Barrier layers for enablign future fusion plants
Project Goals and Description:
A key to future fusion plants is facilitating the efficient management of hydrogen isotopes (deuterium, tritium). In this project we are developing composite thin film membranes for efficient hydrogen permeation as well as similar structures to serve as hydrogen barriers. These thin film structures (~100 nm) are deposited by techniques such as atomic layer deposition (ALD) and sputtering. This project would involve developing ALD recipes for some of the materials of interest and characterizing their properties
Grand Challenge: Provide energy from fusion.
Colin Wolden, email@example.com|Adam Job, firstname.lastname@example.org The MURF covers the academic year but I would like to hire someone to start early this summer.
Curiosity and initiative.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
Advanced thin films deposition and characterization (ellipsometry, XRD, FTIR, profilometry, UV-Vis)
Day to day mentoring provided by a graduate student and weekly group meetings.
PREFERRED STUDENT STATUS