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Symposium 24: Photovoltaic and Related Materials and Technologies



The significant increase in demand of world energy consumption, including clean and efficient energy resources, has prompted the imperative searches of new materials and technologies. The technology 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 materials and technologies of photovoltaic materials and devices, including inorganic, organic, and hybrid compounds and materials. A broad perspective is desired, including photovoltaic materials; solar cells (such as silicon-based, semiconductor compounds, dye-sensitized, and emerging perovskite-type materials); solar energy conversion systems; transparent conduction oxides/non-oxides/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 and efficient solar-energy conversion and related fundamental and practical application technologies.



  • Fundamental phenomena and properties in photovoltaic materials and solar cells
  • Energy transfer and dynamics in photovoltaics and related materials
  • Novel semiconductor, sensitized, and perovskite-type photovoltaic materials and solar cells
  • Materials and device design of thin-film photovoltaics and flexible solar energy conversion systems
  • Surfaces and interfaces in solar energy conversion systems
  • Computational sciences in photovoltaic materials and solar energy conversion systems
  • Energy and cost-efficient manufacturing technologies and industrial applications



Tohru Sekino, Osaka University, Japan, sekino@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp

Yoshikazu Suzuki, Tsukuba University, Japan

Federico Rosei, NRS-EMT, Université du Quebec, Canada

Jin-Hyo Boo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Yanfeng Gao, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China

Jyh-Ming Ting, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Udo Bach, Monash University, Australia

Yi-Bing Cheng, Monash University, Australia



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