I'm Andrew Van Duyn '12, and I have been working at Notre Dame for the two weeks. It is sort of a tune up and a way to prepare myself for SRH in the fall. I have had a sink or swim experience in the nanotechnology department here. I got a quick intro into lab procedures, then plunged into a junior level engineering course on LEDs.

The report was just finished yesterday, so it is still somewhat raw. You can see the final report here:


Next I will be working with solar cell technology, testing the efficiency of solar cells at different wavelengths and intensity of light. The experiment involves shining a laser beam on a solar cell. I have done initial data collection with solar cells. I have taken the current generated, along with the power of the laser beam at different wavelengths.
Schematic for Solar Cell Lab

My first results from the solar cell experiment are here: