Designing Multi-Functional Electrodes for Next-Generation Energy Storage Devices
08 Jun 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Seung Woo Lee
We will first show that redox-active organic electrodes prepared from earth-abundant organic materials can be promising cathodes for large-scale energy storage devices. We reveal that these organic electrodes have promising charge storage properties for both Li- and Na-ion storage. ...
The implication of Using Conductive Nitrides as Alternative Plasmonic Materials: Going Beyond TiN and ZrN
29 May 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Panos A. Patsalas
In this seminar, the optical properties of VN, NbN, TaN, WN, and MoN polycrystalline and epitaxial films will be reviewed and will be critically evaluated by comparing them with ab initio calculations of the band structure of the ideal cubic crystals. Their optical performance will be also...
Organic Conductive Polymers for Wearables Electronics
29 May 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Gegory A. Sotzing
Our research laboratory has been involved with the incorporation of PEDOT-PSS into fabrics such as nonwovens like synthetic leathers, and wovens/knits such as spandex. We have discovered that a phase segregation of PEDOT and PSS occurs when PEDOT-PSS is applied to fabric via an esterification...
Laser Processing and Printing of Multilayer Films for Inexpensive and Flexible Microsystems
29 May 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Rahim Rahimi
In the first section, I will describe the use of localized CO2 laser irradiation to selectively convert thermoset polymer films (e.g., polyimide) into electrically conductive and highly porous carbon micro/nano structures. This process provides a unique and facile approach for direct writing of...