Centers

emc2

Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC<sup>2</sup>)

Director(s):

Hector D. Abruna
 

Lead Institution:

Cornell University
 

Mission:

To advance the science of energy conversion and storage by understanding and exploiting fundamental properties of active materials and their interfaces.
 

Research Topics:

catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), hydrogen and fuel cells, defects, charge transport, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing) 
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, ionic liquid, porous
 
INTERFACES: organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, metal/oxide, semiconductor/semiconductor, gas/liquid, gas/solid, liquid/solid, 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, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Cornell University
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

 

 

 

 

BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
 
Last modified: 8/27/2014 4:52:11 PM