Research Theme: Characterization and Synthesis of Renewable-Energy Materials
Our group uses TEM and related characterization techniques to analyze and control the structures of materials with renewable-energy applications.
Research projects include:
• Lattice-mismatched III-V heterostructures for high-efficiency, multijunction and nanostructured solar cells;
• Solid-phase crystallization of a-Si:H, a-Ge, and a-TiO2 thin films.
JEM-2100 Transmission Electron Microscope
Phil Ahrenkiel, Associate Professor
Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Ph.D. Program
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Office: EP 221
Phone: 605-394-5238, Cell: 720-988-6627
Invention of the transistor
CNT growth - in situ TEM
CNT growth - arc discharge
Silicon VLS nanowire growth