SHANE C. STREET
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Recruiting
UHV surface science, thin film tribology, and surface chemistry
B. S., 1989, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University;
Ph.D., 1995, University of Illinois; Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1997,
Texas A&M University.
Office: 1088A Shelby Hall
Telephone: (205) 348-5957
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UHV surface science: Ultrahigh vacuum techniques such as Auger
electron spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption monitored by
a quadrupole mass spectrometer, and reflectance-absorbance infrared spectroscopy
are used to investigate the interaction of molecules with well-characterized
surfaces. Currently, we are investigating the interaction of amine-quinone
compounds with iron surfaces. These molecules are models of corrosion
Thin film tribology: Tribology is the study of friction, lubrication,
and wear. We are interested in the relationship between the structure
of boundary layer (monolayer) lubricants and their frictional properties.
We use a sensitive pin-on-disk type tribometer to rub surfaces with well-characterized,
self-assembled monolayers and then analyze the surface spectroscopically.
We are also working on metal/organic thin films with unique mechanical,
structural, and optical properties.
Surface chemistry: As an aid to both of the above research thrusts,
we use solution and vacuum phase reactions to make novel surfaces. Current
work includes attachment chemistry on technologically important oxides
(particularly silica and alumina) and fundamental study of the acid/base
characteristics of such surfaces.
Experimental Methods Include:
- FT-IRAS: Fourier-transform infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy
- TPD: Temperature Programmed Desorption (Mass Spectrometry)
- AES: Auger Electron Spectroscopy
- XPS: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
"Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Photoreduction of
Copper(II)-Dendrimer Complexes." Wan, H.; Li, S.; Konovalova, T.
A.; Shuler, S. F.; Dixon, D. A.; Street, S. C. J. Phys. Chem. C 112,
behavior of dendrimer-mediated Ti thin films." Li, X.; Huang,
F.; Curry, M.; Street, S. C.; Weaver, M. L. Tribol. Lett. 19,
studies of dendrimer-mediated metallic thin films." Li, X.; Curry,
M.; Wei, G.; Zhang, J.; Barnard, J. A.; Street, S. C.; Weaver, M. L.,
Surf. Coat. Technol., 177-178 504-511 (2004).
Dependent Evolution of Two-Dimensional Dendrimer/Mica Domain Patterns."
Xu, F. T.; Street, S. C.; Barnard, J. A., J. Phys. Chem. B, 107,
energy influences on the growth mode of metal overlayers on dendrimer
mediated substrates." Curry, M.; Arrington, D.; Street, S. C.;
Xu, F. T.; Barnard, J. A., J. Vac. Sci. Techn., A., 21,
Formation in Aerosol-Deposited Dendrimer Films." Xu, F. T.; Street,
S. C.; Barnard, J. A., Langmuir, 19, 3066-3070
Study of Hexadecylquinolinium Tricyanoquinodimethanide as a Monolayer
and in Bulk." Xu, Tao; Morris, Todd A.; Szulczewski, G. J.; Amaresh,
R. R.; Gao, Y.; Street, S. C.; Kispert, L. D.; Metzger, R. M.; Terenziani,
F., J. Phys. Chem. B, 106, 10374-10381 (2002).
thin films of polyamidoamine dendrimers formed using microcontact printing."
Arrington, D.; Curry, M.; Street, S. C., Langmuir, 18,
interlayers and the mechanism of abrasive wear of ultrathin metal films."
Xu, F. T.; Ye, P. P.; Curry, M.; Barnard, J. A.; Street, S. C., Tribol.
Lett., 12, 189-193 (2002).
metal films deposited on dendrimer monolayers." Rar, A.; Curry,
M.; Barnard, J. A.; Street, S. C., Tribol. Lett., 12,
Structural and Mechanical Properties of Ultrathin Au Films Grown on Dendrimer-Mediated
Substrates." Street, S. C.; Rar, A.; Zhou, J. N.; Liu, W. J.;
Barnard, J. A., Chem. Mater., 13, 3669-3677 (2001).
Chapter in Book:
"Chemical and Spectroscopic Studies of Ultrathin Oxide Films," in The
Chemical Physics of Solid Surfaces, V. 8, S. C. Street and D. W. Goodman;
D. P. Woodruff, and D. A. King, eds. Elsevier Press: Amsterdam, 1997.
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