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T1S3: Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Systems

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Ceramic technologies for sustainable development


The significant increase in demand of world energy consumption, including clean and efficient energy resources, have prompted the imperative searches of new materials, devices, and technologies. The technologies aiming for the effective and efficient use of solar energy is one of the top priorities to guarantee sustainable growth and development of the present society. This symposium will focus on the advanced ceramics, glass, and related materials technologies, including semiconductor, charge transfer materials, and device/systems that could help to achieve that goal. A broad perspective is desired, including photovoltaic materials, solar cells, solar-energy conversion systems for better energy efficiency, and transparency conduction oxides/nonoxides/compounds films/electrodes. Fundamental materials properties and characterization of solar-energy conversion, state-of-the art of solar cell materials and architectures, structure-property correlations, and materials development and processing technologies for reliable, efficient solar-energy conversion, and practical application technologies are also highly desired.


Proposed session topics:

  • Fundamental phenomena and properties in photovoltaic materials and solar cells
  • Semiconductor photovoltaic materials and thin films solar cells
  • Single crystal, polycrystalline and amorphous materials utilizing homo- and hetero-junctions
  • Sensitized solar cell materials and systems
  • Energy efficient materials and architectures
  • Ceramic processing technologies for advanced solar-energy conversion
  • Novel design and strategies for solar energy conversion systems
  • Transparent conduction oxide films for solar cells
  • Materials for solar-thermal device and applications
  • Surfaces and interfaces in solar-energy conversion systems
  • Energy and cost-efficient manufacturing technologies and industrial applications
  • Computational sciences in photovoltaic materials and solar-energy conversion systems


  • Tohru Sekino, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan
  • Jin-Hyo Boo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Robert Chang, Northwestern University, USA
  • Yoshikazu Suzuki, Tsukuba University, Japan


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