Nanomaterials for clean energy

Nanomaterials have become increasingly important in energy applications. In this area, we build upon our expertise in laser-based and electrochemical techniques to develop novel methods for processing nanowire architectures used in energy storage and conversion.

Laser processing of energy storage and conversion devices

Featured news and publications

  • Laser-processed transparent electrodes

    silver nanowire electrode

    J. A. Spechler and C. B. Arnold. Appl. Phys. A (2012) demonstrates a direct-write laser refining technique that lowers the macroscopic sheet resistance of transparent silver nanowire network electrodes by welding together nanowire-to-nanowire junctions. | Full text | View at publisher

  • Princeton-Rutgers IGERT on Nanotechnology for Clean Energy

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    Prof. Craig Arnold is the Princeton Director of the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship), an interdisciplinary, multi-university (Princeton and Rutgers) graduate fellowship program focusing on nanoscale energy technology development.

  • Directed electrochemical nanowire synthesis

    J. K. Kawasaki and C. B. Arnold, Nano Lett., (2011) demonstrates directed electrochemical growth of Pt nanostructures, opening the door to novel device architectures for sensing and catalytic applications. | Full text | View at publisher

  • All publications

    1. J. A. Spechler and C. B. Arnold, "Direct-write pulsed laser processed silver nanowire networks for transparent conducting electrodes," Appl. Phys. A, doi: 10.1007/s00339-012-6958-7 | Full text | View at publisher
    2. J. Kawasaki, and C. B. Arnold, “Synthesis of platinum dendrites and nanowires via directed electrochemical nanowire assembly,” Nano Lett., 11, 781-785 (2011) | Full text | View at publisher
    3. T. D. Nguyen, J. M. Nagarah, Y. Qi, S. S. Nonnenmann, A. V. Morozov, S. Li, C. B. Arnold, M. C. McAlpine, “Wafer-scale nanopatterning and translation into high-performance piezoelectric nanowires,” Nanolett. 10, 4595-4599 (2010) | Full text | View at publisher
    4. S. C. C. Bailey, G. J. Kunkel, M. Hultmark, M. Vallikivi, J. P. Hill, K. A. Meyer, C. Tsay, C. B. Arnold and A. J. Smits, "Turbulence measurements using a nanoscale thermal anemometry probe," J. Fluid Mech 663, 160-179 (2010) | Full text | View at publisher