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13.2 - Physics
4 - Post-Doc
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Department of Physics
PostDoc in Plasmonic and photonic nanostructures for light management in solar cells
Language requirements
Very good knowledge of English language (TOEFL 90+ pts or comparable);
Academic requirements
PhD in physics, chemistry or material science; Knowledge in nanostructure fabrication desirable; Responsible, independent working behavior
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Plasmonic and photonic nanostructures have found widespread applications in recent years. In photovoltaics they have become a favorite method for light management in thin-film solar cells. With the particular application to Chalcopyrite solar cells in mind, various materials, shapes and related fabrication methods for nanostructures need to be tested. Thermal growth, nanosphere lithography, nanoimprint, growth from chemical solutions etc. are just some of the approaches to be mentioned. The resulting structures firstly have to be evaluated for their structural properties and optical performance. On the other hand their compatibility and combination with the solar cell fabrication need to be evaluated. Stability issues both for the solar cell as well as for the nanostructures are crucial. The challenge lies in finding appropriate techniques for fabricating highly efficient light managing structures that can be positively combined with the Chalcopyrite solar cell fabrication.
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9 months between Oct 1 2014 and Jul 1 2015
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Martina Schmid (