization Reversal,” SAND2014-16529 (2014).

2. G.L. Brennecka, “For materials world, and those in it, the future looks bright,” Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull., 93[2] 14-15 (2014).

3. G.L. Brennecka, F.J. Zutavern, G.J. Dension, G.E. Peña, S.F. Glover, M.B. Sinclair, and M.A. Blea-Kirby, “Controlled Polarization Reversal for Ferroelectric Opening Switches,” SAND2013-10422 (2013).

4. G.L. Brennecka, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, N. Raengthon, M.A. Blea-Kirby, and D.P. Cann, “Capacitor Development for Reliable High Temperature Operation in Inverter Applications,” Proceedings of the Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) international conference, San Diego, CA (2013).

5. H.J. Brown-Shaklee, J.J. Borchardt, N. Raengthon, D.P. Cann, and G.L. Brennecka, “Pulse Discharge Behavior of Relaxor Dielectric Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors,” Proceedings of the 16th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Materials, Raleigh, NC (2013).

6. D.P. Cann, N. Raengthon, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, and G.L. Brennecka, “BaTiO3-Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 Relaxor Materials for Advanced Capacitor Applications,” Proceedings of the 16th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Materials, Raleigh, NC (2013).

7. J.F. Ihlefeld, P.G. Kotula, B. Gauntt, D.V. Gough, G.L. Brennecka, B.B. McKenzie, A. Allen, M.A. Blea-Kirby, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, and E.D. Spoerke, ”Substrate and Solution Chemistry Effects on Chemical Homogeneity in PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Thin Films on Platinized Silicon Substrates,” Proceedings of the 16th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Materials, Raleigh, NC (2013).

8. R. Kirchhofer, D. R. Diercks, B. P. Gorman, and G. Brennecka,“Atomic Scale Composition Profiling of Ferroelectrics via Laser-Pulsed Atom Probe Tomography and Cross-Correlative Transmission Electron Microscopy,” Microsc. Microanal., S2 (2013).

9. F.J. Zutavern, G.L. Brennecka, S.F. Glover, G.E. Pena, G.J. Dension, and J.M. Rudys, ”A Testbed for High Voltage, High Bandwidth Characterization of Nonlinear Dielectrics,” Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, San Francisco, CA (2013).

10. N.W. Moore and G.L. Brennecka, “Optical Properties of PZT Ferroelectrics through Thermally-Driven Phase Transformations,” SAND2013-5228 (2013).

11. M.S. Kent, J.G. Cordaro, G.L. Brennecka, and M.C. George, “Triblock Polymers for Nanoporous Membranes: Characterization of Phase Behavior,” SAND2012-10859 (2012).

12. J.F. Ihlefeld, G.L. Brennecka, L.J. Small, C.A. Apblett, B.A. Tuttle, P. Mahoney, J.L. Jones, K. Nittala, S.W. Mhin, K. Dunnigan, D. Duquette, S. Calabrese, S. Landsberger, P. Ferreira, J. Graham, and D.S. Robinson, “Enabling Self-Powered Ferroelectric Nanosensors: Fundamental Science of Interfacial Effects Under Extreme Conditions”, SAND2012-7797 (2012).

13. G.L. Brennecka and K. Fox, “Back to School: Revived EIC boosts Society’s education efforts,” Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull., 92[2] 14 (2013).

14. D.B. Burckel, C.-Y.P. Yang, E.L. Yang, C.A. Steinhaus, and G.L. Brennecka, “Integration of Block-Copolymer with Nano-Imprint Lithography: Pushing the Boundaries of Emerging Nano-PatterningTechnology,” SAND2012-8414 (2012).

15. J.T. Graham, S. Landsberger and G.L. Brennecka, “Ferroelectric Changes in Neutron Irradiated Lead Zirconate Titanate,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 104, 241-2 (2011).

16. G.L. Brennecka, K.E. Meyer, Y.H. Jeon, D. Shahin, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, B. Gibbons, and J.F. Ihlefeld, “Minimizing Voltage Tuning for Enhanced High Field Energy Storage,” Proceedings of the 15th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics, Kagoshima, Japan (2011).

17. J.F. Ihlefeld, C.T. Shelton, P.G. Kotula, G.L. Brennecka, P.G. Lam, K.E. Meyer, J.P. Maria, and B. Gibbons, “Chemically Homogeneous Ferroelectric Thin Films via Improved Substrate Metallization,” Proceedings of the 15th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics, Kagoshima, Japan (2011).

18. G.L. Brennecka and B. Fahrenholtz, “Replace yourself: Some student Advisors’ Perspectives on Ceramic Education,” Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull., 89[5] 35 (2010).

19. G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle, J. Stevens, A. Gin, and D. Scrymgeour, “Nanopatterned Ferroelectrics for Ultrahigh Density Rad-Hard Nonvolatile Memories,” SAND2010-7085 (2010).

20. K. Reed, J. Rudys, G. Pena, S. Glover, G. Brennecka, and B. Tuttle, “Ferroelectric Opening Switches for Large Scale Pulsed Power Drivers” SAND2009-7527 (2009).

21. G.L. Brennecka, C.M. Parish, J.L. Jones, B.A. Tuttle, J.S. Wheeler, and J.G. Ekerdt, “Chemical, Phase, and Interface Effects in Solution-Based Fabrication of Ferroelectric Thin Film Capacitors,” Proceedings of the 14th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics, Welches, OR (2009).

22. G.L. Brennecka, C.M. Parish, D.A. Scrymgeour, B.A. Tuttle, L.N. Brewer and J.G. Ekerdt, ”Micro- and Nano-Patterning of Solution-Derived Functional Electronic Ceramics,” Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14 [suppl. 2] 1432-33 (2008).

23. C.M. Parish, G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle and L.N. Brewer, ”Quantitative STEM-EDS Spectrum Imaging of Phase Transformations in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3,” Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14 [suppl. 2] 1434-35 (2008).

24. G.L. Brennecka, C.M. Parish, B.A. Tuttle, M.A. Rodriguez, L.N. Brewer and J.S. Wheeler, “Recent Advances in the Fabrication of Solution-Derived Thin and Ultrathin Multilayer Capacitors,” IEEE Internat. Symp. Appl. Ferroelec. (ISAF). Santa Fe, NM (2008).

25. J. Sigman, P.G. Clem, G.L. Brennecka and B.A. Tuttle, “Fabrication of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 High-Value Integrated Capacitors by Chemical Solution Deposition,” IEEE Internat. Symp. Appl. Ferroelec. (ISAF). Santa Fe, NM (2008).

26. G.L. Brennecka, B.A. Tuttle, C.M. Parish, L.N. Brewer, B.B. McKenzie, and M.A. Rodriguez, “Fabrication of Ultrathin Integrated Multilayer Capacitors by Chemical Solution Deposition,” Proceedings of the 13th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics, Awaji City, Hyogo, Japan (2007).

27. G.L. Brennecka and D.A. Payne, “Densification and Grain Growth in Powder-Derived Ta2O5-Based Di-Electrics,” Proc. of the 9th International Ceramic Processing Science Symposium. Coral Gables, FL (2006).

28. B.A. Tuttle, G.L. Brennecka, D.P. Williams, M.A. Rodriguez, T.J. Headley, and J.S. Wheeler, “High Energy Density PLZT Thin Film Capacitors”; Ceramic Transactions, v162, Advanced Dielectric, Piezo- electric, and Ferroelectric Thin Films. Proc. of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, p.17-25 (2005).

29. D.A. Payne, G.L. Brennecka, D.L. West and J.U. Knickerbocker, “Processing of Textured Ceramics for Electrical Applications," p199-207 in Processing of Electroceramics. Edited by M. Kosec, D. Kuscer and B. Malic. Jozef Stefan Institut, 2003.

Funding


Our group's work is currently supported by Mines startup funding, the National Science Foundation's DMREF program (DMR 1534503), and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. More details and projects will be added here as applicable.

NSF   Colorado OEDIT

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