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Metal nanoparticles, nanoantennas and rare earth ions for energy harvesting in solar cells (Nano2solar)

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Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 40 470
Project duration February 2016 - March 2016
Status Completed

Important results from the project

The main objective was to start a collaboration between Dr. Enrichi and two Swedish Universities: the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and the Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), with the possibility to connect them to the Italian Ca´ Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE). This objective has been fully centered. A Vinnmer Marie Curie Incoming Project proposal was submitted, which potentially could allow a strong interaction on the field of renewable energies. Moreover, during the visit, some experimental preliminary tests on selected materials were also done, as planned.

Expected long term effects

The most relevant outcomes are described hereafter (i), (ii), (iii). (i) Preliminary tests on some selected materials were done, suggesting new experiments. (ii) Dr. Enrichi met the Swedish colleagues at LTU and CTH. The interest in collaborating clearly emerged. (iii) The competences of LTU, CTH and UNIVE and the expertise of Dr. Enrichi were seen as perfectly complementary and provide a solid ground for a successful research activity and for a strong and long lasting collaboration on renewable energies. The complete Vinnmer Marie Curie Incoming Project proposal was submitted.

Approach and implementation

Dr. Enrichi spent one week in LTU and a couple of days in CTH. During his stay he gave an invited seminar in LTU to Prof. Vomiero and his colleagues and the same was presented in CTH in a meeting with Prof. Karlsson and his collaborators. He presented himself and his scientific background and the interest in collaborating in the field of renewable energies clearly emerged. Moreover, the visit was planned also to do some preliminary tests on selected materials with the aim of giving the operative start to the scientific collaboration. The overall strategy was successful.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-00034

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