Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

02 - 05 December 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra , Australia

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PV brings together experts in nanophotonics, materials science and photovoltaics to discuss the latest developments in nanophotonic enhancement and nanostructured materials for the next generation of solar cells.

Nanostructured materials and photonic enhancement schemes offer unprecedented opportunities to control both the optical and electrical properties of next-generation solar cells. This meeting covers all aspects of optical nanostructures for photovoltaic applications, from surface textures and diffraction gratings through to emerging topics such as plasmonic enhancement, nanowires, quantum dots, novel materials and spectral flux management in multi-junction solar cells.

  • Resonant and plasmonic absorption enhancement
  • Diffraction gratings and photonic crystals
  • Surface textures for anti-reflection and light trapping
  • Nanowire solar cells
  • Novel solar cell geometries
  • Spectral flux management for multi-junction solar cells
  • Nanostructured materials for thermophotovoltaics
  • Advanced materials for photovoltaics including quantum dots, quantum wells and organic materials
  • Luminescent concentrators
  • Optoelectronic modelling and design