The current societal need to transition from fossil fuels to sustainable and renewable energy sources has been driving research into the area of photovoltaic (PV) technology. The goal is to improve PV technology such that efficiency and reliability are increased and levelized cost of electricity is decreased to lower competitive prices. Metal-halide perovskites are presently amongst the most widely investigated materials for optoelectronic applications due to their promising qualities, and intensive research in thin film perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has resulted in a rapid increase in the efficiency of such devices to convert light to electricity.
In the Novel Semiconductors Group at the ICP, we want to further understand the properties of perovskite materials to exploit them for use in solar cells and other electronic devices. The aim of this project is the design and development of a setup for device characterisation including photoluminescence and electroluminescence-based methods. The students will learn the principles of solar cell fabrication and characterisation and focus on a key feature of the system. A proposed direction would be the design and development of an air-tight sample holder with a controllable atmosphere and temperature including 3D CAD, prototyping and testing, but other directions focusing on electronics, instrumentation and control are also possible - dependent on the students' background and interest.
Die Arbeit kann sowohl auf Deutsch als auch auf Englisch verfasst werden. Die Kommunikation in unserer Forschungsgruppe erfolgt auf Englisch. Falls Sie Interesse haben, melden Sie sich direkt und unverbindlich bei mir. Wir können dann das Thema diskutieren und näher spezifizieren.