Pre-lab Readings

Readings assigned with each pre-lab are listed in the table below.

1: CD Spectrometer "Cell Phones Facilitate Spectrometry.", October 19, 2010.
2: Holography Greenemeier, Larry. "Holographic Film for 3-D, Sans Those Silly Specs." Scientific American, March 3, 2008.
3: ZnS:Cu LED Craford, M. George, Nick Holonyk, Jr. et al. "In Pursuit of the Ultimate Lamp." Scientific American 284 (2001): 62–7.
4: Organic LED Howard, Webster E. "Better Displays with Organic Film." Scientific American, January 12, 2004.
5: Paper Microfluidics

Choi, Charles Q. "Big Lab on a Tiny Chip." Scientific American, September 16, 2007.

Heger, Monica. "Cheap Microfluidic Devices Made From Paper and Tape." IEEE Spectrum, December 1, 2008.

Mearns, Freya. "Microfluidics in a FLASH." Highlights in Chemical Technology, September 10, 2008.

6: PDMS Microfluidics Whitesides, G. M., and J. C. Love. "The Art of Building Small." Scientific American 285 (2001): 38–47.
7: Electrophoresis Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab, University of Utah. "Electrophoresis Tutorial."
8: Doping

Verhoeven, John D. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."The Mystery of Damascus Blades." (PDF) Scientific American 284 (2001): 74–9.

Greenemeier, Larry. "Making Plastic as Strong as Steel." Scientific American, October 11, 2007.

9: Piezoelectricity and Thermoelectricity Imaging Technology Group, University of Illinois. "Atomic Microscopy (AFM) Tutorial."
10: Organic Photovoltaics

Millenniumprize. "Laureate 2010: Michael Grätzel." April 14, 2010. YouTube.

Patel, Prachi. "Dye-Sensitized Solar to Go." MIT Technology Review, October 21, 2009.

11: Silicon Photovoltaics

Zweibel, Ken, James Mason, et al. "A Solar Grand Plan." Scientific American, December 16, 2007.

National Renewable Energy Lab. "Learning—Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics."

U.S. Department of Energy. "Energy Basics: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells."

U.S. Department of Energy. "Energy Basics: Semiconductors and the Built-In Electric Field for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells."

Paper Review

You will have the option of reviewing a paper for extra credit. The review will take the form of a 5-minute presentation; it should be a summary as well as a critical evaluation of a published article. This is an exercise that you will encounter over and over again if you choose to pursue a career in science research.

Your tasks are:

By the end of week 1: Pick your top three articles from the list below, and email the instructors with your preferences. You will be assigned an article by email.

In week 3, during the lab session, make a 5-minute presentation to the class. The presentation will be followed by a 1-minute question and answer period from the class. The style of your presentation should be similar to a conference paper; in the limited time available, you want to convey the substance, advantages, and failures of the studied work.

List of Papers

Ang, Priscilla Kailian, Ang Li, et al. "Flow Sensing of Single Cell by Graphene Transistor in a Microfluidic Channel." Nano Letters 11, no. 12 (2011): 5240–6.

Barr, Miles C., Jill A. Rowehl, et al. "Direct Monolithic Integration of Organic Photovoltaic Circuits on Unmodified Paper." Advanced Materials 23, no. 31 (2011): 3500–5.

Bernardi, Marco, Jessica Lohrman, et al. "Nanocarbon-Based Photovoltaics." ACS Nano 6, no. 10 (2012): 8896–903.

Buscema, Michele, Maria Barkelid, et al. "Large and Tunable Photothermoelectric Effect in Single-Layer MoS2." Nano Letters 13, no. 2 (2013): 358–63.

Chen, Xi, Shiyou Xu, et al. "1.6 V Nanogenerator for Mechanical Energy Harvesting Using PZT Nanofibers." Nano Letters 10, no. 6 (2010): 2133–7.

Chen, Pochiang, Yue Fu, et al. "Fully Printed Separated Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistor Circuits and Its Application in Organic Light Emitting Diode Control." Nano Letters 11, no. 12 (2011): 5301–8.

Cui, Nuanyang, Weiwei Wu, et al. "Magnetic Force Driven Nanogenerators as a Noncontact Energy Harvester and Sensor." Nano Letters 12, no. 7 (2012): 3701–5.

Dissanayake, Nanditha M., and Zhaohui Zhong. "Unexpected Hole Transfer Leads to High Efficiency Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Photovoltaic." Nano Letters 11, no. 1 (2011): 286–90.

Ehrler, Bruno, Mark W. B. Wilson, et al. "Singlet Exciton Fission-Sensitized Infrared Quantum Dot Solar Cells." Nano Letters 12, no. 2 (2012): 1053–7.

Fitzner, Roland, Elena Mena-Osteritz, et al. "Correlation of π-Conjugated Oligomer Structure with Film Morphology and Organic Solar Cell Performance." Journal of the Amercian Chemical Society 134, no. 27 (2012): 11064–7.

Fuechsle, Martin, Jill A. Miwa, et al. "A single-atom transistor." Nature Nanotechnology 7 (2012): 242–6.

Galagan, Yulia, Jan-Eric J .M. Rubingh, et al. "ITO-free flexible organic solar cells with printed current collecting grids." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95, no. 5 (2011): 1339–43.

Garnett, Erik, and Peidong Yang. "Light Trapping in Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells." Nano Letters 10, no. 3 (2010): 1082–7.

Ge, Jun, Romana Schirhagl, et al. "Glucose-Driven Fuel Cell Constructed from Enzymes and Filter Paper." Journal of Chemical Education 88, no. 9 (2011): 1283–6.

Grimm, Daniel, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon, et al. "Rolled-up nanomembranes as compact 3D architectures for field effect transistors and fluidic sensing applications." Nano Letters 13, no. 1 (2013): 213–8.

Gu, Long, Nuanyang Cui, et al. "Flexible Fiber Nanogenerator with 209 V Output Voltage Directly Powers a Light-Emitting Diode." Nano Letters 13, no. 1 (2013): 91–4.

Guter, Wolfgang, Jan Schöne, et al. "Current-matched triple-junction solar cell reaching 41.1% conversion efficiency under concentrated sunlight." Applied Physics Letters 94, no. 22 (2009): 223504 (3 pages).

Hu, Liangbing, Hui Wu, et al. "Thin, Flexible Secondary Li-Ion Paper Batteries." ACS Nano 4, no. 10 (2010): 5843–8.

Hu, Renchong, Baratunde A. Cola, et al. "Harvesting Waste Thermal Energy Using a Carbon-Nanotube-Based Thermo-Electrochemical Cell." Nano Letters 10, no. 3 (2010): 838–46.

Jacobs, K. E., K. H. Hsu, et al. "Solid-state superionic stamping with silver iodide–silver metaphosphate glass." Nanotechnology 22, no. 42 (2011): 425301 (6 pages).

Kaltenbrunner, Martin, Matthew S. White, et al. "Ultrathin and lightweight organic solar cells with high flexibility." Nature Communications 3, no. 770 (2012).

Konstantatos, Gerasimos, Michela Badioli, et al. "Hybrid graphene–quantum dot phototransistors with ultrahigh gain." Nature Nanotechnology 7 (2012): 363–8.

Liang, Daxin, Haoran Yang, et al. "Flexible Nanocrystal-Coated Glass Fibers for High-Performance Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting." Nano Letters 12, no. 4 (2012): 2140–5.

Lugo, Katherine, Xiaoyu Miao, et al. "Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots." Biomedical Optics Express 3, no. 3 (2012): 447–54.

Mantia, Fabio La, Mauro Pasta, et al. "Batteries for Efficient Energy Extraction from a Water Salinity Difference." Nano Letters 11, no. 4 (2011): 1810–3.

Mazzeo, Aaron D., William B. Kalb, et al. "Paper-Based, Capacitive Touch Pads." Advanced Materials 24, no. 21 (2012): 2850–6.

Overmeere, Quentin Van, Kian Kerman, et al. "Energy Storage in Ultrathin Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." Nano Letters 12, no. 7 (2012): 3756–60.

Qi, Yi, Jihoon Kim, et al. "Enhanced Piezoelectricity and Stretchability in Energy Harvesting Devices Fabricated from Buckled PZT Ribbons." Nano Letters 11, no. 3 (2011): 1331–6.

Sakamoto, H., R. Hatsuda, et al. "Plasma separation PMMA device driven by capillary force controlling surface wettability." Micro & Nano Letters 7, no. 1 (2012): 64–7.

Sekitani, Tsuyoshi, Hiroyoshi Nakajima, et al. "Stretchable active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display using printable elastic conductors." Nature Materials 8 (2009): 494–9.

Treat, Neil D., Luis M. Campos, et al. "Nanostructured Hybrid Solar Cells: Dependence of the Open Circuit Voltage on the Interfacial Composition." Advanced Materials 22, no. 44 (2010): 4982–6.

Wallentin, Jesper, Nicklas Anttu, et al. "InP Nanowire Array Solar Cells Achieving 13.8% Efficiency by Exceeding the Ray Optics Limit." Science 339, no. 6123 (2013): 1057–60.

Wang, L., L. Lei, et al. "Patterning bio-molecules for the cell attachement at single cells levels in PDMS microfluidic chips." Microelectronic Engineering 86, no. 4–6 (2009): 1462–4.

Xue, Xinyu, Sihong Wang, et al. "Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell." Nano Letters 12, no. 9 (2012): 5048–54.

Yang, Rusen, Yong Qin, et al. "Converting Biomechanical Energy into Electricity by a Muscle-Movement-Driven Nanogenerator.'' Nano Letters 9, no. 3 (2009): 1201–5.

Yang, Ya, Sihong Wang, et al. "Pyroelectric Nanogenerators for Driving Wireless Sensors." Nano Letters 12, no. 12 (2012): 6408–13.

Yang, Yuan, Sangmoo Jeong, et al. "Transparent lithium-ion batteries." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108, no. 32 (2011): 13013–8.

Zhang, Zhonghai, Lianbin Zhang, et al. "Plasmonic Gold Nanocrystals Coupled with Photonic Crystal Seamlessly on TiO2 Nanotube Photoelectrodes for Efficient Visible Light Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting." Nano Letters13, no. 1 (2013): 4–20.

Zhu, Guang, Zong-Hong Lin, et al. "Toward Large-Scale Energy Harvesting by a Nanoparticle-Enhanced Triboelectric Nanogenerator." Nano Letters 13, no. 2 (2013): 847–53.