Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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Masaru (Ken) Kuno2

Capabilities

Synthetic capability and optical capability

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  •  Synthesis of nanowires
  • Synthesis of quantum dots
  • Optical properties of both at the ensemble and single level

Current Energy Research

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  •  Quantum dot (photoelectrochemical) solar cells
  • Nanowire (photoelectrochemical) solar cells
  • Solid state photovoltaics
  • Summary: Solar to electricity, photovoltaics

Potential SEI Research

Transformative Solar: materials for the efficient conversion of solar to chemical energy - the creation of transformative solar cell technologies

  • Look into the synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanostructures (water splitting purposes, for example)
  • Collaboration for selection of systems to investigate, given that my has been on (relatively speaking) low gap semiconductors
  • Optical characterization of these materials and potential devices