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Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a few...
Functional Graded Materials architectures applied at nanoscale: thin PVD nanograded and layered coatings
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09 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Vasco Teixeira
Functionally graded materials (FGM’s) are designed to achieve levels of performance superior to that of homogeneous materials by combining the desirable properties of each constituent phase. FGM’s are composite materials where the composition or the microstructure is locally varied so that a...
Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 25: Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar Energy
29 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh
Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar EnergyTopics: Approaches: Breathing Membrane Continuous Operation Fuel Cell Water Management ElectroKinetic Nanobattery EDL Capacitators Laminar Flow Based Micro Fuel Cells The Energy in Sunlight Solar Energy Utilization Discovery of photovoltaic effect...
MIT Tools for Energy Conversion and Storage
13 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey C Grossman, Joo-Hyoung Lee, Varadharajan Srinivasan, Alexander S McLeod, Lucas Wagner
Atomic-Scale Simulation Tools to Explore Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
Modeling and Optimization of Polymer Based Bulk Heterojunction (BH) Solar Cell
08 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Biswajit ray
A polymer phase separation model based on Cahn-Hilliard equation and a three-dimensional (3D) coupled exciton/electron/hole transport model in the disordered, phase-segregated morphology so generated, allow us to predict, possibly for the first time, the morphology dependent performance limits of...
Nano Solutions to Our Impending Energy Crisis
11 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
In this talk we review some of the advances in nanoscale energy conversion devices and discuss about the challenges and opportunities to provide a clean energy infrastructure. Couple of examples from solar and thermoelectric materials, devices and systems will be given and the scale of the...
nanoHUB PhotoVoltaics Reference Zone
19 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman
Need information on the science of photovoltaics and solar cell technology? Find it here!The nanoHUB PhotoVoltaics Reference Zone is the right destination for finding general information about photovoltaic solar cell science and technology, as well as for viewing news articles and getting access...
Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical
20 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis
This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge “Make Solar Energy Economical” to underpin the need and potential for nanotechnology to address...
Renewable Energy Sources
17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This presentation in pictures describes possibilities and utilization of alternative (green) sources of energy. Many sources contributed in the creation of this presentation.vasileska.faculty.asu.eduNSF
Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?
23 Feb 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark R. Pinto
After a review of the overall renewable energy landscape,including the central role of economics, we present here the case thatPV is on the verge of becoming a major source of electrical powerthrough a principle similar to that which underlies the 50 year progressof IC technology - the reduction...
The Helios Talks
25 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Ringgenberg, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman
The energy problem is one of the most important issues that science and technology has to solve.The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Helios Project concentrates on renewable fuels, such as biofuels, and solar technologies, including a new generation of solar photovoltaic cells and the...
Tracking Energy Flow From the Nano to Mesoscale with Ultrafast Nanoscopy
22 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Libai Huang
In this talk, I will discuss our recent efforts on elucidating multi-scale energy transfer, migration, and dissipation processes with simultaneous femtosecond temporal resolution and nanometer spatial resolution. We have combined/correlated ultrafast spectroscopy with high spatial resolution...
WALLA Lecture: Solar Cells
05 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Richard J. Schwartz