Frontiers in Photonic and Photovoltaic Materials and Processes
This symposium will provide a forum for active researchers in materials science and engineering working on device design, processing technologies of photonic and photovoltaic materials.Special emphasis will be placed on the effect of the materials properties on the device efficiency in solid state and photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical applications, and on recent advances in device technologies.
Sessions will be focused on the following topics (but not limited to):
- Defects and characterization of materials properties
- Bulk and epitaxial growth of semiconductors, including modeling
- Optical characterization
- Nanostructures for solar cell and LED applications
- device processing and technology and its correlation to materials properties
- impact of crystal defects on device properties
- Wide bandgap technology, and current issues
- New materials for solar cell applications
Materials research for advanced nanocomposite materials and self-assembled nanostructures has established itself as a fascinating and attractive research field. Nanocomposites relate to a variety of materials that are composed of nano-scale materials and combined in various methods to scale the properties of the nano-scale to the macroscopic world.
Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:
- Current challenges in materials for photovoltaic applications
- Silicon-based single-crystal and thin-film photovoltaic devices
- Organic-and hybrid-based photovoltaic structures
- Compound-semiconductor-based photovoltaic devices
- Nano-structured photovoltaic devices
- Recent advances in materials for solid state lighting
- High efficiency structures for green and longer emission using nitride semiconductors
- Ultraviolet emitting materials and devices
- Materials challenges in green and UV laser diode fabrication
- Dye sensitized solar cells
Invited speakers (confirmed list):
- G.A.J. Amaratunga, Cambridge University, England, Nanowire array PV cells for enhanced photonic and electronic performance.
- Frank Bertram, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, Nanoscale time resolved carrier relaxation phenomena in highly efficient nitrides LED structures.
- David Carroll, Wake Forest University, USA, Photovoltaic materials and fiber based photovoltaics.
- James R. Durrant, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK, Charge photogeneration and recombination in dye sensitized and polymer / fullerene solar cells.
- Elvira Fortunato, New University of Lisbon, Green electronics for the future: electronic paper.
- Hiroshi Fujioka, University of Tokyo, Japan, Room Temperature Epitaxial Growth of InGaN and its Application to Solar Cells.
- Shuzi Hayase, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, Hybrid and tandem dye sensitized solar cells aiming at high efficiency.
- Motoaki Iwaya, Meijo University, High-performance group-III-nitride-based light-emitting solar cells (LESCs).
- Asif Khan, U South Carolina, USA, High power III-nitride deep UV LED lamps.
- Katsumi Kishino, Sophia University, Japan, Nitride-based nanocolumns and their application to light emitting.
- Rodrigo Martins, Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Technologias, Order and disorder in multicomponent passive and active oxides.
- Bodh Raj Mehta, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Nanoscale electrical characterization of Oxide and II-VI semiconductors for optoelectronic applications.
- Yoshio Oshita, Toyota Technical Institute, Nobel materials and structures for super high efficiency multi-junction solar cells.
- Ferdinand Scholz, U. Ulm, Germany, GaInN-based LED structures on semi-polar crystal facets.
- Mukundan Thelakkat, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany, Nanostructured bulk heterojunction devices using donor-acceptor block copolymers.
- Akihiko Yoshikawa, Chiba University, Japan, III-N-based Novel Next Generation Solar Cells and Novel Blue-Green Light Emitters.
- Yong-Hang Zhang, Arizona State U, Arizona, A lattice-matched material platform for multijunction solar cell applications.
Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009
issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such
manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged,
to submit full length manuscripts.
For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.
Fernando A. Ponce
Department of Physics
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
Phone number: 1-480-965-5557
Fax number: 1-480-965-7954
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku,
Nagoya 468-8502, Japan
Phone number: +81-52-838-2293
Fax number: +81-52-832-1298
Edson Roberto Leite
CCET - Departamento de Química
Monjolinho, Caixa-Postal: 676
13565-905 - Sao Carlos, SP - Brasil
Phone number: (16) 3351-8214
Martha C. Lux-Steiner
Hahn Meitner Institut Berlin
Department of Heterogeneous Materials Systems
Glienicker Str. 100
D-14109 Berlin, Germany
Phone number: +30 8062-2462
Fax number: +30 8062-3199
Ana Flávia Nogueira
Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar
Instituto de Química
Phone number: +55 (19) 3521 3029
Fax number: +55 (19) 3521 3023