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Thin Film Optoelectronic Devices for Energy

Date: April 1, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Guyot Hall Room M-171

The Princeton Environmental Institute Energy Group presents “Thin Film Optoelectronic Devices for Energy” with Professor Barry Rand from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Abstract: In this talk I will highlight two thin film optoelectronic devices that are important for energy: the solar cell and light emitting device. The former owing to the conversion of solar illumination and the latter for being able to produce light with high efficiency. Examples will be drawn from my own research, where we are looking into ultra thin film photovoltaics based upon highly absorptive molecular absorbers, and light emitting devices where the emitting element is, counterintuitively, a metal.