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Meso-superstructured Hybrid Solar Cells

Objective

"In this project we will develop a new class of low cost solution processible hybrid solar cells, termed ""mesosuperstructured solar cells"" (MSSCs) which are based on Perovskite absorbers and organic hole-conductors. This technology has already proven to be remarkably efficient on its first reduction to practice, but has tremendous scope to compete with the very best crystalline semiconductor and thin film technologies on efficiency, while offering the very lowest potential cost for materials and solution processed manufacturing. The activities in MESO will span from synthesis of new organic-inorganic perovskite absorbers and organic hole-conductors, theoretical modelling, through device optimization, characterisation and advanced spectroscopy, to scale-up, stability enhancement and certification and demonstrator manufacture. Our consortium consists of leading academics in Europe; pioneers of hybrid solar cells, expert organic and inorganic synthetic capabilities, leaders in electronic energy level calculations, interfaces and device simulation, world class advanced spectroscopy, and a dynamic early stage technology company. This diverse yet perfectly complementary pan European consortium will ensure that the MESO project will deliver on its objectives, and realize a new commercial photovoltaic technology."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 964 205
Administrative Contact
Gill Well (Ms.)

Participants (6)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 712 079
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 435 455
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tessa Gronchi (Mrs.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 280 219
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Kantminiene (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 645
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Filippo De Angelis (Dr.)
OXFORD PHOTOVOLTAICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 774 962
Address
6Th Floor One London Wall Oxford Business Park
EC2Y 5EB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juliette Smillie (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 311
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Van Issem (Mr.)