Nanowires are promising building blocks for artificial photosynthesis.
Nanocrystals can be designed with specific catalytic functionality.
Nanowires enable novel solar cell geometries for improved performance.
The nanowire geometry is intriguing for miniaturized optics and photonics.
Nanowires can inhibit heat transport for next-generation thermoelectrics.
Peidong gave a talk on Cal Future Forum sharing the solutions for a sustainable future where he gave the audience a glimpse into the potential of artificial photosynthesis, a way to create renewable energy that doesn’t cause a net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The technology, he said, can transform carbon dioxide and water into chemical fuels using sunlight.
Congratulations to Dandan (Ph.D), Fan (Ph.D), Cindy (B.S.), Nigel (Ph.D) and Yude (Ph.D) on graduating!
Dr. Letian Dou will join the department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University as an assistant professor. Congratulations!
Nigel and Yude have won the MRS Graduate Student Awards, congratulations!
Zhiqiang and Nigel's recent paper is featured by Nature Energy, in Electrocatalysis: Understanding Platinum Migration. Excerpt: "This work is an elegant illustration of the degree of control that synthetic chemists can now achieve when making the next generation of electrocatalytic nanocrystals."
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...