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Computation:

 

Hardware:

  • A 216-core computer cluster (27 nodes, dual processor quad-core per node).

Computation codes:

  • Ab initio molecular dynamics: VASP, ABINIT, Quantum Espresso, WIEN2K, Gaussian, CPMD, etc.

  • Classical lattice dynamics and molecular dynamics: LAMMPS, GULP, etc.

  • Computational electromagnetic package: Lumerical Solutions


Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterizations:


Optical Characterizations:

  • An advanced UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer and scatterometer system (Lambda-950) acquired from Perkin-Elmer.  It measures reflectance, transmittance, absorbance, and bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of nanomaterial samples.

  • Solar simulator and probe station for solar cell efficiency measurements.