08.24.2015 - Vikas Reddy successfully passed his preliminary exam.
08.21.2015 - Dororthy Silbaugh successfully passed her preliminary exam.
08.10.2015 - Adrien Guillaussier successfully passed his preliminary exam.
07.29.2015 - Dr. Korgel was recently in Faradays Discussions, where he was recorded discussing details about our recent work. Check it out here!
06.28.2015 - The paper entitled " The role of ligand packing frustration on BCC superlattices of colloidal nanocrystals" has been selected as ACS editor's choice paper. That makes it three editor's choice within a month.
06.23.2015 - Dorothy Silbaugh wins the best poster award at the 46th Silicon symposium at UC-Davis!
Multiple Exciton Nanocrystal Photovoltaics
As part of our effort to dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy, Jackson Stolle, Taylor Harvey, Doug Pernik, and others have demonstrated multiexciton generation and extraction (MEG) in CuInSe2 nanocrystals solar cells after a photonic curing treatment. MEG has the potential to increase the amount of solar power converted from light to electricity in a photovoltaic by reducing wasted energy during light absorption. The devices treated with a intense light treatment, called photonic curing, exhibited MEG. This work was done in collaboration with NovaCentrix and Dr. Schaller at Argonne National Laboratories and was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and selected as an ACS Editors' Choice article.