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Jun-Wei Luo

Staff Scientist II

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Dr. Jun-Wei Luo jointed the Solid State Theory Team at NREL in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and later became a Staff Scientist in November 2009. His main research interests are electronic structure and optical properties of semiconductor alloy, superlattice, and nanostructures, and computational design of nanostructure based solar cells. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Zhejiang University in China, and in 2007 received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, in Beijing, where he studied electronic structure of semiconductor quantum dots and nanometer MOSFET, jointly advised by Prof. Shu-Shen Li and Dr. Lin-Wang Wang at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Research Interests 

  • Electronic and optical properties of nano materials
  • Semiconductor alloys and superlattices
  • Energy-converting materials

Selected Publications 

  1. Luo, J.-W. ; Stradins, P. ; Zunger, A. (2011). "Matrix-embedded Silicon quantum dots for photovoltaic applications: a theoretical study of critical factors." Energy Environmental & Science (4); p. 2546.
  2. Luo, J.-W.; Zunger, A. (2010). "Design Principles and Coupling Mechanisms in the 2D Quantum Well Topological Insulator HgTe/CdTe." Phys. Rev. Lett. (105); p. 176805.
  3. Luo, J.-W. ; Chantis, A. N. ; van Schilfgaarde, M.; Bester, G. ; Zunger, A. (2010). "Discovery of a Novel Linear-in-k Spin Splitting for Holes in the 2D GaAs/AlAs System." Phys. Rev. Lett. (104); p. 66405.
  4. Luo, J.-W. ; Bester, G. ; Zunger, A. (2009). "Full-zone spin-splitting for electrons and holes in bulk GaAs and GaSb." Phys. Rev. Lett. (102); p. 56405.
  5. Luo, J.-W. ; Franceschetti, A. ; Zunger, A. (2008). "Carrier Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Theoretical Screening of Candidate Materials Based on Band-Structure Effects." Nano Lett. (8); p. 3174.

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