Dr. Chabal holds the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics. He serves as professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Physics and department head of Materials Science & Engineering Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics. His current interests are centered on surface chemical functionalization of semiconductor and oxide surfaces, atomic layer deposition, organic electronics, biosensors and H2 storage materials. For more information about Dr. Chabel visit his home page and his Research Explorer page.

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  • Topologically Guided Tuning of Zr-MOF Pore Structures for Highly Selective Separation of C6 Alkane Isomers 

    Wang, Hao; Dong, Xinglong; Lin, Junzhong; Teat, Simon J.; Jensen, Stephanie; Cure, Jeremy; Alexandrov, Eugeny V.; Xia, Qibin; Tan, Kui; Wang, Qining; Olson, David H.; Proserpio, Davide M.; Chabal, Yves J.; Thonhauser, Timo; Sun, Junliang; Han, Yu; Li, Jing
    As an alternative technology to energy intensive distillations, adsorptive separation by porous solids offers lower energy cost and higher efficiency. Herein we report a topology-directed design and synthesis of a series ...
  • Role of Excess Ligand and Effect of Thermal Treatment in Hybrid Inorganic-Organic EUV Resists 

    Mattson, Eric C.; Rupich, S. M.; Cabrera, Y.; Chabal, Yves J.
    The chemical structure and thermal reactivity of recently discovered inorganic-organic hybrid resist materials are characterized using a combination of in situ and ex situ infrared (IR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoemission ...
  • Nucleation and Growth of WSe₂: Enabling Large Grain Transition Metal Dichalcogenides 

    Yue, Ruoyu; Nie, Yifan; Walsh, Lee A.; Addou, Rafik; Liang, Chaoping; Lu, Ning; Barton, Adam T.; Zhu, Hui; Che, Zifan; Barrera, Diego; Cheng, Lanxia; Cha, Pil-Ryung; Chabal, Yves J.; Hsu, Julia W. P.; Kim, Jiyoung; Kim, Moon J.; Colombo, Luigi; Wallace, Robert M.; Cho, Kyeongjae; Hinkle, Christopher L. (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2017-09-22)
    The limited grain size (< 200 nm) for transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) reported in the literature thus far is unsuitable for high-performance device applications. In this work, ...
  • Interaction of Acid Gases SO₂ and NO₂ with Coordinatively Unsaturated Metal Organic Frameworks: M-MOF-74 (M = Zn, Mg, Ni, Co) 

    Tan, Kui; Zuluaga, Sebastian; Wang, Hao; Canepa, Pieremanuele; Soliman, Karim; Cure, Jeremy; Li, Jing; Thonhauser, Timo; Chabal, Yves J. (Amer Chemical Soc, 2017-05-01)
    In situ infrared spectroscopy and ab initio density functional theory (DFT) calculations are combined to study the interaction of the corrosive gases SO₂ and NO₂ with metal organic frameworks M-MOF-74 (M = Zn, Mg, Ni, Co). ...
  • Capture of Organic Iodides from Nuclear Waste by Metal-Organic Framework-Based Molecular Traps 

    Li, Baiyan; Dong, Xinglong; Wang, Hao; Ma, Dingxuan; Tan, Kui; Jensen, Stephanie; Deibert, Benjamin J.; Butler, Joseph; Cure, Jeremy; Shi, Zhan; Thonhauser, Timo; Chabal, Yves J.; Han, Yu; Li, Jing
    Effective capture of radioactive organic iodides from nuclear waste remains a significant challenge due to the drawbacks of current adsorbents such as low uptake capacity, high cost, and non-recyclability. We report here ...
  • Cobalt and Iron Segregation and Nitride Formation from Nitrogen Plasma Treatment of CoFeB Surfaces 

    Mattson, Eric C.; Michalak, D. J.; Veyan, Jean Francois; Chabal, Yves J.
    Cobalt-iron-boron (CoFeB) thin films are the industry standard for ferromagnetic layers in magnetic tunnel junction devices and are closely related to the relevant surfaces of CoFe-based catalysts. Identifying and understanding ...
  • Substrate Selectivity in the Low Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of Cobalt Metal Films from Bis(1,4-Di- Tert -Butyl-1,3-Diazadienyl)Cobalt and Formic Acid 

    Kerrigan, M. M.; Klesko, Joseph P.; Rupich, Sara M.; Dezelah, C. L.; Kanjolia, R. K.; Chabal, Yves. J.; Winter, C. H. (American Institute of Physics Inc, 2018-08-20)
    The initial stages of cobalt metal growth by atomic layer deposition are described using the precursors bis(1,4-di-tert-butyl-1,3-diazadienyl)cobalt and formic acid. Ruthenium, platinum, copper, Si(100), Si-H, SiO₂, and ...
  • Energy Transfer from Colloidal Nanocrystals to Strongly Absorbing Perovskites 

    Cabrera, Yasiel; Rupich, Sara M.; Shaw, Ryan; Anand, Benoy; Villa, Manuel de Anda; Rahman, Rezwanur; Dangerfield, Aaron; Gartstein, Yuri N.; Malko, Anton V.; Chabal, Yves J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018-06-01)
    Integration of colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) with strongly absorbing semiconductors offers the possibility of developing optoelectronic and photonic devices with new functionalities. We examine the process of ...
  • Understanding and Controlling Water Stability of MOF-74 

    Zuluaga, S.; Fuentes-Fernandez, Erika M. A.; Tan, Kui; Xu, F.; Li, J.; Chabal, Yves J.; Thonhauser, T. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018-06-01)
    Metal organic framework (MOF) materials in general, and MOF-74 in particular, have promising properties for many technologically important processes. However, their instability under humid conditions severely restricts ...
  • HIF-1α-PDK1 Axis-Induced Active Glycolysis Plays an Essential Role in Macrophage Migratory Capacity 

    Anand, Benoy; Sampat, Siddharth; Danilov, E. O.; Peng, Weina; Rupich, Sara M.; Chabal, Yves J.; Gartstein, Yuri N.; Malko, Anton V.
    Ultrafast transient pump-probe measurements of thin CH₃NH₃PbI₃ perovskite films over a wide spectral range from 350 to 800 nm reveal a family of photoinduced bleach (PB) and absorption (PA) features unequivocally pointing ...
  • Static and Dynamic Electronic Characterization of Organic Monolayers Grafted on a Silicon Surface 

    Pluchery, O.; Zhang, Y.; Benbalagh, R.; Caillard, Louis; Gallet, J. J.; Bournel, F.; Lamic-Humblot, A.; Salmeron, M.; Chabal, Yves J.; Rochet, F.
    Organic layers chemically grafted on silicon offer excellent interfaces that may open up the way for new organic-inorganic hybrid nanoelectronic devices. However, technological achievements rely on the precise electronic ...
  • Influence of Growth Temperature on Bulk and Surface Defects in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite Films 

    Peng, Weina; Anand, Benoy; Liu, Lihong; Sampat, Siddharth; Bearden, Brandon E.; Malko, Anton V.; Chabal, Yves J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-12-14)
    The rapid development of perovskite solar cells has focused its attention on defects in perovskites, which are gradually realized to strongly control the device performance. A fundamental understanding is therefore needed ...
  • Structural, Elastic, Thermal, and Electronic Responses of Small-Molecule-Loaded Metal-Organic Framework Materials 

    Canepa, Pieremanuele; Tan, Kui; Du, Yingjie; Lu, Hongbing; Chabal, Yves J.; Thonhauser, Timo
    We combine infrared spectroscopy, nano-indentation measurements, and ab initio simulations to study the evolution of structural, elastic, thermal, and electronic responses of the metal-organic framework MOF-74-Zn when ...
  • Structural Band-Gap Tuning in g-C₃N₄ 

    Zuluaga, S.; Liu, Li-Hong; Shafiq, Natis; Rupich, Sara M.; Veyan, Jean-François; Chabal, Yves J.; Thonhauser, T.
    g-C3N4 is a promising material for hydrogen production from water via photo-catalysis, if we can tune its band gap to desirable levels. Using a combined experimental and ab initio approach, we uncover an almost perfectly ...
  • Structural Band-Gap Tuning in g-C₃N₄ 

    Zuluaga, S.; Liu, Li-Hong; Shafiq, Natis; Rupich, Sara M.; Veyan, Jean-François; Chabal, Yves J.; Thonhauser, T.
    g-C₃N₄ is a promising material for hydrogen production from water via photo-catalysis, if we can tune its band gap to desirable levels. Using a combined experimental and ab initio approach, we uncover an almost perfectly ...
  • Water Interactions In Metal Organic Frameworks 

    Tan, Kui; Nijem, Nour; Gao, Yuzhi; Zuluaga, S.; Li, J.; Thonhauser, T.; Chabal, Yves J.
    Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have a strong potential for gas adsorption and separation such as H2 and CH4 storage, and CO2 capture. However, their instability in the presence of water vapor (many MOFs are hygroscopic) ...
  • Effective Sensing of RDX via Instant and Selective Detection of Ketone Vapors 

    Hu, Zhichao; Tan, Kui; Lustig, William P.; Wang, Hao; Zhao, Yonggang; Zheng, Chong; Banerjee, Debasis; Emge, Thomas J.; Chabal, Yves J.; Li, Jing
    Two new luminescent metal-organic frameworks (LMOFs) were synthesized and examined for use as sensory materials. Very fast and effective sensing of RDX was achieved by vapor detection of a cyclic ketone used as a solvent ...
  • Morphology and Chemical Termination of HF-Etched Si₃N₄ Surfaces 

    Liu, Li-Hong; Debenedetti, William J. I.; Peixoto, Tatiana; Gokalp, Sumeyra; Shafiq, Natis; Veyan, Jean-François; Michalak, D. J.; Hourani, R.; Chabal, Yves J.
    Several reports on the chemical termination of silicon nitride films after HF etching, an important process in the microelectronics industry, are inconsistent claiming N-Hx, Si-H, or fluorine termination. An investigation ...
  • Lowering the Density of Electronic Defects on Organic-Functionalized Si(100) Surfaces 

    Peng, Weina; DeBenedetti, William J. I.; Kim, Seonjae; Hines, Melissa A.; Chabal, Yves J.
    The electrical quality of functionalized, oxide-free silicon surfaces is critical for chemical sensing, photovoltaics, and molecular electronics applications. In contrast to Si/SiO₂ interfaces, the density of interface ...
  • Selectivity of Metal Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition on Hydrogen Terminated and Oxidized Si(001)-(2x1) Surface 

    Longo, Roberto C.; McDonnell, Stephen; Dick, D.; Wallace, Robert M.; Chabal, Yves J.; Owen, James H. G.; Ballard, Josh B.; Randall, John N.; Cho, Kyeongjae (A V S Amer Inst Physics, 2014-02-10)
    In this work, the authors used density-functional theory methods and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study the chemical composition and growth rate of HfO₂, Al₂O₃, and TiO₂ thin films grown by in-situ atomic layer ...

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