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


07 th of September 2018

All-in-one light-driven water splitting

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for “artificial photosynthesis”.

05 th of July 2018

New 2D Spectroscopy Methods

Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

17 th of April 2018

Optical “Overtones” for Solar Cells

Energy Conversion - Analogous to a phenomenon known for music instruments when overtones of two different fundamental notes get into resonance, SolTech scientists from LMU Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. It could facilitate the utilization of infrared light, which is normally lost in solar devices.

11 th of April 2018

ERC Grant for Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner (JMU Würzburg)

Frank Würthner has been awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council worth EUR 2.5 million. He wants to use the money to push the conversion of solar energy to fuel.

17 th of February 2018

Factory tour at the Siemens AG in Erlangen for PhD students of the SolTech network

On February 16, 2018, a factory tour was offered by Siemens AG in Erlangen for about 25 doctoral students of the SolTech network from all over Bavaria. Dr. Günter Schmid, Principal Key Expert Research Scientist of the Corporate Technology department, introduced the group to the H2 and CO2 electrolysis laboratories and presented the objectives and tasks of his department in the field of electrochemical water splitting and CO2...