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 TiO2 thin films.

 

Facilities:

JEM-2100 Transmission Electron Microscope

MOCVD system

 

Software:

III-V Calc

 

Contact:

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
Email: Phil.Ahrenkiel@sdsmt.edu

Course Links:

Spring 2014

NANO 705

 

 

Miscellany:

 "Nano" - The music video

Invention of the transistor

CNT growth - in situ TEM

CNT growth - arc discharge

Silicon VLS nanowire growth