Hugh W. Hillhouse

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Controlled assembly of collagen molecules in vitro remains a major challenge for fabricating the next generation of engineered tissues. Here we present a novel electrochemical alignment technique to control the assembly of type-I collagen molecules into highly oriented and densely packed elongated bundles at the macroscale. The process involves application(More)
A method to calculate the location of all Bragg diffraction peaks from nanostructured thin films for arbitrary angles of incidence from just above the critical angle to transmission perpendicular to the film is reported. At grazing angles, the positions are calculated using the distorted wave Born approximation (DWBA), whereas for larger angles where the(More)
Ordered mesoporous zirconium phosphate films were prepared on a silicon substrate by spin coating using a mixture of zirconium isopropoxide, triethyl phosphate, Pluronic P123 triblock copolymer, nitric acid, ethanol, and water. The spin-on film was consecutively treated with vapors of phosphoric acid and ammonia. The post-vapor treatments effectively(More)
We measure the room-temperature electron and hole field-effect mobilities (micro(FE)) of a series of alkanedithiol-treated PbSe nanocrystal (NC) films as a function of NC size and the length of the alkane chain. We find that carrier mobilities decrease exponentially with increasing ligand length according to the scaling parameter beta = 1.08-1.10 A(-1), as(More)
Earth abundant copper-zinc-tin-chalcogenide (CZTSSe) is an important class of material for the development of low cost and sustainable thin film solar cells. The fabrication of CZTSSe solar cells by selenization of CZTS nanocrystals is presented. By tuning the composition of the CZTS nanocrystals and developing a robust film coating method, a total area(More)
The creation of a suitable inorganic colloidal nanocrystal ink for use in a scalable coating process is a key step in the development of low-cost solar cells. Here, we present a facile solution synthesis of chalcopyrite CuInSe 2 nanocrystals and demonstrate that inks based on these nanocrystals can be used to create simple solar cells, with our first cells(More)
The nanostructure of silica and hybrid thin film mesophases templated by phospholipids via an evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) process was investigated by grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS). Diacyl phosphatidylcholines with two tails of 6 or 8 carbons were found to template 2D hexagonal mesophases, with the removal of lipid from(More)
Cu(2)ZnSnS(4) (CZTS) and Cu(2)ZnSnSe(4) (CZTSe) based solar cells are promising candidates for low cost solar cells due to the natural abundance and low toxicity of the constituent elements. Here, we present the first reported synthesis of colloidal CZTS nanocrystals using a simple solution-phase method. Solar cells fabricated using selenized CZTS(More)
Zeolites and related crystalline microporous oxides-tetrahedrally coordinated atoms covalently linked into a porous framework-are of interest for applications ranging from catalysis to adsorption and ion-exchange. In some of these materials (such as zeolite rho) adsorbates, ion-exchange, and dehydration and cation relocation can induce strong framework(More)
Recent developments in the colloidal synthesis of high quality nanocrystals have opened up new routes for the fabrication of low-cost efficient photovoltaic devices. Previously, we demonstrated the utility of CuInSe(2) nanocrystals in the fabrication of CuInSe(2) thin film solar cells. In those devices, sintering the nanocrystal film yields a relatively(More)