Centers

CISSEM

Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials (CIS:SEM)

Director(s):

Neal R. Armstrong
 

Lead Institution:

University of Arizona
 

Mission:

To advance the understanding of interface science underlying solar energy conversion technologies based on organic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials; and to inspire, recruit and train future scientists and leaders in the basic science of solar electric energy conversion.
 

Research Topics:


solar (photovoltaic), electrodes - solar, charge transport, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, transparent conductor
 
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide, semiconductor/semiconductor, solid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:


X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, high-throughput screening methods 
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • University of Arizona
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Princeton University
  • University of Washington


BES Staff Contact:

Chris Fecko

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