Photovoltaic properties of silicon frustules under ...

Object Details

View

Title Information
Photovoltaic properties of silicon frustules under various treatment conditions

Name:Personal
Schwarzwalter, Jason
Role :Text(marcrelator)
creator

Name:Personal
Milne, Dr. Rob
Role :Text(marcrelator)
contributor

typeOfResource
still image
genre
Origin Information Place
Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
(keyDate="yes")
2009-05-18

Language:Text
eng

Physical Description

born digtal

abstract
In 2007 Nature magazine published a paper by researchers at the University of Georgia detailing a procedure to produce silicon from the exoskeletons of diatoms (frustules). The importance of this procedure is that the silicon is produced at very low temperatures and the resulting structure has a shape and surface area that exhibits potentially useful properties. We proposed to replicate the work described in the Nature paper and investigate the photovoltaic properties of the resulting silicon frustules under various treatment conditions. The majority of the project was spent developing a sealed reaction chamber that could provide an inert environment at the required temperature. Product composition was evaluated using x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Results of subsequent treatments will be presented.
note
From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
Subject
low-temperature silicon frustule

Subject
photovoltaicism

Related Item:series Title Information
Undergrauate Research Day 2009

Location (usage="primary display")

accessCondition:useAndReproduction
http://digital.uwyo.edu/copyright.htm
Record Information languageOfCataloging :Text(ISO639-2B)
English
:Code(ISO639-2B)
eng