skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Optoelectronics Spring School 2018

last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:44 PM
Optoelectronics Spring School 2018

The OE group had illuminating discussions over lunch, in St John's College.

At the OE Spring School, students and postdocs gave talks on a variety of subjects, with new materials and new measurement techniques playing an important part of our research. 'Perovskites' are a hot topic: they come in a variety of 'flavours', with the promise of efficient solar cells and light sources. We look at the transport of current in thin films and across interfaces, investigate 'spintronics' for magnetic sensing and low power electronics, and we collaborate with industry and other University groups on large area electronics. Short segments of DNA help to form a scaffolding for building new materials, and control of emulsions can make milky colloids disappear. Ultrasmall particles exhibit quantum confinement in the way that they absorb and emit light, and studies of small fluorescent molecules and polymers in novel devices show how we can overcome the 'Shockley Queisser Limit' in thin films to convert light into electricity for photovoltaics. There are plenty of questions and there's much to discuss!