News about the group

  • 04/05/2020

Two good news this week. Firstly, we warmly welcome our new PhD student Anjala Jayaraj. She will be working on the fabrication of Sn-based perovskites and their characterizations. Secondly, we can finally go back to our labs and continue our measurements where we left them off !
  • 15/04/2020

Our new paper on the passivation of the CuInSe2 surface via cadmium pre-electrolyte treatment is out in Physics Review Materials. Congratulations to Christian and everyone involveld. You can access it via:
  • 16/03/2020

Starting today and because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be working from home to preserve our group members' safety. We have a lot of data to analyse, papers to read and papers to write. All measurements are on hold and we hope to come back soon in our labs.
  • 11/03/2020

If EMRS and MRS conferences do no get canceled, Thibaut will give a talk on how stoichiometry alters the stability of MAPI at MRS. Evandro will give a turorial on Scanning Probe Microscopy, Christian will present a poster on CIGS and Alex will give a talk on KPFM of perovskite/CIGS at EMRS.
  • 01/03/2020

We welcome our new PhD student, Himanshu Phirke, who will work on the optical and electrical characterization of perovskite, CIGSe and photoferroelectric materials. This includes the development of a hyperspectral TRPL imaging setup and SPM measurements.
  • 06/02/2020

Our new conference papers of the IEEE PVSC 2019 are out. You can read them here:

  • 05/12/2019

The AFM under ambient conditions has been moved to its new room in the basement. It is now enclosed in a tight box which will be filled with nitrogen, and on an anti-vibration table.
  • 01/11/2019

The bakeout of the Omicron VT-AFM is finished. We added an alkali evaporator, a mass spectrometer, a STM tip preparation tool.
  • 15/09/2019

We welcome our new PhD student, Jonathan Rommelfangen. He won a FNR AFR PhD grant and will be working on the 2D materials MoS2. We also welcome a new Master student, Ricardo Gonçalinho who will be working with us and together with IEE on perovskite grown on graphene.
  • 12/09/2019

Our new paper on Physical routes for the synthesis of kesterite is out in Journal of Physics Energy. Read it here:
  • 02/09/2019

Our new paper on Fermi-level pinning in methylammonium lead iodide perovskites is available in Nanoscale. Read it here:
  • 08/07/2019

Our new paper on the impact of energy alignment and interfacial recombination on the internal and external open-circuit voltage of perovskite solar cells is out in Energy & Environmental Science. Read it here:
  • 20/06/2019

Evandro and Thibaut presented their work at the IEEE conference in Chicago. 2 conference proceedings will be published in November this year.
  • 26/04/2019

Alex and Christian gave talks at the MRS conference in Phoenix.
  • 15/09/2018

Thibaut presented his work on co-evaporated methylammonium lead iodide perovskites in the poster session of the EUPVSEC in Brussels.
  • 15/07/2018

We welcome Evandro from Brazil in our group. He will start his PhD on the characterization of expitaxially grown CIGS.
  • 01/12/2017

We welcome Christian from Cameroun in our group. He will start his PhD on the characterization of polycristalline CIGS.
  • 15/09/2017

Arrival of the evaporator and the glovebox for the growth of the hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites.
  • 30/08/2017

Acceptance test of the Omicron VT at the University of LuxembourgFirst atomically resolved STM images on Si(111).
First atomically resolved STM images on Si(111).
  • 15/07/2017

Thibaut joins the group. He will carry out his PhD thesis on the topic: Hybrid organic inorganic perovskites studied by scanning probe microscopy. Welcome Thibaut!
Arrival of the SPM apparatus

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