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Extended Aydil group at Bryce Williams' graduationfest.

Eray Aydil and Aditya Bhan at the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon finish.

Chris Leighton, Xin Zhang and Eray Aydil at Xin's graduation and farewell party.
Eray Aydil, Aditya Bhan and Xiang Cheng at the finish of the 2015 Minneapolis half marathon.

Eray at the NISE meeting panel.

Eray giving a talk at the NISE meeting.
Aydil group during Melissa's farewell party.
Eray and his host Professor Da Deng during his January 2015 visit to Wayne State University to give the Nano@Wayne seminar.

Aydil group during Boris' farewell party.

Aydil group during Elijah's farewell party.

Anwatin Middle School students visit Aydil lab.

Melissa Johnson, Boris Chernomordik and Xin Zhang at York Harbor Beach in ME during group retreat after 2013 MRS Meeting


Aydil Group News

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2016 August 30 Bryce, Michelle, Collin and Nancy publish an article on "Intense Pulsed Light Annealing of Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Nanocrystal Coatings," B. A. Williams, M. A. Smeaton, C. S. Holgate, N. D. Trejo, L. F. Francis, and E. S. Aydil, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34, 051204 (2016).

2016 August 23A review article by Kortshagen et al. on plasma synthesis of nanocrystals is published in Chemical Reviews, "Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Nanocrystals: Fundamental Principles, Materials, and Applications," U. R. Kortshagen, R. M. Sankaran, R. N. Pereira, S. L. Girshick, J. J. Wu and E. S. Aydil, Chem. Rev. (2016).

2016 August 8 Alex Pinto and Seung Wook Shin published on how to selectively remove impurity phases from CZTS ad CZTSe thin films in Green Chemistry. The selective removal of Cu2−x(S,Se) impurity phases from Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) thin films is a major barrier to achieving high efficiencies in solar cells based on these films. A toxic and hazardous potassium cyanide (KCN) solution is commonly used as a selective etchant to remove Cu2−x(S,Se) from CZTSSe and CIGS thin films. Alex and Shin developed a method for selective removal of Cu2−x(S,Se) from kesterite CZTSSe thin films using a mixture of ethylenediamine and 2-mercaptoethanol, a safer chemical mixture than KCN. "Selective Removal of Cu2−x(S,Se) Phases from Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin Films," A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, E. S. Aydil and R. Lee Penn, Green Chem. (2016).

2016 June 28Narula Bilik and Ben Greenberg extend ZnO nanocrystal synthesis to atmospheric plasmas, eliminating the need to use vacuum chambers and pumps, a significant reduction in cost. Article published in the Journal of Applied Physics  "Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge Synthesis of Plasmonic and Photoluminescent Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals," N. Bilik, B. Greenberg, E. S. Aydil and U. R. Kortshagen, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 243302 (2016).

2016 June 6 Bryce Williams defends his Ph.D. thesis and graduates. He will be joining Honeywell in Minneapolis. Congratulations Bryce

2016 May 24 Professors Aydil, Gagliardi and Leighton have been awarded $717,360 from the Institute on the Environment’s Renewable Electricity for Minnesota’s Future grant program.