Mines/NREL research published in leading scientific journal

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Mines/NREL research published in leading scientific journal

GOLDEN, Colo. June 22, 2011—Research conducted at Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory appears in the early view of Advanced Materials, one of the leading journals in materials science.

Prakash Periasamy, Mines PhD student, led the work under the direction of Phil Parilla and Dave Ginley at NREL and Professor Ryan O’Hayre at Mines.Their investigations focused on a simple, yet highly effective device for the rectification of high frequency radiation, which has applications in infrared cameras, solar cells, high-speed electronics and other material. The project team has discovered several key relationships between material properties and the device performance.

Other NREL researchers involved in the collaboration include Joe Berry, Arrelaine Dameron and Jeremy Bergeson.

Their paper is titled “Fabrication and characterization of MIM diodes based on Nb/Nb2O5 via a rapid screening technique.”  

The research was funded by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at NREL with facility support provided by the National Science Foundation’s Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Mines.

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Contact: Marsha Williams / Public Relations / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu or David Tauchen / Public Relations/ 303-273-3088 / dtauchen@mines.edu


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