MAT_SCI 495: Advanced Special Topics in Material Science

Quarter Offered

Winter : TTh 9:30-10:50 ; Chang Haile
Spring ; Haile
Spring ; Shull


Winter: Solar Energy Conversion

This course will focus on the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of the next generation solar cells. Topics include: basic principle of cell operation; how charge transport, exciton diffusion, and plasmonic fields can affect cell efficiency; the importance of interfaces between dissimilar materials in optimizing cell performance; internal cell photon management; how to synthesize, fabricate and characterize complex nanostructure materials; protect intellectual properties; and design manufacturing capacity for marketing.

No required textbook