At the Interface: Hybrid Materials Leading to New Energy Conversion And Energy Storage Platforms

Project: Research project

Description

New materials and their integration into energy conversion, energy storage and solar-assisted water purification technologies are needed for the economic development and security of Arizona and the U.S. The kind of atomic-scale control over materials properties that enabled the explosive growth of microelectronics and optoelectronics industries is now required in the development of new energy conversion and energy storage materials. Closely coordinated, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional efforts are also required, coupled with robust support from universities whose missions combine both basic research and unique training opportunities for their students.
We will establish a tri-university Center of Expertise enabling a broad science-based approach to the incorporation of a focused set of new hybrid materials into energy conversion, energy storage and solar-assisted water purification technologies that will combine ASU/UA/NAU researchers with complementary expertise. Each set of new energy conversion or energy storage materials is enabled by our ability to control and characterize interfacial composition and properties at atomic and molecular length scales, with thin films deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/158/31/17

Funding

  • Arizona Board of Regents: $700,000.00

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Hybrid materials
Energy conversion
Energy storage
Purification
Atomic layer deposition
Water
Microelectronics
Optoelectronic devices
Materials properties
Students
Thin films
Economics
Chemical analysis
Industry