Gerald Takacs

Professor

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Contact Information

OfficeGOS 2258
Phone(585) 475-2047
Emailgatsch@rit.edu


B.Sc., University of Alberta (Edmonton)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Plasma Chemistry
  • Surface Modification of Materials

Selected Publications

G. A. Takacs and C. J. Howard, “Temperature Dependence of the Reaction

      HO2 + HO2 at Low Pressures”, J. Phys. Chem. 90, 687 (1986).

 V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, E. A. Matuszak*, F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, and

      R. S. Horwath, “Polyimide Etching and Passivation Downstream of an

      O2-CF4-Ar Microwave Plasma”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A4, 698 (1986).

 T. J. Sears, G. A. Takacs, C. J. Howard, R. L. Crownover, P. Helminger and

      F. DeLucia, “Rotational Spectroscopy of DO2 by FIR LMR and Millimeter-Wave

      Absorption”, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 118,103(1986).

 V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, , F. D. Egitto, F. Emmi, and

      R. S. Horwath, “Plasma Etching of Organic Materials.  II.  Polyimide

      Etching and Passivation Downstream of an O2-CF4-Ar Microwave Plasma”,

      J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B6(1), 66-71 (1988).

  L. J. Matienzo, F. Emmi, F. D. Egitto, D. C. VanHart, V. Vukanovic and

G. A. Takacs, “Surface Composition and Distribution of Fluorine in Plasma-Fluorinated Polyimide”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A6(3), 950-953 (1988).

  M. P. Turberg*, D. M. Giolando*, C. Tilt*, T. Soper*, S. Mason*, M.Davies*,

      P. Klingensmith*, and G. A. Takacs, “Atmospheric Photochemistry

      of Alkyl Nitrates”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A:Chem. 51, 281 (1990).

 G. A. Takacs, V. Vukanovic, D. Tracy*, J. X. Chen*, F. D. Egitto,
      L. J. Matienzo and F. Emmi, “Phnotoetching and Modification of Organic

      Polymer Surfaces With Vacuum UV Radiation”, Polym. Degrad. & Stabil.

      40, 73-81 (1993).

 M. Croston*, J. Langston*, G. Takacs, T. C. Morrill, M. Miri, K. S. V.

      Santhanam, and P. Ajayan, “Conversion of Aniline to Azobenzene at

      Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: A Possible Case of a Nanodimensional

      Reaction”, International Journal of Nanoscience 1, 285-293 (2002).

 J. X. Chen*, D. Tracy*, S. Zheng*, L. Xiaolu*, S. Brown*,

      W. VanDerveer, A. Entenberg, V. Vukanovic, G. A. Takacs, F. D. Egitto,

L. J. Matienzo, and F. Emmi, “Photoetching and Modification of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene) Polymer Surfaces with Vacuum UV Radiation”, Polym. Degrad. & Stabil. 79, 399-404 (2003).

 S. Zheng*, A. Entenberg, G. A. Takacs, F. D. Egitto, and L. J. Matienzo,

      “Adhesion of Copper to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) Surfaces Modified with

       Vacuum UV Radiation from Helium Arc Plasma”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol.

       17, 1801-1813(2003).

 W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs,”Adhesion

      of Copper to Teflon Surfaces Modified by Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation

      Downstream from Ar Microwave Plasma, Polymeric Materials Science and

      Engineering 90, 833(2004).

 W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs,”Adhesion

      of Copper to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-hexafluoropropylene) (FEP)

      Surfaces Modified by Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation Downstream from Ar

      Microwave Plasma”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 18, 1465-81(2004).

 U. Sener*, B. Parekh*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface

    Modification of Poly(biphenyl dianhydride-para-phenylene diamine)

    (BPDA- PDA) Polyimide with UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci.

    Technol. 20(4), 319-334(2006).

 W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, B. Kahn, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, “Surface

       Modification of Teflon PFA with Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion

       Sci. Technol. 20(5), 437-455 (2006).

 B.Parekh*, T. Debies, P. Knight*, K. S. V.Santhanam and G. A. Takacs,

   “Surface Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with UV and

    Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 20(16), 1833-1846

    (2006).

D. Abreu*, W. Dasilva*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, Chemistry at the Cu-fluoropolymer Interface: Relevance to Adhesion , in: Adhesion Aspects of Thin Films, K. L. Mittal (Ed.), Vol. 3, pp. 263-276, VSP, Utrecht (2007).

B. Parekh*, S. Zheng*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies and G.A. Takacs, Surface Modification of FEP with Vacuum UV Radiation from Rotating He DC Arc Plasmas, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 21(10), 983-998 (2007).

M. Krysak*, B. Parekh*, T. Debies, R. A. DiLeo*, B. J. Landi, R. P. Raffaelle and G. A. Takacs, Gas-Phase Surface Functionalization of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation, J. Adhesion Sci.Technol., 21(10), 999-1007 (2007).

R. Press, K. S. V. Santhanam, M. Miri, A. Bailey and G. A. Takacs, Introduction to Hydrogen Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2008).

M. Krysak*, A. Jayasekar*, B. Parekh*, L. Oliveria*,T. Debies, K. S. V. Santhanam, R. A. DiLeo*, B. J. Landi, R. P. Raffaelle and G. A. Takacs, Gas-Phase Surface Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes With UV Photo-oxidation, in: Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, K.L. Mittal(Ed.),Vol. 5, pp.125-137 VSP/Brill, Leiden (2009).

L. Oliveira*, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, Surface Oxidation of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Oxygen Atoms, in: Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanobelts and Nanocoils-Promise, Expectations and Status, P. Bandaru, S. Grego and I. Kinloch (Eds.) Mater. Res. Soc. Proc., 1142-JJ10-01-06, Warrendale, PA (2009).

M. Razdan*, A. Entenberg, T. Debies, B. Parekh*, P. Rai* and G. A.Takacs, Surface Modification of Poly(biphenyl dianhydride-para-phenylene diamine) (BPDA-PDA) and Poly(pyromellitic dianhydride-oxydianiline)(PMDA-ODA) Polyimides with UV Photo-oxidation, J. Adhesion Sci.Technol. 24, 1153-1166 (2010).

A. Bailey, F. Lu*, A. Khot*, S. Hussain*, K. Rugg*, G. J. Leong*, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, Surface Characterization of Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted to Photo-oxidized Perfluorosulfonic Acid Membrane Used in Fuel Cells, Polymer Materials and Membranes for Energy Devices, Mater. Res. Soc. Proc., Vol. 1269E,1269-FF05-04, Warrendale, PA (2010).

L. Oliveira*, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, Surface Modification of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Gaseous Oxygen and Chlorine Atoms, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 26, 221-230 (2012).

A. Khot*, M. Razdan*, B. Parekh*, T. Debies and  G. A. Takacs, Surface Characterization of UV Photo-oxidized Colorless Polyimides, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., DOI:10.1163/156856111X62309625 (2012).

 A. Khot*, A. Bailey, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, XPS Studies of Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted onto UV Photo-oxidized Polystyrene Surfaces, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.691037 (2012).

A. Khot*, F. Lu*, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs,   Surface Activation of Perfluorosulfonic Acid   Membrane used in Fuel Cells with Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.705525 (2012).

 F. Lu*, J. Alvarenga*, B. Landi, R. Raffaelle, T. Debies and G. A. Takacs, Surface Oxidation of Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Paper with Oxygen Atoms,  J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.705093 (2012).

A. Naujokas*, D. G. Abreu*, G. A. Takacs, T. Debies, M. Mehan and A. Entenberg, “Fluoride Ions at the Cu-fluoropolymer Interface”, Surface and Interface Analysis 45(6), 1056-1062 (2013).

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* RIT Students