International colloquia in the framework of the Russian–Japanese project on designing next-generation hybrid nanostructures

International colloquia in the framework of the joint Russian–Japanese project on Hybrid Graphene–Quantum Dot 2D Structures with Controlled Optical and Photoelectrical Properties and Their Photovoltaic Applications were held in NRNU MEPhI, Moscow, Russia, and ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE) of NRNU MEPhI, in collaboration with the International Research and Education Center for Physics of Nanostructures of ITMO University and Department of Chemical Science and Technology of Hosei University, Japan, are developing a nanostructured hybrid material with controlled optical and photoelectric properties to be used in solar cells. A prototype next-generation solar cell will be the outcome of the project carried out under the Federal Target Program "Research and Developments in Priority Fields of the Science and Technology Complex of Russia for 2014–2020" (Agreement no. 14.584.21.0032 of November 22, 2017, project RFMEFI58417X0032).

Two joint Russian–Japanese events in the framework of this project were organized in September 2018.

The first event, the 2nd International Meeting on Solar Cells Based on Graphene–Quantum Dot 2D Structures, was held at ITMO University, St. Petersburg, on September 16–17. Apart from brief oral and poster presentations, the following plenary lectures were given there:

- Professor Igor Nabiev, PhD, DSc (LNBE, NRNU MEPhI, Russia, and Reims University Champagne-Ardenne, France): Efficiency of energy conversion by the best prototype solar cells of different types: first-, second-, and third-generation cells.

- Professor Kazuyuki Takai (Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan): Possible variants of the structure of a solar cell based on quantum dots and graphene.

- Professor Anatoly Fedorov, PhD, DSc (ITMO University, Russia): Mechanisms of electron transfer from quantum dots to graphene.

- Pavel Samokhvalov, PhD, (head of the Nanochemistry Group, LNBE, NRNU MEPhI, Russia): The formation of a hybrid structure based on reduced graphene oxide and CuInS2 quantum dots.

- Professor Alexander Baranov, PhD, DSc (ITMO University, Russia): Trends of research and ways to optimization of graphene–quantum dot 2D structures.

The second event, International Colloquium on General Principles of Selecting the Components for Hybrid Graphene–Quantum Dot 2D Structures, held in NRNU MEPhI, Moscow, on September 21–22, further addressed the issues dealt with at the St. Petersburg meeting. The following plenary lectures were presented:

- Professor Kazuyuki Takai (Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan): The structures of cells employing hybrid graphene–quantum dot 2D structures and requirements for their components.

- Professor Igor Nabiev, PhD, DSc (LNBE, NRNU MEPhI, Russia, and Reims University Champagne-Ardenne, France): Selection of elements for light harvesting and charge-carrier generation in hybrid solar cells.

- Professor Alexander Baranov, PhD, DSc (ITMO University, Russia): The structure of an ITO/ZnO-CdS-GO/Pt solar cell.

- Professor Anatoly Fedorov, PhD, DSc (ITMO University, Russia): Approaches to improving charge-carrier collection from the photoactive layer: Theory and experiment.

- Pavel Samokhvalov, PhD, (head of the Nanochemistry Group, LNBE, NRNU MEPhI, Russia): Selection of the material for the solar cell substrate, electrodes, as well as the material and method for electrode connection.

Contact:

Professor Igor Nabiev, PhD, DSc, Principal Investigator of the project on Hybrid Graphene–Quantum Dot 2D Structures with Controlled Optical and Photoelectrical Properties and Their Photovoltaic Applications (Agreement no. 14.584.21.0032 of November 22, 2017, project RFMEFI58417X0032).

Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
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