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NITheCS Mini-school - Energy Materials
Start: 08/11/2023, 14:00
End: 08/11/2023, 15:00
Contact:Rene Kotze - 0832727734
Location: Online (https://bit.ly/45STuQM)

‚ÄčThis mini-school discusses selected topics related to materials science and their applications in energy conversion. The first lecture will discuss the significance and unique properties of 2D materials for photocatalysis and photovoltaics along with the importance of 2D heterostructures for enhancing these applications. In the second lecture, current challenges in rechargeable batteries and fuel cells will be discussed and how computational tools can be used to improve conductivity and efficiency. The third lecture will focus on graphenebased catalysts for fuel cells and how computational tools can be employed to discover novel materials for high-capacity energy conversion. The school will conclude with a lecture that introduces the application of photosynthetic principles for designing efficient solar energy systems, with a focus on organic polymer solar cells and dye-sensitised solar cells.