HyPerCells - Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells
HyPerCells Fall Retreat 2017
The HyPerCells graduate school meets for the fall retreat 2017 in Akademie Schmöckwitz on October 11.-12. The retreat offers the possibility for members of the graduate school as well as guests to present their recent research results. This not only exchanges know-how and experiences but also promotes synergies between researchers from different fields of perovskite research.
21.4 % Record Efficiency Realised
Perovskite solar cells with record efficiencies of over 20 per cent have been realised by Christian Wolff and Martin Stolterfoht. Following their publication
in the journal Energy & Environmental Science they were able to push the solar cell performance up to 21.4 % power conversion efficiency which is the highest value reported so far for "inverted" perovskite solar cells
with undoped contact layers.
Christian Wolff wins poster prize at PSCO conference in Genova
Christian Wolff is awarded with the Nature poster prize for best multidisciplinary presentation on the 2nd international conference "Perovkite Solar Cells and
Optoelectronics" (PSCO) in Genova, September 2016. The results presented in his poster have recently been published in the journal Advanced Materials.
This Graduate School aims at achieving a fundamental understanding of the material properties and physical processes in organometallic perovskites used for photovoltaic energy conversion. A close collaboration of synthesis, quantum chemistry and physics research groups at the Universität Potsdam, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin is intended to lay the foundation for the use of perovskites in tandem solar cells. The work program is designed for a period of 3.5 years and will include about 16 PhD students, out of which 8 will be funded by the graduate school and 8 will be funded from other sources. As of now, all positions have been assigned.
Research on perovskite solar cells is highly interdisciplinary. Therefore, the school will provide the PhD students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the chemistry and physics of perovskite-based tandem devices. This program comprises lectures, lab-courses, workshops and seminar, offered by renowned specialists in their respective field. The research-based training will be supplemented by measures to support the provision of key competences, under the guidance of the Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS) of the UP.