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Title: Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)

'Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers' was submitted by the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Scienmore »ce for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. This video was both the People's Choice Award winner and selected as one of five winners by a distinguished panel of judges for its 'exemplary explanation of the role of an Energy Frontier Research Center'. The Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion is directed by Peter F. Green at the University of Michigan. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges. The mission of the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion is 'to study complex material structures on the nanoscale to identify key features for their potential use as materials to convert solar energy and heat to electricity.' Research topics are: solar photovoltaic, photonic, optics, solar thermal, thermoelectric, phonons, thermal conductivity, solar electrodes, defects, ultrafast physics, interfacial characterization, matter by design, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, and self-assembly.« less
Title: Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)
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Publication Date: 2011-05-01
OSTI Identifier: 1027632
Other Number(s): TRN: US201122%%727
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Related Information: Learn more about the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion at http://science.energy.gov/bes/efrc/centers/cstec/. See "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest information, including link to all entries, at http://www.energyfrontier.us/video-contest.
Research Org: Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION ; ENERGY ; ENERGY CONVERSION ; PLANNING ; RESEARCH PROGRAMS ; Video ; Solar photovoltaic ; Photonic ; Optics ; Solar thermal ; Thermoelectric ; Phonons ; Thermal conductivity ; Solar electrodes ; Defects ; Ultrafast physics ; Interfacial characterization ; Matter by design ; Novel materials synthesis ; Charge transport ; Self-assembly
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:59
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27