Centers

CASP

Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP)

Director(s):

Victor I. Klimov
 

Lead Institution:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
 

Mission:

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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