48 Month Meeting documents have been uploaded.

48 Month Meeting slides and agenda have been added to the meeting section.



Minutes M42 uploaded

Minutes M42 uploaded



42 Month Meeting slides and agenda have been added

The slides and agenda if the 42 MM have been added to the meeting section.



ESADE Kestcells projects uploaded

You can fin in my folder the ppt of the ESADE projects you developed



Slides and Minutes of 36 MM & Workshop uploaded

You can find the 36 MM meeting slides in the corresponding section and the Workshop slides in the file exchange section.



Seminar AMU-05

A seminar on "Introduction to hybrid perovskites: theoretical aspects, photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications” will be offered by Prof. Jacky Even, next Thursday, July 2nd at 16:00 in AMU, CINaM – Campus de Luminy - Salle Raymond Kern, Marseille, France.



Seminar EMPA-05

A Seminar on "20% efficiency CIGS-based thin film solar cells grown by LT-PED (Low Temperature Pulsed Electron Deposition) technique” will be offered by Edmondo Gilioli, next Thursday, July 16th at 16:00 in EMPA, Meeting room SH 521, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf.



Seminar HZB-03

A seminar on "Time Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy”” will be offered by Dr. Thomas Unold, next 26th of May, 2015 at HZB, at 14:00 in room E-115, Hahn-Meitner Platz 1, 14109 Berlin.

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Minutes, Agenda and Slides of the 30 Months Meeting are now available

The documents of te 30th Month Meetinghave been uploaded.



Slides from KESTCELLS Workshop are now available

The slides from the Workshop 4-AMU. have been added to the File Upload Section/ J_Sanjuan/ Workhop Marseille 2015

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Seminar "The CISSY surface and interface analysis system at BESSY II"

A seminar on "The CISSY surface and interface analysis system at BESSY II” will be offered by Iver Lauermann, next 27th of March, 2015 at HZB, at 10:00 in room 13.10-428, Magnusstraße 2, 12489 Berlin, Campus Adlershof.

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Seminar EMPA-04:“Zn-based alternative buffer layers – a challenge worthwhile?”

The supervisory board of the Kestcells Project announces the Seminar EMPA-04: “Zn-based alternative buffer layers – a challenge worthwhile?” Dates: 24th of February, 2015. Place: Meeting room SH 521, Empa, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf



The Seminar “Dye sensitized solar cells" has been reschedule

The seminar “Dye sensitized solar cells" , offered by Dr. Iván Mora Seró, next 4th March at UAM, has been reschedule and will start at 16:30.

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Workshop-3: “Modelling of solar cells”

The supervisory board of the Kestcells Project announces the Workshop-3: “Modelling of solar cells” at Aix Marseille University next 11th of March, 2015.

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Agenda of the 3rd workshop

You can find the agenda in the share files section



Agenda of the 3rd workshop

You can find the agenda in the share files section



Slides from Seminar on Project Management added

Slides from Seminar on Project Management added to the file exchange section



New Semminar organized by IREC

A seminar on "Management of European Projects” will be offered by Jose Miguel Sanjuan, project manager of the Catalunya Institute for Energy Reseach, next 4th of December 2014 at IREC, Jardins de les dones de negre 1, Sant Adrià del Besòs-Barcelona, Spain

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The project KESTCELLS is organizing a coordinated Open Day that will involve six institutions of the consortium. The Open Day activities will take place in November and December 2014 and are addressed to disseminate the research done in the frame of the project KESTCELLS, to undergraduate and graduate students. The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) will organize for the 14th of November a half day visit to undergraduate teachers. They will be informed about the research done in the photovoltaics area and there will be a visit to the laboratories. The 24th of November the University of Luxembourg (UL) will invite a Schengen school to visit the facilities to introduce the students to the day-to-day of science. The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) will include the 12th of December a session devoted to the KESTCELLS project in a Renewal Energies Open workshop organized by the University. Ix-Marseille University (AMU) will invite the 20th of November a class of Master students that will receive three seminars on the research done in Photovoltaics in the University. The University of Upplsala (UU) will invite the 10th of December two groups of undergraduate students from a local High School. The Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) will host the 21st and the 27th of November undergraduate students and teachers from local High Schools. The students will receive a general introduction on the Photovoltaics Research and a labtour. These activities are being developed by the Early Stage Researchers recruited by the project as part of their multidisciplinary training. They have the objective to inform and encourage a new generation of students of the opportunities of becoming a researcher and to promote the Marie Curie Research Programs.

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Papers published

A recopilation of the papers published in the first two years of the project have been added to the File Upload Section.



24th Meeting Presentations

Slides from the 24th Meeting Presentations have been uploaded



New Semminar organized by AMU

A seminar on "Black Silicon Photovoltaics” will be offered by Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, researcher of Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of materials IWM Halle and Institute of Physics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg next 24th of July, 2014, at AMU, CINaM – Campus de Luminy - Salle Raymond Kern, Marseille, France.



Slides IX Conference Barcelona Global Energy Challenges

Slides from the presentations done in the Workshop "Thin fim future technologies: What beyond 2020? New scenarios for industry-academia interactions" have been added to the File Upload Section



Three new seminars organized by AMU, NEXCIS and IREC.

A seminar on "Supramolecular Photochemistry: from basic concepts to energy conversion” will be offered at AMU next 26th of June. A seminar on "Luminescence Techniques for Solar Cells Characterization” will be offered at NEXCIS, next 30th of June. A seminar on "Supramolecular Photochemistry: from basic concepts to energy conversion” will be offered at IREC, the 1st of July.



Minutes and Slides of Mid Term Review have been added

The Minutes and Slides of the Mid Term Review Meeting have been uploaded to the Meeting section



18th Month Meeting Minutes and Presentations

18th Month Meeting Minutes and Presentations have been uploaded.



Mid Term Review Meeting agenda

The Mid Term Review Agenda and the logistics details have been added to the file exchange section



Guidelines for Outreach Activities in the FP7 Marie Curie Actions

The Guidelines for Outreach Activities in the FP7 Marie Curie Actions has been uploaded to the files exchange section.



Information regarding ESADE

Three files regarding ESADE, KESTCELLS associated partner, has been added to the File Upload section.

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Deliverbables D1.2 and D2.3 have been uploaded

The deliverables are available in the Reports and Deliverables section



Two new seminars organized by AMU and IREC

A Seminar on "Raman spectroscopy: practical approach" will be offered by IREC next 18th of March. A seminar on "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry: applications for thin film solar cells" will be offerd by the AMU next 14th of March.



18th Month Meeting and Second Kestcells Workshop

The 18th Month Meeting and the Second Kestcells Workshop will take place next 24 and 25 of March 2014 in Berlin (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie).



Slides from First EMPA Seminar are now available at the Intranet

The slides are available in the upload section



First Kestcells Workshop organised

As part of the training program of the Early Stage Researchers five thematic workshops will be organized. The First one will take place in the University of Luxembourg next 19th of September and will be focused in Advanced Characterisation Techniques for Thin Film Technologies. The workshop is open to researcher outside the network prior registration.

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First Kestcells Seminars started

The first seminars organized in the frame of Kestcells Project have started. As a part of the training program of the new recruited early stage researchers, a series of Seminars are being organized for the different partners of Kestcells project. The Seminars addressed the different topics of thin films technology including fundamental properties of semiconductors, main aspects of material science, layers growth and characterization, solar cells fabrication and its optoelectronic characterization, etc. Schedule of the seminars are coordinated at the level of the Network, to facilitate participation of researchers from other centres interested in the seminar topics



Six Month Meeting

The six month meeting of the Kestcells project will be hosted by Uppsala University – Angstrom Solar Centre in Uppsala, Sweden from March 14th-15th 2013. In this meeting the first ESR’s contracted under the frame of Kestcells will participate, presenting their thesis project. Also, the results obtained in WP01 and WP02 during the first six months of the project will be presented, and the scientific work for the next six months will be discussed by the two on-going workpackages as well as for WP03, WP04 and WP05




Kestcells Project starts the recruitment process with the publication of the first 8 ESR’s positions at: Institut de Recerca de l’Energia de Catalunya IREC (2 positions), Université du Luxembourg (1 position), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie HZB (1 position), University of Northumbria at Newcastle (1 position), Université d’Aix Marseille (1 position), Freie Universitaet Berlin (1 position), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1 position) and Uppsala Universitet (1 position). The recruitment process will be open, transparent, impartial and equitable following the guidelines of the European Charter of Researchers, and the incorporation of the new 9 ESR’s will be during the first 5 months of next year.



Workshop Kestcells

The University of Luxembourg, one of the partners of Kestcells Project, will organize the 3rd European Kesterite Workshop the next 22nd and 23rd November 2012. It will be a forum for the most relevant experts from Europe in kesterite solar cells. This workshop continues the work done in the previous workshops in Uppsala and Barcelona. The topics discussed will cover all relevant aspects of the material and the solar cells: growth of kesterite films and crystals, electronic and structural properties of kesterite materials, device structure and characterization. Several partners of Kestcells will take part in the organization and scientific committee of the workshop as well as in the presentation of the last results on these materials.

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