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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


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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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PVLab annual group retreat

September 14, 2013

PVLab went on a retreat with all 30+ members. After a day of invigorating student-led presentations & discussions examining the most promising research directions in PV, we changed pace and learned about marshland wildlife from a local guide. Refreshed and refocused, we head into the new academic year.

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Dr. Rafael Jaramillo awarded SunShot Fellowship

August 28, 2013

Congratulations Raf, well deserved! We look forward to stimulating and exciting research interactions with you in the PVLab, and best wishes for continued success!

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Dr. David Fenning to start tenure-track professorship at UCSD

August 17, 2013

Please join me in congratulating David Fenning, who just this week signed for a tenure-track professorship in the department of Nanoengineering at UCSD! The UCSD Department of Nanoengineering was founded on July 1, 2007 (same day as the PVLab). Department research areas include biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials. Under […]

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