MIT Department of Chemistry
Cambridge, MA 02139
mit.edu email: ehontz
Year joined: 2010
|2010||BS in Chemistry||Temple University||Advisor: Frank Spano|
|2008||AA||Lehigh Carbon Community College|
Singlet fission is the process in which a singlet exciton spontaneously splits into two triplet excitons. With enough fine-tuning, singlet fission can increase the maximum solar cell efficiency by 40%. I work closely with our collaborators in the engineering department and use physical models to explain their experimental data and extract yield values for the processes important to a singlet fission solar cell. Additionally, I am using the fundamentals of electronic structure to design and/or identify molecules capable of singlet fission.