Solar panels are the flagship of the development of modern alternative energy. The widespread use of solar panels requires a new technological conversion and a significant reduction in the cost of production. The main areas of work are industrial technologies of printed ultrathin and flexible solar cells based on new materials of hybrid perovskites.

L.A.S.E’s research and development is focused on the development of a full technological cycle for the production of perovskite solar cells with new nano-materials — graphene, maskens and quantum dots. The laboratory is also developing technology for the use of various solar cells to power wearable electronics, IoT and sensors without restrictions on the shape and availability of light.

Laboratory activities

The laboratory was established in 2018 under the guidance of Prof. Aldo Di Carlo, PhD, as part of the megagrant project “Large-format translucent solar panels using stable perovskite architectures” of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

The laboratory conducts comprehensive and interdisciplinary research on prototyping and printing of thin-film energy converters.

The main idea was to create a scientific and technological center in which laboratory research in the field of new perovskite semiconductor materials were implemented into solutions of interest to the alternative energy and optoelectronics industry.

Scientific tasks that the project is aimed at solving include:

  • perovskite solar panels (printed) on the scale of plates >100 cm2;
  • study of stability of perovskite materials and devices based on them;
  • printed detectors (photo-, α-, β-, γ- radiation sensors);
  • heterostructures with new nanostructured and 2D materials;
  • solar panels in the concept of BIPV and diffused light;
  • ultra-thin perovskite-based LEDs;
  • cooperation with industrial partners to develop new products.