Autumn School on Microstructural Characterization and Modelling of Thin-Film Solar Cells

Akademie Schmöckwitz, Berlin

Akademie Schmöckwitz, Berlin

After the successful first edition of this school in 2014, we invite you cordially to join this Autumn School to be held at Akademie Schmöckwitz, Berlin, Germany, October 9-14, 2016. Application submission will be possible until June 30, 2016.

Please find all information and the submission site for your applications at

The school's concept:

In research and development of solar cells, the issue of microstructure and its impact on the device performance is often regarded inadequately, mostly because of insufficient knowledge about analysis and simulation methods. Apart of the microstructural properties of completed thin films in semiconductor devices, it is also of concern how the microstructure develops during growth.The school aims at giving insight into various techniques for microstructural analysis as well as simulation methods of the growth of crystalline materials, apart from a session on electrical materials and device characterization. Each session will comprise a keynote lecture of an expert in the corresponding field, followed by a 2-3 hours hands-on tutorial, giving the participants the possibility to get deeper into the topic, with the help of a specific question to be solved in teamwork practices. Two poster sessions are also planned as evening events, which intensify the discussions and scientific exchange between experts and participants.