Publications

The following publications acknowledge funding support from the Center for Solar Energy:

Solar to Electric Power Generation

1. Robust, functional nanocrystal solids by infilling with atomic layer deposition. Liu, Y., Gibbs, M., Perkins, C. L., Zarghami, M. H., Bustamante, Jr., J., Law, M. Nano Letters, ASAP (2011). pdf

2. The photothermal stability of PbS quantum dot solids. Ihly, R., Tolentino, J., Liu, Y., Gibbs, M., Law, M. ACS Nano 5 (2011) 8175. pdf

3. Colloidal iron pyrite (FeS2) nanocrystal inks for thin film photovoltaics. Puthussery, J., Seefeld, S., Berry, N., Gibbs, M., Law, M. Journal of the American Chemical Society ASAP (2010). pdf

4. Dependence of carrier mobility on nanocrystal size and ligand length in PbSe nanocrystal solids. Liu, Y., Gibbs, M., Puthussery, J., Gaik, S., Ihly, R., Hillhouse, H. W., Law, M. Nano Letters 10 (2010) 1960. pdf

5. p-Type PbSe and PbS quantum dot solids prepared with short-chain acids and diacids. Zarghami, M. H., Liu, Y., Gibbs, M., Gebremichael, E., Webster, C., Law, M. ACS Nano 4 (2010) 2475. pdf

6. Semiconductor quantum dots and quantum dot arrays and applications of multiple exciton generation to third-generation photovoltaic solar cells. Nozik, A. J., Beard, M. C., Luther, J. M., Law, M., Ellingson, R. J., Johnson, J. C. Chemical Reviews 110 (2010) 6873. pdf

7. Polarization-Dependent Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering from Silver 1D Nanoparticle Arrays. Wei Luo, Wytze Van der Veer, Ping Chu, D.L. Mills, R.M. Penner, John C. Hemminger J. Phys. Chem. C 112 (2008) 11609. pdf

Solar Heat to Electric Power Generation

1. Enhanced Thermoelectric Metrics in Ultra-Long Electrodeposited PEDOT Nanowires. David Taggart, Yongan Yang, Shengchin Kung, Theresa McIntire, Reginald M. Penner. Nano Letters (2010) ASAP. pdf

2. High-Throughput Measurement of the Seebeck Coefficient and the Electrical Conductivity of Lithographically Patterned Polycrystalline PbTe Nanowires. Yongan Yang, David Taggart, Ming H. Cheng, John C. Hemminger, Reginald M. Penner. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2010) 3004. pdf

3. Wafer-Scale Patterning of Lead Telluride Nanowires: Structure, Electrical Properties, and Reactivity in Air. Yongan Yang, David Taggart, Matthew A. Brown, Fan Yang, Shengchin Kung, John Hemminger, Reginald M. Penner. ACS Nano 3 (2009) 4144. pdf

4. Synthesis of PbTe Nanowire Arrays using Lithographically Patterned Nanowire Electrodeposition. Y. Yang, S.C. Kung, D.K. Taggart, C. Xiang, F. Yang, M.A. Brown, A.G. Güell, T.J. Kruse, J.C. Hemminger, R.M. Penner. Nano Letters 8 (2008) 2447. pdf

Water Splitting for Chemical Fuel Production

1. Steric and Electronic Consequences of Flexibility in a Tetradentate Redox-Active Ligand: Ti(IV) and Zr(IV) Complexes. G. Szigethy, A. F. Heyduk. Inorganic Chemistry 50 (2011) 125-135. pdf

2. Redox Behavior of Rhodium 9,10-Phenanthrenediimine Complexes. D. W. Shaffer, S. A. Ryken, R. A. Zarkesh A. F. Heyduk. Inorganic Chemistry 50 (2011) 13-21. pdf

3. Four-electron oxidative formation of aryl diazenes using a tantalum redox-active ligand complex. R. A. Zarkesh, J. W. Ziller, A. F. Heyduk. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47 (2008) 4715-4718. pdf

Enabling Technologies for Solar Energy

1. Smaller is Faster and More Sensitive: The Effect of Wire Size on the Detection of Hydrogen by Single Palladium Nanowires. Fan Yang, Shengchin Kun, Ming Cheng, John C. Hemminger, Reginald M. Penner. ACS Nano 4 (2010) 5233. pdf

2. Electrodeposition of Nanowires for the Detection of Hydrogen Gas. Reginald M. Penner. MRS Bulletin 35 (2010) 771. pdf

3. 20 microsecond Photocurrent Response From Lithographically Patterned Nanocrystalline Cadmium Selenide Nanowires. Sheng-Chin Kung, Wytze van der Veer, Fan Yang, Keith C. Donavan, Reginald M. Penner. Nano Letters 10 (2010) 1481. pdf

4. Joule-Heating a Palladium Nanowire Sensor for Accelerated Response and Recovery to Hydrogen Gas. Fan Yang, David K. Taggart, and Reginald M. Penner. Small 6 (2010) 1422. pdf

5. Photolithographically Patterned Silver Nanowire Electrodeposition. S.C. Kung, W. Xing, K.C. Donavan, F. Yang, R.M. Penner. Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 8074. pdf

6. Hydrogen Sensing With a Single Palladium Nanowire. Fan Yang, Shengchin Kung, David K. Taggart, and Reginald M. Penner. Sensor Letters 8 (2010) 534. pdf

7. Fast, Sensitive Hydrogen Gas Detection Using Palladium Nanowires that Resist Fracture. Fan Yang, David K. Taggart, and Reginald M. Penner. Nano Letters 9 (2009) 2177. pdf

8. Reconnectable Sub-5nm Gaps in Ultra-Long Gold Nanowires. Chengxiang Xiang, Jung Yun Kim, and Reginald M. Penner. Nano Letters 9 (2009) 2133. pdf

9. Cheating the Diffraction Limit: Electrodeposited Nanowires Patterned by Photolithography. Chengxiang Xiang, Youngan Yang, Reginald M. Penner. Chem Comm (2009) 841. pdf

10. Coupled Electrooxidation and Electrical Conduction in a Single Gold Nanowire. C. Xiang, A.G. Güell, M.A. Brown, J.Y. Kim, J.C. Hemminger, R.M. Penner. Nano Letters 8 (2008) 3017. pdf

11. Lithographically Patterned Nanowire Electrodeposition: A Method for Patterning Electrically Continuous Metal Nanowires on Dielectrics. C. Xiang, S.C. Kung, D.K. Taggart, F. Yang, M.A. Thompson, Garcia Güell, Y. Yang, R.M. Penner. ACS Nano 2 (2008) 1939. pdf