Pamela Machado will defend her PhD Thesis on Wed, 19 July 2023 at ICMAB
The PhD researcher Pamela Machado from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Wednesday, 19 July 2023 at 11:00 AM at ICMAB.
10 July 2023
Preparation of all-oxide heterostructures based on cation engineered photoferroelectric BiFeO3 thin films by cost-effective methodologies
Pamela Machado, Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023 Time: 11:00 AM Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
The photoferroelectric perovskite oxide BiFeO3 (BFO) offers singular opportunities to be used as stable light-absorber in photovoltaic devices compared to traditional semiconductors, but the performances are still low. This PhD thesis investigates the frontiers of cation substitution in BFO to prepare stable, pure phase and epitaxial films with enhanced optoelectronic properties relying on cost-effective chemical solution deposition methodologies. Then, it is studied the challenging preparation of an all-oxide photovoltaic (PV) architecture based on epitaxial cation engineered BFO light-absorber, to subsequently investigate the role of interfacial layers on the device performance. Finally, it is developed a solution process to prepare p-type epitaxial La0.75Sr0.25CrO3 transparent conducting oxide thin films to be potentially integrated, but not limited to, BFO-based devices.
Mariona Coll, SUMAN group, ICMAB, CSIC
President: Dr. José Santiso López, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain
Secretary: Dr. Edgardo Saucedo Silva, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Vocal: Dr. Íñigo Bretos Ullivarri, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) PhD Programme: Materials Science
Sketch of a multi-layered thin film PV heterostructure based on the cation-substituted BiFeO3 light absorber | Pamela Machado, ICMAB, CSIC