Seminar on "Wet-chemistry deposition of semiconductor nanostructures for IR photovoltaics"
The SOPHIA seminar on "Wet-chemistry deposition of semiconductor nanostructures for IR photovoltaics” will take place on May 9th , 14:30-15:30 (CET-Central European time). The event will take place in Milan with the possibility to be followed online:
- On site: Room MA1 Dip-CMIC POLIMI Campus di Via Mancinelli. Milan - Italy
- Online: http://connect.portici.enea.it/sophiawebinar
Photovoltaic (PV) devices usually exploit mid-range band-gap semiconductors which absorb in the visible range of the solar spectrum. However, much energy is lost in the IR and near-IR range. Efficient PV devices require fine tuning of the energy levels at interfaces between the absorber and the electrodes but IR absorbers possess a small band-gap, such tuning is difficult using common electrodes.
This seminar/webinar will introduce the Wet-chemistry deposition of semiconductor nanostructures based on bulk-like PbS deposited by facile, cheap, and direct chemical bath deposition, with the good electronic properties of ZnO nanowire electrodes. The speech will also propose CuSCN as a solid hole conductor replacing the liquid electrolyte to stabilize the electrical/morphological properties of nanowire arrays grown electrochemically.
The ability to harvest electrons from a narrow band-gap semiconductor deposited on a large surface-area electrode using wet chemistry can advance the field towards high efficiency, low cost IR and near-IR optoelectronic devices.
To request a registration, please send by May 7th an email to the address available here indicating your Full name/Affiliation/email address. Additionally, for students please indicate your typology of studies (i.e. B.Sc., M.Sc, PhD etc. in Electr. Eng., Chem. Eng., Physics etc.).
Please note that the number of participants may eventually be limited (depending on the number of applicants) and thus, a selection will be made according to "first come first served" basis.
Further information on how to connect will be sent after the closure of registrations.