1.17.2013 - Chet Steinhagen passes his dissertation defense.
12.17.2012 - Justin Harris passes his dissertation defense.
11.23.2012 - CHEMIE.DE/CHEMEUROPE.COM have published an article highlighting the work the group has done in conjunction with Cornell in fabricating the first ordered arrays of silicon nanocrystals. The new self-assembled arrays were first presented in ChemPhysChem.
8.21.2012 - Dr. Brian Korgel is organizing the 3rd International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference which will be held in Austin from January 13-17, 2013. If interested in attending, please visit the ISHA 2013 homepage for more information.
8.08.2012 - Mike Rasch passes his dissertation defense.
6.04.2012 - The Korgel Group will be hosting five visiting students and one UT undergrad over the summer. Learn more about them at our Summer 2012 page.
5.31.2012 - Dr. Brian Korgel will be a part of the New Technologies in Favor of the Environment panel at Brazil's Green Nation Fest on June 7, 2012 from 2:30-4:00 PM CDT. More information on the discussion is available here (in Portuguese).
Nanocrystal Inks to Photovoltaics
In the pursuit of solvent-processed photovoltaics, Vahid Akhavan, Brian Goodfellow, and Matthew Panthani demonstrated photovoltaic power conversion efficiencies of more than 3% from solar cells made by “spray-painting” the light absorbing material in the device without vacuum or high temperature processing [link]. This work was featured in the Reader'’s Digest as one “12 inventions that will change your life” and within an edition of the NSF's "Science Nation" online magazine. For more information, see the recent publications in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Energy & Environmental Science and Technology, and Optics Express describing the chemistry and processes used to make the devices, what is currently limiting device efficiency and how these challenges are being met.
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