Scott Darveau.

Donald E. Fox Professor, Physical Chemistry

Chemistry - University of Nebraska at Kearney

216 Bruner Hall of Science
2401 11th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8491
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1998
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1992

Research Interests

Characterization of Novel Thin Films for Use in Solar Cells:
Studying the optical characteristics of amorphous thin films of Silicon, silicon-germanium alloys, germanium-carbide alloys, copper indium selenide family, iron pyrite and now tungsten selenide

Honors and Awards
  • 2017-2022 - Donald Fox Endowed Chair of Chemistry
  • 2017 - Pratt-Heins Foundation Faculty Award for Service
  • 2008, 2013 - The David Stevensen Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
  • 2006 - Outstanding Honors Faculty of the Year, UNK

Selected Publications
  • “Non-vacuum Preparation of WSe2 Thin Films via the Selenization of Hydrated Tungsten Oxide Prepared using Chemical Solution Methods,” Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Falconer, M.E.*; Blum, J.R.*; Colling, W.M.*; Ianno N.J. (2018), MRS Advances, 3(56), 3281-3286.
  • “A Low-Temperature Fabrication Method for WSe2 Films Grown from Nanocrystalline Precursors.” Exstrom, C., Darveau, S. A., Edgar, J. S., Curry, C. J., Hanrahan, M. P., Ma, Q., Hilfiker, M., Ediger, A., Ianno, N. J. (2016). MRS Advances, 1(41), 2821-2826. doi:10.1557/adv.2016.437
  • “Preparation of CIGS Thin Films by HiPIMS or DC Sputtering and Various Selenization Processes,” Olejníček, J.; Hubička, Z.; Kšírová, P.; Kment, Š; Brunclíková, M.; Kohout, M.; Čada, M.; Darveau, S.A.; Exstrom, C.L., Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 2013, 16, 314-319.
  • “Zinc Alloyed Iron Pyrite Nanocrystals for Band Gap Broadening,” Mao, B.; Dong, Q.; Xiao, Z.; Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Webber, T.E.*; Lund, B.D.*; Huang, H.; Kang, Z.; Huang, J., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 12060-12065.
  • “Air Sensitive, Photosensitive, Phase Pure Iron Pyrite Nanocrystal Thin Films for Photovoltaic Application,” Bi, Y.; Yuan, Y.; Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Huang, J. Nano Letters, 11, 4953-4957 (2011).
  • “CuIn1-xAlxS2 Thin Films Prepared by Sulfurization of Metallic Precursors,” Olejníček, J.; Slaymaker, L.E.; Darveau, S.A.; Exstrom, C.L.; Kment, Š.; Prabukanthan, P.; Ianno, N.J.; Soukup, R.J. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509, 10020-10024, 2011.
  • “Properties of CuIn1-xGaxSe2 Films Prepared by the Rapid Thermal Annealing of Spray-deposited CuIn1-xGaxS2 and Se,” Slaymaker, L.E.; Hoffman, N.M.; Ingersoll, M.A.; Jensen, M.R.; Olejníček, J.; Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Soukup, R.J.; Ianno, N.J.; Sarkar, A.; Kment, Š., Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2011, 1324, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.1152
  • “Thermoelectric Properties of p-type CuInSe2 Chalcopyrites Enhanced by Introduction of Manganese,” Yao, J.; Takas, N.J.; Schliefert, M.L.*; Paprocki, D.S.*; Blanchard, P.E.R.; Mar, A.; Exstrom, C.L.; Darveau, S.A.; Poudeu, P.F.P.; Aitken, J.A., Physical Review B, 84, 075203. 2011.
  • “Formation of CuIn1-xAlxSe2 Thin Films Studied by Raman Scattering”, Olejníček, J.; Kamler, C.A.; Darveau, S.A.; Exstrom, C.L.; Slaymaker, L.E.*; Vandeventer, A.R.*; Ianno, N.J.; Soukup, R.J. Thin Solid Films, 519, 5329-5334 (2011).