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Maestro public website online, press release

Maestro will provide a public website that will advertise the project, its news e.g. public engagement activities, members, meetings, available ESR positions,Fellows, publications A press release will be issued at the start of the project along with an article on The Conversation website

ISOPHOS 2019 Summer School

This school is part of the International School on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics series that takes place annually. It will be shared with other projects related to Maestro. Course TE5 (D4.3) will be linked to this event, making it accessible to scientists from outide Maestro.

Training event TE4, Courses G, H

TE4 Host SWUNI Location Swansea, UK M20 4.5 days with 0.5 day round table discussions Course G Upscaling, pilot scale manufacturing, buildings as power stations. Lectures and practical sessions 2.5 days SWUNI Watson, SAULE Wojciechowski, UNITOV Di Carlo. Large area printing techniques, sheet-to-sheet, roll-to-roll, module characterization, BIPV Accelerated Life Test part of the thin-film photovoltaic certification IEC 61646 using the SWUNI active classroom (see summary above). Printing technologies including practical sessions on how to deposit material using a range of advanced processes adapted from the organic electronics industry such as slot die coating. Integration of smart coatings such as photovoltaics into the building infrastructure Course H Communications skills, UBAH Troyer UOXF Snaith 1.5 days lectures and practical exercises Science writing, making presentations, using social media effectively, for different audiences: business, academic, public. Group exercise to write a scientific paper based on their work with the active classroom. Troyer will illustrate presentation techniques with a lecture on historical events and thinkers that produced core concepts in gender, sexuality, science and technology. He is a highly effective communicator through his media, schools and museums work and will give tips on how to explain research activities and thus develop new insights, thoughts and idea

Training event TE2, Courses C, D

TE2: Host: UJI. Castellon, Spain European Impedance spectroscopy IS summer school M9 5 days Course C IS 2 days UJI Garcia-Belmonte, Fabregat-Santiago, Mora Seró, BIU Meir Lectures and practical sessions. A prize will be offered for the correct identification of measured impedance spectra Impedance measurements: design of experiments, set-up requirements, computer-controlled instrumentation and signal registering, to data analysis procedures with the use of software packages for data fitting and visualization. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between such series, interfacial and recombination resistances or low frequency capacitances with the parameters that determine the performance of perovskite solar cells and how they can be affected by effects such illumination or degradation. Course D Life Cycle Analysis 2 days UJI Vidal, 3G Breen. Lectures and hands on usage of commercial software. Complete life cycle of materials and manufacturing technology, including legal, environmental, health and safety at workplace and recycling and end of device life, impact in climate change, toxicity, industrial and environmental safety, acidification, material depletion, cumulative energy demand, etc. Legal issues and regulations about materials used in the fabrication of perovskite based devices. Related to task T3.1

Training event TE5, Course I

TE5 Host UTV Location Tuscany, Italy ISOPHOS conference, Visiting Scientist M24 5 days Course I Device modelling, hands on session with TIB software. 1 day TIB Sacconi, UKON Terheiden, UBAH Walker Simulation of electro-optical properties of planar and mesoscopic cell architectures, influence of ion motion, interfaces, PeLEDs, photodetectors, computational chemistry, DC, transient, AC operation, experimental validation

Training Event TE1 Courses A, B

TE1: Host: EPFL, Sion, Switzerland M6 4.5 days with 0.5 day round table discussions Course A Getting started 1 day UBAH Walker DYE, Ahmed Lectures Personal Development Plans, Ethical Practice, Responsible Research and Innovation. Tools for publication measurements, impact factors publishing options, EU open access policy, copyright management, Walker Project management, risk management , confidential information, Maestro Consortium Agreement, CA, data management plan, Plan for Use and Dissemination of Foreground. Ahmed Course B Introduction to perovskite devices 3 days EPFL Nazeruddin, DYE Ahmed, UOXF Snaith, NPL Blakesley Lectures and practical sessions Working principles of PSCs and LEDs, material properties of active and contact layers (iii) device architectures including tandem solar cells, fabrication and measurement of solar cells (J-V curves, IPCE, photoluminescence and electroluminescence); encapsulation materials, fabricating devices

Impedance Summer School

This school is part of a series that takes place annually. It will be shared with other projects related to Maestro. Course C lectures and practical sessions and Course D lecures that are part of TE2 (D4.2) will be linked to this event, making them accessible to scientists from outide Maestro.

Training event TE3, Courses E, F

TE3 Host NCSR Athens, Greece , Visiting Scientist M16 4.5 days with 0.5 day round table discussions Course E Micro-Raman and transient spectroscopies 3 days NCSR Falaras, IIT Petrozza, BIU Zaban Lectures and practical sessions. Principles of Raman and IR, infrared, Spectroscopies, Raman Instrumentation (micro, dispersive and FT spectrometers), the Michelson IR Interferometer, Molecular Spectra and Energy Levels, Vibration of a Diatomic Molecule, Raman Scattering by Phonons in Crystals, Resonance and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Raman and mid- and far-IR Spectroscopies in perovskite devices. Electroluminescence and Photoluminescence. Use of a Renishaw micro-Raman and ATR-Thermos Scientific Nicolet 6700 FTIR spectrometers. Micro-Raman and variable temperature PL measurements of PSC and PeLED components (e.g. titania photoelectrodes, perovskite layers) of standard cells and films at different fabrication stages will be carried out and analyzed. Characterization of devices provided by the participants Course F Data analysis and management 1 day Stein, 3G, Blakesley, NPL Lectures and exercises Quantitative methods including large scale surveys, experimental design and descriptive and inferential statistics. Links between quantitative and qualitative methods will be explored. Generalisability, sampling,

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Synthesis and Characterization of Lead-Free (CH3)3SSnI3 1-D Perovskite

Author(s): Andreas Kaltzoglou, Georgios K. Manolis, Mohamed M. Elsenety, Ioannis Koutselas, Vassilis Psycharis, Athanassios G. Kontos, Polycarpos Falaras
Published in: Journal of Electronic Materials, Issue 48/11, 2019, Page(s) 7533-7538, ISSN 0361-5235
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-019-07591-y

Synthesis, characterization of ((CH3)3S)2SnI6-nCln and ((CH3)3S)2SnI6-nBrn (n=1, 2) perovskites and use in dye-sensitized solar cells

Author(s): Mohamed M. Elsenety, Maria Antoniadou, Andreas Kaltzoglou, Athanassios G. Kontos, Athanassios I. Philippopoulos, Christiana A. Mitsopoulou, Polycarpos Falaras
Published in: Materials Chemistry and Physics, Issue 239, 2020, Page(s) 122310, ISSN 0254-0584
DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2019.122310

Slot-die coating of perovskite solar cells: An overview

Author(s): Rahul Patidar, Daniel Burkitt, Katherine Hooper, David Richards, Trystan Watson
Published in: Materials Today Communications, Issue 22, 2020, Page(s) 100808, ISSN 2352-4928
DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100808