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Title: UNC EFRC: Fuels from Sunlight (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)

'Fuels from Sunlight' was submitted by the University of North Carolina (UNC) EFRC: Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at themore » 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. The UNC EFRC directed by Thomas J. Meyer is a partnership of scientists from six institutions: UNC (lead), Duke University, University of Florida, North Caroline Central University, North Carolina State University, and the Research Triangle 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 Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics is 'to combine the best features of academic and translational research to study light/matter interactions and chemical processes for the efficient collection, transfer, and conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels and electricity.' Research topics are: catalysis (CO{sub 2}, hydrocarbons, water), electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, solar photovoltaic, solar fuels, photonic, solar electrodes, photosynthesis, fuel cells, CO{sub 2} (convert), greenhosue gas, hydrogen (fuel), interfacial characterization, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, and self-assembly.« less
Title: UNC EFRC: Fuels from Sunlight (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: 1027992
Other Number(s): TRN: US201122%%738
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Related Information: Learn more about the UNC EFRC at http://science.energy.gov/bes/efrc/centers/unc/. See "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest information, including links to all the 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 ; ENERGY ; PLANNING ; RESEARCH PROGRAMS ; SOLAR ENERGY ; Video ; Catalysis (CO2, hydrocarbons, water) ; Electrocatalysis ; Photocatalysis ; Photoelectrocatalysis ; Solar photovoltaic ; Solar fuels ; Photonic ; Solar electrodes ; Photosynthesis ; Fuel cells ; CO2 (convert) ; Greenhouse gas ; Hydrogen (fuel) ; Interfacial characterization ; Novel materials synthesis ; Charge transport ; Self-assembly
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:03:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27