Nanoscale Photovoltaics:
New Devices and Materials

Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2017

21 – 23 November 2017

avendi-Hotel am Griebnitzsee, Potsdam, Germany


Scientific Program:


Thilo Glatzel / University of Basel

Martha Lux-Steiner / ILTIS Remote Laboratories and Free University of Berlin

The scope of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussions of novel developments and trends in the field of solar energy conversion and storage using nanoscale materials and concepts from chemistry, physics, and materials science. The key topics will include fundamental aspects of structural and chemical nanoscale characterization, new device and especially material concepts but also an overview for sustainable strategies for future developments. The symposium will bring together scientist working in the different areas and aims to stimulate discussions and cooperations.

Aspects covered by this conference


Advanced analytical methods


  • Chemical composition
  • Structural characterization
  • Opto-electrical properties



New material and device concepts


  • Metamaterials
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Microscale devices
  • Organic and hybrid devices
  • Quantum dot and well concepts



Light and current management


  • Photonics
  • Charge carrier collection
  • Interfaces and surfaces