researchXchange Biel

Zeit:12:00 bis 12:45
Lokalität: HG 510 

Transparent electrodes for high efficiency photovoltaics: challenges in the PV research and industry.

With the advent of new high efficiency photovoltaic technologies, such as silicon heterojunction (SHJ) and perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells, it becomes of critical importance to design new highly transparent electrodes with exceptionally large broadband transparency and high conductivity. In this talk, we will present an overview of the activities at the Photovoltaics Laboratory of EPFL on the development of novel functionalized transparent electrodes. To improve device efficiencies we study the interrelation between the optoelectronic properties of the electrodes and the solar cells performance, as well as their thermal and environmental stability. Additionally, we work on replacing rare elements from existing transparent electrodes, to make the next generation of transparent electrodes economically viable and industrially robust.


Monica Morales-Masis received her Ph.D. degree from Leiden University, The Netherlands in January 2012, developing mixed conductor materials and resistive switching memories. In September 2012 she joined the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Currently she is Team Leader for activities on transparent conductive materials. Her research interests include the fundamental investigation, design, fabrication and application of transparent conductive materials in optoelectronic devices, including highly efficient solar cells and light emitting diodes.


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