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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. 58 […]

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Mallory Jensen wins best student presentation at 44th IEEE PVSC, four other students nominated

July 10, 2017

Ph.D. Candidate Mallory Jensen won the best presentation award at this years 44th IEEE PVSC in Washington, D.C in silicon photovoltaic materials and devices for her talk, “Do grain boundaries matter? Electrical and elemental identification at grain boundaries in LeTID-affected p-type multicrystalline silicon.” Four other students in the group were nominated for best student paper presentation: […]

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Student project for campus sustainability

April 22, 2015

MITPVLab student Jeremy Poindexter teams up with MIT peers in 2.626/7 (Fundamentals of Photovoltaics) to evaluate MIT campus PV potential. 4470 Total Views 3 Views Today

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Silicon teams up with perovskites to form tandem solar cells

March 24, 2015

Traditional solar cells with a single band gap utilize less than half the energy in the solar spectrum. We’re developing “tandem,” or vertically stacked, solar cells, which aim to convert a greater percentage of incident sunlight into electricity. Our focus is on foundational technology development, including proof-of-principle demonstrations of device architectures and manufacturing approaches, methods to overcome key […]

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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. 4577 Total Views 3 Views […]

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Millisecond lifetimes achieved in novel silicon wafers via defect management

August 29, 2014 4577 Total Views 3 Views Today

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Solar cell manufacturing optimization via machine learning

July 14, 2014

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