(email: jtalbot@ucsd.edu)


Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Department of NanoEngineering

Address: University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093-*0448*

Phone: 858-534-3176

Fax: 858-534-9553

Personal page: http://nanoengineering.ucsd.edu/faculty/jtalbot.html



My research group has investigated EPD of phosphors for high-resolution information displays and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), zeolites for fabrication of modified electrodes and supported membranes, and single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) structures . The typical EPD process used is a bath consisting of the particles of interest suspended in isopropanol (IPA) with dissolved nitrate salt. The EPD cell simply consists of two vertical, parallel electrodes held a fixed distance. The fundamentals of the EPD process were systematically investigated in our work with phosphors, including the dissociation of nitrate salts in IPA and the zeta potential of charged particles , the formation of the adhesive agents, and the factors that affect the adhesion strength of deposits. Then, the EPD process was combined with photolithography to deposit triads of phosphor stripes for producing high-resolution color displays.


Selected publications


  • Quale, S. and J. B. Talbot, “Electrophoretic Deposition of Substrate Normal Oriented Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Structures”, /Journal of The Electrochemical Society/, *154*, K25 (2007), also June 11, 2007 issue of /Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  • Sweet, W.S., J. B. Talbot, and R. Higgins, Electrophoretic Deposition of Zeolite 5A for Use in Supported Gas Separation Membranes, “/Key Engineering Materials/, *314,* 39-44 (2006).
  • Talbot, J. B., E. Sluzky, and S.K. Kurinec, "Electrophoretic Deposition of Monochrome and Color Phosphor Screens for Information Displays," /Journal of Materials Science/, *39*(3): 771-778, Feb 2004.