Thu 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - The University of Michigan's Dr Stephen Maldonaldo

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When: Thursday, April 4, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 4003
2190 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student
Contact: Ria Hirsch   (847) 467-2519
Group: Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center
Category: Academic

Professor Stephen Maldonaldo of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan is to give a seminar at the ANSER CENTER.

Seminar Title:

Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Crystalline Inorganic Semiconductor Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion/Storage


This presentation will highlight recent work by our research group on the synthesis, design, and study of nanostructured semiconductors as materials in (photo)electrochemical energy conversion systems. A general and brief overview/motivation for nanostructured semiconductors in energy conversion applications will first be given. The primary topic is our recent discovery of a benchtop method to produce crystalline nanostructured semiconductor films under ambient conditions with minimal energy input. Data will be presented on our electrochemical liquid‐liquid‐solid (ec‐LLS) process for the preparation of crystalline group IV and III‐V semiconductors. This process affords tunable morphologies without any physical or chemical templating agent. Results from experiments aimed at identifying the controlling features of this process will be presented.


Please contact Ria Hirsch, r-hirsch@northwestern.edu with all questions.