Controlled Growth, Doping, and Modification of Carbon Materials for High Performance Catalysts and Electrodes

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100 000
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2011-2013
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The principle goal of this project was to synthesize highly active doped graphene based materials for fuel cell cathode oxygen reduction reactions, high capacity lithium batteries, and transparent conductive electrodes for organic solar cell applications. The project requires state of the art synthesis to prepare novel molecules to be used as dopants, as well as expertise in the synthesis, design and characterization of carbon materials.  New record efficiencies in solar cell production as a result of the research are described in a recent Yale News story, here.

Publications

Xiaokai Li, Louise M. Guard, Jie Jiang, Kelsey Sakimoto, Jing-Shun Huang, Jianguo Wu, Jinyang Li, LianquingYu, Favi Pokhrel, Gary W. Brudvig, Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, Nilay Hazari, and Andre Taylor. Controlled Doping of Carbon Nanotubes with Matallocenes for Application in Hybrid arbon Nanotube/Si Solar Cells, 2014, 14(6), pp 3388-3394

Huang, J.-S.; Goh, T.; Li, X.; Sfeir, M.; Bielinski, E. A.; Tomasulo, S.; Lee, M. L.; Hazari, N.; Taylor, A. D. at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2013 in San Diego

Huang, J.-S.; Goh, T.; Li, X.; Sfeir, M.; Bielinski, E. A.; Tomasulo, S.; Lee, M. L.; Hazari, N.; Taylor, A. D.  Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Employing Förster Resonance Energy Transfer. Nat. Photonics 2013, 7, 479-485.

This work was highlighted by Dastoor, P. C. ‘Solar Paint: Harvesting Light’ Nat. Photonics 2013, 7, 425-426 and on many scientific websites

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