Faculty Advisor

Grimm, Ron

Abstract

Thin layers of stibnite (Sb2S3) crystals have been analyzed by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR). Following this analysis, the surface of the metal was changed by etching the stibnite with various organic compounds. The resulting surface was analyzed with FT-IR again, and compared against the original spectrum. Additionally, the surface was analyzed by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) in order to verify the quality of the stibnite surface and quantify the degree of surface oxidation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Share

COinS