Large-Area Nanoimprinting for Energy Harvesting Applications

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Regency B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Stephen Chou , Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
This talk focuses on nanoimprinting, a revolutionary approach to fabrication that not only makes new kinds of devices conceivable, but also makes it possible to manufacture them economically. Key technologies will be explained and illustrated, particularly in connection with devices for energy harvesting. A central example is a new solar cell structure (developed by Chou) that nearly doubles power conversion efficiency and could be manufactured cost-effectively in wallpaper-sized sheets.