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Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Fall 2011: Type II Nanorod Heterostructures - From Synthesis, Lattice Strain and Charge Separation to Photovoltaics

By Moonsub Shim

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Understanding charge separation processes and developing materials that can efficiently direct photogenerated carriers with nanoscale precision are of fundamental importance in advancing next- generation dean energy technologies. In particular, one-dimensional semiconductors with their inherent shape anisotropy provide promising platforms. In this talk, I will discuss colloidal nanorod heterostructures of II-VI semiconductors as examples of solution-processable heterojunction nanostructures. Challenges in materials synthesis, unusual lattice strain at interfaces, and some initial results from photovoltaic and transient absorption measurements will be presented.

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MNTL 1000, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn, Urbana, IL


Mohamud Yusuf Mohamed

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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