St. Albert Hall B-37
Department of Physics & St.
John’s University Society of Physics Students Chapter
Characterization and Growth of
Dr. Fatima Z. Amir
Department of Physics
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester,
Imagine your life without electronic devices: your Laptop, your
I-Pod or your TV etc…can you? Nowadays electronic devices are a
very big part of our everyday life and due to their role in the
fabrication of electronic devices, semiconductors are a very
important part of our lives. The developments in semiconductor
technology during the past 50 years have made electronic devices
smaller, faster, and more reliable.
Dr. Amir's talk will focus on the growth and characterization of
some of these semiconductors. The first part of her
presentation will be on semiconducting thin films characterization
using x-ray diffraction, then she will present some
characterization and growth methods of semiconducting
nano-composites materials for several applications such as
biomedical applications, photo-reduction of CO2 (Nb2O5), and
dye-sensitized solar cells (TiO2).
All interested students and faculty are invited.