Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion

Group leader: Dr. Andreas Schueler
PhD students: Anna Krammer, Jérémy Fleury
Postdoc: Olivia Bouvard
Research eng.: Luc Burnier
Technical support: Pierre Loesch

Our lab equipment | Factsheet 2018/2019 | Publications | Patents | Awards | PhD theses

groupe schueler en 2018

Due to their fascinating optical and electronical properties, nanometer-scaled structures play an important role in solar energy conversion. In our research group at EPFL’s Solar Energy Laboratory LESO-PB, we develop novel micro- and nanostructured smart materials for active and passive solar energy applications being integrated into the building envelope. We focus on thin films, because these allow covering a large surface area with a small quantity of raw material – and we focus on their electronic and optical properties, because these closely interrelated properties are most important for the utilisation of solar energy.

Nanocomposite coatings consist typically of dielectric, semiconductor or metal nanocrystals being embedded in a dielectric matrix. Effective medium theories such as the Bruggeman and the Ping Sheng theories are used to model the dielectric function of nanocomposite materials. Micro- and/or nanostructuring materials can result in very interesting features such as tuneable band-gaps by quantum confinement, adjustable complex dielectric function, enhanced mechanical stability, superhydrophobicity, frequency-selective surfaces FSS, etc. The semiconductor-to-metal transition observed in transition metal oxides with strong electron correlations can be exploited for smart switching coatings.

The scope of envisaged solar energy applications is large. Recent work focuses especially on smart materials, such as thermochromic selective solar absorber coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal systems, and electrochromic coatings for switchable windows. Further applications include novel microstructured glazing with strong seasonal dependence of the solar heat gains, photoluminescent quantum dot solar concentrators for photovoltaic energy conversion, antireflection coatings on solar collector glazing, colored coatings with high solar transmittance for novel glazing of photovoltaic facades, selective solar absorber coatings for thermal solar collectors and thermoelectric power generation, as well as novel insulating glazing with high transmittance for the microwaves of mobile communication.

solar panel with mirror effect and etched writing

Research topics


WO2017134589 (A1) : Coating for optical and electronic applications – Single- or multilayered coating, such as a selective solar absorber coating or a coating being part of an integrated electronic circuit, comprising one or more layers containing germanium (Ge) doped VO2+x, where -0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.1.
Krammer Anna, Paone Antonio, Schüler Andreas

PCT/IB2017/051952: Solar cooker
Mauree Dasaraden, Schueler Andreas, Diévart Alexandre, Bouvard Olivia

WO2014024146  EP2882921Glazing with embedded microstructures for daylighting and seasonal thermal control,
Kostro André, Schüler Andreas

WO 2014045141 A2: Laminated glazing with coloured reflection and high solar transmittance suitable for solar energy systems
Le Caër Hody Virginie, Schüler Andreas (Déposant SwissInso SA)

WO 2014045144 A1: Interference filter with angular independent orange colour of reflection and high solar transmittance, suitable for roof-integration of solar energy systems
Webtool – an independent and comprehensive building glass database set up by University of Basel, Switzerland and now managed by LESO-PB

PhD Theses

Bouvard Olivia, Scartezzini Jean-Louis and Schueler Andreas (Dirs.). Coatings with tailored electronic and optical properties for advanced glazing. EPFL Thesis n° 9199 (2019)

A. G. Kostro, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Microstructured glazing for daylighting, glare protection, seasonal thermal control and clear view. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 6465 (2015)

A. Paone, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Switchable Selective Absorber Coatings for Overheating Protection of Solar Thermal Collectors. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 5878 (2013)

M. Joly, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Développement et optimisation de revêtements minces nanostructurés pour capteurs solaires thermiques et modules photovoltaïques. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 5541 (2012).


RailTech 2019 Innovation Award, Utrecht, to Andreas Schüler, Olivia Bouvard, Luc Burnier, Jérémy Fleury, for Energy efficient windows that transmit telephone signals.

Watt d’Or 2018 “Energy efficient mobility” by Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Andreas Schüler, Olivia Bouvard, Luc Burnier, Jérémy Fleury (as part of a team headed by BLS train company and Basel University), for Nina trains energy efficiency modernisation. Contribution: energy efficient windows transparent to phone signals.

Award winning publications

Jing Gong, André Kostro, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Andreas Schüler, Feasibility study on a novel daylighting system with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs). Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV (Vol. 10758, p. 1075807). International Society for Optics and Photonics. Nonimaging optics best paper award – SPIE Optical Engineering & Applications, 2018, 19-20 August 2018, San Diego, CA, USA

Martin Joly, Yan Antonetti, Martin Python, Marina Gonzalez, Thomas Gascou, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Andreas Schüler, Novel black selective coating for tubular solar absorbers based on a sol-gel method, Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2012-2013

Peter Oelhafen, Andreas Schueler, Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion, Solar Energy Journal Best Paper in Energy Conversion Award 2005/2006


EKLT: Asynchronous Photometric Feature Tracking Using Events and Frames

D. Gehrig; H. Rebecq; G. Gallego; D. Scaramuzza 

International Journal of Computer Vision. 2022-08-22. DOI : 10.1007/s11263-019-01209-w.

Mechanistic insights into bacterial metabolic reprogramming from omics-integrated genome-scale models

N. Hadadi; V. Pandey; A. Chiappino-Pepe; M. Morales; H. Gallart-Ayala et al. 

Npj Systems Biology And Applications. 2020-12-01. Vol. 6, num. 1, p. UNSP 1. DOI : 10.1038/s41540-019-0121-4.

The Influence of Mountain-Ridge Scale Snow Precipitation Processes on the Local Snow Distribution

F. Gerber; R. Mott; M. Lehning 

27th IUGG General Assembly, Montréal, Canada, 8-18 july, 2019.

A Politics of Intellectual Property: The French Revolution and the Creation of a Patent System

J. Baudry 

Technology & Culture. 2020-07-01. 

Single-Stage 6D Object Pose Estimation

Y. Hu; P. Fua; W. Wang; M. Salzmann 

2020-06-16. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Seattle, Washington, June 16 – 18, 2020.

Precipitation Pathways: In Situ Liquid SAXS Studies on the Early Stage of Calcium Carbonate Formation (Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 6/2019)

A. S. A. Mohammed; A. Carino; A. Testino; M. R. Andalibi; A. Cervellino 

Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. 2020-06-14. Vol. 36, num. 6, p. 1970014. DOI : 10.1002/ppsc.201970014.

Progress in the Design of a Hybrid HTS-Nb3Sn-NbTi Central Solenoid for the EU DEMO

X. Sarasola; R. Wesche; I. Ivashov; K. Sedlak; D. Uglietti et al. 

Ieee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity. 2020-06-01. Vol. 30, num. 4, p. 4200705. DOI : 10.1109/TASC.2020.2965066.

Inter-Layer Joint of Nb3Sn React&Wind Cables for Fusion Magnets

V. D’Auria; B. Stepanov; K. Sedlak; P. Bruzzone 

Ieee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity. 2020-06-01. Vol. 30, num. 4, p. 4200505. DOI : 10.1109/TASC.2020.2965862.

Joint Human Pose Estimation and Stereo 3D Localization

W. Deng; L. Bertoni; S. Kreiss; A. Alahi 

2020-06-01. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), paris, france, May 31th, June 4th 2020.

Arm-hand motion-force coordination for physical interactions with non-flat surfaces using dynamical systems: Toward compliant robotic massage

M. Khoramshahi; K. G. Henriks; A. C. Naef; S. S. Mirrazavi Salehian; J. Kim et al. 

2020-05-31. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Paris, France, May 31-June 4, 2020.

Noise-Resilient and Interpretable Epileptic Seizure Detection

A. Hitchcock Thomas; A. Aminifar; D. Atienza Alonso 

2020-05-17. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS 2020, Seville, Spain, May 17-21, 2020.

A novel proposition for a citrate-modified photo-Fenton process against bacterial contamination of microalgae cultures

A. Pulgarin; S. Giannakis; C. Pulgarin; C. Ludwig; D. Refardt 

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2020-05-15. Vol. 265, p. 118615. DOI : 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.118615.

Multiscale simulation of erosive wear in a prototype-scale Pelton runner

S. Leguizamón; S. Alimirzazadeh; E. Jahanbakhsh; F. Avellan 

Renewable Energy. 2020-05-04. Vol. 151, p. 204-215. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.018.

Design and development of the efficient anguilliform swimming robot- MAR

K. Struebig; B. Bayat; P. Eckert; A. Looijestijn; T. C. Lueth et al. 

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2020-05-01. Vol. 15, num. 3, p. 035001. DOI : 10.1088/1748-3190/ab6be0.

FeO-based nanostructures and nanohybrids for photoelectrochemical water splitting

S. Kment; K. Sivula; A. Naldoni; S. P. Sarmah; H. Kmentova et al. 

Progress In Materials Science. 2020-05-01. Vol. 110, p. 100632. DOI : 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.100632.

Conversion of vine shoots into bioethanol and chemicals: Prospective LCA of biorefinery concept

E. R. Pachon; P. Mandade; E. Gnansounou 

Bioresource Technology. 2020-05-01. Vol. 303, p. 122946. DOI : 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.122946.

Gaussian and sparse processes are limits of generalized Poisson processes

J. Fageot; V. Uhlmann; M. Unser 

Applied And Computational Harmonic Analysis. 2020-05-01. Vol. 48, num. 3, p. 1045-1065. DOI : 10.1016/j.acha.2018.10.004.

Machiavellian males with high emotional intelligence exhibit fewer depressive symptoms

R. Bianchi; N. Patthey; D. Mirkovic; B. Lemaitre; K. Schlegel 

Personality and Individual Differences. 2020-05-01. Vol. 158, p. 109867. DOI : 10.1016/j.paid.2020.109867.

Lens aberration compensation in interference microscopy

R. Su; M. Thomas; M. Liu; J. Drs; Y. Bellouard et al. 

Optics and Lasers in Engineering. 2020-05-01. Vol. 128, p. 106015. DOI : 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2020.106015.

On the probability distribution of the local times of diagonally operator-self-similar Gaussian fields with stationary increments

K. Kalbasi; T. Mountford 

Bernoulli. 2020-05-01. Vol. 26, num. 2, p. 1504-1534. DOI : 10.3150/19-BEJ1169.

Cooperative energy management of a community of smart-buildings: A Blockchain approach

O. Van Cutsem; D. H. Dac; P. Boudou; M. Kayal 

International Journal Of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. 2020-05-01. Vol. 117, p. 105643. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105643.

Lipschitz constant estimation for Neural Networks via sparse polynomial optimization

F. Latorre; P. T. Y. Rolland; V. Cevher 

2020-04-26. 8th International Conference on Learning Representations, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA, April 26-30, 2020.

A momentum-conserving wake superposition method for wind farm power prediction

H. Zong; F. Porte-Agel 

Journal Of Fluid Mechanics. 2020-04-25. Vol. 889, p. A8. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2020.77.

Effect of aspect ratio on vertical-axis wind turbine wakes

S. Shamsoddin; F. Porte-Agel 

Journal Of Fluid Mechanics. 2020-04-25. Vol. 889, p. R1. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2020.93.

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What is Trending on Wikipedia? Capturing Trends and Language Biases Across Wikipedia Editions

V. Miz; J. Hanna; N. Aspert; B. Ricaud; P. Vandergheynst 

2020-04-20. The Web Conference 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, April 20-24, 2020. DOI : 10.1145/3366424.3383567.

Anomalous Nernst effect in Co2MnGa thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

J. Hu; Y. Zhang; M. A. Z. Caebro; B. Wei; S. Tu et al. 

Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials. 2020-04-15. Vol. 500, p. 166397. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmmm.2020.166397.

The uniform symbolic topology property for diagonally F-regular algebras

J. Carvajal-Rojas; D. Smolkin 

Journal Of Algebra. 2020-04-15. Vol. 548, p. 25-52. DOI : 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2019.11.017.

Development and validation of simplified mechanics-based capacity curves for scenario-based risk assessment of school buildings in Basel

P. Hannewald; C. Michel; P. Lestuzzi; H. Crowley; J. Pinguet et al. 

Engineering Structures. 2020-04-15. Vol. 209, p. 110290. DOI : 10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110290.

Self-similar invariant solution in the near-wall region of a turbulent boundary layer at asymptotically high Reynolds numbers

S. Azimi; T. M. Schneider 

Journal Of Fluid Mechanics. 2020-04-10. Vol. 888, p. A15. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2019.1067.

Microsurgical resection of a radicular hemangioblastoma with subarachnoid hemorrhage: how I do it

C. Tuleasca; Y. Ducos; P. David; N. Aghakhani 

Acta Neurochirurgica. 2020-04-01. Vol. 162, num. 4, p. 957-959. DOI : 10.1007/s00701-020-04229-5.

Advance in the conceptual design of the European DEMO magnet system

K. Sedlak; V. A. Anvar; N. Bagrets; M. E. Biancolini; R. Bonifetto et al. 

Superconductor Science & Technology. 2020-04-01. Vol. 33, num. 4, p. 044013. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6668/ab75a9.

Statistical Burnup Distribution of Moving Pebbles in the High-Temperature Reactor HTR-PM

F. Vitullo; J. Krepel; J. Kalilainen; H-M. Prasser; A. Pautz 

Journal Of Nuclear Engineering And Radiation Science. 2020-04-01. Vol. 6, num. 2, p. 021108. DOI : 10.1115/1.4044910.

Mouse Systems Genetics as a Prelude to Precision Medicine

H. Li; J. Auwerx 

Trends In Genetics. 2020-04-01. Vol. 36, num. 4, p. 259-272. DOI : 10.1016/j.tig.2020.01.004.

Intrinsic fracture behavior of Mg-Y alloys

E. Mak; W. A. Curtin 

Modelling And Simulation In Materials Science And Engineering. 2020-04-01. Vol. 28, num. 3, p. 035012. DOI : 10.1088/1361-651X/ab76b3.

Agito ergo sum: Correlates of spatio-temporal motion characteristics during fMRI

T. A. W. Bolton; V. Kebets; E. Glerean; D. Zoeller; J. Li et al. 

Neuroimage. 2020-04-01. Vol. 209, p. 116433. DOI : 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116433.

Meteolakes: An operational online three-dimensional forecasting platform for lake hydrodynamics

T. Baracchini; A. Wuest; D. Bouffard 

Water Research. 2020-04-01. Vol. 172, p. 115529. DOI : 10.1016/j.watres.2020.115529.

Evaluation of Total Reactive Oxide Ratios and Working Solution Ratios on Strength Development in Fly Ash-Based Geopolymers

G. V. P. B. Singh; K. V. L. Subramaniam 

Journal Of Materials In Civil Engineering. 2020-04-01. Vol. 32, num. 4, p. 04020051. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003109.

Role of the RNA-binding protein Bicaudal-C1 and interacting factors in cystic kidney diseases

B. Rothe; C. Gagnieux; L. C. Leal-Esteban; D. B. Constam 

Cellular Signalling. 2020-04-01. Vol. 68, p. 109499. DOI : 10.1016/j.cellsig.2019.109499.

Mean kinetic energy distribution in finite-size wind farms: A function of turbines’ arrangement

G. Cortina; V. Sharma; R. Torres; M. Calaf 

Renewable Energy. 2020-04-01. Vol. 148, p. 585-599. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2019.10.148.

Treatment of the implicit effect in Shark-X

M. Hursin; S. Pelloni; A. Vasiliev; H. Ferroukhi 

Annals Of Nuclear Energy. 2020-04-01. Vol. 138, p. 107178. DOI : 10.1016/j.anucene.2019.107178.

Glacier retreat changes diurnal variation intensity and frequency of hydrologic variables in Alpine and Andean streams

M. Kneib; S. Cauvy-Fraunié; N. Escoffier; M. Boix Canadell; Å. Horgby et al. 

Journal of Hydrology. 2020-04. Vol. 583, p. 124578. DOI : 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124578.

Mitigation of impact of a major benzene spill into a river through flow control and in-situ activated carbon absorption

G. Jin; Z. Zhang; Y. Yang; S. Hu; H. Tang et al. 

Water Research. 2020-04-01. Vol. 172, p. 115489. DOI : 10.1016/j.watres.2020.115489.

ExprADA: Adversarial domain adaptation for facial expression analysis

S. Bozorgtabar; D. Mahapatra; J-P. Thiran 

Pattern Recognition. 2020-04-01. Vol. 100, p. 107111. DOI : 10.1016/j.patcog.2019.107111.

Adhesive wear and interaction of tangentially loaded micro-contacts

S. Pham-Ba; T. Brink; J-F. Molinari 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2020-04-01. Vol. 188-189, p. 261-268. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.10.023.

In-depth assessment of potential new data integration into the MIP

T. Teijeiro 


Heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants contamination in river, estuary, and marine sediments from Atlantic Coast of Democratic Republic of the Congo

R. B. Suami; P. Sivalingam; D. M. Al Salah; D. Grandjean; C. K. Mulaji et al. 

Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2020-03-30. Vol. 27, num. 10. DOI : 10.1007/s11356-020-08179-4.

Tracing power in transdisciplinary sustainability research: an exploration

L. Fritz; F. Meinherz 

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society. 2020-03-26. Vol. 29, num. 1, p. 41-51. DOI : 10.14512/gaia.29.1.9.

Les ateliers d’autoréparation de vélo, entre vélo et mode de vie. Etat de l’art.

A. Rigal 


Variations on the theme of Plattenbau. Heavy prefabrication and total industrialisation in the experience of the Göhner housing estates in Switzerland (1966-1979)

G. Marino 

History of Engineering – Proceedings of the 4th International Conference; Naples: Cuzzolin, 2020-03-25.

Nanoplasma-enabled picosecond switches for ultrafast electronics

M. Samizadeh Nikoo; A. Jafari; N. Perera; M. Zhu; G. Santoruvo et al. 

Nature. 2020-03-25. Vol. 579, num. 7800, p. 534-539. DOI : 10.1038/s41586-020-2118-y.

Salt enhances the thermostability of enteroviruses by stabilizing capsid protein interfaces

S. Meister; A. Prunotto; M. Dal Peraro; T. Kohn 

Journal of Virology. 2020-03-25. DOI : 10.1128/JVI.02176-19.

Recommendations for the MIP Technical Development During SGA3

T. Teijeiro 


Highly tunable second-harmonic generation in all-optically poled silicon nitride waveguides

E. Nitiss; O. Yakar; A. Stroganov; C-S. Brès 

Optics Letters. 2020-03-24. Vol. 45, num. 7, p. 1958. DOI : 10.1364/OL.387603.

On the economics of social innovation – a conceptual framework and its policy implications

Alexander Cuntz; D. Foray; E. Mostovova 

Innovation – Organization & Management. 2020-03-23. Vol. [Early Access]. DOI : 10.1080/14479338.2020.1735394.

Statistical physics of interacting proteins: Impact of dataset size and quality assessed in synthetic sequences

C. A. Gandarilla-Pérez; P. Mergny; M. Weigt; A-F. Bitbol 

Physical Review E. 2020-03-20. Vol. 101, num. 3. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevE.101.032413.

Selective Retrieval of Individual Cells from Microfluidic Arrays Combining Dielectrophoretic Force and Directed Hydrodynamic Flow

P-E. M. Thiriet; J. Pezoldt; G. Gambardella; K. Keim; B. Deplancke et al. 

Micromachines. 2020-03-20. Vol. 11, num. 3, p. 322. DOI : 10.3390/mi11030322.

A Calculation Method for Interconnected Timber Elements Using Wood-Wood Connections

J. Gamerro; J. F. Bocquet; Y. Weinand 

Buildings. 2020-03-20. Vol. 10, num. 3, p. 61. DOI : 10.3390/buildings10030061.

Eliminating turbulent self-interaction through the parallel boundary condition in local gyrokinetic simulations

J. Ball; S. Brunner; A. C.J. 

Journal of Plasma Physics. 2020-03-20. Vol. 86, num. 2, p. 905860207. DOI : 10.1017/S0022377820000197.

Biochemical conversion of biodiesel by-product into malic acid: A way towards sustainability

B. Bharathiraja; I. A. E. Selvakumari; J. Jayamuthunagai; R. P. Kumar; S. Varjani et al. 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2020-03-20. Vol. 709, p. 136206. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136206.

A reflected forward-backward splitting method for monotone inclusions involving Lipschitzian operators

V. Cevher; C. B. Vu 

Set-valued and Variational analysis. 2020-03-19. 

Evolutionary Algorithm Optimization of Staggered Biological or Biomimetic Composites Using the Random Fuse Model

G. Costagliola; R. Guarino; F. Bosia; K. Gkagkas; N. M. Pugno 

Physical Review Applied. 2020-03-19. Vol. 13, num. 3, p. 034049. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.034049.

Efficient wavelength conversion of exchange magnons below 100 nm by magnetic coplanar waveguides

P. Che; K. Baumgaertl; A. Kúkol’ová; C. Dubs; D. Grundler 

Nature Communications. 2020-03-19. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 1445. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-020-15265-1.

Soft pneumatic actuator-driven origami-inspired modular robotic ‘‘pneumagami’’

M. A. Robertson; Ö. C. Kara; J. Paik 

The International Journal of Robotics Research. 2020-03-18. DOI : 10.1177/0278364920909905.

Seascape genomics as a new tool to empower coral reef conservation strategies: an example on north‐western Pacific Acropora digitifera

O. Selmoni; E. Rochat; G. Lecellier; V. Berteaux‐Lecellier; S. Joost 

Evolutionary Applications. 2020-03-18. Vol. [Early view], p. 1-16. DOI : 10.1111/eva.12944.

Aerosol pH and liquid water content determine when particulate matter is sensitive to ammonia and nitrate availability

A. Nenes; S. N. Pandis; R. J. Weber; A. Russell 

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020-03-18. Vol. 20, num. 5, p. 3249-3258. DOI : 10.5194/acp-20-3249-2020.

Complexity of linear relaxations in integer programming

G. Averkov; M. Schymura 


Data assimilation of in situ and satellite remote sensing data to 3D hydrodynamic lake models: a case study using Delft3D-FLOW v4.03 and OpenDA v2.4

T. Baracchini; P. Y. Chu; J. Sukys; G. Lieberherr; S. Wunderle et al. 

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD). 2020-03-17. Vol. 13, num. 3, p. 1267–1284. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-13-1267-2020.

Influence of local surface defects on the minority-carrier lifetime of passivating-contact solar cells

J. Cattin; J. Haschke; C. Ballif; M. Boccard 

Applied Physics Letters. 2020-03-17. Vol. 116, num. 11, p. 113901. DOI : 10.1063/1.5145351.

Lateral transport in silicon solar cells

J. Haschke; G. Christmann; C. Messmer; M. Bivour; M. Boccard et al. 

Journal of Applied Physics. 2020-03-16. Vol. 127, num. 11, p. 114501. DOI : 10.1063/1.5139416.

Towards the material limit and field concentration smoothing in multilayer dielectric elastomer actuators

M. Almanza; J. Chavanne; Y. Civet; Y. Perriard 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2020-03-16. Vol. 29, num. 4, p. 1-9, 045044.

Frequency scanned phase sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry interrogation in multimode optical fibers

K. Markiewicz; J. Kaczorowski; Z. Yang; L. Szostkiewicz; A. Dominguez-Lopez et al. 

APL Photonics. 2020-03-16. Vol. 5, num. 3, p. 031302. DOI : 10.1063/1.5138728.

Hailstorm: Disaggregated Compute and Storage for Distributed LSM-based Databases

L. Bindschaedler; A. Goel; W. Zwaenepoel 

2020-03-16. 25th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems – ASPLOS ’20, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 16-20, 2020. DOI : 10.1145/3373376.3378504.

The Role of Reynolds Number Effect and Tip Leakage in Compressor Geometry Scaling at Low Turbulent Reynolds Numbers

J. Schiffmann; C. Schreiber; M. Diehl 

Journal of Turbomachinery. 2020-03-15. Vol. 142, num. 3. DOI : 10.1115/1.4045465.

The Metal Catalyst Influences the Kinetics and Mechanisms of MS2 Inactivation in Fenton-like Systems

J. I. Nieto Juarez; T. Kohn 

CHIMIA. 2020-03-15. Vol. 74, p. 149-155. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2020.149.

Energy, indoor air quality, occupant behavior, self-reported symptoms and satisfaction in energy-efficient dwellings in Switzerland

S. Yang; J. G. Pernot; C. H. Jorin; H. Niculita-Hirzel; V. Perret et al. 

Building And Environment. 2020-03-15. Vol. 171, p. 106618. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106618.

Experimental characterization of a solid oxide fuel cell coupled to a steam-driven micro anode off-gas recirculation fan

P. H. Wagner; Z. Wuillemin; D. Constantin; S. Diethelm; J. Van herle et al. 

Applied Energy. 2020-03-15. Vol. 262, p. 114219. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114219.

Monitoring biodiversity in the Anthropocene using remote sensing in species distribution models

C. F. Randin; M. B. Ashcroft; J. Bolliger; J. Cavender-Bares; N. C. Coops et al. 

Remote Sensing of Environment. 2020-03-15. Vol. 239, p. 111626. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111626.

Recurrent neural network closure of parametric POD-Galerkin reduced-order models based on the Mori-Zwanzig formalism

Q. Wang; N. Ripamonti; J. S. Hesthaven 

Journal of Computational Physics. 2020-03-14. DOI : 10.1016/

Hinges for origami-inspired structures by multimaterial additive manufacturing

M. A. Wagner; J-L. Huang; P. Okle; J. Paik; R. Spolenak 

Materials & Design. 2020-03-13. Vol. in press, Journal pre-proof. DOI : 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108643.

Biomass burning aerosol as a modulator of the droplet number in the southeast Atlantic region

M. Kacarab; K. L. Thornhill; A. Dobracki; S. G. Howell; J. R. O'Brien et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020-03-13. Vol. 20, num. 5, p. 3029-3040. DOI : 10.5194/acp-20-3029-2020.

All-Dielectric Programmable Huygens’ Metasurfaces

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Two-Dimensional RBF-ENO Method on Unstructured Grids

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Optomechanical generation of a mechanical catlike state by phonon subtraction

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Physical Review A. 2020-03-11. Vol. 101, num. 3, p. 033812. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevA.101.033812.

Self-Crystallized Multifunctional 2D Perovskite for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

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Advanced Functional Materials. 2020-03-11.  p. 1910620. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.201910620.

Banning carbon nanotubes would be scientifically unjustified and damaging to innovation

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Nature Nanotechnology. 2020-03-10. DOI : 10.1038/s41565-020-0656-y.

The emerging roles of eosinophils in mucosal homeostasis

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Mucosal Immunology. 2020-03-10. DOI : 10.1038/s41385-020-0281-y.

MATHICSE Technical Report : Generalized Parallel Tempering on Bayesian Inverse Problems

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Robust Monte-Carlo Simulations in Diffusion-MRI: Effect of the Substrate Complexity and Parameter Choice on the Reproducibility of Results

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Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. 2020-03-10. Vol. 14. DOI : 10.3389/fninf.2020.00008.

Are Cloud FPGAs Really Vulnerable to Power Analysis Attacks ?

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2020-03-09. Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Grenoble, France, March 9-13, 2020.

Improved Modeling of Sediment Oxygen Kinetics and Fluxes in Lakes and Reservoirs

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Design of the future circular hadron collider beam vacuum chamber

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Iterative Design and Evaluation of a Tangible Robot-Assisted Handwriting Activity for Special Education

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A Material Archaeology of Computational Thinking from Leibniz Onwards

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HSSuisse20, DataSquare, EPFL, 06/03/2020.

Negative Resistance in Cascode Transistors

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 2020-03-06.  p. 1-1. DOI : 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2978658.

Impact of a companion and of chromospheric emission on the shape of chromosome maps for globular clusters

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Astronomy & Astrophysics. 2020-03-05. Vol. 635, p. A52. DOI : 10.1051/0004-6361/201937212.

Why people change their diets: Triggers and facilitators towards healthier and more sustainable eating habits

I. P. Baur; R. Hansmann; A. Ernstoff 

2020-03-05. 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers Re-imagining Europe’s Future Society and Landscapes, Galway, Ireland, p. 135-136.

Drivers and barriers towards healthy and environmentally friendly eating habits in Switzerland

I. P. Baur; A. Ernstoff; R. Hansmann; C. Binder 

2020-03-05. 7th EUGEO Congress: 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers Reimagining Europe’s Future Society and Landscapes, Galway, Ireland, May 15-18, 2019. p. 218-219.

Long-term evolution of Landau damping in the presence of transverse noise, feedback, and detuning

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Swirl number based transposition of flow-induced mechanical stresses from reduced scale to full-size Francis turbine runners

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