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Title: Battle against Phonons (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum

Abstract

"Battle against Phonons" was submitted by the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) EFRC to the "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" video contest at the 2011 Science 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 selected as one of five winners by a distinguished panel of judges for the special award, "Best with Popcorn". S3TEC, an EFRC directed by Gang Chen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a partnership of scientists from four research institutions: MIT (lead), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Boston College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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 Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center is 'to create novel, solid-state materials for the conversion of sunlight into electricitymore » using thermal and photovoltaic processes.' Research topics are: solar photovoltaic, photonic, metamaterial, optics, solar thermal, thermoelectric, phonons, thermal conductivity, defects, ultrafast physics, interfacial characterization, matter by design, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, defect tolerant materials, and scalable processing.« less

Authors:
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  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC)
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Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States); Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22). Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)
OSTI Identifier:
1027718
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Learn more about the Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center at http://science.energy.gov/bes/efrc/centers/S3TEC/. See "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest information, including link to all entries, at http://www.energyfrontier.us/video-contest.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ENERGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; PLANNING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; MIT; ORNL; S3TEC; EFRC; SCIENCE FOR OUR NATION'S ENERGY FUTURE; PHONONS; PHOTONS; SCATTERING; INTERFACES; THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS; STEG; SOLAR-THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

Citation Formats

Chen, Gang. Battle against Phonons (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Chen, Gang. Battle against Phonons (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. United States.
Chen, Gang. Sun . "Battle against Phonons (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1027718.
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title = {Battle against Phonons (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum},
author = {Chen, Gang},
abstractNote = {"Battle against Phonons" was submitted by the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) EFRC to the "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" video contest at the 2011 Science 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 selected as one of five winners by a distinguished panel of judges for the special award, "Best with Popcorn". S3TEC, an EFRC directed by Gang Chen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a partnership of scientists from four research institutions: MIT (lead), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Boston College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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 Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center is 'to create novel, solid-state materials for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using thermal and photovoltaic processes.' Research topics are: solar photovoltaic, photonic, metamaterial, optics, solar thermal, thermoelectric, phonons, thermal conductivity, defects, ultrafast physics, interfacial characterization, matter by design, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, defect tolerant materials, and scalable processing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
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