NOA

Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

RESEARCH

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

DESCRIPTION

NOA

Wire Grid Polarizer fabricated at INL´s state-of-the-art clean room as a service for an industrial client with NOA´s help.

Founded in early 2017, the Nanofabrication for optoelectronic applications – NOA- group focus in the incorporation of nanotechnology in optoelectronic devices with a strong industrial and innovation potential. We are proudly part of the Nano and Microfabrication Department, INL’s department with the higest number of international industrial and innovation projects. While our technological development is made in-house using INL’s state-of-the-art nanofabrication processes, several international collaborations with industrial partners and with world-renowned institutions are on-going ensuring that our technology is incorporated in ultramodern industrial relevant devices at an international level. The core competences of the group are bottom-up nanofabrication and characterization of optoelectronic materials and devices. NOA´s nanofabrication cornerstone is INL´s cutting edge and semi- industrial clean room facilities and the vast international experience of the group members in semiconductor materials is the backbone of the characterization capacities. The conjugation of these both competences are the stepping stones that allows us to collaborate with international industrial and academic partners in: developing novel technology, prototyping, validating fabrication processes, products, among others, leading to a high connection to industrial partners with a high potential for innovation.

The overall goals of the group are:

  • To develop nanotechnology-based novel optoelectronic device concepts with industrial relevance with a high innovation potential.
  • To explore industrial -friendly nanofabrication concepts that enhance the performance of optoelectronic devices.
  • To identify limitations of optoelectronic devices and search for solutions and novel materials always having in mind industrial applications and innovation potential.

NOA´s strategy:

  • To be fully capable of prototyping and developing technology into real-life devices for 1) sensors, energy harvesting, IoT applications; and 2) building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
  • To develop a vast know-how of large-area nanofabrication techniques appealing to industrial partners.

Industrial Collaborations:

We are constantly looking for international partners to collaborate in the fields of: photovoltaics, coatings, nanofabrication, advanced characterizations, optics, energy, etc.

NOA members are experienced in working with international industrial standards in terms of tight deadlines, quality demand and innovative practical solutions. Examples of our high standards are our continuous improvement methods based on the Kaizen and Kanban methods. Furthermore, we are knowledgeable in seeking funding for collaborations and our facilities are open to international industrial players with secure contracts and NDAs. Contact Pedro for more information.

NOA’s team at different times, from 2017 with only four researchers, to 2019 with twelve nanotechnology enthusiasts, from Professors, to post-docs, to PhD students, to Master Students, to interns!

Since 2017 NOA has hosted Researchers with backgrounds from 3 continents and several countries: Portugal, Sweden, France, India, Switzerland, Brazil and Cuba.

RESEARCH LINES AND FUNDING

Focusing on chalcopyrite solar cells, NOA is creating novel concepts for solar cells architectures that allow for ultrathin absorber layers to be used, hence, lowering production costs and increasing light to power conversion efficiency. In this area we include nanofabrication for passivation of interfaces and light trapping arrangements including photonic structures.

  • Advanced aRchitectures for ultra-thin high-efficiency CIGS solar cells with high Manufacturability – ARCIGS-M (H2020 action number 720887
  • Novel Architectures For Improved thin film Solar Sells –NAFISC- (FCT action number IF/00133/2015)
  • Development of novel Ultrathin solar cell architectures for low-light, low-cost and flexible opto-electronic devices-NovaCell – (FEDER action number 28075)

NOA - advanced materials interface

Chalcogenide semiconductors have superb properties for optoelectronic applications, however 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 novel and cutting edge optoelectronical materials. With a focus on chalcopyrite and kesterite materials, we also study other new materials like Sn(S,Se); Sb2(S,Se)3, etc.

  • Development of innovative nanostructured dielectric materials for interface passivation in thin film solar cells – InovSolarCells – (FEDER action number 28075)
  • PhD Grant – PD/BD/142780/2018

NOA - image

Focusing on chalcopyrite solar cells, NOA is creating novel concepts for solar cells architectures that allow for ultrathin absorber layers to be used, hence, lowering production costs and increasing light to power conversion efficiency. In this area we include nanofabrication for passivation of interfaces and light trapping arrangements including photonic structures.

  • Advanced aRchitectures for ultra-thin high-efficiency CIGS solar cells with high Manufacturability – ARCIGS-M (H2020 action number 720887
  • Novel Architectures For Improved thin film Solar Sells –NAFISC- (FCT action number IF/00133/2015)
  • Development of novel Ultrathin solar cell architectures for low-light, low-cost and flexible opto-electronic devices-NovaCell – (FEDER action number 28075)

NOA - advanced materials interface

NOA´s TEAM

NOA´s team doing a preliminary measurement of a ARCIGS-M device under room illumination. From left to right: Pedro Salomé, João Barbosa, Miguel Cunha, Sourav Bose, Paulo Fernandes

At NOA we value education and we support students by hosting internships, master thesis and PhD thesis. NOA students benefit from INL’s outstanding facilities, diverse international and cultural environment and the experience of the group in hosting and supervising young and bright minds. As we operate with continous improvement methods, we work more similarly to industrial partners than to research groups. NOA students are co-authors in papers and patents, participate in international projects, achieve stellar marks in their reports, receive hands-on training, participate actively in group meetings, get exposed to industrial partners and to innovation plans, and perhaps the most important, they receive individual tailored mentorship from the group senior researchers. Such intensive immersion experience ensures that the students have both excellent training and also outstanding results. Moreover, with this system, soft skills necessary for their academic, industrial or innovation-based future are also trained. We also provide post-studies support by connecting the students with our industrial and academic partners. Contact Pedro or Paulo for more information.

Our operations are continously improved with Kaizen and Kanban strategies and to ensure that the group has a good workplace ‘vibe’ and to increase teamwork, we often perform team-building activities.

PUBLICATIONS

  • PUBLICATIONS

    2016

    [1] Bart Vermang, Yi Ren, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Christopher Frisk, Jonathan Joel, Pedro Salomé, Jérôme Borme, Sascha Sadewasser, Charlotte Platzer-Björkman and Marika Edoff, Rear surface optimization of CZTS solar cells by use of a passivation layer with nano-sized point openings, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 6, NO. 1, JANUARY 2016.

    [2] Jennifer P. Teixeira, Pedro M. P. Salomé, Marta G. Sousa, Paulo A. Fernandes, Sascha Sadewasser, António F. da Cunha, and Joaquim P. Leitão, Optical and structural investigation of Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cells, Phys. Status Solidi B, 1–7 (2016) / DOI 10.1002/pssb.201600453.

    [3] H. Limborço, P.M.P. Salomé, J.P. Teixeira, D.G. Stroppa, R-Ribeiro Andrade, N. Nicoara, K. Abderrafi, J.P. Leitão, J.C. Gonzalez, and S. Sadewasser, Synthesis and formation mechanism of CuInSe2 nanowires by onestep self-catalysed evaporation growth, CrystEngComm, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6CE01317A

    2017:

    [4] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, Sascha Sadewasser, and Joaquim P. Leitão, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on the Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics ( Volume: 7, Issue: 2, March 2017 ).

    [5] P.M.P. Salomé, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, J.P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, R.-Ribeiro Andrade, D.G. Stroppa, J.C. González, M. Edoff, J.P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser, CdS and Zn1-xSnxOy buffer layers for CIGS solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 159 (2017) 272–281.

    [6] Sascha Sadewasser, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Humberto Rodriguez-Alvarez, Materials efficient deposition and heat management of CuInSe2 micro-concentrator solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 159 (2017) 496–502.

    [7] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, Nicoleta Nicoara, Marika Edoff, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Joaquim Pratas Leitão, and Sascha Sadewasser, Cd and Cu Interdiffusion in Cu(In, Ga)Se2/CdS Hetero-Interfaces, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 7, NO. 3, MAY 2017.

    [8] K. Abderrafi, R.Ribeiro-Andrade, N. Nicoara, M.F. Cerqueira, M. Gonzalez Debs, H. Limborço, P.M.P. Salomé, J.C. Gonzalez, F. Briones, J.M. Garcia, and S. Sadewasser, Epitaxial CuInSe2 thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy and migration enhanced epitaxy, Journal of Crystal Growth 475 (2017) 300–306.

    2018:

    [9] N. Ben Sedrine, R. Ribeiro-Andrade, A. Gustafsson, M. R. Soares, J. Bourgard,a J. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, M. R. Correia, M. V. B. Moreira, A. G. De Oliveira, J. C. González and J. P. Leitão, Fluctuating potentials in GaAs:Si nanowires: critical reduction of the influence of polytypism on the electronic structure, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 3697.

    [10] H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, R. B. L. Vieira, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, M. G. Sousa, J. P. Teixeira, A. F. da Cunha, J. P. Leitão, P. M. P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, T. Törndahl, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, and Z. Salman, Slow-muon study of quaternary solar-cell materials: Single layers and p-n junctions, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 2, 025402 (2018).

    [11] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, José M. V. Cunha, Manuel J. Mendes, Sirazul Haque, Jêrome Borme, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Juan C. González, Joaquim P. Leitão, Paulo A. Fernandes, Marika Edoff and Sascha Sadewasser, Passivation of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells: Understanding the Effects of a Nanostructured Rear Point Contact Layer, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Volume 5, Issue 2, January 23, 2018.

    [12] D Ledinek, P Salomé, C Hägglund, U Zimmermann, M Edoff, Rear Contact Passivation for High Bandgap Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells With a Flat Ga profile, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume: 8, Issue: 3, May 2018.

    [13] A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, On the identification of Sb2Se3 using Raman scattering, MRS Communications Materials, Materials Research Society, Cambridge University Press , pp. 1–6, 2018.

    [14] J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, A. Hultqvist, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, B. Vermang, S. Garud, D. Buldu, J. Gaspar, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão and P. M. P. Salomé, Insulator materials for interface passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films, accepted in IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 8, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2018.

    [15] Sourav Bose, José M. V. Cunha, Sunil Suresh, Jessica De Wild, Tomás S. Lopes, João R. S. Barbosa, Ricardo Silva, Jérôme Borme, Paulo A. Fernandes, Bart Vermang, and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Optical Lithography Patterning of SiO2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Thin Film Solar Cells, Sol. RRL 2018, 1800212.

    [16] A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.C. González, S. Ranjbar, S. Garud, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, Growth of Sb2Se3 thin films by selenization of RF sputtered binary precursors, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 187 (2018) 219–226

    2019:

    [17] R. Ribeiro-Andrade, S. Sahayaraj, B. Vermang, M. R. Correia, S. Sadewasser, J. C. González, P.A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, Voids in kesterites and the influence of lamellae preparation by focused ion beam for transmission electron microscopy analyses, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 9, NO. 2, MARCH 2019.

    [18] S. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, J. Borme, W.C. Chen, N.S. Nilsson, J.P. Teixeira, J. Gaspar, J.P. Leitão, M. Edoff, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé , A morphological and electronic study of ultrathin rear passivated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, 2019, Thin Solid Films 671, pp. 77-84.

    [19] Correia, D.,  Siopa, D.,  Colombara, D.,  Tombolato, S.,  Salomé, P.M.P.,  Abderrafi, K.,  Anacleto, P.,  Dale, P.J.,  Sadewasser, S., Area-selective electrodeposition of micro islands for CuInSe2 -based photovoltaics, Results in Physics, Volume 12, March 2019, Pages 2136-2140.

    [20] J.P. Teixeira, P.M.P. Salomé, B. Alves, M. Edoff, and J.P. Leitão, Evidence of Limiting Effects of Fluctuating Potentials on VOC of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cells, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED 11, 054013 (2019).

    [21] Tomás S. Lopes ; José M. V. Cunha ; Sourav Bose ; João R. S. Barbosa ; Jérôme Borme, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Célia Rocha, Ricardo Silva, Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen, Ana G. Silva, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salomé, Rear Optical Reflection and Passivation Using a Nanopatterned Metal/Dielectric Structure in Thin-Film Solar CellsIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, July 2019, 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2922323

    [22] M. Kovacic, J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, W.-C. Chen, M. Edoff, P.J. Bolt, J. van Deelen, M. Zhukova, J. Lontchi, D. Flandre, P. Salomé, M. Topic, Light management design in ultra-thin chalcopyrite photovoltaic devices by employing optical modelling, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 200, 15 September 2019, 109933.

    [23] Henrique Limborço, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Nicoleta Nicoara, Kamal Abderrafil, Joaquim P. Leitão, Juan C. Gonzalez, and Sascha Sadewasser, CuInSe2 quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy on amorphous SiO2 surfaces, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1103–1111.

    [24] José M. V. Cunha, Célia Rocha, Carlos Vinhais, Paulo A. Fernandes , and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Understanding the AC Equivalent Circuit Response of Ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2927918.

    [25] P.A. Fernandes, A. Shongalova, A.F. da Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.M.V. Cunha, S. Bose, P.M.P. Salomé, M.R. Correia, Phase selective growth of Cu12Sb4S13 and Cu3SbS4 thin films by chalcogenization of simultaneous sputtered metal precursors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 797 (2019) 1359e1366.

    [26] José M. V. Cunha , Tomás S. Lopes, Sourav Bose , Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen , Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Rodrigo M. Ribeiro, Antonio J. N. Oliveira, Marika Edoff , Paulo A. Fernandes and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Decoupling of Optical and Electrical Properties of Rear Contact CIGS Solar Cells, accepted in IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019, DOI:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2933357

  • POSTERS

    2016:

    1. P. Teixeira, P.M.P. Salomé, J. Keller, R. Ribeiro Andrade, N. Nicoara, D.G. Stroppa, M. Edoff, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Evaluation of CdS and Zn0:8Sn0:2Oy buffer layers in CuIn1xGaxSe2 thin film solar cells, nanoPT2016 Conference, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal, February 2016;
    2. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, M. G. Sousa, P. A. Fernandes, S. Sadewasser, A. F. da Cunha, J. P. Leitão, Influence of defects on the optical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016;
    3. Corregidor, L.C. Alves, P.M.P. Salomé, M.A. Barreiros, Nuclear microprobe for the study of lateral inhomogeneities in CIGS solar cells, 15th ICNMTA, 31 July-5 August 2016, Lanzhou, China
    4. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, R. A. Sousa, M. G. Sousa, A. F. da Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão,Radiative transitions in highly doped and compensated chalcopyrites and kesterites: the case of Cu(In,Ga)Se2, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016
    5. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão The influence of post-growth annealing on the optical properties of a Cu(In,Ga)Se2/CdS heterojunction, 13th EXMATECExpert Evaluation and Control of Compound Semiconductor Materials and Technologies, Aveiro, Portugal, June 2016
    6. M. P. Salomé, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, J. P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, R-R. Andrade, D. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser,CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016;
    7. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 ThinFilms, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Portland, United States of America, June 2016;
    8. M. P. Salomé, D. Stroppa, R-R. Andrade, J. P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, K. Abderrafi, J. P. Leitão, J.C. González, and S. Sadewasser, Growth of CuInSe2 nanowires without external catalyst by molecular beam epitaxy, H. Limborço, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Portland, United States of America, June 2016;
    9. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T.Törndahl, N. Nicoara, R.-R. Andrade, D. G. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, S. Sadewasser, P.M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão, CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, Research Day, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, June 2016
    10. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films, MAP-FIS Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, July 2016
    11. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, N. Nicoara, R.-R. Andrade, D. G. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão,CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, Ciência2016, Lisboa, Portugal, July 2016

    2017:

    1. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, B. Alves, P. Szaniawski, V. Fjällström, Marika Edoff, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Effect of Varying the Cu Content on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells,nanoPT2017 Conference, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal, February 2017
    2. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, B. M. Alves, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Electronic transitions in highly doped and compensated chalcopyrites and kesterites, Materials Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    3. M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, S. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, “Development of nanopatterning for thin film solar cells”, presented in 2017, September 18-22, MNE at INL in Braga, Portugal.
    4. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, M.A.M. Cardoso, J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, V. Fjällström, M. Edoff, N. Nicoara, J. P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser, Analysis of waiting times between CIGS and CdS and in-diffusion of Na on the properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 materials and solar cells , Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    5. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, R-Ribeiro Andrade, J. Keller, J. González, Tobias Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Role of Defects in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells with CdS and Zn1xSnxOy Buffer Layers: Microscopy and Photoluminescence Study, Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    6. Alves , P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, P. Szaniawski, V. Fjällström, Marika Edoff, S. Sadewasser,Effect of Varying the Cu Content on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells , J. P. Leitão, Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    7. M. V. Cunha, P. A. P.Fernandes, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, J. P. Leitão, P. M. P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures using dielectric materials for passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, MNE2017, Braga, Portugal, 2017;
    8. P. Leitão, M. G. Sousa, J. P. Teixeira, A. F. da Cunha, P. M. P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, T. Törndahl, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman,Muon study of p-n junctions used in solar cells,H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, 29th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors (ICDS) 2017, Matsue, Japan, 2017
    9. Sadewasser, N. Nicoara,T. Lepetit, L. Arzel, S. Harel, H. Limborço, P. M.P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, D. Stroppa, R.- Ribeiro Andrade, K. Abderrafi, J. P. Leitão, N. Barreau, J. C. González,The solar cell material Cu(In,Ga)Se2 at the nanometer scale, ChinaNano 2017,Beijing, China, 2017
    10. Shongalova, M. R. Correia, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, “Growth and characterization of Sb2Se3 thin film films for optoelectronic applications”, presented in 2017, September 18-22, MNE at INL in Braga, Portugal.

    2018:

    1. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, B. Vermang, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, J. Gaspar, M. Edoff, J.P. Leitão, P.M.P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures using insulator materials for passivation of thin film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    2. Shongalova, M. R. Correia, B. Vermang, S. Ranjbar, S. Garud, J. M. V. Cunha, J. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, J. C. González, P.M.P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes,Growth and Raman characterization of Sb2Se3 thin films, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    3. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, P. M. P. Salomé, “Comparison of several deposition methods, including ALD, for Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures to be used in thin film solar cells ”, presented in 2018, September 25-28, Herald Summit in Braga, Portugal.
    4. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, J. Borme, T.Lopes, P.A. Fernandes, M. Edoff, P.M.P. Salomé, “Interface Passivation of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells by ALD deposited Al2O3”, presented in 2018, September 25-28, Herald Summit in Braga, Portugal.
    5. Correia, D. Sioppa, S. Tombolato, K. Abderrafi, F. Babbe, D. Colombara, P.M.P. Salomé, P. Anacleto, P.J. Dale, and S. Sadewasser, Area-selective electrodeposition of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 micro islands for micro-concentrator solar cells, WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC-7)JUNE 10-15, 2018 WAIKOLOA, HAWAII
    6. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, J. Borme, W. C. Chen, N. S. Nilsson, J. P. Teixeira, J. Gaspar, J. P., Leitão, M. Edoff, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, A morphological and electronic study of ultrathin rear passivated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    7. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, J. R. Barbosa, P. A. Fernandes, and P. M. P. Salomé, “Advanced Optoelectronic Characterization and Novel Materials”, presented in 2018, November 14-15, 1st Annual INL Research Symposium in Braga, Portugal.
    8. P. Teixeira, P. A. Fernandes, B. P. Falcão, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão, The influence of the Ga profile on the photoluminescence of CIGS thin films, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    9. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, T. S. Lopes, J. R. Barbosa, P. A. Fernandes and P. M. P. Salomé, “New Solar Cell Architectures”, presented in 2018, November 14-15, 1st Annual INL Research Symposium in Braga, Portugal.
    10. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, J. M. V. Cunha, M. A. M. Cardoso, V. Fjällström, P. A. Fernandes, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão, New insights on the impact of Na on the optoelectronic properties of CIGS based solar cell, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    11. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, B. Alves, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, Experimental evidence of fluctuating potentials influence on the electrical performance of thin film solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    12. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, Modifications to traditional Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell architecture: contributions from photoluminescence,2nd Sharc25 Workshop on CIGS solar cells – Advanced Characterization and Novel Concepts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018
    13. Bose, P.A. Fernandes, J.M.V. Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, M. Edoff, and P.M.P. Salomé, DEVELOPMENT OF NANOPATTERNING FOR THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS, IW-CIGSTech 9, 18th June 2018, Stuttgart, Germany.

    2019:

    1. T. S. Lopes,M.Curado,J.M.V.Cunha,S.Bose O.Donzel-Gargand, J.R.S.Barbosa,C. Rocha, A.Violas, A.Oliveira, R.Ribeiro, P.A.Fernandes, P.M.P.Salomé; Novel strategies to enhance the rear optical and electrical properties of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2solar cells, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    2. J. Lontchi, M. Zhukova , M. Kovacic, J. Krc , W C Chen, M . Edoff, S. Bose , P. Salomé, D. Flandre, • Ultrathin CIGS: 1D/2D modelling methodology and impactful results for cell design, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    3. David Correia, Daniel Siopa, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Sara Tombolato, Kamal Abderrafi, Finn Babbe, Diego Colombara, Pedro Anacleto, Phillip J. Dale, and Sascha Sadewasser, Area-selective electrodeposition of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 micro islands for micro-concentrator solar cells, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    4. S. Lopes, J. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, C. Rocha, O.Donzel-Guardand, M.A.Curado, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Novel rear architecture for enhancing light trapping in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 ultrathin solar cells, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    5. Fernandes, A. Shongalova, A.F. da Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.M.V. Cunha,S. Bose, P.M.P. Salomé, M. R. Correia,  Cu12Sb4S13and Cu3SbS4thin film fabrication by sulphurizationof simultaneous metal precursor’s deposition, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    6. S. Lopes, J. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, C. Rocha, O.Donzel-Guardand, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Rear nanopatternedmetal/dielectric structure for enhancing optical reflection in ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2solar cells, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    7. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, T. S. Lopes, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, P.A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Sub-micrometre Line Contacts on SiO2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Ultra-Thin Film Solar Cells, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    8. Corregidor, P. M. P. Salomé; M. A. Barreiros, L. C. Alves, PIXE and RBS on CIGS solar cells to study the elemental distribution, 16th International Conference on Particle Induced X-ray Emission 24-29 March 2019 Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha.
    9. R Correia, S. Aigul, M. Leitão, R. B. Guincho, N. Ben Sedrine, N. J. Silva, J. P. Leitão, P. Salomé, P. Fernandes, In-situ probing laser-induced chemical reactions at the semiconductor’s surfaces by Raman spectroscopy, 15th Joint Iberian Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics
    10. N. Ben Sedrine, J. Cardoso, J. P. Teixeira, D. Nd. Faye, R. Ribeiro-Andrade, A. Gustafsson, P. M. P. Salomé, J. C. Gonzàlez, B. Daudin, A. J. Neves, E. Alves, K. Lorenz, J. P. Leitão, M. R. Correia, and T. Monteiro, Probing the optical properties of III-V nanowires for optoelectronic applications, NANOWIRE WEEK 2019, 23-27 September 2019, Pisa, Italy.
    11. A. Curado, J. M. V. Cunha, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, A. F. A. Simões, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, P. A. Fernandes, O. Donzel-Gargand, J.P.Teixeira, A. Hultqvist, M. Edoff, J. Leitão, J. M. Gil, P. M. P. Salomé, Advanced Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 front interface, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    12. M. V. Cunha, C. Rocha, C. Vinhais, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT FOR AC RESPONSE OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS, 46TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC 46) JUNE 16-21, 2019 CHICAGO, IL
    13. F. A. Simões, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, P. M. P. Salomé, J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, T. Prokscha, A. Suter andZ. Salman, Muon implantation experiments in semiconductor films: characterization of depth resolution, 2nd Portuguese Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, Porto, 8 – 10 May, 2019.
    14. Kovacic, J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, W-C. Chen, M. Edoff, P.J. Bolt, J.Van Deelen, M. Zhukova, J. Lontchi, D. Flandre, P. Salomé and M. Topic, Light management in ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 photovoltaic devices, EU PVSEC 2019 – CI(G)S, CdTe and Related Thin Film Solar Cells / III-V and Related Compound Semiconductor Based Devices, Marseille, France

  • TALKS

    Invited:

    2019 –  Limitations of Ultrathin CIGS solar cells, Global Photovoltaic Conference, March 13-15, 2019; Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea

    2019 – Limitations of Ultrathin CIGS solar cells, Innovation Cluster International Conference, March 15 2019, Chungbuk Technology Park, Korean National

    2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Mechanics and Ethics: A step back: where did we come from, how does all this work and where are we going? 2018 AHRMIO Annual Conference – Do People still matter? – 10-12 September 2018, Braga, Portugal

    2017 – Thin film solar cells: vacuum processes and application of nanotechnology, VIII European Topical Conference on Hard Coating, X Iberian Vacuum Conference, RIVA, 4-6/10/2017, Bilbao, Spain

    2017 – Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin film solar cells fully processed using vacuum technologies, SOPORVAC annual meeting, 2017-07-21, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Talks:

    1.  P. M. P. Salomé et al., Cd and Cu interdiffusion in CIGS/CdS hetero-interfaces – PVSEC-26th Singapore 24 October 2016
    2.  P.M.P. Salomé et al.Science Communication Course – University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 2016-11-30
    3. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Understanding the effects of Rear Contact Passivation in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 17-21, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
    4. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Understanding the effects of Rear Contact Passivation in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, 2018 EMRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France June 18 to 22, 2018
    5.  P. M. P. Salomé et al, ALD processes for thin film solar cells, HERALD SUMMIT 2018, Braga, Portugal, 25 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
    6. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Nanofabrication of optoelectronic devices, Israel and INL international workshop, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Telaviv, Israel, 01-02 May 2018
    7. M. V. Cunha et al, Electrical and optical enhancement of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells rear contact, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    8. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Tackling optical and electrical losses of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    9. M. A. Curado, J. M. V. Cunha, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, A. F. A. Simões, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, P. A. Fernandes, O. Donzel-Gargand, J.P.Teixeira, A. Hultqvist, M. Edoff, J. Leitão, J. M. Gil, P. M. P. Salomé, Advanced Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 front interface, ANM2019 17-19 July 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    10. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, M. A. Curado, O. Donzel-Gargand and P. M. P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) Tailored Devices For Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS)-Insulator Interface Characterization, ANM 2019, 17-19 July 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal

COLLABORATIONS

In the following list, we name NOA current collaborators, official and non-official, as well as entities that shared project proposals with NOA.

Academia and R&D Institutions International:

TNO, Netherlands – Pieter Bolt
Imec, Belgium – Ivan Gordon
UHasselt, Belgium – Bart Vermang
Uppsala Universitet, Sweden – Marika Edoff, Tobias Törndahl
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) -Wolfram Witte
University of Ljubbljana – Marko Topic and Janez Krc
UCLouvain – Denis Flandre
CNRS and IPVF – Stéphane Collin
UFMG, Brazil – Juan Gonzalez
University of Delaware – William Shafarman

Academia and R&D Institutions National:
University of Aveiro – Joaquim Leitão, Rosário Correia, António Cunha
University of Coimbra – João Gil, Helena Alberto, Rui Vilão
Laboratório Nacional Energia e Geologia (LNEG) – Alexandra Barreiros
Universidade Nova Lisboa – Rodrigo Martins, Hugo Águas, Manuel Mendes
IST/ Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (ITN) – Luis Alves
ISEP – Paulo Fernandes, Carlos Vinhais

Industry:
ArcelorMittal – via ARCIGS-M project
Midsummer, Sweden -via ARCIGS-M project
Obducat, Sweden – via ARCIGS-M project
Veeco, US
Solibro, Sweden
EDF, France – trough ARCIGS-M project

SOCIAL MEDIA

The group hosts a instagram page, follow @inl_noa https://www.instagram.com/noa_inl/

Pedro posts regularly about the group in his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedrosalome/

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Pedro Salomé
Group leader of NOA and Staff Researcher – Guest Professor at University of Aveiro

Paulo Fernandes
Cooperation Associate and Co-head of the group – Professor at ISEP

Carlos Vinhais
Cooperation Associate – Professor at ISEP

Jennifer Teixeira
Research Fellow

Kevin Oliveira
Research Fellow

Miguel Cunha
PhD Student – Aveiro University

Tomás Lopes
PhD Student – Hasselt University

Marco Alberto
PhD Student – Coimbra University

Rodrigo Ribeiro
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

António Oliveira
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

Célia Rocha
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

André Violas
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

João Barbosa
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

FORMER MEMBERS

Visiting Scholars

Olivier Donzel-Gargand – 2019
visiting Scientist – Uppsala University

Juan Gonzalez – 2018
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais – Brazil

Maria Ivonete Nogueira da Silva – 2018
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais – Brazil

PhD Students

Jennifer Teixeira – 2016-2019
Co-Supervision by Pedro at University of Aveiro

Fellows and engineers

Sourav Bose – 2016-2019
Junior Research Fellow

Master Students

José Cunha – 2017
Master Thesis (2017) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 19/20

Ricardo Silva – 2018
Master Thesis (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 18/20

Tomás Lopes 
Master Thesis (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 19/20

Interns

Beatriz Valença – 2018, 2019
INL Summer Internship (2018) – Awarded with Outstanding Scientific Results – Universidade Federal de Curitiba (Brazil) and INL Winter Internship (2019)

André Violas – 2018
INL Summer Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Célia Rocha – 2018
INL Winter Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Internship mark 20/20

Margarida Ribeiro – 2018
INL Winter Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Internship mark 19/20

João Barbosa – 2017, 2018, 2019
INL Summer Internship (2017,2018) and Spring Internship (2017, 2018) – Awarded with Outstanding Scientific Results

Filipe Bernardino -2019
Spring Internship 2019 – University Nova Lisboa – graded 19/20

Maria Cruz
Spring Internship 2019 – University Nova Lisboa  – graded 19/20

Ronja Olsmats Baumeister – 2019
Spring Internship 2019 – Uppsala University

Evelina Roxner – 2019
Spring Internship 2019 – Uppsala University

Interested in working in nanofabrication and optoelectronic devices in a state-of-art cutting edge topic?

 

Contact Pedro Salomé for more information. Internal positions may be available and the group has a vast successful experience in applying for competitive funding.

Some concrete examples of how we helped securing individual positions:

Supported the writing of FCT individual grants with two young researchers (sucess rate 100%)

Supported the aplication of a PhD Student to the Belgium PhD suport grants (sucess rate 100%)

Pedro was the first  Individual Marie Curie Fellowship to be granted to INL

DESCRIPTION

NOA

Wire Grid Polarizer fabricated at INL´s state-of-the-art clean room as a service for an industrial client with NOA´s help.

Founded in early 2017, the Nanofabrication for optoelectronic applications – NOA- group focus in the incorporation of nanotechnology in optoelectronic devices. We are proudly part of the Nano and Microfabrication Department. While our technological development is made in-house using INL’s state-of-the-art nanofabrication processes, several international collaborations are on-going ensuring that our technology is incorporated in ultramodern and industrially relevant devices. The core competences of the group are bottom-up nanofabrication and characterization of optoelectronic materials and devices. NOA´s nanofabrication cornerstone is INL´s cutting edge clean room facilities and the vast experience of the group members in semiconductor materials is the backbone of the characterization capacities. The conjugation of these both competences are the stepping stones that allows us to collaborate with both industrial and academic partners in: developing novel technology, prototyping, validating fabrication processes, products, among others.

The overall goals of the group are:

  • To develop of new optoelectronic device concepts that incorporate nanotechnology with IP potential.
  • To explore industrial-friendly nanofabrication concepts that can be used to enhance the performance of optoelectronic devices.
  • To identify limitations of optoelectronic devices and search for solutions and novel materials.

NOA´s strategy:

  • To be fully capable of prototyping and developing technology into real-life devices for 1) sensors, energy harvesting, IoT applications; and 2) building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
  • To develop a vast know-how of large-area nanofabrication techniques appealing to industrial partners.

Industrial Collaborations:

We are constantly looking for partners to collaborate in the fields of: photovoltaics, coatings, nanofabrication, advanced characterizations, optics, energy, etc.

NOA members are experienced in working with industrial standards in terms of tight deadlines, quality demand and innovative practical solutions. Furthermore, we are knowledgeable in seeking funding for collaborations and our facilities are open to the industry with very secure contracts and NDAs. Contact Pedro for more information.

NOA’s team at different times, from 2017 with only four researchers, to 2019 with twelve nanotechnology enthusiasts, from Professors, to post-docs, to PhD students, to Master Students, to interns!

Since 2017 NOA has hosted Researchers with backgrounds from 3 continents and several countries: Portugal, Sweden, France, India, Switzerland, Brazil and Cuba.

RESEARCH LINES

Focusing on chalcopyrite solar cells, NOA is creating novel concepts for solar cells architectures that allow for ultrathin absorber layers to be used, hence, lowering production costs and increasing light to power conversion efficiency. In this area we include nanofabrication for passivation of interfaces and light trapping arrangements including photonic structures.

  • Advanced aRchitectures for ultra-thin high-efficiency CIGS solar cells with high Manufacturability – ARCIGS-M (H2020 action number 720887
  • Novel Architectures For Improved thin film Solar Sells –NAFISC- (FCT action number IF/00133/2015)
  • Development of novel Ultrathin solar cell architectures for low-light, low-cost and flexible opto-electronic devices-NovaCell – (FEDER action number 28075)

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Chalcogenide semiconductors have superb properties for optoelectronic applications, however 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 novel and cutting edge optoelectronical materials. With a focus on chalcopyrite and kesterite materials, we also study other new materials like Sn(S,Se); Sb2(S,Se)3, etc.

  • Development of innovative nanostructured dielectric materials for interface passivation in thin film solar cells – InovSolarCells – (FEDER action number 28075)
  • PhD Grant – PD/BD/142780/2018

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NOA´s TEAM

NOA´s team doing a preliminary measurement of a ARCIGS-M device under room illumination. From left to right: Pedro Salomé, João Barbosa, Miguel Cunha, Sourav Bose, Paulo Fernandes

At NOA we value education and we support students by hosting internships, master thesis and PhD thesis. The group students benefit from INL’s outstanding facilities, diverse cultural environment and the experience of the group in hosting and supervising young and bright minds. NOA students are authors in papers and patents, participate in international projects, achieve stellar marks in their reports, receive hands-on training, participate actively in group meetings and receive individual mentorship from the group senior researchers. Such intensive immersion experience ensures that the students have both excellent training and also outstanding results. Moreover, with this system, soft skills necessary for their academic or industry future are also trained. We also provide post-studies support by connecting the students with our industrial and academic partners. Contact Pedro or Paulo for more information.

To ensure that the group has a good workplace ‘vibe’ and to increase teamwork, we often perform team-building activities.

PUBLICATIONS

  • PUBLICATIONS

    2016

    [1] Bart Vermang, Yi Ren, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Christopher Frisk, Jonathan Joel, Pedro Salomé, Jérôme Borme, Sascha Sadewasser, Charlotte Platzer-Björkman and Marika Edoff, Rear surface optimization of CZTS solar cells by use of a passivation layer with nano-sized point openings, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 6, NO. 1, JANUARY 2016.

    [2] Jennifer P. Teixeira, Pedro M. P. Salomé, Marta G. Sousa, Paulo A. Fernandes, Sascha Sadewasser, António F. da Cunha, and Joaquim P. Leitão, Optical and structural investigation of Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cells, Phys. Status Solidi B, 1–7 (2016) / DOI 10.1002/pssb.201600453.

    [3] H. Limborço, P.M.P. Salomé, J.P. Teixeira, D.G. Stroppa, R-Ribeiro Andrade, N. Nicoara, K. Abderrafi, J.P. Leitão, J.C. Gonzalez, and S. Sadewasser, Synthesis and formation mechanism of CuInSe2 nanowires by onestep self-catalysed evaporation growth, CrystEngComm, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6CE01317A

    2017:

    [4] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, Sascha Sadewasser, and Joaquim P. Leitão, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on the Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics ( Volume: 7, Issue: 2, March 2017 ).

    [5] P.M.P. Salomé, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, J.P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, R.-Ribeiro Andrade, D.G. Stroppa, J.C. González, M. Edoff, J.P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser, CdS and Zn1-xSnxOy buffer layers for CIGS solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 159 (2017) 272–281.

    [6] Sascha Sadewasser, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Humberto Rodriguez-Alvarez, Materials efficient deposition and heat management of CuInSe2 micro-concentrator solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 159 (2017) 496–502.

    [7] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, Nicoleta Nicoara, Marika Edoff, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Joaquim Pratas Leitão, and Sascha Sadewasser, Cd and Cu Interdiffusion in Cu(In, Ga)Se2/CdS Hetero-Interfaces, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 7, NO. 3, MAY 2017.

    [8] K. Abderrafi, R.Ribeiro-Andrade, N. Nicoara, M.F. Cerqueira, M. Gonzalez Debs, H. Limborço, P.M.P. Salomé, J.C. Gonzalez, F. Briones, J.M. Garcia, and S. Sadewasser, Epitaxial CuInSe2 thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy and migration enhanced epitaxy, Journal of Crystal Growth 475 (2017) 300–306.

    2018:

    [9] N. Ben Sedrine, R. Ribeiro-Andrade, A. Gustafsson, M. R. Soares, J. Bourgard,a J. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, M. R. Correia, M. V. B. Moreira, A. G. De Oliveira, J. C. González and J. P. Leitão, Fluctuating potentials in GaAs:Si nanowires: critical reduction of the influence of polytypism on the electronic structure, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 3697.

    [10] H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, R. B. L. Vieira, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, M. G. Sousa, J. P. Teixeira, A. F. da Cunha, J. P. Leitão, P. M. P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, T. Törndahl, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, and Z. Salman, Slow-muon study of quaternary solar-cell materials: Single layers and p-n junctions, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 2, 025402 (2018).

    [11] Pedro M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, José M. V. Cunha, Manuel J. Mendes, Sirazul Haque, Jêrome Borme, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Juan C. González, Joaquim P. Leitão, Paulo A. Fernandes, Marika Edoff and Sascha Sadewasser, Passivation of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells: Understanding the Effects of a Nanostructured Rear Point Contact Layer, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Volume 5, Issue 2, January 23, 2018.

    [12] D Ledinek, P Salomé, C Hägglund, U Zimmermann, M Edoff, Rear Contact Passivation for High Bandgap Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells With a Flat Ga profile, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume: 8, Issue: 3, May 2018.

    [13] A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, On the identification of Sb2Se3 using Raman scattering, MRS Communications Materials, Materials Research Society, Cambridge University Press , pp. 1–6, 2018.

    [14] J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, A. Hultqvist, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, B. Vermang, S. Garud, D. Buldu, J. Gaspar, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão and P. M. P. Salomé, Insulator materials for interface passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films, accepted in IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 8, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2018.

    [15] Sourav Bose, José M. V. Cunha, Sunil Suresh, Jessica De Wild, Tomás S. Lopes, João R. S. Barbosa, Ricardo Silva, Jérôme Borme, Paulo A. Fernandes, Bart Vermang, and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Optical Lithography Patterning of SiO2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Thin Film Solar Cells, Sol. RRL 2018, 1800212.

    [16] A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.C. González, S. Ranjbar, S. Garud, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, Growth of Sb2Se3 thin films by selenization of RF sputtered binary precursors, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 187 (2018) 219–226

    2019:

    [17] R. Ribeiro-Andrade, S. Sahayaraj, B. Vermang, M. R. Correia, S. Sadewasser, J. C. González, P.A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, Voids in kesterites and the influence of lamellae preparation by focused ion beam for transmission electron microscopy analyses, IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 9, NO. 2, MARCH 2019.

    [18] S. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, J. Borme, W.C. Chen, N.S. Nilsson, J.P. Teixeira, J. Gaspar, J.P. Leitão, M. Edoff, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé , A morphological and electronic study of ultrathin rear passivated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, 2019, Thin Solid Films 671, pp. 77-84.

    [19] Correia, D.,  Siopa, D.,  Colombara, D.,  Tombolato, S.,  Salomé, P.M.P.,  Abderrafi, K.,  Anacleto, P.,  Dale, P.J.,  Sadewasser, S., Area-selective electrodeposition of micro islands for CuInSe2 -based photovoltaics, Results in Physics, Volume 12, March 2019, Pages 2136-2140.

    [20] J.P. Teixeira, P.M.P. Salomé, B. Alves, M. Edoff, and J.P. Leitão, Evidence of Limiting Effects of Fluctuating Potentials on VOC of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cells, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED 11, 054013 (2019).

    [21] Tomás S. Lopes ; José M. V. Cunha ; Sourav Bose ; João R. S. Barbosa ; Jérôme Borme, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Célia Rocha, Ricardo Silva, Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen, Ana G. Silva, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salomé, Rear Optical Reflection and Passivation Using a Nanopatterned Metal/Dielectric Structure in Thin-Film Solar CellsIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, July 2019, 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2922323

    [22] M. Kovacic, J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, W.-C. Chen, M. Edoff, P.J. Bolt, J. van Deelen, M. Zhukova, J. Lontchi, D. Flandre, P. Salomé, M. Topic, Light management design in ultra-thin chalcopyrite photovoltaic devices by employing optical modelling, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 200, 15 September 2019, 109933.

    [23] Henrique Limborço, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Nicoleta Nicoara, Kamal Abderrafil, Joaquim P. Leitão, Juan C. Gonzalez, and Sascha Sadewasser, CuInSe2 quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy on amorphous SiO2 surfaces, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1103–1111.

    [24] José M. V. Cunha, Célia Rocha, Carlos Vinhais, Paulo A. Fernandes , and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Understanding the AC Equivalent Circuit Response of Ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2927918.

    [25] P.A. Fernandes, A. Shongalova, A.F. da Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.M.V. Cunha, S. Bose, P.M.P. Salomé, M.R. Correia, Phase selective growth of Cu12Sb4S13 and Cu3SbS4 thin films by chalcogenization of simultaneous sputtered metal precursors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 797 (2019) 1359e1366.

    [26] José M. V. Cunha , Tomás S. Lopes, Sourav Bose , Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen , Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Rodrigo M. Ribeiro, Antonio J. N. Oliveira, Marika Edoff , Paulo A. Fernandes and Pedro M. P. Salomé, Decoupling of Optical and Electrical Properties of Rear Contact CIGS Solar Cells, accepted in IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019, DOI:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2933357

  • POSTERS

    2016:

    1. P. Teixeira, P.M.P. Salomé, J. Keller, R. Ribeiro Andrade, N. Nicoara, D.G. Stroppa, M. Edoff, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Evaluation of CdS and Zn0:8Sn0:2Oy buffer layers in CuIn1xGaxSe2 thin film solar cells, nanoPT2016 Conference, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal, February 2016;
    2. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, M. G. Sousa, P. A. Fernandes, S. Sadewasser, A. F. da Cunha, J. P. Leitão, Influence of defects on the optical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016;
    3. Corregidor, L.C. Alves, P.M.P. Salomé, M.A. Barreiros, Nuclear microprobe for the study of lateral inhomogeneities in CIGS solar cells, 15th ICNMTA, 31 July-5 August 2016, Lanzhou, China
    4. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, R. A. Sousa, M. G. Sousa, A. F. da Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão,Radiative transitions in highly doped and compensated chalcopyrites and kesterites: the case of Cu(In,Ga)Se2, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016
    5. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão The influence of post-growth annealing on the optical properties of a Cu(In,Ga)Se2/CdS heterojunction, 13th EXMATECExpert Evaluation and Control of Compound Semiconductor Materials and Technologies, Aveiro, Portugal, June 2016
    6. M. P. Salomé, Jan Keller, Tobias Törndahl, J. P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, R-R. Andrade, D. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser,CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2016;
    7. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 ThinFilms, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Portland, United States of America, June 2016;
    8. M. P. Salomé, D. Stroppa, R-R. Andrade, J. P. Teixeira, N. Nicoara, K. Abderrafi, J. P. Leitão, J.C. González, and S. Sadewasser, Growth of CuInSe2 nanowires without external catalyst by molecular beam epitaxy, H. Limborço, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Portland, United States of America, June 2016;
    9. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T.Törndahl, N. Nicoara, R.-R. Andrade, D. G. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, S. Sadewasser, P.M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão, CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, Research Day, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, June 2016
    10. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, Influence of CdS and ZnSnO Buffer Layers on Photoluminescence of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films, MAP-FIS Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, July 2016
    11. P. Teixeira, J. Keller, T. Törndahl, N. Nicoara, R.-R. Andrade, D. G. Stroppa, J. González, M. Edoff, S. Sadewasser, P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão,CdS and Zn1xSnxOy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, Ciência2016, Lisboa, Portugal, July 2016

    2017:

    1. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, B. Alves, P. Szaniawski, V. Fjällström, Marika Edoff, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Effect of Varying the Cu Content on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells,nanoPT2017 Conference, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal, February 2017
    2. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, B. M. Alves, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Electronic transitions in highly doped and compensated chalcopyrites and kesterites, Materials Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    3. M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, S. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, “Development of nanopatterning for thin film solar cells”, presented in 2017, September 18-22, MNE at INL in Braga, Portugal.
    4. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, M.A.M. Cardoso, J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, V. Fjällström, M. Edoff, N. Nicoara, J. P. Leitão, S. Sadewasser, Analysis of waiting times between CIGS and CdS and in-diffusion of Na on the properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 materials and solar cells , Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    5. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, R-Ribeiro Andrade, J. Keller, J. González, Tobias Törndahl, S. Sadewasser, J. P. Leitão, Role of Defects in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells with CdS and Zn1xSnxOy Buffer Layers: Microscopy and Photoluminescence Study, Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    6. Alves , P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, P. Szaniawski, V. Fjällström, Marika Edoff, S. Sadewasser,Effect of Varying the Cu Content on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells , J. P. Leitão, Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, United States of America, April 2017
    7. M. V. Cunha, P. A. P.Fernandes, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, J. P. Leitão, P. M. P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures using dielectric materials for passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, MNE2017, Braga, Portugal, 2017;
    8. P. Leitão, M. G. Sousa, J. P. Teixeira, A. F. da Cunha, P. M. P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, T. Törndahl, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman,Muon study of p-n junctions used in solar cells,H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, 29th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors (ICDS) 2017, Matsue, Japan, 2017
    9. Sadewasser, N. Nicoara,T. Lepetit, L. Arzel, S. Harel, H. Limborço, P. M.P. Salomé, J. P. Teixeira, D. Stroppa, R.- Ribeiro Andrade, K. Abderrafi, J. P. Leitão, N. Barreau, J. C. González,The solar cell material Cu(In,Ga)Se2 at the nanometer scale, ChinaNano 2017,Beijing, China, 2017
    10. Shongalova, M. R. Correia, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, “Growth and characterization of Sb2Se3 thin film films for optoelectronic applications”, presented in 2017, September 18-22, MNE at INL in Braga, Portugal.

    2018:

    1. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, B. Vermang, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, J. Gaspar, M. Edoff, J.P. Leitão, P.M.P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures using insulator materials for passivation of thin film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    2. Shongalova, M. R. Correia, B. Vermang, S. Ranjbar, S. Garud, J. M. V. Cunha, J. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, J. C. González, P.M.P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes,Growth and Raman characterization of Sb2Se3 thin films, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    3. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, P. M. P. Salomé, “Comparison of several deposition methods, including ALD, for Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structures to be used in thin film solar cells ”, presented in 2018, September 25-28, Herald Summit in Braga, Portugal.
    4. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, J. Borme, T.Lopes, P.A. Fernandes, M. Edoff, P.M.P. Salomé, “Interface Passivation of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells by ALD deposited Al2O3”, presented in 2018, September 25-28, Herald Summit in Braga, Portugal.
    5. Correia, D. Sioppa, S. Tombolato, K. Abderrafi, F. Babbe, D. Colombara, P.M.P. Salomé, P. Anacleto, P.J. Dale, and S. Sadewasser, Area-selective electrodeposition of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 micro islands for micro-concentrator solar cells, WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC-7)JUNE 10-15, 2018 WAIKOLOA, HAWAII
    6. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, J. Borme, W. C. Chen, N. S. Nilsson, J. P. Teixeira, J. Gaspar, J. P., Leitão, M. Edoff, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, A morphological and electronic study of ultrathin rear passivated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    7. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, J. R. Barbosa, P. A. Fernandes, and P. M. P. Salomé, “Advanced Optoelectronic Characterization and Novel Materials”, presented in 2018, November 14-15, 1st Annual INL Research Symposium in Braga, Portugal.
    8. P. Teixeira, P. A. Fernandes, B. P. Falcão, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão, The influence of the Ga profile on the photoluminescence of CIGS thin films, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    9. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, T. S. Lopes, J. R. Barbosa, P. A. Fernandes and P. M. P. Salomé, “New Solar Cell Architectures”, presented in 2018, November 14-15, 1st Annual INL Research Symposium in Braga, Portugal.
    10. P. Teixeira, P. M. P. Salomé, J. M. V. Cunha, M. A. M. Cardoso, V. Fjällström, P. A. Fernandes, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitão, New insights on the impact of Na on the optoelectronic properties of CIGS based solar cell, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    11. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, B. Alves, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, Experimental evidence of fluctuating potentials influence on the electrical performance of thin film solar cells, European Materials Research Society-Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, June 2018
    12. P. Leitão, J. P. Teixeira, M. Edoff, P. M. P. Salomé, Modifications to traditional Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell architecture: contributions from photoluminescence,2nd Sharc25 Workshop on CIGS solar cells – Advanced Characterization and Novel Concepts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018
    13. Bose, P.A. Fernandes, J.M.V. Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, M. Edoff, and P.M.P. Salomé, DEVELOPMENT OF NANOPATTERNING FOR THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS, IW-CIGSTech 9, 18th June 2018, Stuttgart, Germany.

    2019:

    1. T. S. Lopes,M.Curado,J.M.V.Cunha,S.Bose O.Donzel-Gargand, J.R.S.Barbosa,C. Rocha, A.Violas, A.Oliveira, R.Ribeiro, P.A.Fernandes, P.M.P.Salomé; Novel strategies to enhance the rear optical and electrical properties of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2solar cells, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    2. J. Lontchi, M. Zhukova , M. Kovacic, J. Krc , W C Chen, M . Edoff, S. Bose , P. Salomé, D. Flandre, • Ultrathin CIGS: 1D/2D modelling methodology and impactful results for cell design, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    3. David Correia, Daniel Siopa, Pedro M.P. Salomé, Sara Tombolato, Kamal Abderrafi, Finn Babbe, Diego Colombara, Pedro Anacleto, Phillip J. Dale, and Sascha Sadewasser, Area-selective electrodeposition of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 micro islands for micro-concentrator solar cells, IW-CIGSTech10, 23-24 May 2019, Paris, France
    4. S. Lopes, J. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, C. Rocha, O.Donzel-Guardand, M.A.Curado, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Novel rear architecture for enhancing light trapping in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 ultrathin solar cells, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    5. Fernandes, A. Shongalova, A.F. da Cunha, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.M.V. Cunha,S. Bose, P.M.P. Salomé, M. R. Correia,  Cu12Sb4S13and Cu3SbS4thin film fabrication by sulphurizationof simultaneous metal precursor’s deposition, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    6. S. Lopes, J. M. V. Cunha, S. Bose, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, C. Rocha, O.Donzel-Guardand, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Rear nanopatternedmetal/dielectric structure for enhancing optical reflection in ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2solar cells, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    7. Bose, J. M. V. Cunha, T. S. Lopes, J. R. S. Barbosa, J. Borme, P.A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé; Sub-micrometre Line Contacts on SiO2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Ultra-Thin Film Solar Cells, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    8. Corregidor, P. M. P. Salomé; M. A. Barreiros, L. C. Alves, PIXE and RBS on CIGS solar cells to study the elemental distribution, 16th International Conference on Particle Induced X-ray Emission 24-29 March 2019 Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha.
    9. R Correia, S. Aigul, M. Leitão, R. B. Guincho, N. Ben Sedrine, N. J. Silva, J. P. Leitão, P. Salomé, P. Fernandes, In-situ probing laser-induced chemical reactions at the semiconductor’s surfaces by Raman spectroscopy, 15th Joint Iberian Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics
    10. N. Ben Sedrine, J. Cardoso, J. P. Teixeira, D. Nd. Faye, R. Ribeiro-Andrade, A. Gustafsson, P. M. P. Salomé, J. C. Gonzàlez, B. Daudin, A. J. Neves, E. Alves, K. Lorenz, J. P. Leitão, M. R. Correia, and T. Monteiro, Probing the optical properties of III-V nanowires for optoelectronic applications, NANOWIRE WEEK 2019, 23-27 September 2019, Pisa, Italy.
    11. A. Curado, J. M. V. Cunha, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, A. F. A. Simões, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, P. A. Fernandes, O. Donzel-Gargand, J.P.Teixeira, A. Hultqvist, M. Edoff, J. Leitão, J. M. Gil, P. M. P. Salomé, Advanced Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 front interface, 2019 Spring Meeting EMRS, May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France.
    12. M. V. Cunha, C. Rocha, C. Vinhais, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salomé, EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT FOR AC RESPONSE OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS, 46TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC 46) JUNE 16-21, 2019 CHICAGO, IL
    13. F. A. Simões, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, J. M. Gil, A. Weidinger, P. M. P. Salomé, J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, T. Prokscha, A. Suter andZ. Salman, Muon implantation experiments in semiconductor films: characterization of depth resolution, 2nd Portuguese Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, Porto, 8 – 10 May, 2019.
    14. Kovacic, J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, W-C. Chen, M. Edoff, P.J. Bolt, J.Van Deelen, M. Zhukova, J. Lontchi, D. Flandre, P. Salomé and M. Topic, Light management in ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 photovoltaic devices, EU PVSEC 2019 – CI(G)S, CdTe and Related Thin Film Solar Cells / III-V and Related Compound Semiconductor Based Devices, Marseille, France

  • TALKS

    Invited:

    2019 –  Limitations of Ultrathin CIGS solar cells, Global Photovoltaic Conference, March 13-15, 2019; Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea

    2019 – Limitations of Ultrathin CIGS solar cells, Innovation Cluster International Conference, March 15 2019, Chungbuk Technology Park, Korean National

    2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Mechanics and Ethics: A step back: where did we come from, how does all this work and where are we going? 2018 AHRMIO Annual Conference – Do People still matter? – 10-12 September 2018, Braga, Portugal

    2017 – Thin film solar cells: vacuum processes and application of nanotechnology, VIII European Topical Conference on Hard Coating, X Iberian Vacuum Conference, RIVA, 4-6/10/2017, Bilbao, Spain

    2017 – Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin film solar cells fully processed using vacuum technologies, SOPORVAC annual meeting, 2017-07-21, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Talks:

    1.  P. M. P. Salomé et al., Cd and Cu interdiffusion in CIGS/CdS hetero-interfaces – PVSEC-26th Singapore 24 October 2016
    2.  P.M.P. Salomé et al.Science Communication Course – University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 2016-11-30
    3. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Understanding the effects of Rear Contact Passivation in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 17-21, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
    4. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Understanding the effects of Rear Contact Passivation in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, 2018 EMRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France June 18 to 22, 2018
    5.  P. M. P. Salomé et al, ALD processes for thin film solar cells, HERALD SUMMIT 2018, Braga, Portugal, 25 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
    6. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Nanofabrication of optoelectronic devices, Israel and INL international workshop, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Telaviv, Israel, 01-02 May 2018
    7. M. V. Cunha et al, Electrical and optical enhancement of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells rear contact, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    8. P. M. P. Salomé et al, Tackling optical and electrical losses of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells, Materiais 2019, 14-17 April 2019, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.
    9. M. A. Curado, J. M. V. Cunha, H. V. Alberto, R. C. Vilão, A. F. A. Simões, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, P. A. Fernandes, O. Donzel-Gargand, J.P.Teixeira, A. Hultqvist, M. Edoff, J. Leitão, J. M. Gil, P. M. P. Salomé, Advanced Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 front interface, ANM2019 17-19 July 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    10. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, S. Bose, T. S. Lopes, M. A. Curado, O. Donzel-Gargand and P. M. P. Salomé, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) Tailored Devices For Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS)-Insulator Interface Characterization, ANM 2019, 17-19 July 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal

COLLABORATIONS

In the following list, we name NOA current collaborators, official and non-official, as well as entities that shared project proposals with NOA.

Academia and R&D Institutions International:

TNO, Netherlands – Pieter Bolt
Imec, Belgium – Ivan Gordon
UHasselt, Belgium – Bart Vermang
Uppsala Universitet, Sweden – Marika Edoff, Tobias Törndahl
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) -Wolfram Witte
University of Ljubbljana – Marko Topic and Janez Krc
UCLouvain – Denis Flandre
CNRS and IPVF – Stéphane Collin
UFMG, Brazil – Juan Gonzalez
University of Delaware – William Shafarman

Academia and R&D Institutions National:
University of Aveiro – Joaquim Leitão, Rosário Correia, António Cunha
University of Coimbra – João Gil, Helena Alberto, Rui Vilão
Laboratório Nacional Energia e Geologia (LNEG) – Alexandra Barreiros
Universidade Nova Lisboa – Rodrigo Martins, Hugo Águas, Manuel Mendes
IST/ Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (ITN) – Luis Alves
ISEP – Paulo Fernandes, Carlos Vinhais

Industry:
ArcelorMittal – via ARCIGS-M project
Midsummer, Sweden – via ARCIGS-M project
Obducat, Sweden – via ARCIGS-M project
Veeco, US
Solibro, Sweden
EDF, France – via ARCIGS-M project

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Pedro posts regularly about the group in his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedrosalome/

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Pedro Salomé
Group leader of NOA and Staff Researcher – Guest Professor at University of Aveiro

Paulo Fernandes
Cooperation Associate and Co-head of the group – Professor at ISEP

Carlos Vinhais
Cooperation Associate – Professor at ISEP

Jennifer Teixeira
Research Fellow

Kevin Oliveira
Research Fellow

Miguel Cunha
PhD Student – Aveiro University

Tomás Lopes
PhD Student – Hasselt University

Marco Alberto
PhD Student – Coimbra University

Rodrigo Ribeiro
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

António Oliveira
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

Célia Rocha
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

André Violas
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

João Barbosa
MSc Student – University Nova Lisboa

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FORMER MEMBERS

Visiting Scholars

Juan Gonzalez – 2018
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais – Brazil

Maria Ivonete Nogueira da Silva – 2018
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais – Brazil

PhD Students

Jennifer Teixeira – 2016-2019
Co-Supervision by Pedro at University of Aveiro

Fellows and engineers

Sourav Bose – 2016-2019
Junior Research Fellow

Master Students

José Cunha – 2017
Master Thesis (2017) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 19/20

Ricardo Silva – 2018
Master Thesis (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 18/20

Tomás Lopes 
Master Thesis (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Thesis defence mark 19/20

Interns

Beatriz Valença – 2018, 2019
INL Summer Internship (2018) – Awarded with Outstanding Scientific Results – Universidade Federal de Curitiba (Brazil) and INL Winter Internship (2019)

André Violas – 2018
INL Summer Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Célia Rocha – 2018
INL Winter Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Internship mark 20/20

Margarida Ribeiro – 2018
INL Winter Internship (2018) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Internship mark 19/20

João Barbosa – 2017, 2018, 2019
INL Summer Internship (2017,2018) and Spring Internship (2017, 2018) – Awarded with Outstanding Scientific Results

Filipe Bernardino -2019
Spring Internship 2019 – University Nova Lisboa – graded 19/20

Maria Cruz
Spring Internship 2019 – University Nova Lisboa  – graded 19/20

Ronja Olsmats Baumeister – 2019
Spring Internship 2019 – Uppsala University

Evelina Roxner – 2019
Spring Internship 2019 – Uppsala University

Interested in working in nanofabrication and optoelectronic devices in a state-of-art cutting edge topic?

 

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