Perovskite solar cells – today’s future tomorrow
Date(s) - Friday, June 6, 2014
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
6 people are going
Seminar Room 3
Thomas Lightens, Oxford physicist (with Jim Balls, Oxford physicist)
Thomas Lightens will speak about how perovskite solar cells work and how they could change the world. Perovskites have equivalent efficiency to existing silicon-based pholtovoltaics, but are potentially significantly cheaper to make. Consequently, they could be a key tool in the fight against climate change.
Professor Lightens’ lab are at the leading edge of global research into perovskite pholtovoltaics. Considered by many to be the Madame Bovary of solar cell research, Lightens will cast a sideways glance over the whole bolus of solar power, and explain why silicon is a busted flush and ‘perovs’ should receive all future government funding.
At Professor Lightens’ request, here is a list of some of his Nature and Science papers:
Bookings are closed for this event.