Yonhua TZENG

Education

Specialization

Employment and related experiences

Professional services

Honoraries

Research interest and accomplishments

Patents

Publications       

  1. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  2. CVD Diamond Science and Technology
  3. Plasma Etching
  4. Compound Semiconductors
  5. High-K Dielectrics
  6. High Temperature Superconductors
  7. Electrical Discharges in Gases
  8. Devices

Book chapters and editorship

Professional society membership

Funded research

Yonhua TZENG

Professor Emeritus

Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
200 Broun Hall
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5201

Email: tzengyo@auburn.edu

 

 

Chair Professor

Institute of Microelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering

Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering

Vice President for Research and Development

National Cheng Kung University

Tainan, Taiwan

Email: tzengyo@gmail.com, tzengyo@mail.ncku.edu.tw

http://research.ncku.edu.tw/banyan

 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 1983 and M.S. 1981 in Electrical Engineering
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

B.S. 1977 in Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

SPECIALIZATION

Nanoscale science and technology;

Microelectronics fabrication processes and VLSI technology;

Plasma science and applications;

Biochemical sensors;

Compound semiconductors;

Synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of CVD diamond;

Carbon nanotube;

High temperature superconductors;

Dielectrics;

Silicon;

Devices;

Pulsed power and high-voltage, high-current plasma switches.

EMPLOYMENT AND RELATED EXPERIENCES

July 2007 – Present: Professor Emeritus, Auburn University & University Chair Professor of EE & VP for R&D, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

October 1995 – June 2007: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University.

October 2006 – present: Associate Director of Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center, Auburn University.

June 2005 – August 2006: Director of the Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

August 2005- August 2006: Director of the Graduate Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

October 1992 - September 1995: Alumni Professor of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University.

March 1992 - September 1992: NSF Japan Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

September 1991 - March 1992: Visiting Scientist, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K.

October 1989 - September 1992: Alumni Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University.

September 1988 - September 1989: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University.

September 1983 - September 1988: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University.

June 1979 - August 1983: Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University.

COURSES TAUGHT

"Microelectronic Circuits I (Digital Circuits) "

§         -Course ELEC 2210 (Microelectronic Circuit Design: Digital Circuits)

"Microelectronic Circuits II (Analog Circuits)"

"Microelectronics Fabrication"

"Introduction to Plasma Engineering"

§        -Course ELEC 6750 (Introduction to Plasma Engineering)

"Advanced Plasma Processing Technologies"

Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology

Short Course: Nanotechnology

Short Course: CVD Diamond Technology

Seminars

"Semiconductor Devices I & II"

"Compound Semiconductors"

"Characterization of Materials and Devices"

“Electromagnetism”

“Electrical Circuits”

PATENTS

"Thin Film Oxide Dielectric Structure and Method," U.S. patent #4,936,957, June 26, 1990, J.Dickey, J.L. Davidson, and Y. Tzeng.

"Spiral Hollow Cathode," U.S. patent #5,007,373, April 16, 1991, K. Legg and Y. Tzeng.

"Capacitor with Improved Oxide Dielectric," U.S. patent  #5, 141, 603, August 25, 1992, J. Dickey, J.L. Davidson, and Y. Tzeng.

"Method for Polishing CVD Diamond," U.S. patent #6,284,315, September 4, 2001, Y. Tzeng.

"Method of Synthesizing Cubic Boron Nitride," U.S. patent, #6,153,061, November 28, 2000, Y. Tzeng and H.B. Zhu.

"Hot-filament Assisted Diamond CVD in Methanol-based Vapor," U.S. patent #6,284,315, May 6, 2003, Y. Tzeng.

Structures with High Number Density of Carbon Nanotubes and 3-Dimensional Distribution,” U.S. Patent #6,495,258, December 17, 2002, Zheng Chen and Y. Tzeng .

"Microwave Plasma Assisted Diamond CVD in Methanol-based Vapor," U.S. patent pending, Y. Tzeng.

PUPLICATIONS

Nano-fabrications, Nano-materials, Nano-devices and Nano-education

Journal papers

Thermal chemical vapor deposition growth of zinc oxide nanostructures for dye-sensitized solar cell fabrication,”  Applied Physics Letters, 92,1 (2008)  (DOI: 10.1063/1.2889502), An-Jen Cheng, Yonhua Tzeng,, Yi Zhou,  Minseo Park,  Tsung-hsueh Wu, Curtis Shannon,  Dake Wang,  and Wonwoo Lee.

 

 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Human Resource Development for Higher Education in Taiwan,  Journal of Materials Education, 29, 141-148 (2007), Yonhua Tzeng and Dar-Bin Shieh.

 

 “The Integration of Biomedical Nanotechnology Education in Taiwan,”  Journal of Materials Education, 29, 107-116 (2007), Dar-Bin Shieh, Chen-Sheng Yeh, Wen-Chang Chang, Yonhua Tzeng.

 

A Multidisciplinary Introductory Nanotechnology Course with Hands-on Experiments,” Journal of Materials Education, 29, (2007) , C.P. Liu, J.J. Wu, D.H. Chen, J.C.A. Huang, C.K. Chung, Y.C. Lee, J.L. Huang, D.R.Sahu, D.B. Shieh and Y. Tzeng.

 

“Water Dissolvable Sodium Sulfate Nanowires as a Versatile Template for the Synthesis of Polyelectrolyte and Metal-based Nanotubes,” Journal of American Chemical Society, 128 (35): 11606-11611 SEP 6 2006, Ying-Chih Pu,  Jih Ru Hwu,  Wu-Chou Su, Dar-Bin Shieh, Yonhua Tzeng, Chen-Sheng Yeh.

 

 “Effects of Post-growth Annealing Treatment on the Photoluminescence of ZnO Nanorods,” Journal of Applied Physics, 99, 113509 (2006) (5 pages), D. Wang, H. W. Seo, C.-C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, M. Park, An-jen Cheng, and  Y. Tzeng.

 

 “Lasing in Whispering Gallery Mode in ZnO Nanonails,” Journal of Applied Physics, 99, 093112 (2006), D. Wang, H.W. Seo, C.C. Tin, M.J. Bozack, J.R. Williams, M. Park, and Y. Tzeng.

 

Surfactant-Assisted Hollowing of Cu Nanoparticles Incorporating with Halide-Induced Corrosion Oxidation,” European Journal of Chemistry, 2006, 12, 3805-3810, Chih-Chia Huang, Jih Ru Hwu, Wu-Chou Su, Dar-Bin Shieh, Yonhua Tzeng, and Chen-Sheng Yeh.

 

“Cold Cathodes for Applications in Poor Vacuum and Low-Pressure Gas Environments: Carbon Nanotubes versus ZnO Nanoneedles,”  Diamond and Related Materials , 15 (2006) pp.426-432, A-J. Cheng, D. Wang, H.W. Seo, C. Liu, M. Park, and Y. Tzeng.

 

Effects of Interfacial Layers on Thermal Chemical Vapour Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes Using Iron Catalyst,” Diamond and Related Materials 14/3-7 (2005) pp. 835-840, Chao Liu and Yonhua Tzeng.

Effects of carbon in sputter coated iron catalyst on the growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on smooth silicon surfaces by thermal chemical vapor deposition”,  Diamond and Related Materials  Vol 13 No.4-8,  pp 1274-1280 , 2004, C. Liu, Y. C. Chen and Y. Tzeng.

Electrochemical behaviors and hydration properties of multi-wall carbon nanotube coated electrodes in water”, Diamond and Related Materials Vol 13, No. 4-8,  pp 1281-1286, 2004, Y. Tzeng, Y. Chen, N. Sathitsuksanoh and C. Liu. 

Carbon-Nanotube Cold Cathodes As Non-Contact Electrical Couplers”, Diamond and Related Materials 12 (2003) 1723-1728, Y. Chen, C. Liu, and Y. Tzeng.

Immobilization of antibodies and bacterial binding on nanodiamond and carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications”, Diamond and Related Materials Vol. 13, No. 4-8 pp. 1098-1102, 2004, T.S. Huang, Y. Tzeng, Y.K. Liu, Y.C. Chen, K. R. Walker, R. Guntupalli, and C. Liu.

Hydration properties of carbon nanotubes and their effects on electrical and bio-sensor applications”, New Diamond and Frontier Carbon Technology Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 193-201, 2004, Y. Tzeng, T.S. Huang, Y.C. Chen,  C. Liu, and Y.K. Liu.

"Fabrication and characterization of non-planar high-current-density carbon-nanotube coated cold cathodes,” Diamond and Related Materials 12 (2003) 442-445, Y. Tzeng, Y. Chen, and C. Liu.

"Electrical Contacts between Carbon-nanotube Coated Electrodes," Diamond and Related Materials 12 (2003) 774-779, Y. Tzeng, Y. Chen, and C. Liu.

Conference proceedings and presentations

“Micro/Nano-imprint technology for nano-electronics and more”  Emerging Information Technology Conference, August 10-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

Lasing characteristics of a single ZnO nanostructure studied using a near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)”,  MRS Fall Meeting, D. Wang, H. W. Seo, Y. Tzeng, M. J. Bozack, C.-C. Tin , J. R. Williams, and M. Par.

 

“ZnO Nanostructures As Cold Cathodes for Controlling Plasma Switches,” in Proceedings of IEEE Nano Conference 2005, Nagoya, Japan, Y. Tzeng.

 

“Cold Cathodes for Applications in Poor Vacuum and Low-Pressure Gas Environments: Carbon Nanotubes versus ZnO Nanoneedles,” Extended Abstract, Applied Diamond Conference/Nano Carbon 2005, May 15-19, 2005, Argonne Laboratory, A-J. Cheng, D. Wang, H.W. Seo, C. Liu, M. Park, and Y. Tzeng.

 

“Carbon Nanotubes As a Cold Electron Beam Source for Pseudospark Plasma Switches and Pulsed Power Applications,” Extended Abstract, Applied Diamond Conference/Nano Carbon 2005, May 15-19, 2005, Argonne Laboratory, Yonhua Tzeng, Hulya Kirkici, Chao Liu, Chris Seymore, An-Jen Cheng, Yu-Chun Chen, Kalyan Koppisetty, and Hyungwook Kim.

 

“Cold Cathodes for Applications in Poor Vacuum and Low-Pressure Gas Environments: Carbon Nanotubes versus ZnO Nanoneedles,” Extended Abstract, Applied Diamond Conference/Nano Carbon 2005, May 15-19, 2005, Argonne Laboratory, A-J. Cheng, D. Wang, H.W. Seo, C. Liu, M. Park, and Y. Tzeng.

“Optical Characteristics of ZnO nanonail nanocavities”,  Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, 2004, D. Wang, H. W. Seo, M. Li, N. Sathitsuksanoh, Y. Tzeng, C. C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, and M. Park.

 

“Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy of 1-Dimensional ZnO Nanostructures,” MRS Symposium O: Scanning-Probe and Other Novel Microscopies of Local Phenomena in Nanostructured Materials in the MRS Fall Meeting 2004, D. Wang, H. W. Seo, Y. H. Tzeng, C. C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, and M. Park.

 

“Growth and Characterization of ZnO Nanonails,” MRS Symposium B: Progress in Semiconductor Materials IV — Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications in MRS Fall Meeting 2004, H. W. Seo, D. Wang, Y. H. Tzeng, C. C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, and M. Park.

 

“Electrical Contacts of Metal to Carbon Nanotubes for Electrical Coupling between Minaturized Moving Parts,”  Y. Tzeng, Y. Chen, C. Liu, and V. Krishnardula, Proceedings of the IEEE Nanotechnology Meeting 2004, Munich, August 2004.

 

“Growth and Patterning of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Applications to Cold Cathodes and Vacuum Electronics,”  2004 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, June 28-July 1, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, IEEE category #04CH37537, paper 7D5, page 422, Y. Tzeng, C. Liu, and Y.-C. Chen.

 

“Effects of carbon content in sputter coated iron catalyst on the growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes by thermal chemical vapor deposition in mixtures of acetylene and argon”,  Presented in Diamond 2003 Conference, Salzburg, Austria, September 8, 2003, C. Liu, Y. C. Chen and Y. Tzeng.

"Hydration properties of carbon nanotubes and applications to biosensors and electrical contacts," invited talk presented in ADC/FCT 2003, Tsukuba, Japan, August 18, 2003, Y. Tzeng, Y.C. Chen, and Y.K. Liu.

“Electrical Contacts Between Coatings of  Aligned Carbon Nanotubes And Applications”, Y. Tzeng, C. Liu and Y. Chen , presented in European Diamond Conference 2002, Spain, September 2002.

Microwave Plasma Assisted Brazing of Carbon Nanotubes and Deposition of Carbon Films on Iron Electrodes for Applications as Electron Field EmittersYonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu, and Calvin Cutshaw, Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference (ADC/FCT 2001), NASA/CP-2001-210948,  Y. Tzeng et al, editors, pp. 736-741, August 6, 2001, Auburn, Alabama.

Hysteresis of Electron Field Emission from Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brazed on Iron Substrates” Chao Liu, Calvin Cutshaw and Yonhua Tzeng, Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference (ADC/FCT 2001), NASA/CP-2001-210948, Y. Tzeng et al, editors, pp. 742-746, August 6, 2001, Auburn, Alabama.

"Hot-Filament Assisted Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Electron Emitters," Yonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu and Zheng Chen, MRS Spring Meeting, April 24-28, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"Fabrication and Applications of Microstructured Ni-C Electrodes with High-Density Carbon- Nanotube Coatings," Zheng Chen, Yonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu, and Calvin Cutshaw, MRS Spring Meeting , April 24-28, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"Electron Emission from Microwave Plasma CVD Carbon Nanotubes," Yonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu and Zheng Chen, MRS Spring Meeting, April 24-28, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"Low Temperature CVD Carbon Nanotubes on Glass Plates for Flat Panel display Applications," Y. Tzeng, C. Liu, and Z. Chen, MRS Spring Meeting, April 24-28, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"Carbon Nanotube Coatings for Electron Emitter Applications," Y. Tzeng, C. Liu, C. Cutshaw, and Z. Chen, Presented in the Seventh International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology, July 24-28, 2000, Hong Kong, China.

CVD Diamond, Nanodiamond and Applications

Journal papers

Fabrication of diamond micro-structures by ink-jet printed diamond seeding and microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition,” Diamond and Related Materials,  2008, doi:10.1016/j.diamond.2008.01.021,  Yu-Chun Chen, Yonhua Tzeng, Ahbishek Davray, An-Jen Cheng,

Ramesh Ramadoss, and Minseo Park.

 

 “Comparative Study of Nucleation Processes for the Growth of Nanocrystalline Diamond,” Diamond and Related Materials, 15/2-3, February-March 2006, Pages 234-238, Y. K. Liu, P.L. Tso, I.N. Lin, Y. Tzeng and Y.C. Chen.

 

“Structural and Electrical Properties of Nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) Heavily Doped by Nitrogen,” Diamond and Related Materials, 15/2-3, February-March 2006, Pages 234-238, Y.K. Liu, P. Tso, I.N. Lin, M. Clark, Y. Tzeng, and D. Pradham.

 

Diamond CVD by microwave plasmas in argon diluted methane without or with 2% hydrogen additive,” Diamond and Related Materials 14/3-7 pp 261-265, 2005, Y. Tzeng and C. Liu.

 

Effects of Post-Growth Heat Treatment and Plasma Hydrogenated on Nanodiamond Films,” Diamond and Related Materials, 15/2-3, February-March 2006, Pages 440-443, Y. Chen, A.J. Cheng, M. Clark, Y.K. Liu and Y. Tzeng.

 

“Synthesizing Diamond from Liquid Feedstock,” NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 29, No.1, p. 49, January 2005, Yonhua Tzeng.

 

 Growth of microcrystalline and nanocrystalline diamond films by microwave plasmas in a gas mixture of 1% methane/ 5% hydrogen/ 94% argon”, Diamond and Related Materials 13 (2004) 1859-1864,  Y.K. Liu, Y. Tzeng, P. Tso, and I.N. Lin.

Effects of hydrogen additive on the deposition process and characteristics of  nanocrystalline diamond films deposited by microwave plasma CVD in mixtures of argon and methane”,  Diamond and Related Materials Vol 13, No.4-8, pp 671-678, 2004,  K. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Chen, Y. Tzeng, P.L. Tso and I. N. Lin.

Effects of Oxygen and Hydrogen on Electron Field Emission from Microwave Plasma Chemically Vapor Deposited Microcrystalline Diamond, Nanocrystalline Diamond, and Glassy Carbon Coatings”,  Diamond and Related Materials 12 (2003) 456-463, Yonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu, Yu-Chun Chen, and Atsushi Hirata.

"Synthesis of Diamond in High Power-density Microwave Methane/ Hydrogen/ Oxygen Plasmas at Elevated Substrate Temperatures," Diamond and Related Materials 8 (1999) 1686-1696, Tsan-Heui Chein, Jin Wei, and Yonhua Tzeng.

 "CVD Diamond Grown by Microwave Plasma in Mixtures of Acetone/ Oxygen and Acetone/ Carbon Dioxide," Diamond and Related Materials 8 (1999) 1393-1401, Tsan-Heui Chein and Yonhua Tzeng.

Diamond Coated Quartz and Sapphire Optical Windows,” Diamond Films and Technology Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.87-93, 1995, Alvin Joseph, Charles Tanger, Jin Wei and Yonhua Tzeng.

Critical Process Parameters for High-Rate Deposition of Diamond by Hot-Filament CVD Technique,” Diamond Films and Technology Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 79-86, 1995, Jin Wei and Yonhua Tzeng.

"Field-Induced Electron Emission from CVD Diamond Films on Planar Mo Substrates," Diamond Films and Technology , Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 249-258, 1994, N. S. Xu, R. V. Latham and Y. Tzeng.

"Diagnostic Study of the Field Emission Characteristics of Individual Micro-Emitters in CVD Diamond Films," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (Rapid Communication) 27, pp. 1988-1991, 1994, N. S. Xu, Y. Tzeng, and R. V. Latham.

"Field-dependence of the Area-density of `Cold' Electron Emission Sites on Broad-Area CVD Diamond Films," Electronics Letters, Vol. 29, No. 18, p.1596, 2 September 1993, N. S. Xu, R. V. Latham and Y. Tzeng.

"Similarities in the `Cold' - Electron Emission Characteristics of Diamond Coated Mo Electrodes and Polished Bulk Graphite Surfaces," J. Phys. D: Applied Physics, 26, pp. 1776-1780, 1993, N. S. Xu, R. V. Latham, and Y. Tzeng.

"Free-Standing Chemically Vapor Deposited Single Crystalline Diamond," Applied Physics Letters , Vol. 63, No. 16, pp. 2216-2218, 18 October 1993, Y. Tzeng, J. Wei, J. Woo, and W. Lanford.

"Very Low Friction for Diamond Sliding on Diamond in Water," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 63, No. 26, pp. 3586-3588, 27 December 1993, Y. Tzeng.

"Growth of Diamond by Sequential Deposition and Etching Process Using Hot Filament CVD," J. Crystal Growth, 128, pp. 413-147, 1993, J. Wei and Y. Tzeng.

"Diamond-Diamond Friction in Ultra High Vacuum and Low Gas Pressures," J. Phys. D: Applied Phys ., Vol. 25, pp. 1418-1424, 1992, Z. Feng, Y. Tzeng, and J. E. Field.

"Solid Particle Impact of Diamond Films," Thin Solid Films, Vol. 212, No. 1-2, pp. 35-42, 1992, Z. Feng, Y. Tzeng, and J. E. Field.

"Deposition of Diamond Films by Controlled Nucleation and Growth Using a Sequential Deposition and Etching Process in a Hot Filament CVD Reactor," Thin Solid Films, Vol. 212, No. 1-2, pp. 91-95, 1992, J. Wei and Y. Tzeng.

"High Quality Diamond Films Deposited from an Oxy-Acetylene Flame for Infrared Applications," Thin Solid Films, Vol. 212, No. 1-2, pp. 30-34, 1992, R. Phillips, J. Wei, and Y. Tzeng.

"Diamond Transmissive Windows," Diamond Films and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 31-54, 1991, Y. Tzeng.

"Multiple Flame Deposition of Diamond Films," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 58, No. 23, pp. 2645-2647, 1991, Y. Tzeng and R. Phillips.

"High Electrical Resistivity Diamond Films Deposited from an Oxy-Acetylene Flame," Applied Physics Letters , Vol. 57, No.8, pp. 789-791, 1990. Y. Tzeng, C.C. Tin, R. Phillips, Y. Chen.

"Growth of Diamond Thin Films by an Oxygen-Acetylene Flame," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 134-136, 1990, Y. Tzeng, C. Cutshaw, R. Phillips, T. Srivinyunon, A. Ibrahim, and B.H. Loo.

"Growth of Diamond Thin Films by Spiral Hollow Cathode Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition," Journal of Applied Physics 66(10), pp. 4676-4684, 15 November, 1989, P.J. Kung and Y. Tzeng.

"Spiral Hollow Cathode Plasma Assisted Diamond Deposition," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 53, No. 23, pp. 2326-2327, 1988, Y. Tzeng, P.J. Kung, R. Zee, K. Legg, H. Solnick-Legg, D. Burns, and B.H. Loo.

Conference proceedings and presentations

“Diamond and Carbon Nanotube for MEMS/NEMS Applications,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference of Mechatronics, July 2005.

 

 “Electrical Conductivity of Hydrogenated and Nitrogen Doped Nanodiamond,” Extended Abstract, Applied Diamond Conference/ Nano Carbon 2005, Argonne National Laboratory.

 

“Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond and Applications: From Large-Grain Polycrystalline Diamond to Nanocrystalline Diamond,” 2004 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, June 28-July 1, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, IEEE category #04CH37537, page 240, Y. Tzeng.

"Effects of precursors on plasma CVD of Nanodiamond," Proceedings of ADC/FCT 2003, Tsukuba, Japan, August 18, 2003, Y. Tzeng, Y.K. Liu.

“Effects of Hydrogen and Oxygen on Chemical Vapor Deposition of Nanodiamond for Cold Cathode Applications”, Y. Tzeng, C. Liu and Y. Chen, presented in European Diamond Conference 2002, Spain, September 2002.

“Microwave Plasma CVD of Diamond and Nanodiamond Coatings In Vapor Mixtures of Methanol and Ethanol And Applications To Cold Cathodes”, Y. Tzeng, C. Liu and Y. Chen, presented in ICNDST-8, Australia, July 21, 2002.

Hysteresis of Electron Field Emission from Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brazed on Iron Substrates,”  Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/ Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference, Y. Tzeng, M. Miyoshi, M. Yoshikawa, M. Murakawa, Y. Koga, K. Kobashi (Editors), NASA/CP-2001-210948, pp. 724-746, 2001,  Chao Liu, Calvin Cutshaw, Yonhua Tzeng.

Microwave Plasma Assisted Brazing of Carbon Nanotubes on Iron Electrodes for Electron Field Emission Applications,”  Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/ Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference, Y. Tzeng, M. Miyoshi, M. Yoshikawa, M. Murakawa, Y. Koga, K. Kobashi (Editors), NASA/CP-2001-210948, 2001,  Yonhua Tzeng, Chao Liu, Calvin Cutshaw.

"Hot-Filament Assisted Deposition of Diamond in the Vapor of Methanol-Based Liquid Solutions," Proceedings of ADC/FCT 1999, pp.420-424, August 31 - September 4, 1999, Tsukuba, Japan, Y. Tzeng.

"Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond in the Vapor of Methanol-Based Liquid Solutions," Proceedings of ADC/FCT 1999, pp.20-24, August 31 - September 4, 1999, Tsukuba, Japan, Y. Tzeng.

Effect of Oxygen Additive on High Temperature Deposition of  Diamond by Microwave Plasma,”  Electrochemical Society Proceedings Vol. 95-4, pp.237-242, Tsanheui Chein and Yonhua Tzeng.

"Rapid Smoothing of CVD White Diamond by Liquid Metal Films," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Applications of Diamond and Related Materials, NIST, Washington, DC, 1995, pp.241-248, Y. Tzeng, J. Wei, C. Cutshaw, and T. Chein.

“Polishing of Thick CVD Diamond by an Excimer Laser and a Cast Iron Wheel,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Applications of Diamond and Related Materials, NIST, Washington, DC, 1995, pp. 257-260, T. Chein, C. Cutshaw, C. Tanger, and Y. Tzeng.

“High-rate Deposition of Diamond Films in CH4/O2/H2 Microwave Plasmas,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Applications of Diamond and Related Materials, NIST, Washington, DC, 1995, pp.373-376, T. Chein and Y. Tzeng.

“Diamond Deposition in High Power-density CH4/H2 Microwave Plasmas,” Invited paper in APS Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, March 21, 1994; also invited speaker in Workshop on Processing and Applications of Diamond, SRRC, Taiwan, March 25, 1994, Y. Tzeng.

"High Temperature Nucleation and Growth of Polycrystalline Diamond by High Density Microwave Plasma," Program and Abstracts of the Fourth International Conference on the New Diamond Science and Technology (ICNDST-4), p.63, July 18-22, 1994, Kobe, Japan, Y. Tzeng and J. Wei.

Effect of Laser Irradiation on Diamond Growth on WC-6wt%Co Hard Metal Substrate,” Program and Abstracts of the Fourth International Conference on the New Diamond Science and Technology (ICNDST-4), p.309, July 18-22, 1994, Kobe, Japan, F.X. Lu, C.M. Li, J.J. Wang, Y. Tzeng, and J. Wei.

"High-Rate Diamond Deposition Using Hot Tungsten Filament CVD," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Diamond Materials , pp. 505-510, Electrochemical Society, May 1993, J. Wei and Y. Tzeng.

"Homoepitaxy Diamond Grown on MeV Ion Implanted Diamond," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Diamond Materials , pp. 192-197, Electrochemical Society, May 1993, J. T. Woo, J. Wei, Y. Tzeng, and W. A. Lanford.

"High Density Diamond Nucleation on Unseeded Substrates by a Combined Microwave and Radio-Frequency Plasma," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Diamond Materials , pp. 315-321, Electrochemical Society, 1993, A. Joseph, J. Wei, C. Tanger, Y. Tzeng, M. Bozack, and Y. Vohra.

"Free-Standing Chemically Vapor Deposited Homoepitaxial Diamond Film Separated from Single Crystalline Diamond Substrate, " Proceedings of the Second Applied Diamond Conference, pp. 117-122, MYU K.K., Omiya, Saitama, Japan, August 1993, J. Wei, Y. Tzeng, J. T. Woo, and W. A. Lanford.

"Investigation of Process Parameters for High-Rate Diamond Deposition by Hot Filament CVD,"< Proceedings of the Second Applied Diamond Conference , pp. 533-538, MYU K.K., Omiya, Saitama, Japan, August 1993, J. Wei and Y. Tzeng.

"Reaction of CVD Diamond with Molten Iron Film," Proceedings of the Second Applied Diamond Conference , pp. 609-612, MYU K.K., Omiya, Saitama, Japan, August 1993, J. Wei and Y. Tzeng.

"Diamond Coated Quartz and Sapphire Windows," Proceedings of the Second Applied Diamond Conference , pp. 429-432, MYU K.K., Omiya, Saitama, Japan, August 1993, A. Joseph and Y. Tzeng.

"Cold Electron Emission Characteristics of Broad-Area Diamond Coated Molybdenum Electrodes," Proceedings of the Second Applied Diamond Conference, pp. 779-784, MYU K. K., Omiya, Saitama, Japan, August 1993, N. S. Xu, R. V. Latham and Y. Tzeng.

"Homoepitaxial Growth of Diamond on Polished CVD Diamond," Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Diamond Materials , pp. 322-327, Electrochemical Society, May 1993, Y. Tzeng, J. Wei, A. Hirata, C. F. Yang, H. Tokura, and M. Yoshikawa.

"Diamond-Diamond Friction in Vacuum, Low-Pressure Controlled Environments, Ambient Air, and Liquids," presented in Diamond 1992, Heidelberg, Germany, August 31 - September 4, 1992, Y. Tzeng, S. Grillo, J.E. Field and Z. Feng.

"Controlled Nucleation and Growth of Diamond Films by a Cyclic Process," presented in Diamond 1992, Heidelberg, Germany, August 31 - September 4, 1992, Y. Tzeng and J. Wei.

"Minimization of Infrared Absorption of Flame Deposited Diamond Films by Sequential Deposition and Etching Processes," Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Diamond Science and Technology , Washington, D.C., May 5-10, 1991, Y. Tzeng and R. Phillips.

"Optimization of Electrical and Optical Properties of Flame Deposited Diamond Films," Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Application of Diamond Films  and Related Materials , pp. 189-196, (Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1991), Auburn, AL, August 20-22, 1991, Y. Tzeng.

"An Experimental Study of the Behavior of Thin Diamond Films Under Hypervelocity Impact," Final Program of the Applied Diamond Conference 1991, paper P2C9, Auburn, AL, August 20-22, 1991, H.A. Shaw, M.J. Neish, M. Cole, P.J. Newman, Y. Tzeng, R. Phillips, T. Srivinyunon, and A. Joseph.

"Electrical and Optical Properties of Diamond Films Deposited from an Oxy-acetylene Torch," in the Proceedings of the NATO Advance Study Institute on Diamond and Diamond-Like Films, Italy, July 22-August 4, 1990, Y. Tzeng and R. Phillips.

"Characterization and Scale-up of Diamond Films Deposited by Oxy-acetylene Flames," Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the New Diamond Science and Technology , pp. 523-527, (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991) Crystal City, VA, Sept. 24-27, 1990, Y. Tzeng, R. Phillips and C. Cutshaw.

"Surface Morphologies and Photoluminescence of Diamond Films Deposited in a Hot Filament CVD Reactor," Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the New Diamond  Science and Technology, pp. 581-586 (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991) Crystal City, VA, Sept. 24-27, 1990, T. Srivinyunon, A. Joseph, and Y. Tzeng.

"Nucleation and Growth of Diamond Films by a Scanning Oxygen-Acetylene Flame," paper ThP126, Proceedings of the 4th SDIO/IST-ONR Diamond Technology Initiative Symposium , July 11-13, 1989, Crystal City, VA, Y. Tzeng, C. Cutshaw, and R. Phillips.

"Growth of Diamond Thin Films by a Spiral Hollow Cathode in CH4/H2[/Ar] Gas Mixtures," paper TP11, Proceedings of the 4th SDIO/IST-ONR Diamond Technology Initiative Symposium , July 11-13, 1989, Crystal City, VA, Y. Tzeng, P.J. Kung, and K. Legg.

"Roles of Plasmas on Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond Films," 42nd Gaseous Electronics Conference , long paper BA-1, Palo Alto, CA, October 17, 1989, Y. Tzeng.

"Deposition of Diamond Films by a Scanning Oxy-Acetylene Flame," Proceedings of the Symposium on Diamond, Boron Nitride, Silicon Carbide and Related Wide Bandgap Semiconductors , pp. 145-150, 1989 Fall MRS Meeting, paper F3.7, Y. Tzeng, R. Phillips, C.C. Tin.

"Characterization of Diamond Films by Electron and Photon Microscopy," Symposium on Electron Microscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces , Oak Brook, Illinois, May 1988, B.H. Loo, D.H. Burns, Y. Tzeng, and P.J. Kung.

"Plasma Deposition of Diamond Thin Films," Proceedings of the ASM Symposium on Ion Implantation and Plasma Assisted Processes for Industrial Applications , pp. 201-205, (ASM International, Metals Park, Ohio 1988), Atlanta, Georgia, May 25, 1988, Y. Tzeng, P.J. Kung and K. Legg.

"Spiral Hollow Cathode Deposition of Diamond," Proceedings of the Third Annual Diamond Initiative Symposium , Arlington, VA, July 12-13, 1988, Y. Tzeng, P.J. Kung, and K. Legg.

"Plasma Assisted Low-Temperature Low-Pressure Deposition of Diamond Thin Films," Alabama Materials Research Conference , p. 5A, October 11-13, 1988, Auburn, AL P.J. Kung, Y. Tzeng, K. Legg, R. Zee, D. Burns, and B.H. Loo.

Plasma Etching

Journal papers

"Plasma Etching with Tetrafluoromethane and Nitrous Oxide: The Role of Oxygen in the Etching of Silicon Materials," Journal of Electrochemical Society: Solid-State Science and Technology, Vol. 133, No. 7, pp. 1443-1448, July 1986, Y. Tzeng and T.H. Lin.

"Dry Etching of Silicon Materials in Sulfur Hexafluoride Based Plasmas: The Roles of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Gas Additives," Journal of Electrochemical Society: Solid-State Science and Technology , Vol. 134, No. 9, pp. 2304-2309, September 1987, Y. Tzeng and T.H. Lin.

"Pulsed Microwave Plasma Etching of Polymers in Oxygen and Nitrogen for Microelectronic Applications," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 631-637, December 1988, T.H. Lin, M. Belser, and Y. Tzeng.

"High-Rate Anisotropic Etching of Silicon by Remote Microwave Plasma in Sulfur Hexafluoride," Journal of Electrochemical Society: Solid-State Science and Technology, Vol. 137, No. 8, pp. 2612-2618, 1990, March 1990, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, and J. Waddell.

"RF Biased Reactive Ion Etching of silicon by a Remote Microwave Plasma in SF6," Journal of Electrochemical Society , Vol. 138, No. 10, pp. 3094-3100, 1991, T.H. Lin, C.C. Tin, and Y. Tzeng.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"The Role of Nitrous Oxide in the Plasma Etching of Silicon and Photo resist with Tetrafluoromethane and Nitrous Oxide Plasma," 6th UGIM Digest, pp. 28-33, June 1985, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, J.L. Davidson, and B.Z. Jang.

"Effects of Gas Additives on the Silicon-to-Photo resist Etching Selectivity," 168th ECS Extended Abstract , Vol. 85-2, No. 452, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1985, Y. Tzeng and T.H. Lin.

"XPS Characterization of Silicon Etched by SF6 + N2O and SF6 + O2. Plasmas," Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Plasma Processing , ECS Vol. 87-6, pp. 655-671, 1987, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, B.J. Tatarchuk, D.M. Littrell, and J.H. Sanders.

"Fast Stripping of Photoresist in Oxygen and Air Plasmas Generated by a Modified Microwave Oven," Workshop on Plasma, Ion and Laser Assisted Chemical Processing of Materials, San Diego, California, February 23, 1987, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, and M. Belser.

"Microwave Plasma Etching of Polyimide and Photoresist," 7th UGIM Symposium Digest, pp. 155-160, June 1987, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, M. Belser, and T. Roppel.

"Pulsed Microwave Plasma Etching of Polymers for VLSI Applications," 40th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 14, 1987, T.H. Lin and Y. Tzeng.

"Metal Catalyst Enhanced Plasma Etching of Holes Through Silicon Wafers, Alabama Materials Research Conference, p. 4A, October 11-13, 1988, Auburn, AL, T.H. Lin, J. Waddell, Y Tzeng.

"Radiation Damage to Silicon by Combined RF/Microwave Reactive Ion Etching," 42nd Gaseous Electronics Conference, paper CA-5 Palo Alto, CA, October 17, 1989, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, and C.C. Tin.

Compound Semiconductors

Journal papers

"Low Pressure Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxial Growth of GaAs Using an Elemental Arsenic and TEG," Journal of Electrochemical Society: Solid-State Science and Technology, Vol. 135, No. 2, pp. 452-455, February 1988, Y. Tzeng, W. Jeske, C.C. Tong, and S. Langford.

"Electron-assisted Deposition of Cubic Boron Nitride by RF Magnetron Sputtering," Diamond and Related Materials 8 (1999) 1402-1405, Y. Tzeng and H. Zhu.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"Solid Arsenic as an Alternative Non-Hydride Group V Source for MOVPE Growth of GaAs, Alabama Materials Research Conference, p. 9A, October 11-13, 1988, Auburn, AL, W. Jeske, C.C. Tong, S. Langford, S. Lou, and Y. Tzeng.

High-K Dielectrics

Journal papers

"Improved Oxide Properties by Anodization of Aluminum Films with Sputtered Aluminum Oxide Overlays," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 135, No. 10, pp. 2252-2458, Oct. 1988, S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"Charge Trapping and Reliability of High Performance Tantalum Oxide Capacitors," J. Applied Physics 66(10), pp. 4837-4842, 15 November 1989, S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"High Performance Tantalum Oxide Capacitors Fabricated by a Novel Reoxidation Scheme," IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices , Vol. 37, No.4, pp. 972-979, April 1990. S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"Improved Dielectric Properties for Anodic Aluminum Oxide Films by Soft/Hard Two-Step Electrolytic Anodization," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 136, No. 6, pp. 1772-1777, June 1989, J. Dickey, J.L. Davidson, and Y. Tzeng.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"Polyimide Masking Technique for Selective High Voltage Anodization of Aluminum," ECS Abstract, No. 698 RNP, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1986, B. Frazier, Y. Tzeng, and J.L. Davidson.

"Improved Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Constant by a Two-Step Anodization of Aluminum," ECS Abstract, No. 699 RNP, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1986, J. Dickey, J.L. Davidson, and Y. Tzeng.

"Anodization of Aluminum Films with Thin Sputtered Aluminum Oxide Overlayers," 173rd ECS Abstract, paper #609RNP, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15-20, 1988, S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"High Performance Metal-Metal Oxide-Metal Capacitors Fabricated by Combined Sputtering and Anodization Processes," Alabama Materials Research Conference, p. 7A, October 11-13, 1988, Auburn, AL, S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

High Temperature Superconductors

Journal papers and book chapters

"High Performance Silver Ohmic Contacts to YBa2Cu3O6+x Superconductors (PDF File)," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 155-156, 1988, Y. Tzeng, A. Holt, and R. Ely.

"Effects of Surface Properties on Metal-Oxide-Superconductor Contact Resistance ," in High-Temperature Superconducting Materials, Chapter 17, pp. 251-260, W.E. Hatfield and J.H. Miller, Jr, eds., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1988, Y. Tzeng.

"Effects of Surface Properties on Metal-Oxide-Superconductor Contact Resistance," in High-Temperature Superconducting Materials, Chapter 17, pp. 251-260, W.E. Hatfield and J.H. Miller, Jr, eds., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1988, Y. Tzeng.

"Fabrication of Electrical Contacts to YBa2Cu3O7-x Superconductors by Molten Silver Processing (PDF File)," Journal of Electrochemical Society: Accelerated Brief Communication, Vol. 135, No. 5, p. 1309-1310, 1988, Y. Tzeng.

"Welding of YBa2Cu3O7-x Superconductor (PDF File)," Journal of the Electrochemical Society: Accelerated Brief Communication, Vol. 136, No. 2, pp. 582-583, Feb. 1989, Y. Tzeng.

"High Temperature Superconductor Thick Films on Alumina," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp. 1570-1571, 1989, C. Wu, Y. Tzeng, R.P. Hunt, M.A. Belser, and T.A. Roppel.

"Microwave Controlled High Temperature Superconductor Opening Switch," J. Physics D: Applied Physics , Vol. 22, pp. 994-996, 1989, C. Wu, Y. Tzeng, J. Nelson, C. Mosling, T.A. Roppel, A. McCovey, K. Struve, and M. Fernandez.

"High Temperature Superconductor Opening Switch," Applied Physics Letters, 54(10), pp. 949-950, March 6, 1989, Y. Tzeng, C. Cutshaw, T. Roppel, C. Wu, C.W. Tanger, M. Belser, R. Williams, L. Czekala, M. Fernandez, and R. Askew.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"Fabrication and Characterization of Oxide Superconductor Thick Films and Ohmic Contacts," Workshop on Characterization of High Temperature Superconductor Materials, Huntsville, Alabama, September 1-2, 1987, Y. Tzeng.

"Painting and Printing of High Temperature Oxide Superconductor Films," Topical Conference on High Temperature Superconductors at the 34th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Anaheim, California, November 6, 1987, Y. Tzeng, C. Wu, T. Roppel, M. Belser, and W. Johnson.

"Effects of Surface Treatments on Oxide Superconductor Ohmic Contacts," Topical Conference on High Temperature Superconductors at the 34th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Anaheim, California, November 6, 1987, Y. Tzeng, A. Holt, and R. Ely.

"Electrical Contacting Technology for High Temperature Superconductors," Proceedings of the Conference on Superconductivity and Applications, pp. 174-179, Buffalo, New York, April 18-20, 1988, Y. Tzeng and M. Belser.

"High Temperature Superconductor Thick Films on Alumina Substrates," 173rd ECS Extended Abstract, paper #480, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15-20, 1988, C. Wu, Y. Tzeng, R.P. Hunt, M.A. Belser, and T.A. Roppel.

"Fabrication of Electrical Contacts to YBa2Cu3O7-x Superconductor by Molten Silver Processing," 173rd ECS Extended Abstract, paper #481, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15-20, 1988, Y. Tzeng, M. Belser, and T. Roppel.

"Electrical Contacting Technology for High Temperature Superconductors, Alabama Materials Research Conference, p. 11B, October 11-13, 1988, Auburn, AL, M. Belser, Y. Tzeng, C.W. Tanger, T. Roppel, C. Wu, and R. Zee.

"Effect of Magnetic Field on Metal-High Temperature Superconductor Electrical Contacts," Third Annual Conference on Superconductivity and Applications, pp. 653-660 (Plenum Press, New York, 1989), September 19-21, 1989, Buffalo, New York, Y. Tzeng and M. Belser.

"Effect of Low Magnetic Fields on Gold-YBCO Contacts," Proceedings of the Symposium on High-Temperature Superconductors 1989 Fall MRS Meeting, paper M7.231, Y. Tzeng and M. Belser.

"Effect of Magnetic Fields on Low Resistivity Silver-YBCO Contacts," presented in the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Applications of Metallic and Ceramic Superconductors, Fort Collins, CO, Sept. 9-19, 1990, Y. Tzeng, M. Belser, and C.W. Tanger.

Electrical Discharges in Gases

Journal papers

"Stochastic Development of an Electron Avalanche," Physical Review A, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 440-449, July 1986, E.E. Kunhardt, Y. Tzeng, and J.P. Boeuf.

"Role of Electron-Molecule Angular Scattering in Shaping the Electron-Velocity Distribution." Physical Review A, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 2158-2166, September 1986, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"Effect of Energy Partition in Ionizing Collisions on the Electron-Velocity Distribution," Physical Review A, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 2148-2157, September 1986, E.E. Kunhardt and Y. Tzeng.

"Monte Carlo Technique for Simulating the Evolution of an Assembly of Particles Increasing in Number," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 279-289, December 1986, E.E. Kunhardt and Y. Tzeng.

"Development of an Electron Avalanche and its Transition into Streamers," Physical Review A, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 1410-1421, August 1, 1988, E.E. Kunhardt and Y. Tzeng.

"The Effect of Space Charge Induced by an Electron Beam on Spark Gap Operation," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science , Vol. PS-10, No. 4, pp. 234-240, December 1982, Y. Tzeng, E.E. Kunhardt, M. Kristiansen and A.H. Guenther.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"The Effect of Electron Beam Induced Space Charge on Spark Gap Breakdown," invited paper, Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Pulse Power Conference, pp. 231-237, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1981, Y. Tzeng, E.E. Kunhardt, M. Kristiansen, and A.H. Guenther.

"New Insight into Streamer Development," Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Pulse Power Conference, pp. 451-454, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1983, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"The Development of An Electron Avalanche: A Self-consistent Microscopic Treatment," 36th GEC Abstract, Albany, New York, October 1983, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"Evolution of the Phase-Space Distribution of An Assembly of Electrons at Moderate and High E/N," 36th GEC Abstract, Albany, New York, October 1983, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"Electron Multiplication in Gases: The Stochastic Ionization Coefficient and the E/N Limit of the Townsend Ionization Coefficient," Bulletin of the American Physics Society, Vol. 28, 1983, E.E. Kunhardt, Y. Tzeng, and J.P. Boeuf.

"Non-equilibrium Development of An Electron Swarm in Nitrogen: A Monte Carlo Study with Statistical Enhancement for High Energy Electrons," Bulletin of the American Physics Society, Vol. 28, 1983, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"The Effects of Space Charge on Avalanche Development: A Self-consistent Microscopic Study Using Monte Carlo Techniques," Bulletin of the American Physics Society, Vol. 28, 1983, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"Kinetic Investigation of Avalanche and Streamer Development," Proc. 4th International Symposium on Gaseous Dielectrics, pp. 146-156, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 1984. E.E. Kunhardt and Y. Tzeng.

"Kinetic Investigation of Streamer Development," 37th GEC Abstract, Boulder, Colorado, October 1984, E.E. Kunhardt and Y. Tzeng.

"Nonequilibrium Electron Kinetics in Nitrogen Under High Frequency Electric Field Excitation With or Without a Crossed D.C. Magnetic Field," 40th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 14, 1987, Y. Tzeng, S. Govil, and E.E. Kunhardt.

DEVICES

Journal papers

"Charge Trapping and Reliability of High Performance Tantalum Oxide Capacitors," J. Applied Physics 66(10), pp. 4837-4842, 15 November 1989, S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"Microwave Controlled High Temperature Superconductor Opening Switch," J. Physics D: Applied Physics , Vol. 22, pp. 994-996, 1989, C. Wu, Y. Tzeng, J. Nelson, C. Mosling, T.A. Roppel, A. McCovey, K. Struve, and M. Fernandez.

"High Performance Tantalum Oxide Capacitors Fabricated by a Novel Reoxidation Scheme," IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices , Vol. 37, No.4, pp. 972-979, April 1990. S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"High Temperature Superconductor Opening Switch," Applied Physics Letters, 54(10), pp. 949-950, March 6, 1989, Y. Tzeng, C. Cutshaw, T. Roppel, C. Wu, C.W. Tanger, M. Belser, R. Williams, L. Czekala, M. Fernandez, and R. Askew.

"The Effect of Space Charge Induced by an Electron Beam on Spark Gap Operation," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science , Vol. PS-10, No. 4, pp. 234-240, December 1982, Y. Tzeng, E.E. Kunhardt, M. Kristiansen and A.H. Guenther.

Conference proceedings and presentations

"Fabrication and High Temperature Characteristics of Diamond Electronic Devices," 7th UGIM Symposium Digest , pp. 187-190, June 1987, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, J.L. Davidson, and L.S. Lan.

"High Performance Sputtered/Anodized Tantalum Oxide Capacitors," IEEE International Electron Device Meeting Technical Digest , pp. 722-725, December 11-14, 1988, San Francisco, CA. S.G. Byeon and Y. Tzeng.

"High Temperature Characteristics of Schottky Diodes Made on Type IIb Natural Diamond," Diamond Technology Workshop , Lincoln Lab, MIT, Massachusetts, February 6, 1987, Y. Tzeng, T.H. Lin, and J.L. Davidson.

"Capacitors Using Diamond-like Thin Films as the Dielectric Material," Diamond Technology Workshop , Lincoln Lab, MIT, Massachusetts, February 6, 1987, Tom Baginski, J.L. Davidson, and Y. Tzeng.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND EDITORSHIP

"Electron Beam Triggering of Gas Filled Spark Gaps" a chapter in Gas Discharge Closing Switches , pp. 125-144, Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, 1991, Y. Tzeng and E.E. Kunhardt.

"High Temperature Superconductor Thick Film Technology," in High-Temperature Superconducting Materials, Chapter 11, pp. 159-165, W.E. Hatfield and J.H. Miller, Jr, eds., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1988, Y. Tzeng.

"Effects of Surface Properties on Metal-Oxide-Superconductor Contact Resistance," in High-Temperature Superconducting Materials, Chapter 17, pp. 251-260, W.E. Hatfield and J.H. Miller, Jr, eds., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1988, Y. Tzeng.

Applications of Diamond Films and Related Materials , (876 pages) Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., The Netherlands, August 12, 1991, Y. Tzeng, M. Yoshikawa, M. Murakawa, and A. Feldman (Editors).

Diamond Films , (400 pages) a special issue of Thin Solid Films, Vol. 212, No.1-2, May 15, 1992, Y. Tzeng (Guest Editor).

Diamond Films and Technology: An International Journal on Diamond Films and Related Materials , published quarterly by MYU K.K., in Tokyo, Japan; First issue published in August 1991, Y. Tzeng (Associate Editor 1991-1999).

New Diamond and Frontier Carbon Technology, MY K.K., Tokyo, Japan, Y. Tzeng (Associate Editor 1999-present)

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Applications of Diamond Films and Related Materials, (857 pages), Scientific Publishing Division of MYU, Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 1993, M. Yoshikawa, M. Murakawa, Y. Tzeng, and W. Yarbrough (Editors).

Applications of Diamond Films and Related Materials: Third International Conference (951 pages) National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 885, Gaithersburg, MD, August 21-24, 1995, A. Feldman, Y. Tzeng, W.A. Yarbrough, M. Yoshikawa, and M. Murakawa (Editors).

Proceedings of the 5th Applied Diamond Conference/ 1st Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 1999 , MYU, K.K., Tsukuba, Japan, August 31 - September 4, 1999, M. Yoshikawa, Y. Koga, Y. Tzeng, C.-P. Klages, and K. Miyoshi (Editors).

Proceedings of the 6th Applied Diamond Conference/ 2nd Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 2001,  (865 pages) NASA CP-2001-210948, ISBN 0-9710327-0-X (Click here to view the Proceedings, a large file of more than 100MB), Auburn University, Alabama, USA, August 6-10, 2001, Y. Tzeng, K. Miyoshi, M. Yoshikawa, M. Murakawa, Y. Koga, K. Kobashi, and G.A.J. Amaratunga (Editors). 

Proceedings of the 7th Applied Diamond Conference/ 3rd Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 2003,  (635 pages) NASA CP-2003-212319, ISBN 0-9710327-1-8 (Click here to view the Proceedings, a large file of more than 100MB), Tsukuba, Japan, August 18-21, 2003, M. Murakawa, K. Miyoshi, Y. Koga, L. Schafer, and Y. Tzeng (Editors).

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers   

IEEE Electron Device Society

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

Electrochemical Society

American Physical Society

HONORARIES

Fellow, IEEE

Japan Fellow, National Science Foundation

Alumni Professorship, Auburn University

Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

University Chair Professorship, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Academy, Texas Tech University

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Vice President for Publications, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2008-2009

Conference Chair, Asia-Pacific Conference on Transducers and Micro/Nano Technology, June 22-25, 2008, Tainan, Taiwan.

Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2005-2007

Chair of the Technical Program Committee, Emerging Information Technology Conference, August 10-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Member of  Executive Committee and Organizing Committee, New Diamond and Nano Carbons (NDNC) Conference, 2006 – present

Chair of the Publicity Committee, IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2006, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Co-Chai of the Organizing Committee, 8th Applied Diamond Conference/ 1st NanoCarbon and Related Materials Joint Conference, to be held in Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 15-20, 2005.

Member of IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2003-2004.

Member of International Advisory Committee, European Diamond Conference 2004, to be held in Riva Del Garda, Italy, September 12-17, 2004.

Member of International Advisory Committee, European Diamond Conference 2003, Salzburg, Austria, September 8-12, 2003.

Co-Chair of the Program Committee, Seventh Applied Diamond Conference/ Third Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 2003, Tsukuba, Japan, August 18-21, 2003.

Member of International Advisory Committee, ICNDST-8, Australia, July, 2002.

Conference Chair, Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/ Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 2001, Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Alabama USA,  August 4-10, 2001.

Member of the International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology (ICNDST-7), 24-28 July 2000, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Applied Diamond Conference/ Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference 1999, Tsukuba, Japan, August 31 - September 4, 1999.

Executive Committee Member, Applied Diamond Conference and European Diamond Conference 1997, England.

Chair of the Program Committee, Applied Diamond Conference 1995, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.

Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Applied Diamond Conference 1993, Omiya, Japan.

Program Committee Member, 1994 International Conference on New Diamond Science and Technology, Japan.

Program Committee Member, 1993 European Diamond Conference.

International Scientific Steering Committee Member, Diamond 1992, Heidelberg, Germany, August 31 - September 4, 1992.

Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the  Program Committee and Secretary of the Organizing Committee - First International Conference on the Applications of Diamond Films and Related Materials, Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, August 20-22, 1991.

Chair of the Technical Program – IEEE Sixth Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, Auburn, Alabama, June 11-13, 1985.

FUNDED RESEARCH

Principal Investigator - "Novel Plasma Polymerization Assisted Dry Etching Techniques for VLSI Manufacturing," 2/1/84 - 1/31/85, Alabama Research Institute.

Principal Investigator - "Plasma Enhanced GaAs MOVD and its Applications to Microelectronics," 10/1/84 - 12/31/90, Texas Instruments, Inc. 75%, Auburn University 25%.

Principal Investigator - "Impact of Gaseous Electronics on Plasma Processing of Microelectronic Materials," 6/15/85 - 12/31/87, National Science Foundation 88%, Auburn University 12%.

Principal Investigator - "Solid State Metal-Insulator-Metal High Energy Density Capacitor for Space Power Application," 10/15/85 - 12/31/89, Space Power Institute.

Principal Investigator - "Engineering Research Equipment: Auger Electron Spectroscopy for Microelectronics and Material Surface Research," 9/1/85 - 8/31/86, National Science Foundation 41.7%, Auburn University 45.7%, and Space Power Institute 13.6%.

Principal Investigator - "Plasma and Laser Assisted Etching Techniques for VLSI Applications," 5/1/86 - 4/30/87, Alabama Research Institute.

Principal Investigator - "Photo-Assisted CVD of Compound Semiconductors," 9/1/86 -12/31/88, a subtopic of the Microelectronics Program supported by Microelectronics Research, the Center for Advanced Technology/ Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Principal Investigator - "Diamond and Diamond-Like Films Grown by the Hollow Cathode Plasma," 8/1/87 - 1/31/88, Ionic Atlanta, Inc.

Principal Investigator - "Feasibility Study of High Tc Superconductor Opening Switches," 3/16/88 - 9/30/88, Eglin Air Force Base (Mike Fernandez).

Principal Investigator - "High Temperature Superconductor Thin Film Technology," 8/1/88 - 3/31/89, Ionic Atlanta, Inc. (Keith Legg).

Principal Investigator - "Protective Coating of Optical Windows by Diamond CVD," 9/1/88 - 8/31/90, Ionic Atlanta, Inc. (Keith Legg and Jim Stevenson).

Principal Investigator - "High Tc Superconductor Thin Film Deposition with In-situ Laser Annealing," 8/1/88 - 7/31/92 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Fellowship for Wesley Tanger.

Principal Investigator - "Ohmic Contact Technology for High Superconductors," 9/16/88 - 9/15/90, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Fellowship for Mitch Belser.

Principal Investigator - "Plasma CVD of Diamond Films," 7/1/89 - 6/30/92, NASA Lewis Research Center Fellowship for Richard Phillips.

Principal Investigator - "Plasma Chemistry Engineering for Chemical Vapor Deposition of Electrically Insulating Diamond Thin Films," 1/1/89 - 12/31/89, SDIO/IST - Naval Surface Weapons Center (Bob Dewitt).

Principal Investigator - "Flame CVD of Diamond Thin Films," 3/1/90 - 12/31/90, SDIO/IST - Naval Surface Warfare Center (Bob Dewitt).

Principal Investigator - "Diamond Deposition by Controlled Nucleation and Growth," 4/1/90 - 9/30/93, Office of Naval Research 79% (Bob Schwartz), Auburn University 21% (Equipment Matching funds).

Principal Investigator - "Diamond Films for Thermal Management and Space Applications," 4/1/91-3/31/92, SDIO/IST - Naval Surface Warfare Center (Virginia Ayres).

Principal Investigator - "Breakthrough Technologies from Mixed Composite Fibers: Diamond/Diamond-Like Carbon/Metal Composites," 10/1/90-3/31/92, Alabama Research Institute.

Principal Investigator - "Homoepitaxial Growth of Diamond," 3/1/92 - 9/30/92, InterScience, Inc.

Principal Investigator - "Japan Long-Term Visit: Mechanisms and Technical Issues Concerning the Production of Smooth Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride Films," 3/16/92 - 3/15/93, National Science Foundation.

Principal Investigator - "High Performance Polishing Techniques for CVD Diamond," 9/23/93 - 9/22/95, Naval Air Warfare Center.

Principal Investigator - "Pseudo-Homoepitaxial Growth of Single Crystalline Diamond Films," 7/15/93 - 1/14/94, InterScience, Inc.

Principal Investigator - "Novel Processes and Applications of CVD Diamond, Cubic Boron Nitride and High-Tc Superconductors," 6/1/94 - 5/31/97, NASA.

Principal Investigator - "Processing and Applications of CVD Diamond," 9/16/94 - 9/15/95, 3M Corporate Research Center.

Principal Investigator - "Novel Processes for CVD Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride," 6/1/1997 - 5/31/2001, NASA.

Principal Investigator - " Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Electron Emitter," 5/1/1998 - 4/30/2002, US NAVY.

Principal Investigator – “Carbon Nanotube Electron Emitters and Applications,” June 1, 2001 – May 31, 2002, Brother International, Inc.

Co-Principal Investigator – “Ultrasonication for Food Safety,”  June 1, 2003 – May 31, 2005, AAES.

Principal Investigator – “Southern Taiwan Nanotechnology Core Facility Center,” August 2005-August 2006, National Science Council, Taiwan.

 

Principal Investigator – “NCKU-NSYSU Inter-University Collaborative Program,” January 2005-December 2005, Ministry of Education, Taiwan.

 

Principal Investigator – “Advanced Nanotechnology Human Resources and Incubation Center for Southern Taiwan,” January 2005 – August 2006, Ministry of Education, Taiwan.

 

Principal Investigator – “Fabrication Technology for Nanoimprint Molds and Development of Processes for Practical Applications,”   February 2006 – August 2006, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan.

 

Principal Investigator – “Southern Taiwan Nanotechnology Core Facility Center – Phase two,” 2006.08 – 2006.08, NSC, Taiwan.

Principal Investigator – “Bio-sensors and Materials for Food Safety Related Applications,” June 1, 2002 – May 31, 2007, USDA/AUDFS.

Principal Investigator – “Charge Transfer Doping P-type Diamond Electronics” August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2009, NSC, Taiwan.