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Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Microand
RESEARCH GROUPS
Nanochemistry
Microfabrication-and-Exploratory-Nanotech
Nanofabrication-for-Opto--Electronic-Applications

DESCRIPTION

Currently, the group main topic is the incorporation of nanotechnology optoelectronic devices. For this end, several international collaborations are on-going and these ensure that our technology is incorporated in ultramodern and industrially relevant devices. The core competences of the group are bottom-up nanofabrication and characterization of opto-electronic materials and devices. While the nanofabrication relies on INL´s state-of-the-art clean room facilities, the characterization counts on the vast experience of the group members in semiconductor materials. The conjugation of both competences allows us to collaborate with both industrial and academic partners in: developing novel technology, prototyping, validating fabrication processes, products, among others.

PROJECTS

Electrical losses due to interface junctions in state-of-the-art thin film solar cells are not fully minimized. In this project we use cutting edge nanotechnology to create a point contact structure that lowers the interface recombination of solar cells.

The development of optical structures that increase light trapping by introducing light management strategies into solar cells are highly interesting since they can increase both the electrical performance and can lower material costs. At NOA we are using dielectric structures to incorporate photonic concepts into the solar cells.

Any change made into a semiconductor has deep impacts in the device where it is incorporated and the resulting effects need to be fully characterized. We use several electrical, optical, and microscopy techniques to characterize opto-electronical materials.

GROUP LEADER

Pedro_Salome

THE TEAM

Sourav Bose
Research fellow

DESCRIPTION

Currently, the group main topic is the incorporation of nanotechnology optoelectronic devices. For this end, several international collaborations are on-going and these ensure that our technology is incorporated in ultramodern and industrially relevant devices. The core competences of the group are bottom-up nanofabrication and characterization of opto-electronic materials and devices. While the nanofabrication relies on INL´s state-of-the-art clean room facilities, the characterization counts on the vast experience of the group members in semiconductor materials. The conjugation of both competences allows us to collaborate with both industrial and academic partners in: developing novel technology, prototyping, validating fabrication processes, products, among others.

PROJECTS

Electrical losses due to interface junctions in state-of-the-art thin film solar cells are not fully minimized. In this project we use cutting edge nanotechnology to create a point contact structure that lowers the interface recombination of solar cells.

The development of optical structures that increase light trapping by introducing light management strategies into solar cells are highly interesting since they can increase both the electrical performance and can lower material costs. At NOA we are using dielectric structures to incorporate photonic concepts into the solar cells.

Any change made into a semiconductor has deep impacts in the device where it is incorporated and the resulting effects need to be fully characterized. We use several electrical, optical, and microscopy techniques to characterize opto-electronical materials.

GROUP LEADER

Pedro_Salome

THE TEAM

Sourav Bose
Research fellow

RESEARCH

Microand
DEPARTMENTS
RESEARCH GROUPS
Nanochemistry
Microfabrication-and-Exploratory-Nanotech
Nanofabrication-for-Opto--Electronic-Applications