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PV Lab publication one of APL “most read papers” of 2017

November 16, 2017

A PV Lab publication in Applied Physics Letters (APL) from 2015, whose lead authored is former PV lab PhD student Dr. Jonathan P. Mailoa, is among the most read papers in APL for 2017. The paper, “A 2–terminal perovskite/silicon multijunction solar cell enabled by a silicon tunnel junction”, demonstrates and characterizes a 13.6% stable perovskite-silicon […]

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PV Lab in Vermont: Annual Group Retreat 2017

October 10, 2017

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Four fellowships awarded to thin-films team

October 4, 2017

Three PhD candidates and one post-doc won research fellowships this year.  Jeremy Poindexter received the Switzer graduate fellowship, Rachel Kurchin was awarded the Blue Waters graduate fellowship for computational research, Alex Polizzotti received the DOE SCGSR program award to fund his summer research at NREL, and Dr. Juan Pablo Correa-Baena was awarded the DOE SunShot fellowship.

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Impurity gettering TCAD software available for download

March 24, 2015

Ashley Morishige presents at the SiliconPV conference in Konstanz, Germany about the 2D and 3D gettering simulation tool she developed in collaboration with the company Synopsys, maker of Sentaurus Device. The Impurity-to-Efficiency Simulator for Sentaurus TCAD scripts and a short user manual are online from our lab’s website and PVLighthouse. http://pv.mit.edu/impurity-to-efficiency-i2e-simulator-for-sentaurus-tcad/http://www.pvlighthouse.com.au/simulation/linked/I2E/I2E.aspx

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Millisecond lifetimes achieved in novel silicon wafers via defect management

August 29, 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2014.08.021

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Sergio Castellanos awarded Best Poster Award at the IEEE PVSC

June 12, 2014

For his work entitled “Inferring Dislocation Recombination Strength in Multicrystalline Silicon via Etch Pit Geometry Analysis,” also accepted for publication to Journal of Applied Physics: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4876445

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Dr. Vera Steinmann receives Best Presentation Award at Spring MRS

May 22, 2014

For her presentation in Symposium E entitled: “Direct Comparison Study of Thermally Evaporated and Pulsed-CVD Thin-Film Solar Cells Based on Tin (II) Sulfide,” which was recently accepted for publication to Advanced Materials.

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Mallory Jensen and Alex Polizzotti receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 1, 2014

Mallory will develop defect detection and identification techniques for novel high-purity silicon materials, and Alex will use model systems to study defects in Earth-abundant thin-film materials. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

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Tonio Buonassisi speaks on NPR about Solar Energy

February 19, 2014

Prof. Buonassisi speaks on NPR’s On Point about solar energy technology innovations, manufacturing competitiveness, and President Obama’s goals of cutting our carbon footprint. http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/02/19/solar-energy-renewable-energy-fracking

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Dr. Vera Steinmann awarded Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

October 10, 2013

Congratulations Vera, well deserved! Best wishes for continued success.

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