Centers

CSTEC

Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC)

Director(s):

Peter F. Green
 

Lead Institution:

University of Michigan
 

Mission:

To study complex material structures on the nanoscale to identify key features for their potential use as materials to convert solar energy and heat to electricity.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), solar (thermal), phonons, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)  


Materials Studied:

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

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, lithography, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, laser diagnostics, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling 
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Kent State University
  • University of Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
 
Last modified: 3/18/2013 10:21:37 AM