Solar to electrical energy conversion is being revolutionized and you can be part of it; we work mainly on halide perovskite solar cells but also try to learn new materials chemistry and physics secrets from these to see if, and how their amazing properties can be generalized. The work is in collaboration with Prof. Gary Hodes and parts also with Profs. Igor Lubomirsky, Boris Rybtchinsky and Leeor Kronik.
Molecular electronics needs, in many cases, methods to make electrical contacts to molecules in a soft way so as not to damage the molecules. We have developed several methods for this,which appear to leave the molecules intact. However, it is very hard to get information on the chemical interactions between the molecules and the metal above them or between the molecules and the substrate, after contact deposition.
In this project you will be using a combination of physical and chemical methods to accomplish this.