January 21st, We were very pleased to welcome Pr. Henry Snaith to discuss possible collaboration opportunities on perovskite solar cell fabrication and characterization. Henry Snaith is professor at the university of Oxford and is working at the Clarendon Laboratory. He pioneered the field of perovskite......

IPVF has just developed and patented a new solar cell architecture in III-V material by MBE growth (Molecular Beam Epitaxy). This new cell, made of AlGaAs and InGaP, achieved a conversion efficiency of 18.7% certified by the Franhofer ISE CalLab. This efficiency exceeds the previous......

The 2018 edition of the JNPV, National Photovoltaic Days, was held from 4 to 7 December in Dourdan. This was an opportunity for the French photovoltaic community to meet, share and discuss the latest scientific progress. IPVF is a historical partner of the JNPV. More......

IPVF and CEA-LITEN (INES2 Institute for Energy Transition) have joined forces to study polysilicon passivated contacts for future industrial silicon solar cells. This work is the subject of a joint thesis, whose doctoral student, Audrey Morisset, won the Symposium I Graduate Student Award at the......

The 9th edition of the IPVF Scientific Day was held on July 9th. This opportunity to meet IPVF community and its partners brought together 149 participants. This was the most widely followed day since IPVF creation. This edition was organized around 4 highlights: Leaders of......

Chloé Dindault, PhD candidate at IPVF and affiliated with the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM, École Polytechnique/CNRS) is named one of the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Siebel Scholars awards. Established in 2000, the Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes nearly 100......

We were very pleased to welcome Dr. Giulia Grancini at IPVF to discuss about future collaborations. Dr. Giulia Grancini (https://twitter.com/GiuliaGrancini) is team leader at the EPFL Valais based in Sion in the laboratory of Pr. Nazeerruddin (https://gmf.epfl.ch/) . She focuses on the fundamental physics behind......

IPVF, in collaboration with its partner C2N (Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, CNRS) has just completed the manufacturing of its first solar cells made of GaAs nanowires on silicon substrate. IPVF thus joins the small group of international laboratories capable of producing such devices. Romaric......

The 4th edition of the workshop titled “Halogenated/Halide Perovskites Days” was held from 14th to 16th May near Grenoble in France. It was organized by the French network GDR HPERO (http://gdr-hpero.cnrs.fr), a national network established in early 2017 by the CNRS which brings together more......

On May 28, 2018, IPVF welcomed Mr. João Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola in its new building at the Paris-Saclay campus. This event was organized by the Ecole polytechnique during an official visit of the Angolan President to France. It was an opportunity......

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