European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion

QUANTSOL 2015 Winter workshop

Hotel Rauriser Hof, Rauris, Austria, March 22-27, 2015
Call for Short Abstract

The European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion announces the 27th Workshop on Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (QUANTSOL 2015 Winter workshop) and invites experts in the various fields of conversion of solar photons to electrical or chemical energy to submit short abstracts enabling us to select a new group for 2014.
This workshop continues the long series of lively meetings. We will focus on the exchange of new concepts, radical ideas, recent developments, and unsolved problems in the fundamentals of conventional and unconventional photovoltaic, photoelectrochemical, photochemical and photobiological energy conversion. Also new ideas are welcome as long as they fit to the general concept, i.e. quantum solar energy conversion (not including solar thermal technologies). The number of participants is limited to guarantee the opportunity for intense discussions on quantum solar energy conversion with experts from various fields.

The Quantsol 2014 Workshop will be organized by

Chairmen: Efrat Lifshitz (Technion, Israel)

Mischa Bonn (MPI, Germany)

Laurens Siebbeles, (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Christian Königstein (Secretary General, NL / AT)

Conference Location : Hotel Rauriser Hof, Rauris, Österreich

Prices per person per day including
(half board - breakfast & dinner):

single room* € 87,-

(shared) double room* € 82,-
* excl. Kurtaxe

Main Topics :

  • Inorganic semiconductor solar cells: advances in materials, processing, device concepts, and fundamental understanding 
  • Organic (polymer and small molecule) solar cells: advances in materials, processing, device concepts, and fundamental understanding 
  • Photochemical, photobiological (artificial photosynthesis) and photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy
  • Dye sensitized solar cells and photoelectrochemical devices
  • Novel photovoltaic materials, including molecular, nanostructured and composite materials
  • Physics and chemistry of internal and external interfaces, effects due to inhomogeneities and grain boundaries
  • Novel approaches for characterizing materials and devices
  • Optical and electrical means to optimize the output of cells, devices and systems
  • Theoretical aspects of quantum solar energy conversion, thermodynamic limits and optimized device designs

Preliminary Timetable

List of contributions availabe

Short Abtsract :
Please send your short abstract (half a page) outlining the content of your intended contribution to Christian Königstein.

Conference fees :

Workshop participants € 100,-
QUANTSOL members € 50,-
Accompanying persons no fee

Timetable / Deadlines :

July 15, 2014 Distribution of first circular
October 31, 2014 Deadline for Submission of Short Abtsract
November 30, 2014 Notification of accepted contributions
January 31, 2015 Deadline for extended summary (two pages; for the on-line proceedings)
January 31, 2015 Deadline for Hotel Reservation
March 22-27, 2015 Quantsol 2015 Workshop

Hotel Reservation
The hotel reservation has to be done directly with the hotel Rauriser Hof.

How to reach the Hotel
By train: via Salzburg, train station Taxenbach, see Österreichische Bundesbahn
Nearest airports are Salzburg and Zell am See (for private aircraft):

The Workshop is sponsored by

Last updated 14. März 2015
European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion