Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama

The group is made up of the following assortment of characters:


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Dr. Shane Street

David Arrington

James Burgess

Micheal Curry

Brent Helms

Shelby Shuler

Haiying Wan


We employ ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) techniques such as Auger electron spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption (TPD), and reflectance-absorbance infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) to investigate the interaction of molecules with well-characterized surfaces.


We use dendrimer materials to prepare metal-organic nanocomposite ultrathin films with unusual physical and mechanical properties, to pattern organic and metallic structures, and as templates for metal nanoparticle formation.


We use sol-gel methods to prepare solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrolyte and anode materials.  We also have a program to prepare nanoparticle metals at the interface of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM).

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