Applications are open for the new thematic school on Physics of Solar Cells (2020)

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We are organizing a thematic school on “Physics of solar cells: from basic principles to advanced characterization” that will be held at Les Houches (Alps), France, from 1-6 March 2020.

Applications must be received by 15 December 2020 (

After the success of the first edition held in 2018, the goal of this new thematics school is to cover the physics of solar cells with a emphasis on characterization techniques. A first part will be devoted to basic principles and theoretical limits of solar cells, an overview of current technologies (Si, CIGS, CdTe, III-V, perovskite, and multi-junctions), interfaces and heterostructures, modeling and photonics. A second part will be focused on advanced characterization techniques for materials and devices: luminescence, Raman, microscopic and scanning probe techniques, X-ray diffraction and related techniques, device characterization at the cell/module scale, and data analysis… Several tutorials will be also proposed.

See the flyer (here) and the website ( for more information.