Research activities Nanoscale Solar Cells

The Nanoscale Solar Cells Group synthesizes advanced metal and semiconducting nanostructures, characterizes their material properties and integrates them into novel device structures with the aim of improving our fundamental understanding of light absorption, charge separation, recombination and transport at the nanometer scale.

  1. Theory and simulation
    How can we maximize a single resonance?
  2. Synthesis
    Solution growth and vapor phase growth
  3. Characterization
    HRTEM/chemical maps
    Optical/electrical platform
    SEM collaboration w/FEI
  4. Devices
    – Photocurrent mapping