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[Illinois] American Vacuum Society (AVS) Prairie Chapter Symposium 2012
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: NanoBio Node
The focus for the 2012 AVS Prairie Chapter meeting is Materials for Energy.
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Adsorption and Desorption of Hydrogen on Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001): An Ultra-High Vacuum STM Study
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: TeYu Chien
With superlative physical, chemical, and electronic properties, graphene shows significant promise in a variety of technologies, including transistors, sensors, and energy conversion/storage devices.However, as an atomically thin material, graphene is highly sensitive to its environment, which...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Dielectric Breakdown Study for High Performance, Reliable Top-gated Large-area Graphene Electronics
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Vinod K. Sangwan
An ultra-thin top-gate dielectric is essential for high-performance large-scale digital and analog electronics based on graphene field-effect transistors (G-FETs). Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has been utilized to grown top-gate dielectrics for high-performance G-FETs. However, ALD requires a...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Interfacial Processes in Li-ion Battery Anodes
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Hadi Tavassol
During Li+ transport, in Li-ion batteries, a solid electrolyte inter-phase (SEI) composed of breakdown products from the electrode, the solvent, and the electrolyte, forms on both cathode and anode electrode surfaces. Solvents, electrolytes, and electrode materials determine the thickness,...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Photoelectron and Electron Spectro-Microscopy in Liquids and Dense Gaseous Environment Using Electron Transparent Membranes
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Andrei Kolmakov
Novel bottom-up designed materials currently constitute the major source of innovations in electronics, optics, energy harvesting/storage, catalysis and bio-medical applications. The performance of these new materials and devices depends on physicochemical processes taking place at the interface...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Understanding Atomic-Layer-Deposition Synthesis of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Solar Cells
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Sergey V. Baryshev
Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) has recently attracted attention as a light absorber for photovoltaic applications because of its band gap (εg≈1.4 eV), the relative abundance and low cost of its constituent elements (which permits large-scale low-cost module production), and its demonstrated...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Vacuum Insulation Panels with Tensile Supports to increase the Energy Efficiency of a Building's Envelope
04 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alan D. Feinerman
Heating and cooling accounts for at least 36% of the energy consumed in the US and in nearly all cases increasing the insulation (R-value) of the thermal barrier will reduce the energy consumed. Space and economic considerations usually limit the insulation in the walls of a building's envelope...