Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP)


Victor I. Klimov

Lead Institution:

Los Alamos National Laboratory


To capitalize on recent advances in the science of how nanoparticles interact with light to design highly efficient materials for the conversion of sunlight into electricity.

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), solid state lighting, bio-inspired, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, optoelectronic and metamaterial

INTERFACES: metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide, semiconductor/semiconductor, liquid/solid, solid/solid

NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, surface science, laser diagnostics, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • George Mason University 
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • University of Minnesota
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

BES Staff Contact:

Chris Fecko

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