CNM WK6 (Full Day) Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Nanostructures
Location: Bldg. 401, Room A5000
Organizers: Gary Wiederrecht and Matt Pelton (CNM)
Charge-transfer processes are the first step in the formation of potential energy that moves chemical reactions forward. Photoinduced charge-transfer processes, in particular, underlie alternative energy technologies such as photovoltaics, solar fuels, and other photocatalytic processes. Nanoscale structures can exhibit unique charge-transfer properties, and understanding these properties could lead to new and efficient materials for alternative energy technologies. In this workshop, we will explore new phenomena and materials of interest for photoinduced charge transfer that extend over organic, inorganic, hybrid, and biological nanostructures. In addition to exploring new phenomena, advances in energy conversion applications will be presented.
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks
9:00 - 9:40 Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan, "Understanding and Controlling Solar Energy Conversion: The Relationship between Nanostructure and Efficiency"
9:40 - 10:20 Noel C. Giebink, Argonne National Laboratory "Leveraging the Cost of Photovoltaic Power Through Advances in Solar Concentration"
10:20 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:30 Bruce Parkinson, Colorado State University "Quantum Dot Sensitization of TiO2 Crystals"
11:30 - 12:10 Greg Scholes, University of Toronto "Photoexcitations in Nanoscale Systems: Charge Separation at Interfaces"
12:10 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:10 Tianquan Lian, Emory University "Ultrafast Single and Multiple Electron Transfer from Colloidal Quantum Dots"
2:10 - 2:50 Emily Weiss, Northwestern University "Exciton Delocalization and Splitting at the Quantum Dot-Organic Interface"
2:50 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 4:00 Russell Holmes, University of Minnesota "Methods for the Characterization and Enhancement of Exciton Harvesting in Organic Photovoltaic Cells"
4:00 - 4:40 Alex Martinson, Argonne MSD/ANSER "Guided Modes in Planar Dye-sensitized Solar Cells: Minimizing Loss in Potential"