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Chemistry

Kurt W. Kolasinski

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Address:
750 South Church St.
West Chester, PA 19383-2115


Phone: 610-436-2631
Fax: 610-436-2890
Email: Chem@wcupa.edu

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Kurt W. Kolasinski

  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

Courses taught:

  • CHE 341 Physical Chemistry I: 4 Credits.
  • CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II: 3 Credits.
  • CHE 410 Advanced Independent Study or Research: 2-6 Credits.
  • CRL 103 Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB): 1 Credit.
  • CRL 104 Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB): 1 Credit.
  • CRL 107 General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services: 1 Credit.
  • CRL 341 Experimental Physical Chemistry Lab: 2 Credits.
  • CRL 342 Experimental Physical Chemistry II Lab: 2 Credits.

Physical Chemistry Education Links: http://courses.wcupa.edu/kkolasinski/EducationLinks.html

Research Summary:

My research concentrates on the study of dynamical processes at the surfaces of metals and semiconductors. A theme of this research is structure formation caused by electrochemical and laser-assisted processes. Of special interest are processes that form nanoscale and larger structures, including:

  • Stain and metal-assisted etching of silicon to form porous silicon,
  • Anodization to form nanotubes and porous oxides,
  • Laser ablation of Si, Ti, Al, Zn and anything else we can stick in front of a laser.

We characterize these structures with electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, and photoluminescence. Other techniques are provided by our collaborators in Connecticut, Finland and Mexico.

Research Interests:

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Selected Research Publications

  1. Plume and Nanoparticle Formation During Laser Ablation, K. W. Kolasinski, M. C. Gupta, L. V. Zhigilei in Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 2017.
  2. Silicon Surface Photochemistry, Kurt W. Kolasinski in Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 2017.
  3. Regenerative Electroless Etching of Silicon, K. W. Kolasinski, N. J. Gimbar, H. Yu, M. Aindow, E. Mäkilä, and J. Salonen, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2017, 55, 624-627.
  4. Controlled Microfabrication of High-Aspect-Ratio Structures in Silicon at the Highest Etching Rates: The Role of H2O2 in the Anodic Dissolution of Silicon in Acidic Electrolytes, C. Cozzi, G. Polito, K. W. Kolasinski, and G. Barillaro, Adv. Func. Mater, 27, 1604310 (2017).
  5. Porous Silicon Formation by Stain Etching, Kurt W. Kolasinski, in Handbook of Porous Silicon, 2nd Edition, edited by Leigh T. Canham, (Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2017) pp. 35-48.
  6. Porous Silicon Formation by Galvanic Etching, Kurt W. Kolasinski, in Handbook of Porous Silicon, 2nd Edition, edited by Leigh T. Canham, (Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2017) pp. 23-33.
  7. The stoichiometry of metal assisted etching (MAE) of Si in V2O5 + HF and HOOH + HF solutions, Kurt W. Kolasinski, William B. Barclay*, Yu Sun, and Mark Aindow, Electrochim. Acta, 158, 219–228 (2015).
  8. Bubbles: A review of their relationship to the formation of thin films and porous materials, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Mesoporous Biomater., 1, 49-60 (2014).
  9. The mechanism of Galvanic/Metal Assisted Etching of Silicon, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 9, 432 (2014).
  10. The Mechanism of Photo-Hydrosilylation on Silicon and Porous Silicon Surfaces, Kurt W. Kolasinski, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 135, 11408-11412 (2013).
  11. The stoichiometry of Si electroless etching in V2O5 + HF solutions, Kurt W. Kolasinski and William B. Barclay*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 52, 6731-6734 (2013).
  12. A test of Marcus theory predictions for electroless etching of silicon, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Jacob W. Gogola* and William B. Barclay*, J. Phys. Chem C, 116, 21472-21481 (2012).
  13. Dynamics of Porous Silicon Formation by Etching in HF + V2O5 Solutions, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Justin D. Hartline*, Bryan T. Kelly* and Julia Yadlovskiy*, Mol. Phys., 108, 1033-1043 (2010).
  14. Charge Transfer and Nanostructure Formation During Electroless Etching of Silicon, Kurt W. Kolasinski, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 22098-22105 (2010).
  15. Etching of Silicon in Fluoride Solutions, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Surf. Sci., 603, 1904-1911 (2009).
  16. Stain etching with Fe(III), V(V) and Ce(IV) to form microporous silicon, Margaret E. Dudley* and Kurt W. Kolasinski, Electrochem. Solid State Lett. 12, D22-D26 (2009).

*Undergraduate authors

Research Presentations

  1. Carolyn J. Somerville, Jacob W. Gogola, Kurt W. Kolasinski, "Nanosphere Lithography" Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Convention, West Chester, PA, April 16, 2011.
  2. Kurt W. Kolasinski, William B. Barclay and Jacob W. Gogola, On the Role of Holes AND Electrons in Photo- and Electro-Chemistry on H-Terminated Si Surfaces, Dynamics at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference, Newport Rhode Island, USA, August 2013.
  3. Kurt W. Kolasinski and William B. Barclay, Stain Etching of Silicon with and without the Aid of Metal Catalysts, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science (PRIME 2012), Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, October 2012.
  4. Kurt W. Kolasinski and William B. Barclay, Metal Assisted Etching of Silicon in a V2O5+ HF Solutions, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science (PRIME 2012), Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, October 2012.
  5. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Jacob W. Gogola and William B. Barclay, Electroless Etching of Si with VO2+, Fe3+, Ce4+, IrCl62– and IO3–: When and How It Works, Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology 2012, Malaga, Spain, March 2012.
  6. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Jacob W. Gogola, What Controls Etching of Silicon in Fluoride Solutions? Dynamics at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference, Newport Rhode Island, USA, August 2011.
  7. Jacob W. Gogola and Kurt W. Kolasinski, Stain Etching of Silicon, Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Convention, West Chester, PA, April 2011.
  8. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Jacob W. Gogola, Nanostructure Formation via Electroless Etching, Villa Conference on Interactions Among Nanostructures (VCIAN 2011), Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 2011.
  9. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Jacob W. Gogola, Justin D. Hartline, Bryan T. Kelly and Julia Yadlovskiy, NanoMicro-Structured Silicon: Pits, Pillars, Pores and Powder, Philadelphia Society for Microscopy Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 2010.
  10. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Jacob W. Gogola, Justin D. Hartline, Bryan T. Kelly, and Julia Yadlovskiy, Rational Design of Etchants for Electroless Porous Silicon Formation, Keynote Lecture, 218th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2010.
  11. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Julia Yadlovskiy, Stain Etching of Silicon with V2O5, Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology 2010, Valencia, Spain, March 2010.
  12. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Justin D. Hartline, Bryan T. Kelly and Julia Yadlovskiy, The Surface Chemistry of Charge Transfer & the Formation of Nanocrystalline Si Films, Fachbereich Chemie, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, July 2010.
  13. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Justin D. Hartline, Bryan T. Kelly and Julia Yadlovskiy, Chemical Routes to Nanocrystalline Silicon, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, March 2010.
  14. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Wet Etching of Silicon: Planes, Pillars and Pores, Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University, Göteburg, Sweden, September 2009.
  15. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Surface Reactions Excited by Laser and Electronic Excitation, Department of Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, USA, March 2009.
  16. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, Pits, Pores and Pillars, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, October 2008.
  17. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, Pits, Pores and Pillars, Fachbereich Chemie, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, June 2008.
  18. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, Pillars and Pores: Laser and Chemical Methods for Structure Modification, Department for Materials Science, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, June 2008.
  19. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Stain Etching with Ferric Ion to Produce Thick Porous Silicon Films, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science (PRIME 2008), Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, October 2008.
  20. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, New Routes to Microporous and Macroporous Silicon, First International Conference on Thin Films and Porous Materials, Algiers, Algeria, May 2008.
  21. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Novel Stain Etchant Formulation Using the Ferric Ion, Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology 2008, Mallorca, Spain, March 2008.
  22. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Macroporous Silicon Formed from Laser Textured Pillar-Covered Silicon Substrates, Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology 2008, Mallorca, Spain, March 2008.
  23. Jennifer P. Zawislak, Kurt W. Kolasinski, Brian P. Helmke, Development of Endothelial Cells on Pillar-Covered Silicon, Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology 2008, Mallorca, Spain, March 2008.
  24. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, Formation of Meso and Nanoscale Pillars & Pores with Laser Ablation and Wet Chemical Etching, Department of Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 2007.
  25. Margaret E. Dudley and Kurt W. Kolasinski, Porous Silicon with Crystallographically Defined Macropores Created by Wet-chemical Etching, 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, August 2007.
  26. Kurt W. Kolasinski and Margaret E. Dudley, Dynamics of Mesoscale and Nanoscale Structure Formation by Means of Laser Ablation and Wet Etching, Dynamics at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference, New Hampshire, USA, August 2007.
  27. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, Formation of Mesoscale and Nanoscale Pillars & Pores with Laser Ablation and Wet Chemical Etching, Fachbereich Physik, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, July 2007.
  28. Kurt W. Kolasinski, Margaret E. Dudley, Barada Nayak and Mool C. Gupta, The Dynamics of Pillar Formation During Chemically Enhanced Laser Ablation, SPIE Conference on Damage to VUV, EUV & X-ray Optics, Prague, Czech Republic, April 2007.