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On the Limits to Ti Incorporation into Si using Pulsed Laser Melting
March 2014
E2TAC scientist Harry Efstathiadis, along with researchers from Benet Laboratories and Harvard University, had this paper published in Applied Physics Letters, published by the American Institute of Physics.
On the Limits to Ti Incorporation into Si using Pulsed Laser Melting  Download   (PDF 1.17 MB)
Deposition and Characterization of Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) by Chemical Bath Deposition Using an Alternative Chemistry Cadmium Precursor
February 2014
E2TAC PhD candidate J. Nicholas Alexander, along with E2TAC scientists, had this paper published in Elsevier’s Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells.
Deposition and Characterization of Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) by Chemical Bath Deposition Using an Alternative Chemistry Cadmium Precursor  Download   (PDF 1.48 MB)
Influence of Catalyst Layer Thickness on the Growth of Nickel Silicide Nanowires and Its Application for Li-ion Batteries
August 2013
PhD candidate Isaac Lund and E2TAC scientist Harry Efstathiadis had this paper published in the Journal of Power Sources, which focuses on science, technology and applications of sources of electrochemical power.
Influence of Catalyst Layer Thickness on the Growth of Nickel Silicide Nanowires and Its Application for Li-ion Batteries  Download   (PDF 1.66 MB)
Development of Large Area Nanostructured AR Coatings for EO/IR Sensor Applications
August 2013
E2TAC scientist Gopal Pethuraja, among others, authored this paper on coatings for electro-optical/infrared nanosensors for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Development of Large Area Nanostructured AR Coatings for EO/IR Sensor Applications   Download   (PDF 1.08 MB)
A Model of Competition in the Solar Panel Industry
June 2013
E2TAC Assistant Professor Unni Pillai developed a model to track competition in the solar panel industry that was published in Elsevier’s Energy Economics.
A Model of Competition in the Solar Panel Industry  Download   (PDF 490.41 KB)
Durability and Degradation Mechanism of Titanium Nitride Based Electrocatalysts for PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Fuel Cell Applications
July 2013
E2TAC PhD graduate Bharat Avasarala published the following article in Elsevier's Energy Journal, an international, multi-disciplinary journal in energy engineering and research.
Durability and Degradation Mechanism of Titanium Nitride Based Electrocatalysts for PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Fuel Cell Applications  Download   (PDF 1.42 MB)
Why a Smart FiT Is Smart Policy
January/February 2013
E2TAC Director Pradeep Haldar and Richard Perez collaborated to create this article, explaining that a modified feed-in-tariff would be the most effective solar energy compensation system to date.
Why a Smart FiT Is Smart Policy  Download   (PDF 538.36 KB)
Annealing and Thickness Related Performance and Degradation of Polymer Solar Cells
September 2012
E2TAC Materials Scientist Zhouying (Joyce) Zhao and team published this article on annealing and thickness related performance and degradation of bulk heterojunction solar cells in the journal Microelectronics Reliability.
Annealing and Thickness Related Performance and Degradation of Polymer Solar Cells  Download   (PDF 813.06 KB)
Development of Nanostructured Antireflection Coatings for EO/IR Sensor and Solar Cell Applications
September 2012
E2TAC scientist Gopal Pethuraja, among others, authored this paper on advanced antireflection structures for a variety of defense and commercial applications.
Development of Nanostructured Antireflection Coatings for EO/IR Sensor and Solar Cell Applications  Download   (PDF 2.2 MB)
Vertical Specialization and the Role of Consortia in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry
August 2012
E2TAC Director Pradeep Haldar and Unni Pillai collaborated to develop this article for Future Photovoltaics, which researches specialization and the influence of consortia in the PV industry.
Vertical Specialization and the Role of Consortia in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry  Download   (PDF 295.08 KB)
Current-Voltage Characteristics of ITO/p-Si and ITO/n-Si Contact Interfaces
June 2012
E2TAC scientist Gopal Pethuraja published this article in the journal Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry by Scientific Research Publishing.
Current-Voltage Characteristics of ITO/p-Si and ITO/n-Si Contact Interfaces  Download   (PDF 926.17 KB)
Eutectic Mixtures Of Ionic Liquids Electrolytes For Electric Double Layer Capacitors
May 2012
Seiichiro Higashiya, post doc at E2TAC, published this article in ECS Transactions, the newest publication of the Electrochemical Society.
Eutectic Mixtures Of Ionic Liquids Electrolytes For Electric Double Layer Capacitors  Download   (PDF 1.56 MB)
High Voltage Quantum Well Waveguide Solar Cells
August 2011
E2TAC scientist Gopal Pethuraja published this article in Next Generation (Nano) Photonic and Cell Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion II, which is a division of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
High Voltage Quantum Well Waveguide Solar Cells  Download   (PDF 648.81 KB)
Effect Of Ge Incorporation On Bandgap And Photosensitivity Of Amorphous SiGe Thin Films
December 2011
E2TAC scientist Gopal Pethuraja published this article in Materials Sciences and Applications, a Scientific Research publication.
Effect Of Ge Incorporation On Bandgap And Photosensitivity Of Amorphous SiGe Thin Films  Download   (PDF 515.78 KB)
Wiring The Market
April 2011
Michael Banks interviews Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Director of E2TAC, about high-temperature superconducting wire in this article, published in Physics World magazine.
Wiring The Market  Download   (PDF 438.01 KB)
Development of Smooth CuInGa Precursor Films for CuIn1−xGaxSe2 Thin Film Solar Cell Applications
Spring 2011
Samir Hanssen, who graduated with his Master's degree from E2TAC, published this article in Elsevier's Thin Solid Films, an international journal which serves scientists and engineers working in the fields of thin-film synthesis, characterization, and applications.
Development of Smooth CuInGa Precursor Films for CuIn1−xGaxSe2 Thin Film Solar Cell Applications  Download   (PDF 929.49 KB)
Superconductivity's First Century
March 2011
Pradeep Haldar, Director of E2TAC, and Pier Abetti of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published this article in IEEE's Spectrum magazine, arguing that in the 100 years since superconductivity was discovered, only one widespread application has emerged.
Superconductivity's First Century  Download   (PDF 3.69 MB)
On The Stability Of TiN-Based Electrocatalysts For Fuel Cell Applications
February 2011
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published on Elsevier's Hydrogen Energy, a journal with an impact factor of 4 at the time of publication.
On The Stability Of TiN-Based Electrocatalysts For Fuel Cell Applications  Download   (PDF 1.19 MB)
Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for O2 Reduction: Pt Monolayer on Carbon-Supported PdIr Nanoparticles
November 9, 2010
Seth Knupp, PhD graduate of E2TAC, had the following paper published on SpingerLink, a journal in which 150 Nobel-prize winners have been published to date.
Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for O2 Reduction: Pt Monolayer on Carbon-Supported PdIr Nanoparticles  Download   (PDF 1.13 MB)
Enhanced Power Factor of Indium Co-Doped ZnO:Al Thin Films Deposited by RF Sputtering for High Temperature Thermoelectrics
October 25, 2010
Sean Teehan, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Journal of Alloys and Compounds, a journal designed to serve as an international medium for the publication of work on the physical sciences of usually called less-common-metals, their compounds and their alloys.
Enhanced Power Factor of Indium Co-Doped ZnO:Al Thin Films Deposited by RF Sputtering for High Temperature Thermoelectrics  Download   (PDF 1.17 MB)
Crystal Structures and Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships of Spirobipyrrolidinium and the Oxygen-Containing Derivatives
October 7, 2010
Seiichiro Higashiya, Post Doc at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Journal of Molecular Structure, which provides new structural information on all chemical species.
Crystal Structures and Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships of Spirobipyrrolidinium and the Oxygen-Containing Derivatives  Download   (PDF 632.73 KB)
Characterization of Chemical Bath Deposited Buffer Layers for Thin Film Solar Cell Applications
October 2010
Daniel Dwyer, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Wiley's Physica Status Solidi, which focuses on solid state physics and applications and materials science.
Characterization of Chemical Bath Deposited Buffer Layers for Thin Film Solar Cell Applications  Download   (PDF 4.11 MB)
Role of Conducting Carbon in Electrodes for Electric Double Layer Capacitors
September 29, 2010
Chris Dangler, a graduate of the M.S. in Nanoengineering program at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Materials Letters journal. The journal is dedicated to publishing novel, cutting-edge reports of broad interest to the materials community.
Role of Conducting Carbon in Electrodes for Electric Double Layer Capacitors  Download   (PDF 892.53 KB)
Formation of a Low Ohmic Contact Nickel Silicide Layer on Textured Silicon Wafers Using Electroless Nickel Plating
September 2010
Anh Viet Nguyen, PhD candidate at E2TAC, submitted the following paper to the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, held in Valencia, Spain. The paper was accepted and presented during the conference.
Formation of a Low Ohmic Contact Nickel Silicide Layer on Textured Silicon Wafers Using Electroless Nickel Plating  Download   (PDF 198.61 KB)
Electrochemical Oxidation Behavior of Titanium Nitride Based Electrocatalysts Under PEM Fuel Cell Conditions
August 2010
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Electrochimica Acta, which provides rapid publication of advances in electrochemistry. As of publication date, the journal was ranked 4th in impact factor (3.325) among electrochemistry journals.
Electrochemical Oxidation Behavior of Titanium Nitride Based Electrocatalysts Under PEM Fuel Cell Conditions  Download   (PDF 1.45 MB)
Metal Oxide Buffer Layer For Improving Performance Of Polymer Solar Cells
August 1, 2010
Zhouying Zhao, Scientist at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Applied Surface Materials, an international journal devoted to applied physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Zhao found that a metal oxide layer inserted between ITO and polymer layers can be a route for improving both efficiency and stability of polymer solar cells.
Metal Oxide Buffer Layer For Improving Performance Of Polymer Solar Cells  Download   (PDF 633.93 KB)
Surface Oxidation of Carbon Supports Due to Potential Cycling Under PEM Fuel Cell Conditions
March 2010
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Electrochimica Acta, which provides rapid publication of advances in electrochemistry. As of publication date, the journal was ranked 4th in impact factor (3.325) among electrochemistry journals.
Surface Oxidation of Carbon Supports Due to Potential Cycling Under PEM Fuel Cell Conditions  Download   (PDF 906.17 KB)
Selenization Of Co-Sputtered CuInGa Precursor Film
March 2010
Daniel Dwyer, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, an international journal devoted to photovoltaic, photothermal, and photochemical solar energy conversion.
Selenization Of Co-Sputtered CuInGa Precursor Film  Download   (PDF 888.03 KB)
Venture Capital Investment into Thin Film Solar Photovoltaics - Where is it Going and Why?
Fall 2009
Nicholas Querques, Research Support Specialist at E2TAC and MBA 2011 candidate at SUNY Albany, had the following paper published in Nanotechnology Law & Business, a peer reviewed journal devoted to the legal, business, and policy aspects of small scale technologies.
Venture Capital Investment into Thin Film Solar Photovoltaics - Where is it Going and Why?  Download   (PDF 311.67 KB)
Thickness Dependent Effects of Thermal Annealing and Solvent Vapor Treatment of Poly (3-hexylthiophene) and Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaics
Fall 2009
Zhouying Zhao, Scientist at E2TAC, had the following paper accepted to the Materials Research Society's Fall Symposium (2009), held November 30-December 4 in Boston, Massachussetts.
Thickness Dependent Effects of Thermal Annealing and Solvent Vapor Treatment of Poly (3-hexylthiophene) and Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaics  Download   (PDF 361.78 KB)
Synthesis of Oxygen-Containing Spirobipyrrolidinium Salts for High Conductivity Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
August 20, 2009
Seiichiro Higashiya, Post Doc at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Helvetica Chimica Acta, an international journal dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge in all areas of chemistry.
Synthesis of Oxygen-Containing Spirobipyrrolidinium Salts for High Conductivity Room Temperature Ionic Liquids  Download   (PDF 202.66 KB)
One Hundred Years Of Superconductivity: Science, Technology, Products, Profits, And Industry Structure
2009
Pradeep Haldar, Director of E2TAC, and Pier Abetti of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute submitted the following article to the International Journal of Technology Management, which provides a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of managing with technology, and the management of engineering, science and technology
One Hundred Years Of Superconductivity: Science, Technology, Products, Profits, And Industry Structure  Download   (PDF 812.82 KB)
Role of Temperature and Duration of the Crystallization Anneal in the Texture Development of YBCO Prepared by TFA-MOD
June 2009
Emilio Stinzianni, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. The focus of the study was to optimize the process conditions during the firing heat treatment to produce highly textured, high Jc YBCO.
Role of Temperature and Duration of the Crystallization Anneal in the Texture Development of YBCO Prepared by TFA-MOD  Download   (PDF 1.81 MB)
Deposition Of CuInAlSe2 Films Using Co-Sputtered Precursors And Selenization
June 7-12, 2009
Daniel Dwyer, PhD candidate at E2TAC, submitted the following abstract for oral presentation at the IEEE's Photovoltaic Specialist Conference
Deposition Of CuInAlSe2 Films Using Co-Sputtered Precursors And Selenization  Download   (PDF 674.72 KB)
Feasibility Of Improving Front Metallization Lines For Photovoltaic Devices
June 7-12, 2009
Anh Viet Nguyen, PhD candidate at E2TAC, submitted the following abstract for oral presentation at the IEEE's Photovoltaic Specialist Conference.
Feasibility Of Improving Front Metallization Lines For Photovoltaic Devices  Download   (PDF 221.36 KB)
Relationship Of Aluminum Grain Size To The Grain Size Of Polycrystalline Silicon Produced By The Aluminum Induced Crystallization Of Amporphous Silicon
June 7-12, 2009
Emilio Stinzianni, PhD candidate at E2TAC, submitted the following abstract for oral presentation at the IEEE's Photovoltaic Specialist Conference.
Relationship Of Aluminum Grain Size To The Grain Size Of Polycrystalline Silicon Produced By The Aluminum Induced Crystallization Of Amporphous Silicon  Download   (PDF 914.1 KB)
Two-Dimensional Computer Modeling Of Single Junction a-Si:H Solar Cells
June 7-12, 2009
Changwoo Lee, PhD candidate at E2TAC, submitted the following abstract for oral presentation at the IEEE's Photovoltaic Specialist Conference.
Two-Dimensional Computer Modeling Of Single Junction a-Si:H Solar Cells  Download   (PDF 502.53 KB)
Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles Based Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
February 2009
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in RSC Publishing's Journal of Materials Chemistry, which focuses on high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials.
Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles Based Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells  Download   (PDF 310.57 KB)
Novel Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors
January 9, 2009
Thamarai Devarajan, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Electrochemistry Communications, which provides rapid publication of important and urgent communications and short papers across the broad spectrum of electrochemical research.
Novel Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors  Download   (PDF 348.33 KB)
Effect of Surface Roughness of Composite Bipolar Plates on Contact Resistance of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
November 2008
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Journal of Power Sources, which provides an interdisciplinary forum on all aspects of the science, technology and commercialization of primary/secondary batteries and fuel cells, supercapacitors, photo-electrochemical cells.
Effect of Surface Roughness of Composite Bipolar Plates on Contact Resistance of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell  Download   (PDF 739.39 KB)
The Effect of Experimental Parameters on the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube/Nanofiber Supported Platinum by Polyol Processing Techniques
May 1, 2008
Seth Knupp, PhD candidate at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Carbon, an international journal sponsored by the American Carbon Society.
The Effect of Experimental Parameters on the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube/Nanofiber Supported Platinum by Polyol Processing Techniques  Download   (PDF 886.85 KB)
Silicon Power MOSFET At Low Temperatures: A Two-Dimensional Computer Simulation Study
January 30, 2007
Hua Ye, PostDoc at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Elsevier's Cryogenics, the world's leading journal focusing on all aspects of cryoengineering and cryogenics.
Silicon Power MOSFET At Low Temperatures: A Two-Dimensional Computer Simulation Study  Download   (PDF 687.38 KB)
Liquid Nitrogen Cooled Integrated Power Electronics Module With High Current Carrying Capability And Lower On Resistance
November 7, 2006
Hua Ye, PostDoc at E2TAC, had the following paper published in Applied Physics Letters, a weekly journal featuring concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics.
Liquid Nitrogen Cooled Integrated Power Electronics Module With High Current Carrying Capability And Lower On Resistance  Download   (JPG 13.61 KB)

Presentations & Reports
Outcomes of the Northeast Photovoltaic Roundtable
August 2012
CNSE and U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium, together with the Department of Energy, organized the Northeast Photovoltaic Roundtable, a two day roundtable discussion focused on ways to promote the adoption of solar in Northeast.
Outcomes of the Northeast Photovoltaic Roundtable  Download   (PDF 1.08 MB)
The New York Solar Roadmap 2.0
July 2012
CNSE, with industry partners, prepared NY’s Solar Roadmap in 2007. In 2012 this plan was revised, and the 2.0 version was released; offering a roadmap for energy reliability, security, environmental responsibility and economic development in NYS.
The New York Solar Roadmap 2.0  Download   (PDF 11.74 MB)
Manisha Rane Fondacaro Presents at International Materials Research Congress IMRC XIX in Cancun, Mexico
August 15-19, 2010
Dr. Manisha Rane-Fondacaro, Research Scientist at E2TAC, presented on behalf of Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Director of E2TAC, at the International Materials Research Congress IMRC XIX in Cancun, Mexico. Dr. Rane-Fondacaro presented in symposium 1: Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology. The title of the presentation is Nano-Engineered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications: Fuel Cells and Ultracapacitors.
Manisha Rane Fondacaro Presents at International Materials Research Congress IMRC XIX in Cancun, Mexico  Download   (PDF 4.37 MB)
Anh Viet Nguyen's Oral Presentation "Front Metallization for Next Generation Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells"
October 13, 2009
Anh Viet Nguyen, PhD candidate at E2TAC, presented at the AVS - Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing - Hudson Mohawk Chapter meeting.
Anh Viet Nguyen's Oral Presentation "Front Metallization for Next Generation Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells"  Download   (PDF 49.92 KB)
Pradeep Haldar's Keynote Presentation at EITC Conference
March 20, 2009
E2TAC's Dr. Pradeep Haldar was the keynote speaker at the Emerging Information and Technology Conference at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York City.
Pradeep Haldar's Keynote Presentation at EITC Conference  Download   (PDF 4.94 MB)
Energy Centers Report
December 2007
E2TAC produced the Energy Centers Report, outlining clusters of renewable energy technology throughout New York State.
Energy Centers Report  Download   (PDF 588.45 KB)
New York Academy of Sciences: Update Magazine
Autumn 2007
NYAS covers the 2007 New Energy Symposium events in its fall issue
New York Academy of Sciences: Update Magazine  Download   (PDF 204.57 KB)
The 'Power' of Nanotechnology
July 2007
As worldwide demand for energy surges at an ever-increasing rate, there is a new urgency to improve the efficiency and sustainability of power generation technologies. One of the keys to addressing this challenge is innovation, and some of the most promising solutions are occurring at the smallest scale - the nanoscale.
The 'Power' of Nanotechnology  Download   (PDF 23.72 KB)
New York's Solar Roadmap
May 2007
The Solar Initiative of New York outlines the challenges and opportunities in New York's solar energy industry over the next ten years.
New York's Solar Roadmap  Download   (PDF 1.56 MB)
National Hydrogen Association Newsletter
Spring 2007
The NHA reports on activities from New Energy New York and the New York Fuel Cell Network, consortiums that are spearheaded by E2TAC.
National Hydrogen Association Newsletter  Download   (PDF 84.68 KB)
New York State Hydrogen Energy Roadmap
October 2005
This roadmap lays out a strategy for New York to transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a hydrogen energy economy. A multi-phase approach is presented for increasing infrastructure and hydrogen production volumes. This approach will reduce costs and create market opportunities, eventually reducing the need for government support.
 New York State Hydrogen Energy Roadmap  Download   (PDF 1.5 MB)

Awards
Research Profile: Bharat Avasarala Wins the University at Albany's President's Award for Leadership
May 01
Bharat Avasarala, PhD candidate at E2TAC, was interviewed upon receiving the UAlbany President's Award for Leadership, which rewards students who have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at the University at Albany.
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