Energy Research at the University of Washington

John J. Rehr

Energy Research Area: Theoretical condensed matter physics: complex materials, excited states, and spectroscopy

College of Arts and Sciences

Our work focuses on techniques for understanding the structure and response of complex, non-periodic systems, such as those encountered in energy research. Our methods include real-space, real time approaches for calculating electronic, vibrational, and thermal properties. We have also developed user friendly codes for such calculations, which are in use world-wide in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, geophysics. These methods are often used in energy research, e.g., understanding of catalytic materials. Our work provides a practical link between advanced theory and modern computational tools which are widely used by many scientists.

Modeling the Optical Properties of Solar Cell Components
Modeling the Optical Properties of Solar Cell Components

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Illustrative application of our real-space x-ray spectroscopy codes to understand nano-catalytic systems such as Pt/gamma-alumina

Campus and Other Collaborators/Partners

Record last updated on October 2nd 2012 PDT.