The DisCO project aims at the development and investigation of transparent conductive oxides based on earth-abundant materials. It is a Sinergia project where three different groups are involved: the material synthesis and characterization group, based at EPFL’s Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in Neuchâtel, the functional imaging group, based in Lausanne (CIME-LSME), and the material modeling group, based at the Department of Physics, University of Basel. The deep interaction between groups enables the design of high quality materials. In particular, the role of functional imaging is of extreme importance to understand how structural changes affect the optoelectronic behavior of the materials. This is made possible by the combination of in situ and ex situ analyses made using techniques such as Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffraction and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
People involved in the project:
PhD students: Federica Landucci (LSME/PV-Lab) – Esteban Rucavado – Miglè Grauzinyte
Post Docs/Team leaders: Monica Morales-Masis – Quentin Jeangros
Responsibles/Prof: Aïcha Hessler-Wyser – Christophe Ballif – Cécile Hébert – Stefan Goedecker – Rafal Dunin-Borkowski