Research

 

 

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Renewable  energy including conversion (PV), storage (batteries) and
  management (smart grid).

 

combinatorial and high throughput approaches in material research pecifically, developing high throughput measurements and continuous composition spread synthesis of inorganic materials to find new halide perovskites materials for solar cells and materials as solid Li-ion conductors for Li-ions batteries using multi-head spry pyrolysis and PLD.

 

 Low-cost Transparent Conductive Films Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are components of many optoelectronic systems, including lightßàelectrical energy conversion devices, electrochromic windows, and flat-panel displays. Due to the increasing demand for TCOs, attempts continue to find new TCO materials; given that that effort has been going on for 4-5 decades, a parallel effort is to improve/ optimize (cost/benefit) the existing ones.

 

Mechanical properties of Halide Perovskite single crystals Understanding Halide Perovskite’s mechanical properties is required for successful implementation in future technological innovations. Here we research how ambient conditions effect the mechanical properties of these materials and how material composition plays a roll in this phenomenon.

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All Oxide PV: The development of a new PV family via
  combinatorial material science. New  metal oxide materials, structures and
  concepts that overcome the limiting properties of the known oxides are used
  to enable efficient, low cost, durable solar quantum conversion

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Third  generation solar cells: new approaches to light harvesting and
  utilization in photovoltaic systems mainly aimed at efficient utilization of
  the solar spectrum: light harvesting antennas, spectral splitting and
  decoupling the light path from the electronic path.

 

Metal-Air  electrochemical power sources: anode and cathode
  materials (catalysts, membrains, metals,) for high energy density metal air
  batteries with emphasis on aluminum-air and Li-air systems.

 

Quantum-Dot  Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSCs): Design, synthesis,
  characterization and application of QD based solar cells. Basic understanding
  of the unique mechanisms of these photo-electrochemical systems.

 

Dye  Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs): New (nano)materials and fabrication
  methods. Basic understanding of the photophysical processes involved in this
  solar cell family including charge separation, charge accumulation, transport
  in the nanoporous matrix and recombination mechanisms.