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Jay A. Switzer
Donald L Castleman/FCR Professor of Discovery in Chemistry
Senior Investigator, Materials Research Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010
Fax: (573) 341-2071
Principal Editor, Journal of Materials Research, a publication of the Materials Research Society.
Editorial Board, Chemistry of Materials, a publication of the American Chemical Society.
Wayne State University, Ph.D., 1979.
Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nanoscale Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Energy Conversion and Storage.
Our research is at the interface between chemistry and materials science. We use electrodeposition to produce ordered nanostructures such as superlattices of metal oxide semiconductors. The superlattices have small dimensions, and high structural perfection. We also are producing single crystal films using epitaxial electrodeposition. Our emphasis has been on metal oxide semiconductors with interesting optical, electrical, or magnetic properties. The nanoscale materials we produce have quantum-confined properties which are a function of the physical dimensions of the material. We have recently become interested in nanoscale spintronic materials and devices. Students in the group become experienced in electrochemistry, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy. They are well prepared for academic or industrial careers in electrochemistry, inorganic materials chemistry, or materials science.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Niharika Burla, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Steven J. Limmer, Ekkehard Sinn, Jay A. Switzer,"Epitaxial electrodeposition of chiral CuO films from copper(II) complexes of malic acid on Cu(111) and Cu(110) single crystals", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 6209-6216 (2011).
Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Sandeep Gorantla, Guojun Mu, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Thomas Gemming, Jurgen Eckert, Jay A. Switzer, "Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Fe3O4 on Single-Crystal Ni(111)", Chemistry of Materials, 23, 2017-2019 (2011).
Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Andrew S. Miller, Eric W. Bohannan, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Zhen He, Jay A. Switzer, "Resistance switching in electrodeposited polycrystalline Fe3O4 films", Electrochimica Acta, 56, 10550-10556 (2011).
Jakub A. Koza, Zhen He, Andrew S. Miller, Jay A. Switzer, "Resistance Switching in Electrodeposited VO2 Thin Films", Chemistry of Materials, 23, 4105-4108 (2011).
Zhen He, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Jakub A. Koza, Jay A. Switzer, "Room-Temperature Electrochemical Reduction of Epitaxial Magnetite Films to Epitaxial Iron Films", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 12358-12361 (2011).
Jay A. Switzer and Gary Hodes, "Electrodeposition and chemical bath deposition of functional nanomaterials," MRS Bulletin, 35, 743-750 (2010).
Jay A. Switzer, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Guojun Mu, Zhen He and Andrew J. Wessel, "Resistance Switching in Electrodeposited Magnetite Superlattices," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 1258-1260 (2010).
Elizabeth A. Kulp, Hiten M. Kothari, Steven J. Limmer, Jinbo Yang, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Eric W. Bohannan and Jay A. Switzer, "Electrodeposition of Epitaxial Magnetite Films and Ferrihydrite Nanoribbons on Single-Crystal Gold," Chemistry of Materials, 21, 5022-5031 (2009).
Guojun Mu, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Elizabeth A. Kulp and Jay A. Switzer, "Tilted Epitaxial ZnO Nanospears on Si(001) by Chemical Bath Deposition," Chemistry of Materials, 21, 3960-3964 (2009).
Sansanee Boonsalee, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy, Eric W. Bohannan, Jay A. Switzer, "Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Tin(II) Sulfide Nanodisks on Single-Crystal Au(100)," Chemistry of Materials, 20, 5737-5742 (2008).
Shaibal K. Sarkar, Niharika Burla, Eric W. Bohannan, Jay A. Switzer, "Inducing enantioselectivity in electrodeposited CuO films by chiral etching," Electrochimica Acta, 53, 6191-6195 (2008).
Elizabeth A. Kulp, Jay A. Switzer, "Electrochemical Biomineralization: The Deposition of Calcite with Chiral Morphologies," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 15120-15121 (2007).
Eric W. Bohannan, Igor M. Nicic, Hiten M. Kothari, Jay A. Switzer, "Enantiospecific electrodeposition of chiral CuO films on Cu(110) from aqueous Cu(II) tartrate and amino acid complexes," Electrochimica Acta, 53, 155-160 (2007).
Shaibal K. Sarkar, Niharika Burla, Eric W. Bohannan, Jay A. Switzer, "Enhancing Enantioselectivity of Electrodeposited CuO Films by Chiral Etching," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 8972-8973 (2007).
Vishnu V. Rajasekharan, Brandi N. Clark, Sansanee Boonsalee, Jay A. Switzer, "Electrochemistry of Free Chlorine and Monochloramine and its Relevance to the Presence of Pb in Drinking Water," Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 4252-4257 (2007).
Elizabeth A. Kulp, Steven J. Limmer, Eric W. Bohannan, Jay A. Switzer, "Electrodeposition of nanometer-thick ceria films by oxidation of cerium(III)-acetate," Solid State Ionics, 178, 749-757 (2007).
Steven J. Limmer, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Jay A. Switzer, "Epitaxial Electrodeposition of ZnO on Au(111) from Alkaline Solution: Exploiting Amphoterism in Zn(II), Langmuir, 22, 10535-10539 (2006).
Jay A. Switzer, Vishnu V. Rajasekharan, Sansanee Boonsalee, Elizabeth A. Kulp, Eric W. Bohannan, "Evidence that Monochloramine Disinfectant Could Lead to Elevated Pb Levels in Drinking Water," Environmental Science & Technology, 40, 3384-3387 (2006).