JPhys+ is proud to support CDT-PV, a multicentre team across 7 Universities training highly skilled students in sustainable energy and photovoltaic technologies. Here we catch up with students Joel Smith and Rachael Greenhalgh and their recent training
Role Models: how did you get here?
There has been much discussion over the past years about getting young people, particularly young women, into science and the effect of positive role models on young peoples’ decisions. Three young scientists, discuss how they got to be where they are, the people who played the most influential role in getting them there and what their influence meant to them.
Saving the World?
“I’m trying to make a tiny contribution, but anyone can make as big a contribution just by thinking about what impact our actions have on the world.”
What does a visit to an Australian city boasting the largest coal export port in the world have to do with renewable energy?
Plasmonic electron sources
Low intensity laser excitation of solid targets with periodically ordered nano-objects generates electrons with energies as high as 300eV
The collaboration between academia and industry is vital, and these links must be exploited early in any scientist’s career.
As fresh graduates in the sphere of academia, we knew our time would come to lose our conference virginity.
Pinning Down Perovskites
Perovskite solar cells have shaken up the solar cell research community. Never before has a new kind of material reached efficiencies that are competitive with those of the industry standard, silicon, as quickly as the perovskites have. But, what is a perovskite?
Top ten tips for science outreach (in schools)
Engaging with and inspiring children is vital to ensure the growth of scientific discipline. After all, they could be society’s future scientists and Nobel laureates.
Thinking about graduate studies?
Finding out about PhD’s can be tough and starting one even harder. In order to help fellow students pursuing their academic dreams, here is CDT-PV’s honest insider knowledge and top tips for getting one.
Welcome to the CDT-PV Guest Blog!
New guest blog by CDT-PV, Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. Meet some of our students and find out about what we do!
Quantum dots for optoelectronic applications
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) exhibit unique properties, such as superior tuneability and sensitivity, due to their three-dimensional quantum confinement. These features make them particularly attractive for optoelectronic applications, such as lasers, solar cells and photodetectors.
Get excited about hot carriers – then relax and dissipate
Find out about the latest research into hot carriers and the impact these excited states have on graphene-based systems and devices.