Advanced Sustainable Materials

Module Summary

University of Oxford

Feb 04 - Feb 15 2019


This module will begin with a comprehensive lecture course covering the following topics: Opto-electronic properties of organic semiconductors, carbon nano-tubes and graphene, polymer physics and the commercial development of OPV. This course will be assessed by a short examination.

Students will then engage in a programme of lab work that aims to provide training in time resolved photoluminescence, perovskite cell characterisation and LabView for PV characterisation. Further assessment will take the form of a brief written report on these activities.

The cohort's Team Challenge will consist of a presentation concerning the current status, probelms and future solutions for Building Integrated Photovoltaics. The training for this module will be rounded off with a trip to Begbroke Science Park thin film coating facility where students will receive a tour and technical presentations from industry experts.

Prof. Henry Snaith

(Module Leader)