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Publications and Presentations


S.M. Ammu, A. Escobedo, M. Rodriguez, Jose Cruz-Campa, D. Zubia, J. McClure* and S.A. Quinones, “SEM Characterization of CdTe Growth on CdTe(111) by Close-Spaced Sublimation”, submitted to J. of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, August 2006.

Jacob Rascon, Luis Romo, Scott Rogers, Stella Quinones, John McClure and David Zubia, “New Sublimation Reactor for Epitaxial Growth of II-VI Films”, poster, to be presented at the American Vacuum Society 53rd International Symposium, San Francisco, California, November 14th, 2006. This poster was entered into the student-built vacuum system competition.

Arev Escobedo, Mario Rodríguez, Luís Romo, Jose Cruz-Campa, Cesar López, Sandra Oyer, Scott Rogers, Stella Quiñónez, John McClure, and David Zubía, “CdTe/CdS-BASED PHOTODIODE ARRAYS VIA SELECTIVE-AREA, CLOSE-SPACED SUBLIMATION,” talk, presented at the International Material Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico August 21 – 25, 2006.

S.M. Ammu, J. Rascon, A. Escobedo, M. Rodriguez, J. Cruz-Campa, D. Zubia, J.McClure, S.A. Quiñónez,GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CdTe ON CdTe(111), CdTe (211)/Si(211) AND CdTe(211) SUBSTRATES USING CONVENTIONAL AND NOVEL CSS TECHNIQUES”, invited talk, presented at the International Material Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico August 21 – 25, 2006.

D. Zubia, J. McClure and S. Quinones, “Multilayer Close-Spaced Sublimation Reactor for II-VI films”, presentation, Army Research Laboratory, Maryland, May 18, 2006.

Jose Cruz-Campa, David Zubia, “Characterization of Selective-Area Deposited CdTe Polycrystal Solar Cells,” talk, presented at the Fall 2005 Meeting for the Texas section of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and Society of Physics Students, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, October 20-22, 2005.

Umesh Uthaman, Arathi Rajagopalan and David Zubia, “Modeling of Strain Partitioning in Nanoheterostructures”, presented at the TEXMEMS VII International Conference, El Paso, Texas, USA and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, September 21-22, 2005.

Skanda Ammu, Cesar Lopez, Arev Escobedo, Mario Rodriguez, Jacob Rascon, Shalayna Lair, David Zubia, John McClure and Stella Quinones, “Fabrication and Characterization of Patterned ITO-CdS-SiO2-CdTe Solar Cells by the Close-Spaced-Sublimation Technique,” presented at the TEXMEMS VII International Conference, El Paso, Texas, USA and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, September 21-22, 2005.

Javier Terrazas, Aaron Rodriguez, Cesar Lopez, Arev Escobedo, Franz Kuhlmann, John McClure and David Zubia, “Ordered Polycrystalline Thin Films for High Performance CdTe/CdS Solar Cells” Thin Solid Films 490 (2005) 146-153.

David Zubia, Cesar Lopez, Aaron Rodriguez, Javier Terrazas, Arev Escobedo, Jacob Rascon, Mario Rodriguez, Shalayna Lair, Stella Quinones and John McClure, “SELECTIVE-AREA DEPOSITION OF ORDERED CdTe POLYCRYSTAL ARRAYS ON SiO2/CdS VIA CLOSE-SPACED SUBLIMATION,” invited talk, presented at the International Material Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico August 21 – 25, 2005.

Stephen D. Hersee, Ronghua Wang, David Zubia, Terrance L. Aselage and David Emin, “Method of making an icosahedral boride structure”, Pat. No. US 6,841,456, January 11, 2005.

G.B. Lush and D. Zubia, “Fabrication, Characterization, and Simulation of Solar Cells,” Proceedings, DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 25-28, 2004.

David Zubia, Javier Terrazas, Aaron Rodriguez, Cesar Lopez, Arev Escobedo, Franz Kuhlmann, Sergio Rodriguez and John McClure, “Ordered Polycrystalline CdTe for High Efficiency Solar Cells,” poster presented at the DOE Solar Energy Program Review Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 25-28, 2004.

David Zubia, Franz Kuhlmann, Aaron Rodriguez, Javier Terrazas, Cesar Lopez, Umesh Uthaman, Sergio Gutierrez, Jacob Rascon, John McClure and Greg Lush, “Ordered Nanocrystalline Materials for Solar Cell Applications,” invited talk, presented at the International Material Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico August 22 – 26, 2004.

D. Zubia, F. Kuhlmann, A. Rodriguez, J. Terrazas, C. Lopez, U. Uthaman, S. Gutierrez, J. Rascon, G. Lush and J. McClure, “Strain Partitioning Theory Applied to Nanoheteroepitaxy,” invited talk presented at the Fourth International Conference on Compliant and Alternative Substrate Technology, Chamonix, France, March 21-25, 2004.

D. Zubia, F. Kuhlmann, A. Rodriguez, J. Terrazas and G. Lush, “Ordered Nanocrystalline Thin Films for High Performance Solar Cell Materials,” presented at the International Symposium on Solar Cells and Solar Energy Materials, Cancun, Mexico August 17 – 21, 2003.

S. D. Hersee, D. Zubia, S. Zaidi and S. Brueck, “Thin Film Product and Method of Forming”, Pat. No. US 6,596,377 B1, July 22, 2003.

P. Wakeland, D. Zubia, and T. Khraishi, “An Anisotropic Elasticity Model of Strain Partitioning in Epitaxial Thin Layers,” J. Electron. Mat. 32, 836-841 (2003).

D. Zubia, “Special issue on the 3rd International Conference on Alternative Substrate Technology (ICAST) - Foreword,” J. Electron. Mat. 32, 828-828 (2003).

D. Zubia, P. Wakeland, and T. Khraishi, “Strain Partitioning in Epitaxial Thin Layers Using Isotropic and Anisotropic Elasticity,” Invited Talk, presented at the Third International Conference on Compliant and Alternative Substrate Technology, Cancun, Mexico, September 16-19, 2002.

S. R. J. Brueck, S. D. Hersee, and D. Zubia, “Introduction to the Feature Section on Growth of Heterostructure Materials on Nanoscale Substrates,” Editorial, IEEE J. Quant. Elect. 38, 973-974 (2002).

S.D. Hersee, D.Zubia, X. Sun, R. Bommena, M. Fairchild, S. Zhang, D. Burckel, A. Frauenglass, and S.R.J.Brueck, “Nanoheteroepitaxy for the Integration of Highly Mismatched Semiconductor Materials,” Invited Paper, IEEE J. Quant. Elect. 38, 1017-1028 (2002).

C. Trager-Cowan, F. Sweeney, J. Hastie, S. K. Manson-Smith, D. A. Cowan, D. McColl, A. Mohammed, K. P. O'Donnell, D. Zubia, S. D. Hersee, C. T. Foxon, I. Harrison, S. V. Novikov, “Characterization of nitride thin films by electron backscatter diffraction,” J. of Microscopy 205, 226 (2002).

D. Zubia, S. D. Hersee, and T. Khraishi, “Strain Partitioning in Coherent Compliant Heterostructures”, Appl. Phys. Let. 80, 740-742 (2002).

E. Sweeney, C. Trager-Cowan, J. Hastie, D. A. Cowan, K. P. O’Donnell, D. Zubia, S. D. Hersee, C. T. Foxon, I. Harrison, S. V. Novikov, “Electron Backscattered Diffraction Patterns from Cooled Gallium Nitride Films,” Physica Status Solidi B Basic Research 228, 533-536 (2001).

A. A. El-Emawy, H. Cao, E. Zhmayev, J. –H. Lee, D. Zubia, and M. Osinski, “MOCVD growth of InNxAs1-x on GaAs using dimethylhydrazine,” Physica Status Solidi B Basic Research 228, 263-267 (2001).

Carol Trager-Cowan, F. Sweeney, J. Hastie, S. K. Manson-Smith, D. A. Cowan, K. P. O’Donnell, D. Zubia, and S. D. Hersee, “Characterisation of nitride thin films by electron backscattered diffraction”, Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology 82, 19 (2001).

S. D. Hersee, D. Zubia, R. Bommena, and X. Sun, “Nanoheteroepitaxy for the integration of III-V devices on silicon”, outstanding paper award winner, Workshop on Challenges in Porous and Amorphous Wide Gap Semiconductors, Newfoundland, Canada, June 10-14, 2001.

D. Zubia, S. Zhang, X. Sun, R. Bommena, S. R. J. Brueck, and S. D. Hersee, “Initial Growth Stages of Nanoheteroepitaxial GaAs on Si(100) by OMVPE”, J. Elect. Mat. 30, 812 (2001).

D. Zubia, S. Zhang, X. Sun, R. Bommena, S. R. J. Brueck, S. D. Hersee, “Nanoheteroepitaxial growth of GaAs on Si(100) by OMVPE”, presented at the Second International Conference on Compliant and Alternative Substrate Technology, Lake Tahoe, California, January 21-25, 2001.

D. Zubia, S. Zaidi, S. D. Hersee and S. Brueck, “Nanoheteroepitaxy – A Nanofabrication Route to Improved Epitaxial Growth”, Invited Paper, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 18, 3514 (2000).

R. H. Wang, D. Zubia, T. O’ Neil, D. Emin, T. Aselage, S. D. Hersee, “Chemical vapor deposition of B12 As2 thin films on 6H-SiC”, J. Elec. Mat. 29, 1304 (2000).

D. Zubia, S. Zhang, X. Sun, R. Bommena, S. R. J. Brueck, S. D. Hersee, “Nanoheteroepitaxial growth of GaN on nanostructured compliant <111> SOI by OMPVE”, presented at the twelfth American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, Vail, Colorado, August 13-18, 2000.

Carol Trager-Cowan, D. McColl, F. Sweeney, S. T. F. Grimson, J-F. Treguer, A. Mohammed, P. G. Middleton, S. K. Manson-Smith, K. P. O’Donnell, W. Van der Stricht, I. Moerman and P. Demeester, M. F. Wu, A. Vantomme, D. Zubia and S. D. Hersee, “Probing Nitride Thin Films in 3-Dimensions using a Variable Energy Electron Beam”, MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research 5(S1), U347 (2000).

D. Zubia, S. Zaidi, S. Brueck, and S. D. Hersee, “Nanoheteroepitaxial growth of GaN on Si by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy”, Appl. Phys. Let. 76, 858 (2000).

S. D. Hersee, D. Zubia, S. H. Zaidi, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Nanoheteroepitaxy of GaN on Si,” Proceeding of WOCSDICE 2000, 24th Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits.

D. Zubia, S. Zaidi, T. O’Neil, S. Jaffer, S. J. Brueck, and S. D. Hersee, “Nanostructured SOI Compliant Structures”, presented at the First International Conference on Compliant and Alternative Substrate Technology, Buena Vista, Florida, September 19-23, 1999.

S.D.Hersee, D.Zubia, S.H. Zaidi, S.R.J. Brueck, "Application of Nanoheteroepitaxy (NHE) to the OMVPE Growth of GaN on Silicon", Lateral Epitaxial Overgrowth Workshop, 2-6 August, 1999, Juneau, Alaska.

D. Zubia, S. D. Hersee, S. Zaidi and S. Brueck, “Selective MOCVD growth of GaN on compliant, nanostructured SOI” Presented at the Ninth Biennial Workshop on Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy, Ponte Vedra, Florida, May 23-27, 1999.

D. Zubia and S. D. Hersee, “Nanoheteroepitaxy: The Application of Nanostructuring and Substrate Compliance to the Heteroepitaxy of Mismatched Semiconductor Materials”, J. Appl. Phys. 85, 6492 (1999).

C. Trager-Cowan, S. McArthur, P. G. Middleton, K. P. O'Donnell, D. Zubia, S. D. Hersee, “GaN epilayers on misoriented substrates”, Mater. Sci. Eng. B 59, 235-238 (1999)

J.C. Ramer, D. Zubia, G. Liu, and S.D. Hersee, “Stability and Interface Abruptness of InxGa1-xN/InyGa1-yN Multiple Quantum Well structures grown by OMVPE”, J. Electron. Mater. 26, 1109 (1997).

S.D. Hersee, D. Zubia, A. Rice, G. Liu, J. Ramer and K. Malloy, “The Microstructure of GaN on Sapphire”, 2nd. European GaN Workshop, Valbonne, France, 11-13 June, 1997

S.D. Hersee, J.C. Ramer, D. Zubia and K.M. Hansen, “MOCVD Growth, Characterization and Stability of High Quality InGaN MQW Structures”, Invited Paper, 1997 LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on GaN Materials, Processing and Devices, Montreal, Canada, August 11-13, 1997.

Carol Trager-Cowan, S. McArthur, P. G. Middleton, K. P. O'Donnell, D. Zubia, and S. D. Hersee, “Properties of GaN epilayers grown on misoriented sapphire substrates”, MRS Internet Journal Nitride Semiconductor Research, see http://nrs.mij.mrs.org/3/36/.

David Zubia and Scot P. Albright, “Accelerated Testing of Golden Photon CdTe Modules”, Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop, Denver, Colorado, October, 1994.