Solar Technologies go Hybrid
an initiative of Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst


07 th of December 2015

New approaches for hybrid solar cells - Nanostructured germanium for portable photovoltaics and battery electrodes

Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material – for small, light-weight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.

24 th of September 2015

Perfect light absorption

Physicists study how to achieve perfect absorption of light with the help of rough ultrathin films. Light-absorbing films can be found in many everyday applications such as solar cells or sensors. They are used to convert light into electrical current or heat. The films literally trap the light. Although such absorber films are applied widely, scientists still do not know which mechanism permits the most efficient...

02 th of September 2015

GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2015 in Dresden: Auszeichnung mit dem IUPAC Poster Preis 2015

Chemiker aus aller Welt trafen sich vom 30. August bis zum 2. September 2015 in Dresden zu einer der größten deutschen Chemietagungen, dem alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum. Unter dem Motto „Chemie verbindet“ stellten die Wissenschaftler aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse vor.

11 th of August 2015

Visit by Dr. Ian D. Sharp, Berkeley, USA

Dr. Ian Sharp, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, visited the FAU Erlangen, the TU München and the LMU München under Soltech research programme and gave a talk on “Functional Materials and Interfaces for Photocatalytic conversion of Solar Energy to Fuel”. Ian Sharp received his B.S. and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and 2004. He...

03 th of August 2015

Novel Nanostructures for Efficient Long-Range Energy Transport

The conversion of sunlight into electricity at low cost becomes increasingly important to meet the world's fast growing energy consumption. This task requires the development of new device concepts, in which particularly the transport of light-generated energy with minimal losses is a key aspect. An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Bavarian initiative Solar Technologies Go Hybrid at the Universities of Bayreuth...