Link to LISB conference room calendar
Useful online video lectures
New graduate students should use these tools to facilitate learning about topics that are central to research in the Boettcher group:
http://nrg.caltech.edu/ - Leading scientists talk about all aspects of energy research and technology.
http://www.ccisolar.caltech.edu/webpage/12 - Electrochemistry Course by Andy Bocarsly; based on classic text by Bard and Faulkner. (We have all the lectures downloaded and burned to DVD as well)
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-60-symmetry-structure-and-tensor-properties-of-materials-fall-2005/index.htm /- Course on Crystallography and applications from MIT Professor Wuensch. The first half of the lecture series provides an excellent introduction to concepts of symmetry and space groups in crystals. Important for any students interested in the synthesis / design of new solid state materials.
http://gcep.stanford.edu/learn/energy101.html Streaming lectures from leading researchers introduce batteries, solar cells, and other energy topics.
Databases, diagrams, calculators
http://www.kayelaby.npl.co.uk/chemistry/3_4/3_4_4.html Vapor Pressures from 0.2 to 101 kPa
http://icsd.fiz-karlsruhe.de/ Inorganic Crystal Structure Database: comprehensive database of crystalline compounds (UO campus site license)
http://www1.asminternational.org/asmenterprise/apd/default.aspx Alloy Phase Diagrams Database: very useful for ternary compounds (UO campus site license)
http://refractiveindex.info/?group=CRYSTALS&material=ITO Optical constant (n,k) of a large number of materials
http://webmineral.com/ - good database for mineral properties including visualization and crystal structure
Rare Earth Elements---Critical Resources for High Technology Whats left on the planet for us to use?
E-Book References and Tutorials
UO Technical Services
Purchasing Guidelines Read this first
Chemistry Reuse Facility search here before purchasing chemicals
UO Surplus Free computers, furniture, etc.!!!
Technical Glass Products our source for quartz tubes and slides etc
UO Surplus Furniture Tired of your chair? Need a table or bookshelf for the lab? Find it here for free.
Kurt J. Lesker vacuum system parts, thermal evaporation materials
Alfa-Aesar Cheap chemicals
TCI Chemicals Order from here unless Alfa is significantly cheaper (ships from Portland)
McMaster-Carr Parts, raw materials, machining stuff, awesome website
Fischer Scientific Free delivery, general scientific supplies
acquisition request form This is the form to fill out to apply for the library to pay for something (books, subscriptions to journals, online database access, etc).
Fellowships for Graduate Students
Put together one application packet and apply for all of them!
Your chances of getting a fellowship are zero if you don't apply.
Basic Research Needs in Energy These detailed reports were generated by a series of Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Workshops. They provide some insight into what scientists see as the most important research questions to pursue related to energy. These could be good starting points for independent proposals.
Science and Materials for Energy Symposium American Physical Society Talks on Energy
Solar Buzz Up-to-date information and news about the solar industry.
Nate Lewis on NPR Realistic analysis about the challenge of getting 80% of our electricity from renewable sources.
Energy Presentations from Nate Lewis Good introduction for a scientific audience into the challenges of revamping the global energy economy.