Are you inspired by the exciting developments in the field of metal halide perovskite solar cells? Are you our next PhD student, eager to carry out research on the challenge of integrating the metal halide perovskite photovoltaic technology in the built environment, such as windows?
Are you passionate about material science and photovoltaic technologies?
Within this PhD project, you will face the challenge of integrating the cost-effective, high conversion efficiency thin film metal halide perovskite PV technology in the built environment, specifically in windows.
The challenge at material science level is to design and engineer a translucent device where both conversion efficiency and visual comfort are taken into consideration. In this respect, the control on the perovskite absorber morphology is key to the synthesis of neutral-tinted layers, with minimal impact on the spectral properties of the light entering indoor.
This PhD project aims at tuning and controlling the perovskite absorber morphology by synthesizing patterned charge transport layers to promote the selective growth of the perovskite absorber only on the patterned area of the transport layer. To this purpose, atomic layer deposition (ALD) will be selected for the synthesis of either electron transport layers, such as SnO2, or hole transport layers, such as NiO, depending on the perovskite architecture (n-i-p or p-i-n, respectively). This PhD project embraces the full spectrum of research activities, i.e. from fundamental studies on novel materials and interfaces, to more application-oriented work. Also, you will be given the opportunity to work in an international and diverse research environment and to interact and collaborate not only within the Plasma & Materials Processing research group at the Applied Physics department of TU/e, but also with the collaborators at Solliance and industrial partners. Solliance and TU/e have a long-lasting collaboration, where the research in the field of interface engineering by ALD in perovskite solar cells (charge transport layers, passivation layers and transparent conductive oxides) has a prominent role. Besides research, you will also contribute to education within the department.
Next to the supervision of BSc and MSc students in their research projects, other assistance in education, e.g. in bachelor courses, is usually included, approximately counting for 5% of your contract time.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Prof.dr. M. (Adriana) Creatore, m.creatore[at]tue.nl
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