Centers

RPEMSC

Re-Defining Photovoltaic Efficiency Through Molecule Scale Control

Director(s):

James Yardley
 

Lead Institution:

Columbia University
 

Mission:

To develop the enabling science needed to realize breakthroughs in the efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity in nanometer sized thin films.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), electrodes - solar, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials) 
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, metal, polymer, optoelectronic and metamaterial, transparent conductor
 
INTERFACES: metal/semiconductor
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Columbia University
  • Purdue University

 

 


BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
 
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