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2013 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2013 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 1-6, 2013 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: Charles Black, Elisabetta Comini, Gitti Frey, Kristi Kiick, Loucas Tsakalakos

Symposium GG : Surface/Interface Characterization and Renewable Energy

2013-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Robert L. Opila, University of Delaware
Federico Rosei, INRS
Peter Sheldon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Symposium Support

Physical Electronics
RBD Instruments, Inc.
GG2: Water Splitting
Session Chairs
Robert L. Opila
Monday PM, December 02, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 312

2:30 AM - *GG2.01
Design of Catalysts and Electrocatalysts for Energy Applications

Jingguang G. Chen 1

1Columbia University New York USA

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3:00 AM - GG2.02
In situ Transient Optical Spectroscopy of Photo-Excited Charge Carriers at the SrTiO3/Electrolyte Interface

Matthias M Waegele 1 Xihan Chen 1 David Herlihy 1 Tanja Cuk 1 2

1University of California Berkeley USA2Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley USA

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3:15 AM - *GG2.03
Engineered Photoanodes for High Efficiency Dye- and Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells

Gurpreet Singh Selopal 3 1 K. Therese Dembele 2 Riccardo Milan 3 1 Isabella Concina 1 3 Giorgio Sberveglieri 3 1 Alberto Vomiero 1 2 3

1CNR SENSOR Lab Brescia Italy2INRS EMT Varennes Canada3University of Brescia Brescia Italy

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3:45 AM - GG2

4:00 AM - *GG2.04
Hydrogen Production from Formic Acid: An Important Catalytic Reaction for Biomass Conversion

Manos Mavrikakis 1 James Dumesic 1 Jessica Scaranto 1 Suyash Singh 1 Ronald Carrasquillo 1 Brandon O'Neill 1 Sha Li 1 Luke Roling 1 Jeff Herron 1 Guowen Peng 1

1University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison USA

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4:30 AM - GG2.05
Study of Hydrogen Evolving Catalyst at the Light Absorber/Electrolyte Interface Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Micro-Focused X-Ray Fluorescence

Eitan Anzenberg 1 Alexandra Krawicz 1 Gary F Moore 1 Junko Yano 1

1Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley USA

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4:45 AM - GG2.06
Surface Structure-Activity Relationship in Ceria-Based Catalysts Studied by Surface X-Ray Diffraction on Atomically Flat Thin Films

Yezhou Shi 1 2 Chuntian Cao 1 Zhuoluo A. Feng 1 Michael F. Toney 2 William C. Chueh 1 2

1Stanford University Stanford USA2SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park USA

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5:00 AM - GG2.07
Synthesis of Core-Shell Ferrite Nanoparticles for Thermochemical H2 Generation from Water-Splitting

Vinod Amar 1 Jan Puszynski 1 Rajesh V Shende 1

1South Dakota School of Mines amp; Technology Rapid City USA

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5:15 AM - GG2.08
Hydrogen Storage in Orthorhombic Mg Hydride at Ultra-Low Temperature

Byoungsoo Ham 1 Anchalee Junkaew 1 Raymundo Arroyave 1 Haiyan Wang 2 Peng Wang 3 Jerek Majewski 3 Jinhee Park 4 Hongcai Zhou 4 Yang Ren 5 Xinghang Zhang 1

1Texas Aamp;M College Station USA2Texas Aamp;M College Station USA3Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA4Texas Aamp;M College Station USA5Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA

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5:30 AM - *GG2.09
Conjugated Porous Organic Polymers Possessing High Hydrogen Sorption Capacity

Baohang Han 1

1National Center for Nanoscience and Technology Beijing China

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GG3: Poster Session I
Session Chairs
Robert L. Opila
Federico Rosei
Peter Sheldon
Monday PM, December 02, 2013
Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

9:00 AM - GG3.01
High Efficiency and Enhanced Fill Factor of Solution Processed Small-Molecule Solar Cells with p-DTS(FBTTh2)2:PC71BM Bulk Heterojunction

Dong Hwan Wang 1 2 Aung Ko Ko Kyaw 1 Jong Hyeok Park 2 Alan J. Heeger 1

1University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara USA2Sungkyunkwan University Suwon Republic of Korea

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9:00 AM - GG3.02
Exfoliated Graphene-Supported Pt and Pt-Based Alloys as Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Wen Qian 1

1Portland State University Portland USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.03
Large Impact of Molecular Orientation on Ionization Energy: Picene Film

Rintaro Makino 1 Keiichirou Yonezawa 1 Kengo Kato 1 Alexander Hinderhofer 1 Takuya Hosokai 2 Koji Okudaira 1 Nobuo Ueno 1 Satoshi Kera 1

1Chiba University Chiba Japan2Iwate University Morioka Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.04
Activation of the CO2 Molecule, A Theoretical Study

Shin Nakamura 1 Katsushi Fujii 2 Koji Ogata 1 Makoto Hatakeyama 1 Yuanqing Wang 1 Xu Zeng 3 Fangming Jin 3

1RIKEN Wako Japan2The Univ Tokyo Tokyo Japan3Jiao Tong University Shanghai China

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9:00 AM - GG3.06
Engineering ZnO@SnO2 Multilayer Structures as Photoanodes for High Efficiency Photovoltaic Devices

Riccardo Milan 1 Gurpreet Singh Selopal 1 Mauro Epifani 2 Alberto Vomiero 1 Giorgio Sberveglieri 1 Guido Faglia 1 Isabella Concina 1

1University of Brescia amp; SENSOR Lab Brescia Italy2Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto per la Microelettronica ed i Microsistemi Lecce Italy

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9:00 AM - GG3.08
The Effect of Molecular Adsorption-Geometry on the Binding Energy of Interface States

K. Kato 1 K. Sato 1 K. Yonezawa 1 Y. Liu 1 T. Hosokai 2 S. Yanagisawa 3 K. R Koswattage 1 N. Ueno 1 S. Kera 1

1Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science Chiba 263-8522 Japan2Department of Materials Science and Technology, Iwate University Morioka 020-8551 Japan3Depertment of Physics and Earth Sciences, Ryukyu University Okinawa 903-0213 Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.09
Transmission Electron Backscatter Diffraction (t-EBSD) for Characterizing Ultrathin Films in the SEM

Katherine Rice 1 Roy Geiss 1 Robert Keller 1

1NIST Boulder USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.10
Improved Raman Spectra of Materials Using a Schmidt-Czerny-Turner Spectrograph

Brian Charles Smith 1

1Princeton Instruments Acton USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.11
Role of Strontium Dopant Concentration on the La1-xSrxCo0.2Fe0.8O3-delta; Cathode Performance in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Deniz Cetin 1 Yang Yu 1 Uday Pal 1 2 Soumendra Basu 1 2 Srikanth Gopalan 1 2

1Boston University Boston USA2Boston University Boston USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.12
Tetrathiafulvalene as an Electron Acceptor for Surface Charge Induction on Silver Nanoparticles for Facilitated Olefin Transport

Hyung Woo Choi 1 Jung Hyun Lee 1 Young Rae Kim 1 Yong Soo Kang 1

1Hanyang University Seoul Republic of Korea

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9:00 AM - GG3.13
Effect of Air Exposure of MoO3 Film Underneath Thin Organic Film

Chenggong Wang 1 Yongli Gao 1

1University of Rochester Rochester USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.14
Passivating the Surface States of Iron Pyrite Nanostructures by Epitaxial Zinc Sulfide Coating to Improve Its Solar Performance

Dong Liang 1 Nicholas S Kaiser 1 Miguel Caban-Acevedo 1 Song Jin 1

1University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.15
Enhance the Efficiency of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell by Constructing Self-Assembled Columnar Structure in the Active Layer

Cheng Pan 1 Hongfei Li 1 Zhenhua Yang 1 Bulent Akgun 2 Sushil Satija 2 Dilip Gersappe 1 Yimei Zhu 3 Jaseung Koo 4 Miriam Rafailovich 1

1Stony Brook University Stony Brook USA2National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg USA3Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton USA4Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Yuseong-gu Republic of Korea

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9:00 AM - GG3.16
Qualitative Characterization of Hydrophobicity in the Presence of High Adhesion Using AFM Force Curves

Christopher Benedikt Pilscheur 1 Matteo Chiesa 1 Sergio Santos 1 Carlo Amadei 1 Karim Gadelrab 1 Marco Stefancich 1

1Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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9:00 AM - GG3.17
Surface Stabilities of n-Type GaN Dependent on Electrolyte under Photoelectrochemical Reactions

Kayo Koike 1 Akihiro Nakamura 1 Masakazu Sugiyama 1 Yoshiaki Nakano 1 Katsushi Fujii 2

1The University of Tokyo Tokyo Japan2The University of Tokyo Tokyo Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.19
Columnar P3HT Structure Obtained from Self-Assembly Templates in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell

Hongfei Li 1 Cheng Pan 1 Zhenhua Yang 1 Bulent Akgun 2 Sushil K. Satija 2 Yimei Zhu 3 Miriam H. Rafailovich 1

1Stony Brook University Stony Brook USA2National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg USA3Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.20
Proton Transport Characteristics in Structurally Oriented Polyimide Thin Films for Fuel Cells

Karthik Krishnan 1 Masaki Noro 1 Hiroko Iwatsuki 2 Mitsuo Hara 2 Shusaku Nagano 2 Yuki Nagao 1

1Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Ishikawa Japan2Nagoya University Nagoya Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.21
Aluminum Oxide Passivation Layer for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Deposited by Non-Vacuum Mist CVD

Toshiyuki Kawaharamura 1 Takayuki Uchida 2 Kenji Shibayama 2 Shizuo Fujita 2 Takahiro Hiramatsu 3 Hiroyuki Orita 3

1Institute for Nanotechnology Kami Japan2Kyoto University Kyoto Japan3Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems-Corpration Kobe Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.23
Synthesized, Characterization and Multilayer Deposition of Oligothiophenes:From Fundamental Studies to Interfacial Modification for OSCs

Hsinhan Tsai 1 Cheng-Yu Kuo 1 Wanyi Nie 2 Aditya Mohite 2 Sergei Tretiak 3 Gautam Gupta 2 Leeyih Wang 4 Dmitry Yarotski 3 Hsing-Lin Wang 1

1Los Alamos National Lab Los Alamos USA2Los Alamos National Lab Los Alamos USA3Los Alamos National Lab Los Alamos USA4National Taiwan Univeristy Taipei City Taiwan

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9:00 AM - GG3.24
Corrosion and Wear Resistant Ceramic Coatings for Bearings in Wind Power Systems

Sung-Yong Chun 1

1Mokpo National University Jeonnam Republic of Korea

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9:00 AM - GG3.25
Graphene Nanosheets and Platinum Nanoparticles Composite Layer-by-Layer Films Applied to Methanol Oxidation Aiming DMFC Application

Celina Massumi Miyazaki 1 2 Marystela Ferreira 2 Antonio Riul 3

1POSMAT/UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista Sorocaba Brazil2UFSCar Sorocaba Brazil3UNICAMP - IFGW Campinas Brazil

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9:00 AM - GG3.26
The Influence of Anneal Temperature on the Efficiency of Zno/Si Heterojunction Solar Cells Grown by R.F Magnetron Sputtering

Xiaoyan Peng 1 Jin Chu 1 Peter Feng 1

1University of Puerto Rico San Juan USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.27
Thermochromic Properties of Vanadium Oxide Based Transition Metal Oxides Thin Films on Quartz Substrate

Adetayo Adedeji 1 Stephanie Worsley 1 Terrence Baker 1

1Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.28
Investigation of the Silicon Solid Electrolyte Interface in Lithium Ion Batteries Using the Technique of Hard X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Benjamin Young 1 David Heskett 1 Brett Lucht 2 Joseph C. Woicik 3

1University of Rhode Island Kingston USA2University of Rhode Island Kingston USA3National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.29
Synthesis and Nano-Mechanical Properties Characterization of Conjugated Polymer Thin Films

Nimitt Patel 1 Arvind Sreeram 2 Stephan DeLuca 2 Sitaraman Krishnan 2 Philip A. Yuya 1

1Clarkson University Potsdam USA2Calrkson University Potsdam USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.30
Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(phenylene)-Based Electrolytes Having Alkyl Group

Yusuke Kawano 1 Satoru Obayashi 1 Masahiro Yoshizawa-Fujita 1 Yuko Takeoka 1 Masahiro Rikukawa 1

1Sophia University Tokyo Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.31
Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(phenylene) with Super Acid Groups for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Tatsuya Oshima 1 Yusuke Sakaki 1 Masahiro Yoshizawa-Fujita 1 Akihiro Ohira 2 Yuko Takeoka 1 Masahiro Rikukawa 1

1Sophia University Tokyo Japan2AIST FC-Cubic Tokyo Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.32
Synthesis and Evaluation of Poly(phenylene)-Based Ionomers with pi;-Conjugated Unit-Synthesis of Thiophene Derivatives-

Kohei Seto 1 Satoshi Miura 1 Masahiro Yoshizawa-Fujita 1 Yuko Takeoka 1 Masahiro Rikukawa 1

1Sophia University Tokyo Japan

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9:00 AM - GG3.33
Triboelectric-Based Harvesting of Gas Flow Energy and Detection of Dust Concentration

Majid Taghavi 1 2 Ali Sadeghi 1 Barbara Mazzolai 1 Lucia Beccai 1 Virgilio Mattoli 1

1Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Pontedera Italy2Scuola Superiore Santamp;#8217;Anna Pontedera Italy

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9:00 AM - GG3.34
UV and Air Stability of High-Efficiency Photoluminescent Silicon Nanocrystals

Jihua Yang 1 Richard Liptak 2 Steve Campbell 2 Uwe Kortshagen 1 James Casey 3 Jon Hannington 3

1University of Minnesota Minneapolis USA2University of Minnesota Minneapolis USA3Dow Corning Corporation Midland USA

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9:00 AM - GG3.35
PEDOT:PSS Lbl Modified Nafionreg; 212 Membranes to Reduce the Methanol Permeation

Tiago P. Almeida 1 Valdecir A. Paganin 2 Celina M. Miyazaki 3 Marystela Ferreira 1 Joelma Perez 2 Antonio Riul 4

1Samp;#227;o Carlos Federal University Sorocaba Brazil2University of Samp;#227;o Paulo Samp;#227;o Carlos Brazil3Samp;#227;o Paulo State University Bauru Brazil4UNICAMP Campinas Brazil

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9:00 AM - GG3.36
Nanoscale Confinement Induces Reversal of the Direction of Electrochemical Process

Nan Yang 1 2 Sandra Doria 1 Amit Kumar 3 Thomas M. Arruda 3 Antonello Tebano 2 Ilia N. Ivanov 3 Stephen Jesse 3 Arthur P. Baddorf 3 Silvia Licoccia 4 Carmela Arruta 2 Giuseppe Balestrino 2 Jae Hyuck Jang 5 Albina Y. Borisevich 5

1University of Roma amp;#8220;Tor Vergataamp;#8221; Rome Italy2University of Roma amp;#8220;Tor Vergataamp;#8221; Rome Italy3Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA4University of Roma amp;#8220;Tor Vergataamp;#8221; Rome Italy5Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA

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9:00 AM - GG3
GG3.07 Transferred to GG2.03

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GG1: Organic Photovoltaics
Session Chairs
Howard Katz
Monday AM, December 02, 2013
Hynes, Level 3, Room 312

9:30 AM - *GG1.01
Energetics of Organic Interfaces: Solutions to Challenging Carrier Injection and Extraction

Antoine Kahn 1

1Princeton University Princeton USA

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10:00 AM - GG1.02
Inducing Metallicity in Organic-Semiconductor Monolayers

Georg Heimel 1 Steffen Duhm 2 Ingo Salzmann 1 Alexander Gerlach 3 Antje Vollmer 4 Frank Schreiber 3 Norbert Koch 1 4

1Humboldt-Universitamp;#228;t zu Berlin Berlin Germany2Soochow University Suzhou China3Universitamp;#22