Exploration of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane (HSQ) Formulations and the use of HSQ as a Precursor for Silicon Quantum Dots for Use in Polymer Coatings - Year two

The project will entail the production and characterization of hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ), a useful material for both lithography and production of silicon nanomaterials. This material is the workhorse for Applied Quantum Materials Inc. (AQM), as it is one of their central products that they supply to the e-beam lithography industry as well as the precursor for their silicon nanomaterials. Once studied experimental HSQ samples will be transformed into silicon nanomaterials and incorporated into polymers to produce new materials that convert solar UV into more useful red and near-infrared (NIR) light.

Riley Thomas Endean
Faculty Supervisor: 
Vladimir Michaelis
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