Centers

RMSSEC

Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion (RMSSEC)

Director(s):

Donald T. Morelli
 

Lead Institution:

Michigan State University
 

Mission:

To investigate the underlying physical and chemical principles of advanced materials for the conversion of heat into electricity.
 

Research Topics:

solar (thermal), phonons, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: semiconductor, metal
 
INTERFACES: metal/semiconductor, semiconductor/semiconductor
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, electron microscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ohio State University
  • Wayne State University

 


BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson

 
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