Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits (PTL)


Director

Jennifer Dionne


Lead Institution

Stanford University


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To achieve photonic operations at thermodynamic limits by controlling the flow of photons, electrons, and phonons in atomically-architected materials, enabling entirely new energy conversion systems.


Research Topics

optics, phonons, thermal conductivity, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials)


Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, metal, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field microscopy, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), finite element methods, continuum modeling, machine learning


Partner Institutions

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

BES Staff Contact

Michael Markowitz, Craig Henderson