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Title: DOE-EFRC Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion (CNEEC)

CNEEC’s mission has been to understand how nanostructuring of materials can enhance efficiency for solar energy conversion to produce hydrogen fuel and to solve fundamental cross-cutting problems. The overarching hypothesis underlying CNEEC research was that controlling, synthesizing and modifying materials at the nanometer scale increases the efficiency of energy conversion and storage devices and systems. In this pursuit, we emphasized the development of functional nanostructures that are based primarily on earth abundant and inexpensive materials.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Mechanical Engineering. Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Chemical Engineering
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Contributing Orgs:
Carnegie Inst. of Washington, Argonne, IL (United States); Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark); HRL Lab., Malibu, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
08 HYDROGEN; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY Solar fuel; quantum confinement; optical confinement; catalysis; water splitting; nanostructured materials; theory-driven design; photoabsorption; photoelectrode