Master projects/internships - Genk | More than two weeks ago
Building blocks for up-scaling of perovskite/silicon tandem technology
To overcome the power conversion efficiency (PCE) limit of single absorber solar cells, the concept of tandem solar cells has been introduced. Tandem cell research based on perovskite (Pk)/ silicon (Si) absorber combination has gained attention and has undergone tremendous advancement to achieve PCE ≥30% at lab-scale. However, the performance of the tandem inevitably drops when upscaled to larger areas. This master thesis/internship focuses on upscaling the 2-terminal tandems using industrially compatible techniques. We propose solution processing of Pk using blade coating directly on top of (textured) Si wafers, a technique which can be upscaled to full Si wafer size. Towards this goal, the tasks will be divided as:
During this work the student will learn end-to-end processing of Pk/SHJ tandems with technologies such as PECVD, sputtering, blade coating, evaporation and screen-printing.
The work will be conducted in laboratories at imec,Leuven and imo-imomec (an affiliated research centre of imec in UHasselt), located in EnergyVille, Genk.
Type of Project: Combination of internship and thesis; Thesis; Internship
Master's degree: Master of Engineering Technology; Master of Science; Master of Engineering Science
Duration: 9-12 months
Supervisor: Jef Poortmans
For more information or application, please contact Devika Rajagopal (email@example.com)
Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.