Nanostructures for Energy Storage and Flexible Electronics — Dr. Liangbing Hu (10/29/14)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
I will discuss our work in the past three years related to nanostructures for energy devices and flexible electronics.
1. Nanostructured paper with 1D wood cellulose for solar cells, batteries and flexible electronics. I will discuss our recent results and the fundamental science of novel transparent paper with tailored optical and mechanical properties, and applications in flexible electronics, origami devices and solar cells. I will also discuss the fundamental advant...
Liangbing Hu received his B.S. in applied physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2002. He did his Ph.D. in at UCLA (with George Gruner), focusing on carbon nanotube based nanoelectronics. In 2006, he joined Unidym Inc (www.unidym.com) as a co-founding scientist. At Unidym, Liangbing’s role was the development of roll-to-roll printed carbon nanotube transparent electrodes and device integrations into touch screens, LCDs, flexible OLEDs a...
3D Nanowire Architectures and Piezotronic Effect for Efficient (photo) Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution — Dr. Xudong Wang (11/5/14)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Direct production of hydrogen fuel from water is of fundamental importance to alleviate the crisis that fossil resources confront nowadays. In this talk, I will discuss our recent development of 3D nanowire (NW) architectures for efficient photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting and the application of piezoelectric potential in water splitting reactions. Firstly, we developed a surface-reaction-limited pulsed chemical vapor deposition (SPCVD) technique that decouples...
Dr. Xudong Wang is an associate professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his PhD degree from Georgia Tech in 2005. His current research interests include understanding the coupling effect between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor functionalities, and studying the growth mechanisms and developing assembly techniques of oxide nanostructures for mechanical and solar energy harvesting. He ha...
Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics, Sensors and Energy Applications — Dr. Albert Davydov (11/12/14)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
In addition to conventional thin film structures, one-dimensional nanostructures such as semiconductor nanowires have attracted considerable attention due to their unique electronic, magnetic, optical, thermal and mechanical properties, complemented with superior structural quality and high surface-to-volume ratio. These nanowire properties offer great opportunity for their on-chip integration for optoelectronic, sensor, communication, and energy storage applications. Na...
Albert Davydov received the Ph.D. in Chemistry from Moscow State University (Russia) in 1989. He joined NIST in 2005 and is now active in the area of semiconductor nanowires and 2D materials and devices. He is presently a Leader of Functional Nanostructured Materials Group, and a Project Leader on “Low-dimensional semiconductors for sensors, optoelectronics and energy applications” at the Materials Science & Engineering Division at National Institute of Standards an...
Single Nanowire Battery Diagnostics — Dr. Arunkumar Subramanian (11/19/14)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 3:00 PM