Experimental development of next generation solar cells
keywords MATERIAL SELECTION AND TESTING, PHOTOVOLTAICS, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY
Reference persons FEDERICO BELLA
Research Groups Electrochemistry Group @PoliTO
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATION, EXPERIMENTAL, IN LAB
Description New (third) generation solar cells represent the right compromise between efficiency, sustainability and low costs. See for example the recent literature document published by our research group: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC01148G
This experimental thesis is aimed at the development of components for the fabrication of photovoltaic cells: the candidate will work in the laboratories of DISAT department and, in some cases, also in the laboratories of the University of Turin. The candidate will deal with the preparation of the cell components, their characterization, assembly of prototypes and their testing under simulated irradiation conditions: the advantage of this type of thesis is that the candidate has the opportunity to see an entire preparation process of devices at a laboratory scale, starting from the preparation of the individual components and assembling the solar cells at the end of the work.
If the candidate gets scholarships (such as those offered by the university for conducting thesis abroad) or own funding, it is possible to spend a period of activity abroad in one of the laboratories with which the research group collaborates.
The thesis work will be adapted according to the candidate's cultural background: chemical, materials, energy, environmental, nanotechnology engineering, etc. In any case, a two-week laboratory training is foreseen with the aim of making a reset and putting everyone in the conditions to be able to work independently on their thesis project.
Required skills The Electrochemistry Group is a worldwide leading team in the energy scenario (see the recent success here: https://www.facebook.com/ElectrochemistryGroupPoliTO).
Students interested in this thesis must be in possession of these requirements:
- A maximum of 2 exams still to be passed;
- An average evaluation score of 27/30;
- Ability to work in a team;
- Knowing how to present results (graphs, slides, reports);
- Desire to work.
Notes The candidate will work on a work line currently active in the research team, gaining the experience of working in the field of applied research in an academic laboratory.
Deadline 30/09/2022 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA