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Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory

Quantum Confinement Solar Cell

Our team creates, models and prototypes nanoscale structures to understand the physics of electrical energy conversion and storage.

We are exploring the relation between size, composition and the kinetics of charge transfer. We are also interested in learning from nature, in particular by studying the electron transport chain in plant cells.

We employ a wide range of nanofabrication technologies to build and evaluate prototype structures. Such technologies include atomic layer deposition, scanning probe microscopy and impedance spectroscopy. In addition, we use molecular scale modeling to gain insights into the nature of charge separation and recombination processes.

Fritz B. Prinz
Finmeccanica Professor of Engineering
Robert Bosch Chairman of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University