Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
The program of the PVMD group builds up expertise in the design and fabrication technology of solar cells and other devices based on thin semiconductor films. The current focus is on amorphous and nano-crystalline silicon films fabricated at low temperatures (< 200 °C) using CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) techniques. The group specializes in applying advanced measurement techniques in combination with computer modeling for determination of (opto-) electronic properties, such as the density of defects in thin layers of disordered materials. The acquired expertise is used for the optimization of thin-film silicon solar cells and for the development of novel concepts using nano-structured materials for future high-efficient solar cells. A new research field of the group is directed towards the development of electronic components on flexible plastic substrates using thin-film silicon technology.
11 July 2023
EEMCS Secures Participation in Six Dutch 'Groeifondsen' (national Growth Funds)
By participating in six of the eighteen prestigious Dutch 'Groeifondsen', the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) has strengthened its commitment to a sustainable and responsibly digital future. With these funds, the Netherlands' positions in sectors such as 6G technology, complex microelectronic communications systems, battery technology, and sustainable solar panel production will be consolidated, spearheading the development in these critical areas.