Offres d’emploi

Perovskite Solar Cell Performance and Reliability  //  Performance et Fiabilité des Cellules Solaires Pérovskites

Contract type: Intership position in reliability research

Starting date: ASAP

Duration: Flexible / 6 months

Working Place: Palaiseau

Education: Science / Technology

Salary: Profil dependant

IPVF in brief

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, Total, Air Liquide, Horiba and Riber) and world-renowned academic research teams (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique), multi-disciplinary and international IPVF teams conduct research for clean energy technologies.

IPVF at a glance:

      • An ambitious Scientific and Technological Program: from tandem solar cell technologies to economy & market assessment, state-of-the art characterization, photocatalysis and concepts breakthrough.
      • A state-of-the-art technological platform: more than 100 tools, located in cleanrooms (advanced characterization, materials deposition, prototypes for fabrication, modelling…).
      • A high-standard Education program (M.S. and PhD students).

 

Main missions

Background:

Perovskite solar cells are the “rising star” of solar cell development. The efficiency of stand-alone perovskite single-junction solar cells approach already the world record efficiencies of silicon solar cells and by combining perovskite cells with silicon cell to so-called tandem cells, an efficiency above 29% has been achieved by the international research community. However, the practical use for renewable energy production still requires improvements in the long-term stability perovskite cells.

In our work group we therefore investigate the aging characteristics of perovskites.

Work description:

      • Measurement of solar cell performance in solar simulators
      • “Accelerated aging” tests (UV irradiation, electrical bias, heat…) and re-characterization of solar cells
      • Determining correlations between fabrication process technology details and solar cell performance

Extra opportunity:

Depending on the applicant’s ability there is the opportunity to design and set-up a novel measurement set-up for solar cell characterization.

Sought profile

Knowledge

      • Science background or mindset
        (Physics/Electronics/Chemistry)
      • Solar cell knowledge useful, but not essential

Knowhow

      • Operation of electrical equipment
      • EXCEL

Self-management skills

      • Motivated and diligent
      • Seek support instead wait for help
      • Communicate

Contact

Cover letter and CV to be sent to: Nils.Harder@Total.com
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