Event Date: June 8, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT, Check your time zone!
Pre-Registration Required by June 6, 2022

Lowering the cost of electricity from silicon solar modules to less than 2¢/kWh may be realized by increasing their efficiencies and improving their lifetimes. Both advances can be achieved by modifying the solar spectrum that enters the silicon solar cell by coating it with a quantum cutting material. Quantum cutting materials convert each ultraviolet (UV) and blue photon absorbed at high energies to two near-infrared photons close to the silicon bandgap energy. This reduces UV exposure and heat generation, two factors that lower the operation life of photovoltaic systems while increasing power conversion efficiencies. Efficiencies exceeding the Shockley-Quessier limit become possible. This e-talk will cover the recent progress in physical vapor deposition of quantum cutting halide perovskite thin films.

Who Should Attend

e-Talks are an online forum to learn about the latest trends in the core technical areas of the AVS. All AVS e-Talks are geared toward a general technical audience, including academic and industrial researchers, technologists, policy-makers, and the public.

Event Sponsor


Eray S. Aydil, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department


Eray S. Aydil is the Alstadt Lord Mark Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering. Previously he was the Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy and Executive Officer of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.S. degrees in chemical engineering and in materials science, both from UC Berkeley in 1986 and his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering in 1991 from the University of Houston. His research interests range from optoelectronic materials and solar cells to plasma processing. He has over 225 papers, but only some are worth reading. He is a Fellow of the AVS and AVS Editor-in-Chief. In addition to the AVS Peter Mark Award, he has received the Plasma Prize from the AVS, the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award of the Electrochemical Society, the National Young Investigator Award of the NSF, and the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Unfortunately, he is no longer eligible for any awards with the word Young.
(Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/eray-aydil-36045911b) Twitter: @eray_aydil)

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