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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)

Abstract

"Fuels from Sunlight" was submitted by the University of North Carolina (UNC) EFRC: Center for Solar Fuels, 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. The Center for Solar Fuels (UNC) EFRC directed by Thomas J. Meyer is a partnership of scientists from four institutions: UNC (lead), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Texas at San Antonio. 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 Center for Solar Fuels (UNC) 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.'more » Research topics are: catalysis (CO2, hydrocarbons, water), electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, solar photovoltaic, solar fuels, photonic, solar electrodes, photosynthesis, fuel cells, CO2 (convert), greenhosue gas, hydrogen (fuel), interfacial characterization, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, and self-assembly.« less

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Center for Solar Fuels
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Research Org.:
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Center for Solar Fuels; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22). Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)
OSTI Identifier:
1027992
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.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ENERGY; PLANNING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SOLAR ENERGY; UNC; CENTER FOR SOLAR FUELS; BNL; EFRC; SCIENCE FOR OUR NATION'S ENERGY FUTURE; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; LIGHT ABSORPTION; WATER OXIDATION; CATALYSIS; PHOTOVOLTAIC

Citation Formats

Meyer, Thomas J. 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). United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Meyer, Thomas J. 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). United States.
Meyer, Thomas J. Sun . "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)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1027992.
@article{osti_1027992,
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)},
author = {Meyer, Thomas J.},
abstractNote = {"Fuels from Sunlight" was submitted by the University of North Carolina (UNC) EFRC: Center for Solar Fuels, 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. The Center for Solar Fuels (UNC) EFRC directed by Thomas J. Meyer is a partnership of scientists from four institutions: UNC (lead), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Texas at San Antonio. 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 Center for Solar Fuels (UNC) 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 (CO2, hydrocarbons, water), electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, solar photovoltaic, solar fuels, photonic, solar electrodes, photosynthesis, fuel cells, CO2 (convert), greenhosue gas, hydrogen (fuel), interfacial characterization, novel materials synthesis, charge transport, and self-assembly.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {5}
}

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