Conference organizers
Bruno Ehrler
Physics of functional complex matter
Center for Nanophotonics, AMOLF, The Netherlands, NL
Thomas Kirchartz
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, DE, DE
Elizabeth von Hauff
Physics and Astronomy
Vrije University (VU) Amsterdam, NL
Invited Speakers
Piers Barnes
Imperial College London, United Kingdom, GB
David Cahen
Weizmann Institute and Bar-Ilan University, IL
Thomas Kirchartz
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, DE, DE
Linn Leppert
University of Twente, NL
Uwe Rau
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK5-Photovoltaics, DE
Philip Schulz
CNRS, École Polytechnique, IPVF, UMR 9006, FR, FR
Susanne Siebentritt
University of Luxembourg, LU
Thomas Unold
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany, DE
Group Registration

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Pre-Opening Lecture - 1st February

🏅 Riffle prize: 3 books "The Physical Principles of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Conversion" supported by Taylor and Francis.

Winners are: Simon Petrick, Nisheka Nitin Anadkat & Ishita Jalan

ePoster Prizes

🏅 Best ePoster Prize: 1 book "The Physical Principles of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Conversion" supported by Taylor and Francis goes to Gökhan Kara.

🏅 Best ePoster Prize: 1 book "The Physical Principles of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Conversion" supported by Taylor and Francis goes to Aleksandra Bojar.

🏅 Best ePoster Prize sponsored by ACS The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 150€ (cash) goes to Cameron Underwood.

Presentation Conference

Welcome to Online School on Fundamentals of Emerging Solar Cells (PVSCHOOL) our exciting new interactive platform that came to your screen from the 10th to the 12th of February 2021.

We had a previous lecture on the 1st February by Professor Juan Bisquert, focused in the contents of The Physical Principles of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Conversion ( Taylor and Francis). Click here to register.


In this school we will discuss the fundamental physics of solar cells. It is aimed for researchers in the photovoltaics community, with particular focus on perovskite solar cells. Lectures at university often keep the discussion of photovoltaics at a relatively basic level and focus on traditional silicon solar cells. Understanding the device physics of perovskite and other emerging solar cells, however, requires further understanding about the device properties, interfaces, electrostatics and dynamics, optics and characterization that are often not taught at university, but are required to understand advanced research papers and presentations. This school aims at bridging the gap.

We will discuss basic questions like: what is a band diagram and how to draw it? How to measure the electrostatic properties? What kinds of junctions can be found in a perovskite solar cell? What properties are required for a selective contact? Which insights can and cannot be gained from photoluminescence, pump-probe, terahertz and other measurements? How do device models work? What can we learn from theory and where are the limits?

The lectures will cover the topics starting from basic principles. There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussions as well.



  • Fundamentals physics of solar cells.

  • Characterization of perovskites solar cells.

  • Simulations and theory

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Submit your work

Once you have registered you can submit your contribution in the ‘Abstract Submission’ tab. You can contribut with an ePoster. Please read further information at the ‘Instructions for Authors’ tab.

Please check the submissions’ deadlines.

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