12.04.2014 - Timothy Bogart wins the Best Presenter Award for his talk entitled "High Performance Silicon Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes" among Nano Portfolio Program Students Presentations.
11.24.2014 - Timothy Bogart successfully defends his dissertation.
10.16.2014 - The Cockrell School of Engineering website and Oct. 22 Texas Engineer newsletter highlighted the course that Dr. Korgel taught this summer in Barcelona on Nanotechnology Innovation. A behind the scenes look at the course is available here.
09.02.2014 - Pantea Aurang of Middle East Technical University (METU) arrived in Austin to spend a month with the group. In turn, second year student Emily Adkins will travel to Ankara in October to spend a month researching with their team. Good luck, Emily!
06.30.2014 - An image of amorphous-Silicon particles from the Korgel Group was featured in EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter, The Molecular Bond, as their Art People's Choice Winner for the June 2014 issue.
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.