Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tod Laurvik, PhD
This research is focused on determining which metals or combinations of metals form effective electrical contacts on hydrothermally synthesized UO2 substrates to allow for additional work in characterization of the material as well as the feasibility of its use in semiconductor devices such as solid-state neutron detectors. A methodology was established for selection of candidate metals. Target mixtures composed of Au, Ag, Pt, and Mg were chosen along with several single-metals. Thin metal films were deposited onto tungsten probe tips and hydrothermally synthesized UO2 samples to allow for analysis of mechanical and deposited contact to the substrates through I-V measurements.
DTIC Accession Number
Robinson, Tory E., "Characterization of Metal Contacts on Hydrothermally Synthesized Uranium Dioxide for Novel Semiconductor Applications" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2280.