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Perovskite Solar Cells: Renewable Energy after the Silicon Century- Tuesday 11th February 2020

Adam Wright (OR 2003-2010) is a Junior Research Fellow at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, conducting a postdoctoral research on metal halide perovskites.

He uses a combination of spectroscopic measurements and theoretical modelling to gain insight into the factors affecting electron motion in these materials. After leaving Reading School in 2010, he studied Natural Sciences at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, before completing his DPhil at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2018, where he also tutored maths for second-year undergraduate physicists.

In this talk, he will introduce the physics of photovoltaics and the field of perovskite solar cells. As society pivots towards sourcing energy from renewable sources, solar cells based on crystalline silicon account for the vast majority of the world's market in photovoltaic devices. However, silicon cells require expensive and energy intensive purification processes in their manufacture. Solar cells based on metal halide perovskite materials have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years due to their potential for cheap manufacture via solution processing, and the rapid progress in their efficiencies. Understanding how electrons behave in these materials is essential for the development of efficient commercial perovskite photovoltaics.

He will also relate his experience of academic scientific research and give advice to those who are thinking of following a similar path.

This lecture will take place on Tuesday 11th February at 15:30 in the Lecture Theatre.

It is open to all students, parents, staff and alumni. 

To register attendance please click: Adam Wright Renewable Energy Inspire Lecture Form

Arranged by the Society Office.

For further information contact Miss P Hutchinson or Mrs J Chhokar at events@reading-school.co.uk 

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