Centers

CST

Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials (EFRC:CST)

Director(s):

Peter J. Rossky
 

Lead Institution:

University of Texas at Austin
 

Mission:

To pursue fundamental research on charge transfer processes that underpin the function of highly promising molecular materials for photovoltaic and electrical energy storage applications.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), phonons, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, optoelectronic and metamaterial
 
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, semiconductor/semiconductor, liquid/solid, solid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Minnesota
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

 

 

BES Staff Contact:

Jeffrey L. Krause
 
Last modified: 5/29/2013 9:10:43 AM