FZU (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

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Fyzikální ústav AV ČR v. v. i. (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Organisation Introduction

Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. (Institute of Physics), abbreviated as FZU, is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.  Its research is oriented to fundamental and applied research in physics, in particular condensed systems, solid state, plasma physics, and classical and quantum optics. It operates the HiLASE laser centre (www.hilase.cz) and has built the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines as a part of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). The Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures of the FZU has a long record of research in thin films for PV and nano-characterization used to find links between structural, chemical and physical properties of nanostructures, thin films and interfaces.


For the FZU team, the PILATUS project is a fulfillment of the effort started already during the previous H2020 project NextBase, where the Raman microspectroscopy-based measurement of the SHJ IBC became one of the key exploitable results.

What in PILATUS?

FZU will develop a high-throughput measurement for SHJ interdigitated back contacts suitable for in-line IBC based on photoluminescence. It also offers specialized high-resolution diagnostics (e.g. TEM, TOFSIMS, XPS, Raman microspectroscopy), in particular through the CzechNanoLab large research infrastructure.

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“The FZU team enthusiastically takes part in developing the SHJ IBC cells research further, to the EU pilot lines and the performance at real applications.”

Project progress

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