Benjamin Peecher – 2016

Electrochemical vs X-ray Spectroscopic Measurements of NiFe(CN)6 Crystals Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hampton Pseudocapacitive materials like hexacyanoferrate have greater energy storage capabilities than standard capacitors while maintaining an ability to charge and discharge quickly. By modifying the surface of an electrodeposited nickel thin film with a layer of hexacyanoferrate, we can enhance its electrochemical properties. […]

Anna Lunderberg – 2016

Exploring the Effects of Copper on Composition and Charge Storage of Prussian Blue Analogue Pseudocapacitors Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hampton As energy usage has increased in recent years, there has been great demand for efficient, cost-effective, and earth-abundant materials to be used for energy storage. The ability to produce hexacyanoferrate (HCF) modified nickel film for […]

Breaks Away: Jenny Hampton

“Scientists have been searching for alternative energy sources for years, ones that are more environmentally plentiful and safe. While we tend to think first of wind and solar energy as those natural and prudent ways to power our world, Dr. Jennifer Hampton’s sabbatical research reminds us that other Earth-abundant materials – such as sodium or potassium – […]

Andrew Johnson – 2015

Impact of the Ferroelectric Polarization State on Conductivity Through Thin-film SrTiO3/Si Heterostructures Research Advisor: Dr. Joshua Veazey Certain thin-film ferroelectric oxide-semiconductor heterostructures allow for reversible, local changes in conductivity, with potential applications including non-volatile memory devices. Force microscopy techniques were used to investigate the impact of the ferroelectric polarization state on local conductive properties of […]

Daniel Clark – 2015

Characterization of the Pseudocapacitive Nature of Surface Bound Prussian Blue Analogues Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hampton With the increased use of intermittent renewable energy sources, more efficient methods of energy storage must be explored. Electrochemical capacitors provide a larger volumetric charge density than physical capacitors while maintaining fast charge and discharge rates. Prussian Blue analogues […]