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Anthony N. Caruso, PhD**, University of Missouri (Kansas City)

Amorphous
hydrogenated boron carbide (a-B* _{x}*C:H

**Figure
1.**
Proposed structural model of amorphous hydrogenated boron carbide (Paquette et
al., *J. Phys.: Condens. Matter*, **2011**, 23, 435002)

Understanding
charge transport in amorphous hydrogenated boron carbide is uniquely
challenging: not only does a-B* _{x}*C:H

**Figure
2.**
Preliminary results toward the computational modeling of a-B* _{x}*C:H

We
have made significant progress toward the computational modeling of a-B* _{x}*C:H

**Figure
3.**
(a) Simplified density of states schematic for a generic amorphous solid. (b)
Absorption coefficient as a function of energy obtained from the UV-Vis optical
absorption spectrum for an a-B* _{x}*C:H

Experimentally,
we have continued to study the electronic structure for a range of a-B* _{x}*C:H

Funds from this
doctoral new investigator grant have proven invaluable to advancing the PI's
research program, a major thrust of which is investigating the electronic
structure and charge transport properties of a-B* _{x}*C:H