Duration: 4 hrs

The tutorial features 4 topics, presented by 3 instructors. The first topic gives an introduction to density functional theory and electronic structure methods and their application to photovoltaic materials, including band gaps, optical properties, defects, and disorder phenomena. The first experimental section addresses oxide and chalcogenide thin film growth, with focus on characterizing and controlling the film composition and structural phases. The second computational section covers recent developments in high-throughput computation, enabling the generation of large databases. Application to thermoelectrics will also be discussed. The second experimental block will cover optoelectronic property measurements and advanced characterization techniques for electronic transport properties (mobility, lifetime, etc.)


  • DFT and electronic structure
  • Thin film growth
  • High-throughput computation
  • Thin film characterization