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Featured Articles:

Two of our papers from three groups (Jen, Ginger & Jenekhe) are chosen for a  Energy and Environmental Science editor's summary of recent research, EES Blog, February 13, 2013.

Controlling a single molecule’s reaction with light could improve solar cells, UW Today, March 15, 2011

Poised To React - Nanoscience: Tethering molecules to gold surface forces reaction, Chemical & Engneering News, March 14, 2011

Spinning Quantum Dots reported in Nature Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry News, March 9, 2011

Dimmable windows with solar panels could power zero-energy buildings, UW Today, February 23, 2011

Selected Publications by AME Faculty:

Candelaria SL, Chen R, Jeong YH, Cao GZ. (2012) Highly porous chemically modified carbon cryogels and their coherent nanocomposites for energy applications. Energy and Environmental Sciences, 5, 5619-5637.

Zhang Y, Zou JY, Yip HL, Chen KS, Davies JA, Sun Y, Jen AKY. (2011) Synthesis, Characterization, Charge Transport, and Photovoltaic Properties of Dithienobenzoquinoxaline- and Dithienobenzopyridopyrazine-Based Conjugated Polymers. Macromolecules, 44, 4752-4758.

Mazzio KA, Yuan MJ, Okamoto K, Luscombe CK. (2011) Oligoselenophene Derivatives Functionalized with a Diketopyrrolopyrrole Core for Molecular Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3, 271-278.

Rice AH, Giridharagopal R, Zheng SX, Ohuchi FS, Ginger DS, Luscombe CK. (2011) Controlling Vertical Morphology within the Active Layer of Organic Photovoltaics Using Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanowires and Phenyl-C(61)-butyric Acid Methyl Ester. ACS Nano, 5, 3132-3140.

Liu YY, Liu DW, Zhang QF, Cao GZ. (2011) Engineering nanostructured electrodes away from equilibrium for lithium-ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 9969-9983.

Zhang QF, Park K, Xi JT, Myers D, Cao GZ. (2011) Recent Progress in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Nanocrystallite Aggregates. Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 988-1001.

Noone KM, Subramaniyan S, Zhang QF, Cao GZ, Jenekhe SA, Ginger DS. (2011) Photoinduced Charge Transfer and Polaron Dynamics in Polymer and Hybrid Photovoltaic Thin Films: Organic vs Inorganic Acceptors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 24403-24410.

Gao Y, Yip HL, Chen KS, O'Malley KM, Acton O, Sun Y, Ting G, Chen HZ, Jen AKY. (2011) Surface Doping of Conjugated Polymers by Graphene Oxide and Its Application for Organic Electronic Devices. Advanced Materials, 23, 1903-1908.

Ford GM, Guo QJ, Agrawal R, Hillhouse HW. (2011) Earth Abundant Element Cu(2)Zn(Sn(1-x)Ge(x))S(4) Nanocrystals for Tunable Band Gap Solar Cells: 6.8% Efficient Device Fabrication. Chemistry of Materials, 23, 2626-2629.

Cho N, Yip HL, Davies JA, Kazarinoff PD, Zeigler DF, Durban MM, Segawa Y, O'Malley KM, Luscombe CK, Jen AKY. (2011) In-situ Crosslinking and n-Doping of Semiconducting Polymers and Their Application as Efficient Electron-Transporting Materials in Inverted Polymer Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 1148-1153.

Sun JW, Zhong DK, Gamelin DR. (2010) Composite photoanodes for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting. Energy & Environmental Science, 3, 1252-1261.

Kim FS, Ren GQ, Jenekhe SA. (2010) One-Dimensional Nanostructures of pi-Conjugated Molecular Systems: Assembly, Properties, and Applications from Photovoltaics, Sensors, and Nanophotonics to Nanoelectronics. Chemistry of Materials, 23, 682-732.

Guo Q, Ford GM, Yang WC, Walker BC, Stach EA, Hillhouse HW, Agrawal R. (2010) Fabrication of 7.2% Efficient CZTSSe Solar Cells Using CZTS Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 17384-17386.

Garcia BB, Candelaria SL, Liu DW, Sepheri S, Cruz JA, Cao GZ. (2010) Characterizing Morphology in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Systems. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 1, 1160-1169.

Hillhouse HW, Beard MC. (2009) Solar cells from colloidal nanocrystals: Fundamentals, materials, devices, and economics. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 14, 245-259.

Wu PT, Bull T, Kim FS, Luscombe CK, Jenekhe SA. (2009) Organometallic Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymer Semiconductors: Tunable Optical, Electrochemical, Charge Transport, and Photovoltaic Properties. Macromolecules, 42, 671-681.

Pingree LSC, Reid OG, Ginger DS. (2009) Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy on Active Organic Electronic Devices. Advanced Materials, 21, 19-28.

Hochberg M, Baehr-Jones T, Wang GX, Shearn M, Harvard K, Luo JD, Chen BQ, Shi ZW, Lawson R, Sullivan P, Jen AKY, Dalton L, Scherer A. (2006) Terahertz all-optical modulation in a silicon-polymer hybrid system. Nature Materials, 5, 703-709.

* Please see home pages of individual faculty under People for a current list of their publications.