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Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?
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29 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which generally require a different type of analysis than …
Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices
09 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries, and …
Electric and Magnetic Properties of Multiferroic Oxide Thin Films and Heterostructures
20 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Antonio Prieto
Outline: Introduction Preparation methods for oxide thin films Oxide thin films and heterostructures Multiferroic materials BiFeO3, YMnO3, BiMnO3 thin films and FE/FM Composites Conclusions …
TiCN/TiNbCN Multilayer System with Enhanced Tribological Properties
Improvement in the mechanical properties of hard coatings such monolayer (TiN, CrN, AlCN, WC-Co, TiCN) , has been achieved using compositional gradient WC/C layer, or multilayered type …
Nanotechnology Activities in Colombia: A Perspective From the Excellence Center for Novel Materials
11 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Antonio Prieto
I will present the current state of R & D in the fields of condensed matter, novel materials, and nanotechnology in Colombia. I will initially consider Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to then …
Superficial Science – Polymer Surface Science at Purdue
26 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffery Youngblood
In this presentation, Professor Youngblood describes his current research projects and the theme that ties them together - surface science.
Surface Characterization Studies of Carbon Materials: SS-DNA, SWCNT, Graphene, HOPG
16 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
In this presentation examples of surface characterization studies of carbon specimens will be presented. (1) In particularly, the systematic XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) characterization of …
X-ray Diffraction and Reflectivity Analysis of Thin Films and Nanomaterials
29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mauro Sardela
A review of x-ray analysis techniques applied to the characterization of nanomaterials will be presented with focus on x-ray lab source instrumentation similar to the facilities available at the …
Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?
10 Apr 2009 | Online Presentations | 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 that PV is on the verge of becoming a major source of electrical power …
BNC Annual Research Review: Thin-Film Electronics using Nanowire Transistors
06 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the upcoming …
Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films
02 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Josh Kaufman
Thin metal films have many applications from optical limiters to nanocircuits. Methods for fabricating these films differ in theory and complexity. Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) is a popular method …
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