Centers

Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree)

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Director

Russell Hemley


Lead Institution

Carnegie Institution of Washington


Year Established

2009


Mission

To accelerate the discovery and synthesis of kinetically stabilized, energy materials utilizing extreme conditions.


Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), phonons, thermoelectric, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), hydrogen and fuel cells, superconductivity, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials)


Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, oxide, porous, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: gas/solid

Nanostructured Materials: None


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, next generation optimization methods


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Partner Institutions

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Cornell University
  • Lehigh University
  • Pennsylvania State University

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk

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