CINT: Big Science AT THE Nanoscale
What is CINT?
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is a DOE BES national user facility. Join us to explore the range of integration researched at CINT starting at the atomic level.
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We are now accepting Rapid Access proposals only. These should be limited in scope and have time sensitive justification. The next regular call for proposals will open September 1, 2016.
A Powerful Catalyst for Clean Energy
Theoretical and experimental methods were used to create different MoS2 structures, a catalyst for artificial photosynthesis and hydrogen (H2) fuel production. Both methods revealed that the octahedral structure (1T′ phase) of MoS2 enhances H2 yields by four-fold compared with other MoS2 structures.
Toward a Low-Cost Photovoltaic Material
Achieved previously elusive alloying of germanium with a high concentration of tin (as high as 42%) at the nanoscale level using a new synthetic approach and tested its light absorption properties.
Nanoscaffolds to Enhance Energy-Generating Materials
Observed an order of magnitude increase in ionic conductivity in a tunable, strained nanocomposite by varying the type of rare-earth (RE) metal-oxides in the nanoscaffold films.
Investigating Effective Light-Harvesting at the Atomic Level
A combined experimental and computational study of energy transfer reveals the relationship between electronic and nuclear forces during light-harvesting processes in dendrimers, a synthetic light-harvesting molecule that can be used in optical-electronic applications.