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a-Si:H hydrogenated amorphous silicon
AM air mass
AMOLED Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Displays
AO All-Optical
AOS All-Optical Switching
AOSP All-Optical Signal Processing
ASF Anderson, Schultz, and Flory
ATR Attenuated Total Reflectance
BOS balance of system
CB conduction band
CHP combined heat and power
COP coefficient of performance
CPV concentrated photovoltaic
dc direct current
DFT Density functional theory
DFWM degenerate four wave mixing
DNI direct normal irradiation
ECL Electrogenerated chemiluminescence
EFG edge-defined film-fed growth
EFISH Electric-field induced second-harmonic generation
EIA Energy Information Administration
EO Electrooptic
EPV electrochemical photovoltaic
ETL Electron Injection/Transport Layer
FRET Forster Resonance Energy Transfer see FRET
HCPV high-concentration photovoltaic
HHV higher heating value
HRS Hyper Rayleigh Scattering
HTL Hole Transport Layer
IR infrared
ITO indium tin oxide
IZO Indium Zinc Oxide
LAP Laser Assisted Poling
LC Liquid crystal
LE Luminous Efficiency
LH1/LH2 light-harvesting pigment/protein complexes
MBE molecular beam epitaxy
MEG multiple exciton generation
MESP minimum ethanol selling price
MOCVD metalorganic chemical vapor deposition
MZI Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
NAE National Academy of Engineering
Nd:Yag Neodymium doped Ytrium aluminum garnet- a type of laser
NHE normal hydrogen electrode
NIL nanoimprint lithography
NIR Near Infrared
NLO Non-linear optics
NRC National Research Council
OEC oxygen-evolving complex
OFET Organic field effect transistor
OLED organic light emitting diode
OTDM optical time division multiplexing
OPV organic photovoltaic (solar cell)
PCET proton-coupled electron transfer
PC Photonic crystal
PCBM Phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester- A C60 Fullerene derivative used in heterojunctions
PCM phase change storage material
PEC photoelectrochemical
PEDOT:PSS Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly(styrenesulfonate) Organic_Heterojunctions_in_Solar_Cells
PEM proton exchange membrane
PET Polyethylene terephthalate
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate
PPV or P3HT Polyphenylvinylene
PRD priority research directions
PT polythiophene
PV photovoltaic
R&D research and development
RC reaction center
SAML Self-assembled monolayers
SHG Second Harmonic Generation
SLO Spatial Light Modulation
TCO transparent conducting oxide
TCNL Thermochemical Nanolithography
TFT Thin-Film Transistor
THG Third Harmonic Generation
TM Transverse Mode
TMS theoretical modeling and simulation
TPA (Or 2PA) Two Photon Absorption
TPF Two Photon Fluoresence
TPV thermophotovoltaic
UPS Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy
U.S. United States
UV ultraviolet
WOLED White organic light-emitting diode
XAFS X-ray absorption fine-structure (spectroscopy)
XPS X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
ZT thermoelectric figure of merit
DOE Department of Energy
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
NSDL National Science Digital Library aka National STEM Distributed Learning