Electron Dynamics with Core Level Spectroscopy in MgₓZn₁₋ₓO and SnS₂. Design of a Low Energy Electron Diffraction Instrument
AdvisorMonti, Oliver L. A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis consists of two distinct parts: Firstly, a core level spectroscopy study of SnS₂ and ternary oxide MgₓZn₁₋ₓO; secondly, the design and assembling of low electron energy diffraction instrument. In the former, the electronic structure and dynamics are investigated. In the study of the ternary oxide MgₓZn₁₋ₓO, the main goal was to better understand the influence of alloying MgO and ZnO as a method of bandgap engineering of ZnO. In the case of SnS₂, the focus of the investigation were the electronic properties of the material related to its layered structure as a source of both new fundamental physics and applications. The second part of the thesis describes the principles of design of the LEED instrument, its current functionality, operational instructions, and suggested further modifications for expanding its applications.
Degree ProgramGraduate College