Welcome to the Gordon Lab website. We specialize in the deposition of thin films using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and alternating layer deposition (ALD). For more information, explore the links above.
Collaborators designed a new way to store massive amounts of energy.
On Thursday, October 10, Roy Gordon and Michael Aziz received a 2019 Eni Award for Innovation in Energy during a ceremony held at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Italy. Every year since 2007, Eni, a transnational energy company operating in 67 countries around the world, awards three major prizes for research in the energy and environment sectors.... Read more about Gordon and Aziz accept the 2019 Eni Award
To sustain human civilization in the future, clean energy sources must be harnessed to replace the fossil fuels that are now polluting our atmosphere. Solar and wind energy can supply all the necessary energy. However, storage will be needed when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing.
After years of making progress on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard University researchers ran into a problem: the organic anthraquinone molecules that powered their ground-breaking battery were slowly decomposing over time, reducing the long-term usefulness of the battery.
With funding from Harvard University's Climate Change Solutions Fund (CCSF), Professor Roy Gordon has received an award for research that will focus on lowering the costs of solar energy, developing thin-film technology by depositing vapors on ordinary window glass, using abundant and nontoxic materials. Gordon Group member Robert Gustafson will be working on this project.
Tailored ALD precursors form atomically thin layers of metals, dielectrics, and other compounds
One way to shrink the nanosized wires (cross sections shown here) that interconnect electronic circuit components is to replace the “thick” tantalum nitride-like film used today to encapsulate the copper core (left) with a thinner manganese silicate film made via ALD.
Making films one molecular layer at a time might seem like painstaking work limited to laboratories researching esoteric surface science.