This NU-Argonne ISEN collaboration will explore quantum confinement in the emerging class of single-crystal atomic-layer semiconductors. Quantum confinement in three-dimensional semiconductor crystals has improved energy conservation efficiency in nanocrystal quantum dot solar cells; translating this approach to two dimensional (2D) material can offer similar absorption enhancement with higher energy absorption density while simultaneously reaching a fundamental atomic lower limit of parasitic charge transport length in thin-films. This achievement will leverage the new physics of monolayer materials for increased solar energy conversion efficiency and possibly lower cost, lightweight, and deployable photovoltaics.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/14 → 8/31/17|
- UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (Award Letter 8/14/14)
- Department of Energy (Award Letter 8/14/14)