am interested in Science Writing, Physics Education, and Condensed Matter.
If you're interested in how I got here, look at my Who
am I? page.
completed my PhD in December 2005 after 4 years as a graduate student
in Physics at the University of CA at
Santa Cruz. I worked with Dr.
Sue Carter on polymer photovoltaics (solar cells). My dissertation
was on time-resolved photoluminescence studies of heterojunctions of electron-
and hole-transporting materials for photovoltaics. My goal was to understand
how certain canonical electron-transporters affect the excited state dynamics
in a popular hole-transporting PPV polymer.
can download my dissertation
for those who are short of attention span, here is my abstract.
can download my publications by visiting my professional site, at http://www.exo.net/~drsteph.
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talk more about the promise of organic photovoltaics, and how they work,
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