Centers

LMI

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI-EFRC)

Director(s):

Harry Atwater
 

Lead Institution:

California Institute of Technology
 

Mission:

To tailor the morphology, complex dielectric structure, and electronic properties of matter to sculpt the flow of sunlight, enabling light conversion to electrical and chemical energy with unprecedented efficiency.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), solid state lighting, phonons, thermal conductivity, electrodes - solar, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, rare earth elements, porous, optoelectronic and metamaterial
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:


scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, lithography, quantum mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • California Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


BES Staff Contact:

Chris Fecko

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