Function: Master student
Contract Type: Internship
Starting Date: February 2022
Working Place: Palaiseau, France (Paris-Saclay technology cluster)
Duration: 6 months
Education: Master 2
Become an actor of the Energy Transition by joining a team driven by innovation and impact to address today’s most decisive challenges.
IPVF – Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France, is a global Research, Innovation and Education center, which mission is to accelerate energy transition through science & technology.
Gathering industrial PV leaders (EDF, TotalEnergies, Air Liquide, Horiba and Riber) and world-renowned academic research organizations (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique), multi-disciplinary and international IPVF teams conduct research for clean energy technologies. Supported by the French State, IPVF is labelled Institute for Energy Transition (ITE).
IPVF at a glance:
• An ambitious Scientific and Technological Program (6 programs divided in 24 work packages): from tandem solar cell technologies to economy & market assessment, state-of-the art characterization, photocatalysis and breakthrough concepts.
• State-of-the-art technological platform (8,000m²): more than 100 cutting-edge equipments worth €30M, located in cleanrooms (advanced characterization, materials deposition, prototypes for fabrication, modelling…).
• High-standard Education program (M.S. and PhD students).
Metal halide perovskite top-cells are promising semiconductor to be paired with a Silicon bottom cell as it can convert more efficiently the UV-vis region of the solar spectrum. This technology, called tandem solar cell, allows to increase the th efficiency of solar cells (up to >40%) beyond the theoretical efficiency limit silicon (ca. 29%). So far, IPVF has fabricated 20% perovskite solar cells with a gap of 1.6 eV and developed perovskite solar modules with efficiency up to 18%. Along other ongoing optimization from the perovskite research team, wide-band gap perovskite materials are now attractive candidates to further improve the efficiency of the top-cell. Promising preliminary results up to 18% efficiency were obtained for a gap of 1.65 eV. The aim is now to further improve the gap of the perovskite, to validate the fabrication protocol on small-scale surface, and to study the intrinsic properties of this materials.
The main objective of this internship will be to optimize the formulation and the process deposition of a new wide-band gap perovskite layer. The candidate will join the “Perovskite Baseline Team” and work cooperatively with the “Upscale and stability Team”.
Tree combined technological steps are considered:
The intern will have access to a large panel of equipments of our technological platform and be autonomous regarding the perovskite solar cells fabrication and most opto-electrical characterization. Advanced material characterization (XRD, SEM, etc.), stability test and process upscale will be established in collaboration with the experts of IPVF.
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