Atomic Force Microscopy is unique in its ability to measure sub -nanonewton forces arising from a variety physical phenomena between a sharp tip and a sample. In this talk we review the most recent applications of atomic force microscopy to explore and characterize quantitatively the properties of nanostructured materials used in energy applications from polymer photovoltaics to Li-ion batteries to cellulosic nanomaterials relevant for biofuels production. We will summarize some ongoing efforts in our group and suggest some interesting potential opportunities for collaboration in this area.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Indo-US Science & Technology Forum
NSF - Office of International Science and Engineering
MGRN 129, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN