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Leite to Lead Solar Tutorial at APS Physics Conference

Leite to Lead Solar Tutorial at APS Physics Conference


The 2016 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting will bring together nearly 10,000 scientists from around the world to share groundbreaking research from universities and other research institutions. This year, APS will feature a series of tutorials on the exciting new developments of a variety of topics.

Professor Marina Leite, from the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and the Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics (IREAP), will lead Tutorial #2: Probing Photovoltaic Devices with State-of-the-Art Imaging Tools. She is teaming up with colleagues from Lund University in Sweden, John Hopkins University and Arizona State University to discuss the latest advancements in photovoltaics.
Detailed information about the tutorial can be found below. Visit the APS website to register to attend, online registration closes this Friday, February 12th, but attendees will be able to register onsite.

Location and date:
Baltimore Convention Center, room TBD
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Audience:
Graduate students, postdocs, and researchers interested in an introduction to modern characterization tools for renewable energy devices, from their instrumentation to data interpretation.

Organizer: Marina Leite, University of Maryland

Instructors (alphabetical order):
• Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University
• Knut Deppert, Lund University, Sweden
• Marina Leite, University of Maryland, College Park
• Susanna Thon, John Hopkins University

Description of tutorial:
This tutorial aims at discussing the latest advancements on photovoltaics, including fundamental physical phenomena to advance the understanding of the mesoscale behavior of emerging materials for PV. State-of-the-art, modern tools that are currently used to image photovoltaic devices with unprecedented spatial resolution will be introduced. The series of four lectures will include: (i) a review of the latest advancements of the different PV technologies; (ii) an overview of how wire geometries are implemented as PV devices; (iii) the different probes used to characterize PV materials, including electron beam, X-rays, and near-field scanning optical microscopy, and how they are implemented to provide new information related to the optoelectronic response of the devices; (iv) how sophisticated instrumentation can pave the way for advancing our understanding of light-matter interactions in photovoltaic devices.

February 9, 2016


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