Malen and McGaughey Explore Heat Flow in Nanocrystal Arrays-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, March 22, 2013

Malen and McGaughey Explore Heat Flow in Nanocrystal Arrays

Assistant Professor Jon Malen and Associate Professor Alan McGaughey are leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers exploring how heat is transported in organic-inorganic hybrid materials.  Nanocrystal arrays are built from nanometer-sized semiconductor spheres linked together by small organic molecules in a periodic arrangement.

In collaboration with the University of Chicago, they are working to explore whether these nanocrystal arrays could replace single-crystal semiconductors in solar cells, solid-state lighting and thermoelectric energy generators.  Currently, all of these technologies have thermal management challenges.

Read more about their research on the CIT News Page.