I-17 – Mesoscopic Solar Cells



Organizers: Aldo Di Carlo (CHOSE - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”); Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin (EPFL, Lausanne).

Solid state ionics is a very rapidly developing field. In the search of new compounds with a high performance the importance and scope of solid state ionics has grown in response to understanding and predicting new compounds.

There is a tremendous potential of important practical applications in fields such as environmental protection, sensors, energy conversion and storage etc. Recently, a particular emphasis has been given to the role of ions and ion motion in new-generation photovoltaics.

In search of low cost solar cells with respectable power conversion efficiency, more focus is directed towards Mesoscopic solar cells such as Dye sensitized solar cells and Perovskite solar cells. For these photovoltaics technologies the role of ions and the interplay between ions and electrons/holes is of fundamental importance.

This symposium brings researchers from diverse backgrounds, studying variety of materials, to discuss the latest advances and challenges in Dye sensitized Solar Cells and Perovskite Solar Cells. The list of topics indicates that this symposium covers the progress of theoretical and experimental research towards device fabrication and performance of mesoscopic solar cells.


Abstracts are solicited in, but not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

In this Symposium are also welcome those contributions which cover the topics beyond the above-described areas. This is done to provide the audience with a comprehensive description of Solid State Ionics. If your contribution is difficult to host within the above areas, please do not hesitate to contact directly the Conference Chairmen at ssi21@dii.unipd.it for advice.

List of Invited Speakers