2010-2011 Lecture

Multicomponent nanocrystals for solar fuel generation

Prof.Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos (Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley)

There is a great need to be able to harvest the energy of the sun and to store the energy in a fuel. To be of practical use, that must be done at low cost and in a scalable manner, while also achieving reasonable efficiency. This talk will describe our recent work exploring multi-component nanocrystals, which are designed to absorb light, separate charges, and funnel the charges to catalysts to drive subsequent chemistry.