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We are looking for an intern within the unit Industry in which our inspirational work is geared to technological breakthroughs to create innovations in key societal and economic themes. Our projects tend to have a significant international impact and our facilities are unique.
Long lifetimes of solar cells are a prerequisite for large-scale implementation and application of solar energy. In thin film solar cells the transparent conductive oxide (TCO) plays an important role as it serves as the upper electrical contact in the cell. The TCO layer should stay transparent over a large spectral window and maintain its high conductivity during many years of operation. In outside conditions the combination of heat and moisture, however, can cause degradation of the TCO.
In this project, the changes that occur at (and near) the glass TCO interface will be studied. The identification of degradation mechanisms should lead to ideas for new materials or process parameters that enhance the lifetime of the TCO. A unique experimental set-up will be used that allows to follow chemical reactions and structural changes in-situ by X-ray diffraction under operation conditions i.e. heat, humidity and electric fields.
The research will take place at TNO Solliance at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Mirjam Theelen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65688
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