Center for Excitonics (CE)

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Marc Baldo

Lead Institution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Year Established



To supersede traditional electronics with devices that use excitonics to mediate the flow of energy.

Research Topics

solar (photovoltaic), solid state lighting, photosynthesis (natural and artificial), charge transport, spin dynamics, spintronics, optics, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design

Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, polymer, rare earth elements, optoelectronic and metamaterial, transparent conductor

Interfaces: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, semiconductor/semiconductor

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

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

lithography, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods

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Partner Institutions

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Harvard University
  • Lincoln Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BES Staff Contact

Chris Fecko