EPSRC Supersolar PV Hub, PV Research Methods Workshop: Materials and Characterisation

Apr 09 2019, 09:00

University of Warwick, Scarman meeting & conference centre

Event Programme

Seventh in a series of annual one-day workshops, this year’s event will focus on PV materials and characterisation. Leading researchers in photovoltaic materials and characterisation will give their specialist ‘must-have’ overviews of key knowledge essential for postgraduates, postdocs and industrial researchers who are actively involved in all kinds of solar PV materials and device research. From a PV materials perspective the expert speakers will cover a range of topics including inorganic materials for PV (including properties and preparation), physics of transparent conducting oxides and Perovskite solar cells.

From a PV materials characterisation perspective some of the topics to be covered will be; Optical Spectroscopy (Photoluminescence, Raman, FTIR), Surface chemical analysis and depth profiling (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy), electron microscopy characterisation (Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray, Cathodoluminescence, Electron Beam Induced Current, HREM) and Optical properties (measuring refractive index using Spectrophotometry and Ellipsometry, measuring band gap). The complete programme for the workshop can be found below.

The workshop will take place at the Scarman meeting and conference centre at the University of Warwick. Each delegate will be provided with a booklet containing all presentation slides at the start of the day. There will be ample time to discuss, network and ask questions. There will be unlimited servings of tea, coffee and soft drinks. In addition biscuits, fresh fruit and chilled water will also be available throughout the day. There will be a 3 course buffet lunch (catering for any special dietary requirements). The centre has free WiFi and free on site car parking for each delegate. There is also accommodation in the same building should you need to book that. The workshop takes place at the same location as this year’s PVSAT-15 Conference, which starts on the following day (10th to 12th April).

The workshop co-ordinators are Prof Ken Durose and Dr Asim Mumtaz from the Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PV at the University of Liverpool. The workshop is open to everyone. It is run by the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar Hub as part of its UK networking activity. You can become a SuperSolar member and only pay £50 for the event (standard rate: £100).

09:00 - 10:00 Registration with Coffee/Tea, pastries, fruit

10:00 - 10:45 Inorganic materials for PV: Properties, Deposition and Processing Prof Ken Durose, University of Liverpool

10:45 - 11:30 Physics of Transparent Conducting Oxides, Prof Tim Veal, University of Liverpool

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee/Tea break, selection of biscuits

11:45 - 12:30 Composition and Depth Profiling, Dr Mike Petty, Loughborough Surface Analysis Ltd.

12:30 - 13:15 Optical Spectroscopy, Dr Daniel Wolverson, University of Bath

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 15:00 Perovskite Solar cells, Dr Pabitra Nayak, University of Oxford

15:00 - 15:45 Optical Properties: Refractive Index, Prof David Lane, University of Cranfield

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee/Tea break, selection of biscuits

16:00 - 16:45 Electron Microscopy Characterisation, Dr Budhika Mendis, University of Durham

16:45 - 17:30 Discussion, Coffee and Networking