In the frame of the research project “REusable MAsk Patterning” (REMAP) which received the prestigious grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC), physicists from across Europe met in Luxembourg to discuss their latest findings on 11-12 September 2023.
Making micro solar cells more efficient
The project is investigating new ways to make lithographic processes more sustainable. Luxembourg’s role in this EIC pathfinder funded project is to apply the new masking technology to make highly efficient micro solar cells.
Maria Gonzalez, a postdoctoral student in the Laboratory for Energy Materials, presented her latest results showing the new apparatus that she has built to test the efficacy of the masking.
Since the European Innovation Council places a strong emphasis on public outreach, Louis Krieger, science communicator at the Scienteens Lab provided a training on how to effectively communicate with the public.
The meeting led to effective discussions and the creation of new ideas.
The consortium behind REMAP is composed of the University of Genova, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” of Greece, Solvionic S.A., a company producing specialised chemical products, RINA, a certifying company, and the University of Luxembourg.
This is the first grant of the European Innovation Council (EIC) awarded to a researcher in Luxembourg: Professor Phillip Dale, Full Professor in Physics at the University’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine.
More details of the project can be found here https://re-map.eu/