Dipple, Kathleen

PhD project: Near IR emitting PbS and PbSe QDs have an ideal band gap for harvesting sunlight. Utilizing multiple exciton generation (MEG) PbSe solar cells have already achieved > 100% efficiencies for blue photons. Coupling IR QDs to gold NPs may enhance MEG efficiencies by increasing absorption rates above the MEG threshold. In this project we aim to synthesize PbS and PbSe QDs and study their time-dependent emission near gold NPs.

Previous degree: 
BS in Chemistry, Appalachian State University