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DEfECT Lab: Defect Engineering for Energy Conversion Technologies

DEfECT Lab: Defect Engineering for Energy Conversion Technologies

Welcome to the Defect Lab at ASU

At the Defect Lab we strive to bring us closer to establishing an efficient platform of energy technologies based on earth abundant and environmentally benign materials that have the potential of achieving terawatt level deployment.

Our work seeks to understand how intrinsic and extrinsic defects of the material affect electrical and optical properties and accordingly engineer the processing steps that will maximize performance. We synthesize and correlate transport properties to structural information gathered mostly by state-of-the art techniques that address the location, composition, chemical state, band structure and nearest neighbors environment of defects in a wide variety of semiconductors.




Defect Lab Wins Runner-Up in Safety Innovation Challenge

Defect Lab won a second place prize for the first annual Laboratory Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by ASU's Laboratory Safety Committee in conjunction with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and the office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. The lab received...

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Defect Lab is a 2x Perfect Pitch Winner!

Sebastian took home the gold for the 2017 NSF-ERC Perfect Pitch Contest! This is the second time a Defect Lab member has won the contest, the first being Pablo Coll in 2015. In the contest, Sebastian represented QESST (Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar...

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