Ingrid Hallsteinsen, NTNU, will head the new activity within new solar cell consepts

Associate professor Ingrid Hallsteinsen, together with Thomas Vågenes Brakstad (post doctoral fellow), is now starting up activity within inorganic perovskites for use as solar cell material. Promising theoretical results within double perovskite structures show the potential of electronic band tuning and intrinsic intermediate band gap, ideal for solar cells. To achieve this, the materials must be grown with very high precision and control, and Dr. Hallsteinsen will lead this experimental work.

Dr. Hallsteinsen has a strong background within thin film materials, particularly studying their functional properties such as magnetism. After finishing her PhD at NTNU, Dr. Hallsteinsen has spent the last years at the Berkeley Lab before returning to NTNU.