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2008 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

March 24-28, 2008 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Jeffrey C. Gelpey, Robert J. Hamers, Paul Muralt, Christine A. Orme

Symposium LL : Energy Harvesting---From Fundamentals to Devices

2008-03-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Harry Radousky Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Univ. of California-Davis
James Holbery Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bob O'Handley Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicholas Kioussis California State University-Northridge
LL5: Thermoelectrics II
Session Chairs
James Holbery
Nick Kioussis
Wednesday PM, March 26, 2008
Room 2016 (Moscone West)

4:30 PM - **LL5.2
Potential Applications of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials.

Gang Chen 1 , M. Chiesa 1 , A. Muto 1 , D. Kramer 1 , H. Lee 1 , Q. Hao 1 , A. Minnich 1 , X. Chen 1 , L. Hu 1
1 , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - LL5.3
Fabrication And Characterization Of Thermoelectric Generators From SiGe Thin Films.

S. Budak 1 , S. Guner 2 3 , T. Hill 1 , M. Black 1 , S. Bradley 1 , S. Judah 1 , C. Muntele 2 , D. Ila 2
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Alabama A.&M. University, NORMAL, Alabama, United States, 2 Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama, United States, 3 Department of Physics, Fatih University, B.Cekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

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5:15 PM - LL5.4
Robust Design of Advanced Thermoelectric Conversion Systems: Probabilistic Design Impacts on Specific Power and Power Flux Optimization.

Terry Hendricks 1
1 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States

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2008-03-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Harry Radousky Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Univ. of California-Davis
James Holbery Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bob O'Handley Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicholas Kioussis California State University-Northridge
LL6: Energy Harvesting, All Topics II
Session Chairs
James Holbery
Harry Radousky
Thursday AM, March 27, 2008
Room 2016 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **LL6.1
Nanogenerators for Harvesting Mechanical Energy.

Zhong Wang 1
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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10:00 AM - **LL6.2
Bi2Te3 Nanowire Composites for Thermoelectric Devices.

Kalapi Biswas 1 2 , Timothy Sands 1 2 3
1 School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, 2 Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette , Indiana, United States, 3 School of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette , Indiana, United States

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10:30 AM - LL6.3
The Power Behavior of a Resonant Frequency Tunable Piezoelectric Vibration Harvester.

John Youngsman 1 , Dylan Morris 1 , Michael Anderson 2 , David Bahr 1
1 Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Wahington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, United States

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10:45 AM - LL6:Mech/Mag
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11:15 AM - LL6.4
Vibrational Energy Scavenging: Ferroelectric Domain Configurations on Strained Benders.

Padraic Shafer 1 , Lindsay Miller 2 , Pu Yu 3 , Nathan Emley 4 , Peter Minor 2 , Eli Leland 2 , Daniel Steingart 1 , Paul Wright 2 , R. Ramesh 1 3
1 Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States, 4 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

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11:30 AM - LL6.5
Improving Bandwidth of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.

Yi-Chung Shu 1 , I-Ching Lien 1
1 Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University , Taipei Taiwan

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11:45 AM - LL6.6
The Biobattery – Harvesting Energy from the Biological Ion Gradient.

Jian Xu 1 , David LaVan 2
1 Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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12:00 PM - LL6.7
Micro Power Generator Based on Piezoelectric PZT Thin Film.

Paul Muralt 1 , Marcin Marzencki 2 , Brahim Belgacem 1 , Skandar Basrour 2 , Florian Calame 1 , Mikaël Colin 3
1 Materials Science, TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble France, 2 , TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble France, 3 , MEMSCAP, Crolles France

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12:15 PM - LL6.8
Hierarchically-Structured ZnO Nanoparticle Film for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Qifeng Zhang 1 , Samson Jenekhe 1 , Guozhong Cao 1
1 Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

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12:30 PM - LL6.9
Limits to the Efficiency of Dye Sensitized and Organic Solar Cells: The Role of Interfacial Bimolecular Recombination.

Brian O'Regan 1 , Piers Barnes 1 , Sara Koops 1 , Chris Shuttle 1 , Andrea Maurano 1 , Ana Morandiera-Lopez 1 , James Durrant 1 , Assaf Anderson 1
1 Chemisty, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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12:45 PM - LL6.10
Optimization of Inorganic Nanostructured Solar Cell Design Using Drift-Diffusion and Hydrodynamic Simulations.

Evan Pickett 1 , Jeffrey King 1 , Michael Rowell 1 , Bruce Clemens 1 , Michael McGehee 1 , James Harris 1 , Stacey Bent 1
1 , Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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LL7: Solar II
Session Chairs
Nick Kioussis
Robert O'Handley
Thursday PM, March 27, 2008
Room 2016 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - LL7.1
CdS-Modified TiO2 Nanocrystalline Photoelectrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell and Hydrogen Generation Applications.

Yuh-Lang Lee 1 , Yaw-Chai Yang 1
1 Chemical Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan Taiwan

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2:45 PM - LL7.2
Computational Design of Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion.

Qinghui Shao 1 , Denis Nika 1 , Evgenii Pokatilov 1 , Alexander Balandin 1 , Alex Fedoseyev 2 , Marek Turowski 2
1 Nano-Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 2 , CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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3:00 PM - LL7.3
Simulation of Dye and Coadsorbent Organization on Anatase Surfaces.

Stefan Adams 1 , Zhongliang Peng 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

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3:15 PM - LL7.4
Dielectric Band Edge Enhancement of Energy Conversion Efficiency in Photonic Crystal Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.

Chan-Hoe Yip 1 , Yet-Ming Chiang 2 , Chee-Cheong Wong 1
1 AMM&NS, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Singapore Singapore, 2 DMSE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:30 PM - LL7.5
Multi-Component Nanostructured Semiconductors for Photoelectrocatalysis - Progress Towards Efficient and Stable Solar-to-Chemical Energy Conversion.

Arnold Forman 1 , Alan Kleiman-Shwarsctein 2 , Yong-Sheng Hu 3 , Galen Stucky 1 2 , Eric McFarland 3 4
1 Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 2 Materials Dept., University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 3 Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 4 Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States

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3:45 PM - LL7.6
Organic:PbS-nanocrystal:Fullerene Hybrid Photovoltaics.

Nanditha Dissanayake 1 , Ross Hatton 1 , Cristina Giusca 1 , Thierry Lutz 1 , Richard Curry 1 , Ravi Silva 1
1 Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

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4:00 PM - LL7:Solar
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4:45 PM - LL7.8
Synthesis of Solar Cells using High-Density TiO2 Nanowire Heterostructures.

Jung-Chul Lee 1 , Kang-Jin Kim 2 , Yun-Mo Sung 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, Korea University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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5:00 PM - LL7.9
Transport Properties and Surface Defect Structures of Anatase TiO2 Nanotubes: Toward High Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Changdeuck Bae 2 1 , Sihyeong Kim 2 1 , Hyunjun Yoo 2 1 , Jooho Moon 3 , Hyunjung Shin 2 1
2 National Research Lab for Nanotubular Structures of Oxides, Kookmin University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 1 School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 3 Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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5:15 PM - LL7.10
Single Carrier Resonant Tunneling Design for Improving Carrier Collection in Quantum Confined Solar Cells.

Andenet Alemu 1 , Alex Freundlich 1
1 Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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5:30 PM - LL7.11
Development of a High-Temperature, Oxidation-Resistant, Solar-Selective Coating for Concentrating Solar Power Parabolic Trough Receivers.

Cheryl Kennedy 1
1 NCPV, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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