Contact Information

MIT Department of Chemistry
Room 6-234B
Cambridge, MA 02139 email: ehontz

Year joined: 2010


2010BS in ChemistryTemple UniversityAdvisor: Frank Spano
2008AALehigh Carbon Community College

Research Interests

Singlet Fission

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.

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