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More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour (4.3•1020J) than all the energy consumed on the planet in a year (4.1•1020J). There is a huge gap between our present use of solar energy and its enormous undeveloped potential. This defines a grand challenge in energy research.
Twenty terrawatts of electrical power could be generated by covering just 0.16 percent of the earth’s surface with solar cells with 10 percent efficiency.

The research in Prof. Lioz Etgar's group focuses on the development of radically new nanostructures and molecular materials for the production of innovative solar cells, third generation solar cells.

We concentrate on functional materials for solar energy application and the assembly and the characterization of the solar cell.

Projects

  • Group Members

    Group Members

  • Sustainable Energy & Fuels

    Sustainable Energy & Fuels

  • Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • Nanostructures of perovskite

    Nanostructures of perovskite

    Nanoparticles of mix-cation system of RbxCs1-xPbBryCl1-y with tunable optical properties

  • Emission from dispersions of hybrid organic-inorganic nano-rods

    Emission from dispersions of hybrid organic-inorganic nano-rods

    The halide type dictates the emitted color ; the emission is blue-shifted when moving from iodide to bromide

  • Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

    Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

  • Nb+ doped TiO2  based solar cells

    Nb+ doped TiO2 based solar cells

    This research concentrate on sensitizing of Nb+ doped TiO2 nanoparticles and their application in photovoltaics