Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Lewis Wright

PhD Research Student

Location: MBG.0.L01, Garendon Wing

My PhD is a studentship funded by the EPSRC’s Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (CDT-PV), based in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough University. My project is focusing on 'Low cost solution processing of kesterite solar cells from binary chalcogenide starting precursors'.


The aims of the project are to develop a solution deposition method for fabrication of copper zinc tin selenide (CZTS) thin film solar cells. The project will involve a new solution based process developed at Loughborough, which is able to dissolve binary chalcogenide materials without the need of the explosive and toxic solvent hydrazine. Using this method, it is possible to dissolve the constituent binary chalcogenide precursor materials (Cu2S, SnSe and ZnS) in solution, deposit by spin coating, and anneal to create phase pure kesterite material for PV applications.


Lewis is a member of the PV Materials and Devices Research Group


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