Devices & Processes

Our mission is to go beyond the Detailed Balance limit (33.7%) and explore innovative material, device, and process strategies. Our goal is to approach the thermodynamic limit of 85% efficiency in solar energy conversion.

Through cutting-edge research and development, we are striving to pave the way for highly efficient and sustainable devices towards a brighter and greener future with solar energy.


Latest Publications:


Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Chair of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology

Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Lehrstuhl für Chemistry of thin film materials (Prof. Dr. Bachmann)

Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff

Institute of Condensed Matter Physics
Chair of Laser Physics

Prof. Dr. Silke Christiansen

Head of department

Correlative Microscopy and Materials Data
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS, Prof. Franke)