Symposium FB
Towards Next Generation Solar Cells: Emerging Materials, Phenomena and Device Architectures

Co-Chairs:
Gavin CONIBEER, UNSW, Australia (Convener)
Michael GRAETZEL, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Eli YABLONOVITCH, University of California at Berkeley, USA
 
Members:
Frank DIMROTH, Fraunhofer-ISE, Germany
Ken DUROSE, University of Liverpool, UK
Vladimir DYAKONOV, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Antonio FACCHETTI, Flexterra Inc., USA
Chris  FEREKIDES, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Shuzi HAYASE, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
René A.J. JANSSEN, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Frederik C. KREBS, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Antonio MARTI, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Nazario MARTIN, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Xavier MATHEW, UNAM, Mexico
Massimo MAZZER, IMEM-CNR, Italy
Takashi MINEMOTO, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Yoshitaka OKADA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Steven A. RINGEL, Ohio State University, USA
Jean RONCALI, University of Angers, France
Sascha SADEWASSER, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, INL, Portugal
Natalie STINGELIN, Georgia Tech & Imperial College London, USA & UK
Masakazu SUGIYAMA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vladimir SVRCEK, AIST, Japan
Ayodhya TIWARI, EMPA, Switzerland
Paul WYERS, ECN Solar Energy, Netherlands
Deren YANG, Zhejiang University, China
 
Erik BAKKERS, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Philippe BLANCHARD, University of Angers, France
Magnus T. BORGSTROEM, Lund University, Sweden
Giovanni BOTTARI, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Edmondo GILIOLI, CNR Parma, Italy
Clemens HESKE, KIT, Germany, & University of Nevada, USA
Shigeru IKEDA, Konan University, Japan
Hannes JONSSON, University of Iceland, Iceland
Erwin KESSELS, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Heiner LINKE, Lund University, Sweden
Jon MAJOR, University of Liverpool, UK
Antonio MARTI, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Budhika MENDIS, University of Durham, UK
Takashi MINEMOTO/Jakapan CHANTANA, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Yoshitaro NOSE, Kyoto University, Japan
Vinich PROMARAK, Vidyasirimedhi Inst. of Science and Technology, Thailand
Masakazu SUGIYAMA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vittorianna TASCO, NANOTEC CNR Lecce, Italy
Gianluca TIMO, RSE, Italy
Ayodhya TIWARI, EMPA, Switzerland
Bart VERMANG, University of Hasselt, Belgium
Kenji YOSHINO, University of Miyazaki, Japan
 
Driven by the recent advances in production capacity and cost reduction, emerging thin film photovoltaic technologies based on chalcogenide semiconductors, amorphous/micromorph silicon and nano/micro/poly-Si are becoming of increasing interest for market segments especially due to their superior performance in integrated applications. Copper zinc tin sulphide/selenide solar cells (CZTS) and their derivatives based on abundant and non-toxic element also are an attractive option, as well as a number of alternative inorganic materials systems that are being actively explored. Dye and nanomaterial-sensitised and organic solar cells are also progressing in terms of efficiency and lifetime and are expected to pave the way to very-low-cost photovoltaics, whereas hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells based on perovskite compounds, being credited for very promising low-cost, high efficiency solar cell technology, will be the object of a Focused Session “Perovskite Photovoltaics”.
In order to push the current efficiency limit from 43% towards and possibly beyond the 50% mark, next generation nano-architectured solar cells are being addressed to exploit a whole range of new physical effects like intermediate bands, multiple exciton generation, hot-carriers and up/down conversion.
Success of the above emerging and prospective solutions calls for the availability of reliable materials systems and device architectures capable of efficiently harvesting the full spectrum of solar energy.
The Symposium “Towards Next Generation Solar Cells: Emerging Materials, Phenomena and Device Architectures”, which follows those on similar topics held in previous CIMTEC Conferences, provides a forum for materials scientists and experts from industry to discuss major advances in the afore mentioned fields, from latest developments in inorganic thin film/dye sensitized/organic/hybrid devices to new findings and approaches for next generation solar cells, focusing on fundamental materials science and processing, on new concepts and theories for light management, and on device physics, manufacturing, reliability and long-term stability.
Session Topics

FB-1    THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS

FB-1.1 Silicon thin films and multi-junction Si solar cells

FB-1.2 CIGS (and related compounds) and CdTe solar cells

FB-1.3 Kesterite and other novel materials/concepts for inorganic thin film PV
 

FB-2    III-V SOLAR CELLS

FB-2.1 III-V tandem solar cells (inc. III-V tandems on Si)

FB-2.2 III-V QW and QD solar cells
 

FB-3    ORGANIC, DYE SENSITISED AND NANOPARTICLE PHOTOVOLTAICS

FB-3.1 Small organic molecule and polymeric solar cells

FB-3.2 Dye-sensitised and nanomaterial-sensitised solar cells

FB-3.3 Quantum dot solar cells
 

FB-4    MULTIPLE ENERGY LEVEL DEVICES

FB-4.1 Intermediate band solar cells

FB-4.2 Up or down conversion for solar cells
 

FB-5    EXCITED STATE ENHANCED SOLAR CELLS

FB-5.1 Hot-carrier solar cells

FB-5.2 Multi-exciton generation

FB-5.3 Hot luminescence devices

FB-5.4 Other novel concepts
 

FB-6    ADVANCED LIGHT TRAPPING FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES

FB-6.1 Plasmonic coupling

FB-6.2 Photonic and nanophotonic light trapping

Focused Session FB-7
Perovskite Photovoltaics

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