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High performance graphene for non-metallic contact in perovskite devices

Chemistry Condensed matter physics, chemistry & nanosciences


Despite their many positive impacts, PV panels production face threat of sustainability of growth in terms of raw materials, energy, and environment. The PV industry is very dependent on critical raw materials and this dependence is getting worse as the production and consumption of solar panels are increasing considerably.

The main goal of this project is to develop the next generation of transparent/non-transparent conductive layers based on non- critical raw materials. These layers will be used as contact, interconnections in innovative solar panels. Guiding principle of this project is to construct competitive high quality/low-cost conductive line to replace silver contact. Due to these outstanding properties, Graphene could play an essential role in replacing critical material and enhancing electrical conductivity. This Ph-D project will be devoted to the development of low and high temperature conductive graphene inks. These inks will be designed for serigraphy, inkjet, or any suitable low-cost printing deposition techniques to print contact and interconnection. i) Inks properties in terms of composition, viscosity will be tuned. ii) The behavior of printed conductive ink will be investigated after being exposed to different stress (mechanical, temperature, moisture, electrical, light, oxygen….). iii) Finally the focus will be on conductivity characterization as a function of electrode morphology (thickness, porosity, …) and mechanical resistance. The overall aim is to optimize conductivity, mechanical resistance, and durability and finally incorporate these improvement in perovskite solar cells.


Institut rayonnement et matière de Saclay
Service Nanosciences et Innovation pour les Materiaux, la Biomédecine et l’Energie
Laboratoire Innovation, Chimie des Surfaces Et Nanosciences
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