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Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

last modified Jul 14, 2020 10:53 AM
Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies.

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A team of researchers from Cambridge’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy led by Professor Judith Driscoll and Dr Robert Hoye, working with Imperial College London and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, have developed a method to ‘print’ a protective coating of copper oxide over the perovskite device. They have shown that only a 3-nanometre thick coating is sufficient to prevent any damage to the perovskite after depositing the transparent top electrode. Please find further information in the attached link.

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We were pleased to get together in small groups outdoors in Judith’s garden to discuss work progress and lab matters.

Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Jul 13, 2020

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies.

Tuhin becomes an Assistant Professor

Jun 01, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tuhin Maity has now taken up an Assistant Professor position at the IISER Thiruvananthapuram in India, after very successfully completing his EU H2020 MC fellowship (Grant no. MSCA-IF-2016-745886-MuStMAM) with additional kind sponsorship from the Isaac Newton Trust (Grant no. RG96474). We are thankful to the sponsors and are very happy to keep up our excellent collaboration with Tuhin in the future.

Congradulations Dr Bonan Zhu

May 01, 2020

We congratulate Bonan Zhu who passed his Phd viva. Bonan will continue to collaborate with us on cathode materials for solid state batteries on a Faraday Project called FutureCat. His postdoc work is with David Scanlon at UCL. We look forward to welcoming Bonan back to the group so we can all celebrate together

Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation donates PPE to Addenbroke's and the Royal Papworth hospitals

Apr 24, 2020

Prof. Driscoll’s industry collaborators in China, have made a great donation of PPE via the Cambridge University-Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation to Addenbroke’s Hospital and the Royal Papworth Hospital, both in Cambridge. Prof. Driscoll and her group are grateful to all our Chinese students for helping us stay safe by providing PPE.

The Driscoll Group thanks Dr Bill Welland for generous donation

Apr 01, 2020

The Driscoll group is very grateful indeed to an alumnus of the department, Dr. Bill Welland, for his generous recent donation to our research group. We are really sorry that our summer meeting with Dr. Welland won’t now be able to take place, but we hope to meet him later in the year.

Judith is awarded grants from the ERC and Leverhulme Trust

Mar 31, 2020

Judith is very pleased to receive an ERC advanced grant called EROS (Efficient and Robust Oxide Switching). More information is available in the link below. She is also please to receive a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, called ">100K High Temperature Superconductor Films with Low Electric Anisotropy"

Driscoll Group attends The Power of Interfaces: Fundamentals for Solid State Devices Meeting at the Royal Society

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Judith, Matt Wells, Adam Lovett and Bonan Zhu attended “The Power of Interfaces: Fundamentals for Solid State Devices” meeting at the Royal Society in London. We presented 2 posters and gave an invited talk.

Judith attends IWAM 2020, UAE

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Judith attended IWAM 2020 in Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE, and had a very interesting visit. She delivered a talk on magnetoelectric memory. She also interacted a lot with young researchers from the middle east region, encouraging them to pursue careers in science.

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