Longgang Key Laboratory of Next Generation Solar Devices
With the rapid development of economy and technology in today’s society, the problems of depletion of non-renewable energy and environmental pollution caused by energy consumption are becoming increasingly urgent. The development and application of new energy technologies has become the consensus of mankind, and countries around the world are supporting completely the development of the new energy industry through various policies. The research of new generation solar technology is one of the research hotspots in the global scientific research community.
This laboratory relies on the support from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (shenzhen), and the Nano Opto-Electronics Lab (NOEL) is responsible for the specific implementation. The core element of solar thermal photovoltaic (STPV) technology will be designed, and solar thermal photovoltaic technology will be realized based on latest nano-fabrication technology, which converts broad-spectrum solar energy into heat energy with modified radiated thermal energy that matches the band gap of the battery. The theoretical maximum efficiency of using solar energy is 85.4%, which is expected to break through the bottleneck of the photoelectric conversion efficiency of traditional photovoltaic technology. Main research field and research contents are:
- Research on the broad-spectrum light-absorbing materials;
- Design and the fabrication of micro / nano-structures for optical absorption and radiation devices;
- Research on photo-thermo-electric coupling of optical micro / nano structure;
- Establish a standard measurement scheme for measuring and characterizing solar devices in the service industry.
The team consists of 2 professors, 3 assistant researchers, 5 doctoral students, 3 master's students and 1 full-time management staff, including 3 overseas doctors, accounting for 25% of the total team. Prof. SK Hark (https://sse.cuhk.edu.cn/en/teacher/182), lab director and academic leader, has been researching nanoscience and technology since 2003, and has published 150 journal articles and conference papers. He has been cited more than 3343 times. Professor SK Hark was one of the earliest researchers to grow semiconductor nanowires by MOCVD. At present, this technology has become a widely accepted and superior quality nanowire production technology.