From Micro to Nano in Solar cells and Batteries: Limitations and Possibilities

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Event Speaker: 

Professor Dr. Vanessa Wood, ETH Zürich

Event Location: 

Grier Room 34-401

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

Light lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30am.
Abstract:
Transport in disordered solids remains poorly understood, leaving room for improvement in how these systems are used in devices.  This talk presents examples of two different devices that incorporate disordered solution-processed solids - nanocrystal solar cells and lithium ion batteries - and demonstrates how optical and electronic techniques can be used to understand transport and develop guidelines for systematically improving device performance.
 
Brief bio
Prof. Wood received her BS from Yale in 2005 and PhD from MIT in 2010. In 2011, she joined the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zürich as an assistant professor. Her research group works on implementing analytical approaches to understand and guide the design of optoelectronic and electrochemically active systems.