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Chemistry Seminar Series 291 (9/29/17)

Date: 
September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

David Waldeck, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Abstract:

Our group is working on nanoparticle-based materials for solar to electrical energy transduction. Nanoparticle devices promise to provide a systematic and modular approach to creating supramolecular assemblies of linked nanoparticles that function as charge transfer elements. I will report on recent work in which we explore how to engineer nanoparticle/nanoparticle interfaces and nanoparticle/conjugated polymer interfaces to enhance charge separation and inhibit charge recombination. Particular foci of our effort are aimed at understanding the importance of energy-level gradients, built-in electrostatic potentials, and symmetry/chirality properties to improve the charge-separation efficiency in inorganic-organic hybrid structures.

 

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Contact Information

Name: 
Tao Ye
Title: 
Associate Professor
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States