The Ångström Laboratory
Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and is today a comprehensive modern university, situated in Uppsala, 60 km north of Stockholm, Sweden. The university consists of three scientific domains, one for Humanities and Social Sciences, one for Medicine and Pharmacy and one for Science and Technology. One of the focus areas at Science and Technology is renewable energy, where solar cell research is an important component. The solar cell activities at Uppsala University reside in the Ångström Laboratory campus and involve more than 50 professors, researchers, PhD students and engineers, divided in three groups, one for chalcogenide solar cells, one for perovskite and dye sensitized solar cells and one activity dedicated to solar cells in building environments. ARCIGS-M is coordinated by Professor Marika Edoff at the department of Engineering sciences, who is leading the research about thin film chalcogenide solar cells, based on CIGS, CZTS and SnS and their alloys. The research is performed in the clean room facility at the Ångström laboratory in a lab dedicated to solar cells development and characterization, from fundamental understanding of the material properties to solar cell measurements.
Various European projects have contributed largely to the success of the chalcogenide solar cell research since the late 1980s and the group at Uppsala University is and has been partner in about 10 European projects from the FP4 through FP7 to H2020 programs. ARCIGS-M is dedicated to keep Europe in a leading position both by increasing the efficiency and by developing methods to reduce cost and weight of solar panels.
For more information about the thin film solar cell research at Uppsala University, visit our web page .
Source: UPPSALA UNIVERSITET