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Call for Papers

Symposium ES11—Advanced and Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Devices

The symposium will cover materials that can assist solar photovoltaic collectors to attain higher power-conversion efficiency through the use of novel electronic structure and/or innovative optical processes. The symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature, fusing the work of materials researchers from physical, chemical and computational backgrounds to the theme of Advanced and Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Devices. Abstracts will cover basic photovoltaic material and practical device research, as well as computer modelling and simulation and theoretical development of photovoltaic device concepts. Abstracts at all stages of development are welcome, from demonstrations of working prototype devices, development of component materials or predicted performance of advanced structures. It is anticipated that abstracts will fall into three categories:

- Electronic materials for highly efficient photovoltaic devices. This category includes multi-junction solar cells, rapid deposition techniques for III-V semiconductors and hybrid silicon based tandem solar cells as well as candidate materials for intermediate band solar cells and multiple exciton generation.

- Optical materials for highly efficient photovoltaic devices. Concentration technologies beyond conventional geometrical optics, such as nanophotonic or plasmonic structures and rectenna devices, spectral shaping such as singlet fission and schemes for controlling emissivity of solar cells.

- Thermal materials for highly efficient photovoltaic devices. This includes hot carrier solar cells as well as thermionic converters.

Topics will include:

  • Nanophotonic coatings and structures for solar cell devices
  • Hot-carrier, thermionic and rectenna solar cells
  • Simulation of advanced photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Novel multi-junction solar cell devices and sub-cell materials.
  • Intermediate band and impurity photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Spectral shaping using singlet fission and down-conversion in photovoltaic devices

Invited Speakers:

  • Urs Aeberhard (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  • Shannon Boettcher (University of Oregon, USA)
  • Stephane Collin (LPN-CNRS, France, France)
  • Gavin Conibeer (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • James Dimmock (Sharp Laboratory Europe, United Kingdom)
  • Shanhui Fan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Stephen Goodnick (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Jeffrey Gordon (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
  • J.F. Guillemoles (IRDEP-CNRS, France)
  • Mircea Guina (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  • Ali Javey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Justin Johnson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Takashi Kita (University of Kobe, Japan)
  • Jacob Krich (University of Ottowa, Canada)
  • Yoshitaka Okada (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Akshay Rao (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Masakazu Sugiyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Wladek Walukiewicz (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Masafumi Yamaguchi (Toyota Technolgical Institute, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

N.J. Ekins-Daukes
Imperial College London
Physics Department
United Kingdom

Louise Hirst
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Optoelectronics and Radiation Effects Branch

Richard King
Arizona State University
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Bryce Richards
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Microstructure Technology
49-72160826562, bryce.richards@kit.edu