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Fall 2008 Logo2008 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 1-5, 2008 | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 S. Ashok, Shenda M. Baker, Michael R. Fitzsimmons, Young-Chang Joo

Symposium N : Next-Generation and Nano-Architectured Photovoltaics

2008-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Valeria G. Stoleru (On leave from The University of Delaware)
Andrew G. Norman National Renewable Energy Laboratory
N. J. Ekins-Daukes Imperial College London
N1: Multiple Exciton Generation and Electron Transport
Session Chairs
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **N1.1
Multiple Exciton Generation in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Enhanced Solar Energy Conversion.

Randy Ellingson 1 , Matt Law 1 , Joseph Luther 1 , Justin Johnson 1 , Qing Song 1 , Barbara Hughes 1 , Wyatt Metzger 3 , Aaron Midgett 1 2 , Octavi Semonin 1 2 , Sean Sweetnam 1 , Matt Beard 1 , Arthur Nozik 1 2
1 Center for Chemical and Biosciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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10:00 AM - N1.2
Charge Carrier Multiplication and Nature of Excited States in PbSe Quantum Dots.

Laurens Siebbeles 1
1 , Delft University of Technology, Delft Netherlands

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10:45 AM - N1.4
Sensing Charge Through Arrays of PbSe Nanocrystals with a Narrow MOSFET.

Tamar Mentzel 1 , Kenneth MacLean 1 , Scott Geyer 2 , Moungi Bawendi 2 , Marc Kastner 1
1 Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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11:00 AM - *
Break

N2: Multiple Exciton Generation and Nanocrystal Thin Film Devices
Session Chairs
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **N2.1
Understanding Quantum Dots For Solar Cells.

Alex Zunger 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden , Colorado, United States

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12:00 PM - N2.2
Schottky-Quantum Dot Photovoltaics for Efficient Infrared Power Conversion.

Keith Johnston 1 , Andras Pattantyus-Abraham 1 , Jason Clifford 1 , Stefan Myrskog 1 , Dean MacNeil 1 2 , Larissa Levina 1 , Edward Sargent 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2 Chemistry, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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12:15 PM - N2.3
Using a Nanometer Scale MOSFET as a Charge Sensor.

Kenneth MacLean 1 , Tamar Mentzel 1 , Scott Geyer 2 , Moungi Bawendi 2 , Marc Kastner 1
1 Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:30 PM - N2.4
Fourfold Efficiency Improvement in PbS Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Devices via Trap State Passivation by Ethanethiol.

Aaron Barkhouse 1 , Andras Pattantyus-Abraham 1 , Edward Sargent 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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N3: Carbon Nanotubes: Carrier Multiplication and Photovoltaics
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Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **N3.1
Optical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.

Tony Heinz 1
1 Depts. of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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3:00 PM - N3.2
Study of Carrier Multiplication in Nanocrystal Quantum Dots and One-dimensional Carbon Nanotubes.

Akihiro Ueda 1 , Takeshi Tayagaki 1 , Kazunari Matsuda 1 , Yoshihiko Kanemitsu 1
1 Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan

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3:15 PM - N3.3
Double-Walled Nanotube-Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells.

Yi Jia 1 2 , Anyuan Cao 2 , Jinquan Wei 1 , Dehai Wu 1
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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3:30 PM - N3.4
Electrical and Optical Transport of GaAs/Carbon Nanotube Heterojunctions.

Chen-Wei Liang 1 , Siegmar Roth 1
1 , Max-Planck-Institute, Stuttgart Germany

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3:45 PM - *
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N4: CdSe and CdTe nanocrystals: Synthesis, Properties, and Devices
Session Chairs
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

4:30 PM - **N4.1
The Use of Multi-Size Arrays of Colloidal Quantum Dots to Study Energy and Electron Transport in QD Junctions.

Emily Weiss 1 , Ryan Chiechi 2 , Scott Geyer 3 , Venda Porter 3 , Moungi Bawendi 3 , George Whitesides 2
1 Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - N4.2
Temperature Dependent Characteristics of Thin Film Nanocrystal Solar Cells.

Yvonne Rodriguez 1 , Jeremy Olson 1 , Ingrid Anderson 1 , Glenn Gray 1 , Sue Carter 1
1 , University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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5:15 PM - N4.3
Synthesis of New Organic/inorganic Heterostructures from CdSe Quantum Dots and Tetracyanoquinodimethane Derivatives.

Anna Maria Laera 1 , Vincenzo Resta 1 , Emanuela Piscopiello 1 , Leander Tapfer 1 , Francesco Naso 2 , Francesco Babudri 2 , Gianluca Maria Farinola 2 , Antonio Cardone 3
1 Department of Advanced Physics Technology and New Materials (FIM), ENEA, Brindisi Italy, 2 Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari Italy, 3 ICCOM, CNR, Bari Italy

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5:30 PM - N4.4
Functionalized Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots for Patterned, Multilayered Photovoltaic Devices.

Sung Jin Kim 1 2 , Won Jin Kim 2 , Alexander Cartwright 1 2 , Paras Prasad 1 2 3
1 Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Amherst, New York, United States, 2 Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Amherst , New York, United States, 3 Chemistry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, United States

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2008-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Valeria G. Stoleru (On leave from The University of Delaware)
Andrew G. Norman National Renewable Energy Laboratory
N. J. Ekins-Daukes Imperial College London
N5: Intermediate Band Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **N5.1
Open Questions in the Implementation of the Intermediate Band (IB) Solar Cell.

Antonio Luque 1 , Antonio Marti 1
1 Instituto de Energia Solar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid Spain

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10:00 AM - N5.2
An Electronic Structure Study of Intermediate Band by Non-Magnetic Ion Defects in WO3.

Muhammad Huda 1 , Yanfa Yan 1 , Mowafak Al-Jassim 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colorado, United States

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10:15 AM - N5.3
Band Structure Calculation and Material Identification for Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells.

Som Dahal 1 , Stephen Bremner 2 , Christiana Honsberg 2
1 Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States, 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

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10:30 AM - **N5.4
Applications of Highly Mismatched Alloys to Solar Power Conversion.

Wladyslaw Walukiewicz 1
1 Materials Sciences Division, Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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11:00 AM - *
Break

N6: Up/Down Conversion and Intermediate Band Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **N6.1
Up-Conversion in Multi-component Organic Systems: Enhancement of the Local Spectral Power Density of the Terrestrial Solar Irradiation?

Stanislav Baluschev 1 , Tzenka Miteva 2
1 , Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Germany, 2 , Sony Deutschland GmbH, Materials Science Laboratory, Stuttgart Germany

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12:00 PM - N6.2
Enhanced Upconversion by Plasmonic Field Concentration.

Ewold Verhagen 1 , L. (Kobus) Kuipers 1 , Albert Polman 1
1 Center for Nanophotonics, FOM-Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam Netherlands

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12:15 PM - N6.3
Near-Infrared Quantum Cutting in SrF2: Pr, Yb.

Andries Meijerink 1 , Bryan van der Ende 1 , Linda Aarts 1
1 , Debye Institute, Utrecht Netherlands

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12:30 PM - **N6.4
A Molecular Approach to the Intermediate Band Solar Cell.

Timothy Schmidt 1 , N. Ekins-Daukes 2
1 School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London United Kingdom

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N7: Plasmonics in Photovoltaics
Session Chairs
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **N7.1
Plasmonic Photovoltaics.

Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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3:00 PM - N7.2
Gold Nanoparticles for Enhancing Dye Absorption.

Markus Hallermann 1 , Tapan Sau 1 , Enrico Da Como 1 , Andrey Rogach 1 , Jochen Feldmann 1 , Omar Stern 2
1 Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Department of Physics and CeNS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich Germany, 2 , GE Global Research Europe, Garching b. Munich Germany

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3:15 PM - N7.3
Thin-Film Silicon-Solar Cells and Metallic Tin Nanoparticles.

Mads Kjeldsen 1 , J. Hansen 1 , J. Chevallier 1 , A. Larsen 1
1 Department of physics and astronomy, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark

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3:30 PM - N7.4
Coupling Au Nanoparticles Surface Plasmon Resonance with A-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells for Enhanced Absorption and Efficiency.

Giovanni Bruno 1 , Maria Giangregorio 1 , Alberto Sacchetti 1 , Pio Capezzuto 1 , Maria Losurdo 1
1 PlasmaChemistry, IMIP-CNR, Bari Italy

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3:45 PM - N7.5
Light Trapping with Particle Plasmons.

Kylie Catchpole 1 2 , Fiona Beck 2 , Ruud Schropp 3 , Albert Polman 1
1 Center for Nanophotonics, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2 Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Netherlands, 3 Debye Institute, University of Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands

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4:00 PM - *
Break

N8: Photon Management and Si Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

4:30 PM - N8.1
3D Photonic Spectrally Selective and Diffractive Intermediate Filter for Micromorph Tandem Cell.

Andreas Bielawny 1 , Johannes Upping 1 , Paul Miclea 1 , Ralf Wehrspohn 1 , Seung-Mo Lee 2 , Mato Knez 2 , Marius Peters 3 , Andreas Lambertz 4 , Reinhard Carius 4
1 Physics, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle Germany, 2 , Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle Germany, 3 FMF (Freiburg Centre for Material Research), University of Freiburg, Freiburg Germany, 4 Institute of Energy Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich Germany

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4:45 PM - N8.2
Very Effective Light Trapping in Grating Thin-Film Solar Cells.

Mukul Agrawal 1 , Peter Peumans 1
1 Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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5:00 PM - N8.3
An Array of Nanocones with Sharp Tips as Efficient Antireflection Layers for Solar Cells.

Jia Zhu 1 , Zongfu Yu 1 , George Burkhard 1 , Ching-Mei Hsu 1 , Stephen Connor 1 , Yi Cui 1
1 , Stanford, Stanford, California, United States

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5:15 PM - N8.4
Bandgap Engineering of Silicon Quantum Dot Nanostructures for High Efficient Silicon Solar Cell: The Tandem Approach.

Georges Bremond 1 , Bechir Rezgui 1
1 INL, INSA Lyon, Villeurbanne France

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5:30 PM - N8.5
Metamaterial Based on the Nanostructured Si for Multistage PV Conversion.

Zbigniew Kuznicki 1 , Patrick Meyrueis 1
1 , Photonic Systems Laboratory, Illkirch France

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5:45 PM - N8.6
Nanostructured Silicon-based Layers for Photovoltaic Applications.

Fabrice Gourbilleau 1 , Bechir Rezgui 2 , Abel Sibai 2 , Georges Bremond 2
1 CIMAP, ENSICAEN, Caen Cedex 04 France, 2 INL, Insa Lyon/Université Lyon, Villeurbanne France

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N9: Poster Session I
Session Chairs
Wednesday AM, December 03, 2008
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - N9.1
RF-Sputtered Ge-ITO Nanocomposite Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications.

Grace Shih 1 , Tracie Bukowski 1 , Barrett Potter 1 , Joseph Simmons 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.10
A New Method for Forming Surfactant-free PbSe Quantum Dot Films and Quantum Dot-polymer Composites for Excitonic Solar Cells.

Gayan Dedigamuwa 1 , Xiaomei Jiang 1 , Jian Zhang 1 , Pritish Mukherjee 1 , Sarath Witanachchi 1
1 Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.11
Solar Cell Efficiency Enhancement above the Shockley-Queisser Limit using Low Dimensional Absorbers.

Ian Ballard 1 , Keith Barnham 1 , Nicholas Ekins-Daukes 1
1 EXSS Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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9:00 PM - N9.13
Effect of Back-Surface Reflectors on the Performance of Strain-Balanced Quantum Well Solar Cells.

Jessica Adams 1 , Keith Barnham 1 , Ravin Ginige 1 , James Connolly 1 , Geoff Hill 2 , John Roberts 2 , Tom Tibbits 3
1 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 , EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies, Sheffield United Kingdom, 3 , QuantaSol Ltd., Richmond upon Thames United Kingdom

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9:00 PM - N9.15
Influence of Buffer Layer Patterning on Droplet Epitaxy and Photovoltaic Properties of InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots.

Leon Webster 1 , Jia-Hung Wu 2 , Christopher Proctor 4 , Levi Thompson 3 , Rachel Goldman 2
1 Applied Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 4 Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 3 Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.2
Application of the Design of Experiments Method to the Study of the Intermediate-Band InAs/GaAs Quantum-dot Solar Cell.

Alysha Grenko 1 , John Walker 2 , Ibrahim Kimukin 2 , Brian Hoskins 1 , Elias Towe 1 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.3
Fabrication of Optically Active Thin Films by Chemical Solution Deposition.

Edita Garskaite 1 , Mari-Ann Einarsrud 1 , Tor Grande 1
1 IMT, NTNU, Trondheim Norway

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9:00 PM - N9.4
Growth of Copper Indium Disulfide Nano-rods using Anodized Aluminum Nano-mask.

Hong Lam 1 , Zhong Wei Zhang 1 2 , Chung Pui Chan 1 , Zhuo Chen 1 , Charles Surya 1 , Chang Fei Zhu 2 1
1 Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China

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9:00 PM - N9.5
Wet-Chemical Route to ZnO/CuInS2 Core-Shell Nanowire Array for Photovoltaic Applications.

Jih-Jen Wu 1 , Wan-Ting Jiang 1
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan Taiwan

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9:00 PM - N9.6
Microstructure and Local Electronic Transport Properties of nc-Si:H Thin Films: Effect of Hydrogen Plasma Annealing.

Pavel Dutta 1 , Sanjoy Paul 1 , David Galipeau 1 , Venkat Bommisetty 1
1 EE, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.7
Effect of Hydrogen Plasma Annealing on Optoelectronic Properties Nanocrystalline Silicon.

Sanjoy Paul 1 , P. Dutta 1 , Dorin Cengher 1 , David Galipeau 1 , Venkat Bommisetty 1
1 EE, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, United States

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9:00 PM - N9.8
Nano Si Structures for Solar Cell Application.

Branko Pivac 1 , Pavo Dubcek 1 , Nikola Radic 1 , Hrvoje Zorc 1 , Sigrid Bernstorff 2 , Branislav Vlahovic 3
1 , R. Boskovic Institute, Zagreb Croatia, 2 , Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste Italy, 3 Physics Department, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

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2008-12-03   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Valeria G. Stoleru (On leave from The University of Delaware)
Andrew G. Norman National Renewable Energy Laboratory
N. J. Ekins-Daukes Imperial College London
N10: Epitaxial Quantum Dot and Quantum Well Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Wednesday AM, December 03, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **N10.1
Efficiency Improvements in Triple-Junction Solar Cells using Quantum Materials.

Simon Fafard 1
1 , Cyrium Technologies Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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10:00 AM - N10.2
Quantum Dot Spectral Tuning of Multijunction III-V Solar Cells.

Ryne Raffaelle 1 , Seth Hubbard 1 , Chris Bailey 1 , Stephen Polly 1 , Cory Cress 1
1 NanoPower Research Labs, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, United States

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10:15 AM - **N10.3
Radiative Recombination in Strain-Balanced Quantum Well Concnetrator Cells in Single and Multi-Junction Configurations.

Keith Barnham 1 , L. Ballard 1 , B. Browne 1 , J. Connolly 1 , M. Fuhrer 1 , R. Ginige 1 , G. Hill 2 , A. Ioannides 1 , D. Johnson 1 , M. Mazzer 1 , J. Roberts 2 , T. Tibbits 3
1 Physics Department, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 , EPSRC III-V National Centre for III-V Technologies, Sheffield United Kingdom, 3 , QuantaSol Ltd., Richmond upon Thames United Kingdom

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10:45 AM - N10:QD-QW
N10.4 Transferred to N16.7

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11:00 AM - *
Break

N11: Hot Carrier and Epitaxial Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Wednesday PM, December 03, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **N11.1
Tapping the Thermal Energy: is a Hot Carrier Solar Cell Possible?

Jean-Francois Guillemoles 1
1 IRDEP, CNRS, Chatou France

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12:00 PM - **N11.2
Strain-Compensated Quantum Dot Superlattice for Use in High-Efficiency Solar Cells.

Yoshitaka Okada 1
1 Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology, The University of Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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12:30 PM - N11.3
Behavior of Quantum Dot Enhanced Solar Cells under Solar Concentration.

Seth Hubbard 1 , David Forbes 1 , Ryne Raffaelle 1 , Christopher Bailey 1 , Stephen Polly 1 , Cory Cress 1
1 NanoPower Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, United States

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12:45 PM - N11.4
Atomistic Tight Binding Study of Interband Light Transitions in Self-assembled InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots.

Hoon Ryu 1 3 , Muhammad Usman 1 3 , Shaikh Ahmed 2 , Gerhard Klimeck 1 3
1 ECE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, 3 , Network for Computational Nanotechnology, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, 2 ECE, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States

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N12: Luminescent Solar Concentrators
Session Chairs
Wednesday PM, December 03, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **N12.1
Nanocrystal Doped Luminescent Solar Concentrators.

Amanda Chatten 1 , Rahul Bose 1 , Daniel Farrell 1 , Mauro Pravettoni 1 4 , Andreas Buechtemann 2 , Jana Quilitz 2 , James Nelson 3 , Liberato Manna 5 , Keith W. Barnham 1
1 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 4 Renewable Energy Unit, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra Italy, 2 , Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Potsdam Germany, 3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 5 , NNL-National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR-INFM and IIT Research Unit, Lecce Italy

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3:00 PM - **N12.2
High Efficiency Organic Solar Concentrators.

Marc Baldo 1 , Michael Currie 1 , Jonathan Mapel 1 , Timothy Heidel 1 , Shalom Goffri 1 , Carlijn Mulder 1
1 , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:30 PM - N12.3
Reducing Re-absorption Losses in Luminescent Solar Concentrator with Nanorods.

Rahul Bose 1 , Daniel Farrell 1 , Amanda Chatten 1 , Andreas Buechtemann 2 , Jana Quilitz 2 , Angela Fiore 3 , Liberato Manna 3 , Keith Barnham 1
1 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 , Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Potsdam Germany, 3 , NNL-National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR-INFM and IIT Research Unit, Lecce Italy

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3:45 PM - *
Break

N13: Nanowire Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Wednesday PM, December 03, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

4:15 PM - **N13.1
Radial pn Junction Solar Cells, Past, Present, and Future.

Brendan Kayes 1 , Harry Atwater 1 , Nathan Lewis 2
1 Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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4:45 PM - N13.2
Single and Tandem Axial p-i-n Nanowire Photovoltaic Devices.

Thomas Kempa 1 , Bozhi Tian 1 , Xiaolin Zheng 2 , Charles Lieber 1 3
1 Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - N13.3
p-Si and p-InP Nanowire Array-Based Liquid-Junction Solar Cells.

Rui Xiao 1 , Sarah Eichfeld 2 , Yoji Kobayashi 1 , Robin Woo 3 , Li Gao 3 , Robert Hicks 3 , Joan Redwing 2 , Theresa Mayer 4 , Thomas Mallouk 1
1 Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, 4 Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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5:15 PM - N13.4
Characteristics of Radial p-n Junction Nanowire Solar Cells Grown by Vapor-liquid-solid Technique.

Oki Gunawan 1 , Supratik Guha 1
1 , IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States

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5:30 PM - N13.5
Ni-catalyzed Si1-xGex Nanowire Arrays for Solar Cell Applications.

Sang-Won Jee 1 , Kwang-Tae Park 1 , Hong-Seok Seo 1 , Jin-Young Jung 1 , Han-Don Um 1 , Xiaopeng Li 1 , Jung-Ho Lee 1
1 Chemical engineering, Hanyang university, Ansan Korea (the Republic of)

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N14: Poster Session II
Session Chairs
Thursday AM, December 04, 2008
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - N14.1
Branched ZnO Nanowires for Enhancing Energy Conversion Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Hsin-Ming Cheng 1 , Wei-Hao Chiu 1 , Chia-Hua Lee 2 , Song-Yeu Tsai 2 , Wen-Feng Hsieh 1
1 Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan, 2 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Photovoltaics Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu Taiwan

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9:00 PM - N14.10
Multiwall Anatase TiO2 Nanotubes and Their Implications in Designing Efficient Photovoltaic Cells.

Hyunchul Kim 1 , Hyunjung SHin 1 , Changdeuck Bae 1 , Hyunjun Yoo 1 , Youngjin Yoon 1
1 National Research Lab for Nanotubular Structures of Oxides, Center for Materials and Processes of Self-Assembly, and School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - N14.11
Porous ZnO Matrix Decorated with Quantum Dots (CdS, PbS) for Solar Cell Applications.

Paromita Kundu 1 , Bratindranath Mukherjee 1 , Ravishankar Narayanan 1
1 Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India

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9:00 PM - N14.12
Growth of CdS Nanocrystals within Mesoporous TIO2 Films by using Cadmium Thiolate Derivatives as Unimolecular Precursors.

Anna Laera 1 , Maria Ferrara 1 , Vincenzo Resta 1 , Emanuela Piscopiello 1 , Saverio Mazzarelli 1 , Anna Mevoli 1 , Leander Tapfer 1
1 Department of Advanced Physics Technology and New Materials, ENEA, Brindisi Italy

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9:00 PM - N14.13
Self-Assembled Templates on Indium Tin Oxide Surfaces: Towards Nano-Structured Organic Photovoltaics.

Travis Benanti 1 , Wook Jun Nam 1 , Zachary Gray 1 , Stephen Fonash 1 2
1 , Solarity, State College, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.14
Achieving Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Devices with Aligned Crystalline Organic Nanorods.

Ying Zheng 1 , Robel Bekele 1 , Jiangeng Xue 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.15
Surface Modification of CdSe Quantum Dots with Regioregular Thiophene Oligomers for High Efficiency Hybrid Solar Cells.

Hyo-Sung Choi 1 , Tae-Ho Yoon 1
1 , GIST, Gwangju Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - N14.2
Fabrication of Highly-Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays and their Use in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Tae-Sik Kang 1 2 , Barney Taylor 1 2 , James Deneault 1 2 , Hilmar Koerner 1 2 , Lawrence Drummy 1 3 , Richard Vaia 1 , Michael Durstock 1
1 , Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, United States, 2 , Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 3 , UES, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.4
Virus Templated Titania Multilayer Systems for Self-Assembled Solar Cells.

Friederike Fleischhaker 1 , Rebecca Ladewski 1 , Forrest Liau 1 , Shujun Chen 1 , Naomi Jones 1 , Angela Belcher 1 , Paula Hammond 1
1 , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.5
Synthesis and Characterization of Non-compensated Chromium, Nitrogen Co-doped TiO2 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Solar Energy Utilization.

Xiaofeng Qiu 1 , Parans Paranthaman 1 , Hui Pan 1 , Wenguang Zhu 1 , Baohua Gu 1 , Wei Wang 1 , Gyula Eres 1 , Zhenyu Zhang 1
1 , Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.6
Nanofibrous Titanate Coatings for Use in Flexible Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.

Judith Sorge 1 , Dunbar Birnie 1
1 Materials Science and Eng., Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

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9:00 PM - N14.7
Achievement of 4.7% Conversion Efficiency in ZnO dye- Sensitized Solar Cells Fabricated by Spray Deposition Using Hydrothermally Synthesized Nanoparticles.

RangaRao Arnepalli 1 , Viresh Dutta 1
1 Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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9:00 PM - N14.8
Effects of Anodization Parameters on Titania Nanotube Arrays and the Performance of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells.

Zhibin Xie 1 , Stefan Adams 1 , Daniel Blackwood 1 , John Wang 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

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9:00 PM - N14.9
Novel Photovoltaics Based on Direct Interfacial Charge-Transfer from Dicyanomethylene Compounds to TiO2 .

Takaya Kubo 1 , Jun-ichi Fujisawa 1 , Toshio Nagatani 1 , Satoshi Uchida 1 , Hiroshi Segawa 1
1 , University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

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2008-12-04   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Valeria G. Stoleru (On leave from The University of Delaware)
Andrew G. Norman National Renewable Energy Laboratory
N. J. Ekins-Daukes Imperial College London
N15: Type II Band Offset Nanostructures and Related Materials
Session Chairs
Thursday AM, December 04, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - N15.1
Synthesis of Type II Nanocable Array Based on II-VI Semiconductors for Solar Energy Harvesting.

Kai Wang 1 , Jiajun Chen 1 , Weilie Zhou 1 , Yong Zhang 2 , John Pern 2 , Yanfa Yan 2 , Angelo Mascarenhas 2
1 AMRI/Chemistry, Advanced Materials Research Institute/UNO, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2 , National Energy Renewable Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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9:45 AM - N15.2
Interplay Between Quantum Confinement, Strain, Compositional Disorder, and Exciton Dissociation in CdSe-CdTe Core-shell Nanowires.

Thomas Sadowski 1 , Rampi Ramprasad 1
1 , University of Connecticut, Seymour, Connecticut, United States

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10:00 AM - N15.3
Charge Separation Between Type II Aligned Closed Packed CdTe and CdSe Nanocrystals.

Dieter Gross 1 , Andrei Susha 1 , Thomas Klar 1 , Enrico Da Como 1 , Andrey Rogach 1 , Jochen Feldmann 1
1 Physics Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Munich Germany

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10:15 AM - N15.4
Tin Monosulfide as Light-Absorbing Material in Thin Film Photovoltaic Applications.

Ramprasad Chandrasekharan 1 , Jeffrey R.S. Brownson 1
1 Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:30 AM - N15.5
Vertical Aligned Nanorod Assembly by Electrophoretic Deposition from Organic Solvents: Towards Aligned Nanorod Solar Cells.

Kevin Ryan 1 , Shafaat Ahmed 1
1 Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland

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10:45 AM - *
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N16: Advances in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Photocatalysis
Session Chairs
Thursday PM, December 04, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:15 AM - N16.1
Using Long Range Forster Energy Transfer to Increase Light Absorption in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.

Brian Hardin 1 2 , Eric Hoke 1 , Craig Peters 1 , Thomas Geiger 3 , Frank Nuesch 3 , Michael Graetzel 2 , Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin 2 , Michael McGehee 1
1 Material Science and Engineering , Stanford University, Stanford , California, United States, 2 Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 3 Laboratory of Functional Polymers, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Dubendorf Switzerland

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11:30 AM - N16.2
3D Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (Tandem cells) Prepared by Nano-interface Control- Improvement of Light Harvesting Properties and Electron Collection Properties-.

Shuzi Hayase 1 , Fumi Inakazu 1 , Yusuke Noma 1 , Takeshi Kougo 1 , Shouhei Sakaguchi 1 , Yoshihiro Yamaguchi 2 , Mitsuru Kono 2
1 , Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, 2 , Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd., Kitakyushu Japan

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11:45 AM - N16.3
Is Pore Filling a Problem in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells?

I-Kang Ding 1 , Brian Hardin 1 , Samuel Rosenthal 1 , Michael Graetzel 2 , Michael McGehee 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 , , Lausanne Switzerland

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12:00 PM - N16.4
Infrared Dye and Quantum Dot Sensitized TiO2 Nanotube Arrays to harvest Red and Near-Infrared Photons.

Karthik Shankar 1 2 , Sanjeev Sharma 1 , Oomman Varghese 1 , Maggie Paulose 1 , John Anthony 4 5 , Craig Grimes 2 1 3
1 The Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 4 Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 5 Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 3 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:15 PM - N16.5
Bandgap Narrowing of Titanium Dioxides via Non-Compensated n-p Co-doping for Photocatalysis.

Wenguang Zhu 1 2 , Xiaofeng Qiu 2 , Hui Pan 2 , Wei Wang 2 , Baohua Gu 2 , Mariappan Parans Paranthaman 2 , Gyula Eres 2 , Zhenyu Zhang 2 1
1 , University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 2 , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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12:30 PM - N16.6
High Efficiency Photosplitting of H2O using TiO2/TiSi2 Heterostructure Complex Nanomaterials.

Yongjing Lin 1 , Sa Zhou 1 , Xiaohua Liu 1 , Dunwei Wang 1
1 Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut hill, Massachusetts, United States

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12:45 PM - N16.7
Improved Performance of Quantum Well Solar Cells via Light Scattering from Dielectric and Metal Nanoparticles.

Daniel Derkacs 1 , Winnie Chen 1 , Paul Yu 1 , Edward Yu 1
1 Electrical Engineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States

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N17: Inorganic Absorber Sensitized Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Thursday PM, December 04, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - N17.1
Wet-chemical Synthesized Inorganic Extremely Thin Absorber (ETA) Solar Cells.

Olivia Niitsoo 1 , Miles Page 1 , Yafit Itzhaik 1 , David Cahen 1 , Gary Hodes 1
1 Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel

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2:45 PM - N17.2
3D Architectures of Semiconducting Nanogrids Sensitized with Quantum Dots for High Efficient Photoconversion.

Xiangyang Kong 1
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China

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3:00 PM - N17.3
Photovoltaic Properties of CdTe Nanoparticles-Decorated Titania Nanotubes Arrays.

Eugen Panaitescu 1 , Dattatri Nagesha 1 , Trifon Fitchorov 1 , John Morris 1 , Srinivas Sridhar 1 , Latika Menon 1
1 Physics, Northeastern Univ., Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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3:15 PM - N17.4
Electron Injection from Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots into TiO2 and SnO2 Nanoparticles.

Byung Ryool Hyun 1 , Adam Bartnik 1 , Yu-Wu Zhong 2 , Liangfeng Sun 1 , Hector Abruna 2 , Jason Goodreau 3 , James Matthews 3 , Thomas Leslie 3 , Nick Borrelli 3
1 Applied physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 2 Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 3 Organic Technologies, Corning, Inc, Corning, New York, United States

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3:30 PM - N17.5
Spectroscopic Characterization of Electron Injection and Charge Recombination in Tethered Quantum Dot-Metal Oxide Assemblies.

David Watson 1 , Rachel Dibbell 1
1 Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States

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3:45 PM - *
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N18: Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Thursday PM, December 04, 2008
Republic B (Sheraton)

4:15 PM - N18.1
Investigating Charge Carrier Mobilities in Nanocrystal-Polymer Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices.

Jian Xu 1 , Fan Zhang 1 , Shuai Gao 1
1 Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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4:30 PM - N18.2
Improving PV Performance of Metal Oxide/Conjugated Polymer Based Hybrid Solar Cells using Interfacial Modifiers.

Kethinni Chittibabu 1 , Dave Waller 1 , Christoph Brabec 1 , Russ Gaudiana 1
1 , Konarka Technologies Inc, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

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4:45 PM - N18.3
Hybrid Nanocomposites Based on ZnO Nanorods Functionalized with Supramolecular Porphyrin-Fullerene Complexes for Low Cost Solar Cells.

Syed Mujtaba Shah 1 , Aiko Kira 2 , Hiroshi Imahori 2 , Frederic Fages 1 , Jorg Ackermann 1
1 Chemistry, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CiNaM), Marseille France, 2 Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan

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5:00 PM - N18.4
A Soft Lithography Route to Nanopatterned Photovoltaic Devices.

Stuart Williams 1 , Meredith Hampton 1 , Vignesh Gowrishankar 2 , I-Kang Ding 2 , Joseph Templeton 1 , Edward Samulski 1 , Michael McGehee 2 , Joseph DeSimone 1 3
1 Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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5:15 PM - N18.5
Controlling the Distribution of CdSe Colloidal Quantum Dots in Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite Thin Films Using Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation.

Ryan Pate 1 , Kevin Lance 1 , Adrienne Stiff-Roberts 1
1 , Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

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5:30 PM - N18.6
Device Structure Modification: Towards A More Efficient Infrared Nanocrystal Solar Cell.

Ting Zhu 1 , Zhan'ao Tan 1 , Shuai Gao 1 , Fan Zhang 1 , Jian Xu 1
1 Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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