The MORE Center provides critical infrastructure and a shared laboratory environment for student-centered collaborative research on optoelectronic and electronic materials and devices. The focus of the Center is on emerging nanoscale science and technology aimed at developing materials for solar energy, biotechnology, sensing, and information technology. Since opening in July, 2010, the MORE Center has been incorporated into existing research and has formed the basis of new research and research collaborations, including:
The Gao research group uses the clean room and the lithography/metal deposition tools at MORE center to fabricate nanoelectronic devices from nanowires, e.g. the InAs nanowire FET decvice shown below.
The Singer research group uses the MORE Center’s deposition capabilities to vary the thickness and composition of various solar cell thin film materials to control the optical cavity created within the device. Understanding optical cavity effects leads to enhanced absorption in bulk heterojunction layers, thus advancing next generation photovoltaic technology.
The Dai research group uses the polymer photovoltaic facility to make and characterize solar cells made out novel materials developed in their group, including a new class of highly crystal- line, low bandgap D-π-A polymers.