3D-Photovoltaics group aims at exploiting the extended degrees of freedom offered in semiconductor nanostructures to fabricate new unconventional solar cell designs at low cost.

Not only are we interested in high conversion efficiencies but also in widening the range of functionalities, such as the integration of PV with small consumer electronics or large building components. For this, the group looks forward to extending the boundaries of 3D additive nano-manufacturing for the bottom-up fabrication of functional semiconductor nanostructures. The flexibility and low-cost of the fabrication method will open new range of possibilities for the generation of novel devices, in particular in the domain of photonics and energy conversion.

Group Members

Latest Publications

  • Dmitry Mikulik, Maria Ricci, Gozde Tutuncuoglu, Federico Matteini, Jelena Vukajlovic, Natasa Vulic, Esther Alarcon-Llado and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Conductive-probe atomic force microscopy as a characterization tool for nanowire-based solar cells, Nano Energy 41, 566-572 (2017)

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  • Rune Frederiksen, Gozde Tutuncuoglu, Federico Matteini, Karen L. Martinez, Anna Fontcuberta i Morral and Esther Alarcon-Llado, Visual Understanding of Light Absorption and Waveguiding in Standing Nanowires with 3D Fluorescence Confocal Microscopy, ACS Photonics 4, 9: 2235–2241 (2017)

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  • Rune S. Frederiksen, Esther Alarcon-Llado, Peter Krogstrup, Laura Bojarskaite, Nina Buch-Manson, Jessica Bolinsson, Jesper Nygard, Anna Fontcuberta i Morral and Karen L. Martinez, Nanowire-Aperture Probe : Local Enhanced Fluorescence Detection for the Investigation of Live Cells at the Nanoscale, ACS Photonics 3, 7: 1208–1216 (2016)

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  • Esther Alarcon-Llado, Tommaso Brazzini and Joel W. Ager, Surface origin and control of resonance Raman scattering and surface band gap in indium nitride, J. Phys. D 49, 25: 255102: 1-9 (2016)

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