Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (12/12/2012 03.07)

Block-copolymer preparation for nanoparticle functionalization and their application photovoltaic cells

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Component phase segregation in the blend forming the active layer of BHJ solar cells is still an open question and it is crucial to achieve good electrical conversion efficiencies of solar radiation. Organic and hybrid BHJ solar cells will be studied. Rod-coil block copolymers constituted by a low-band gap conjugated rigid segment and a flexible segment able to coordinate semiconducting NCs and shell NCs will be prepared and used as the donor material in the cell. The rod segment is based on thiophene or carbazole residues and benzo or dithienylbenzothiadizole. The molecular weight of the two segments must be carefully control in order to address the proper morphology with domain of 10-20 nm. Nanocrystals, nanorods, tetrapod of CdSe, CdTe, provided by other partner of the project. will be considered. This study is inserted in two projects funded by Italian ministry of university and of scientific research and Lombardia region

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Research Fields

Chemistry - Solar chemistry

Eligibility criteria

Degree graduation in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Materials Science attained in accordance with the law rules prior to the DM 509/99, or Master’s Degree (DM May 5, 2004).

Experience in the fields

English language

Italian language for foreign people only

Selection process

CV examination and interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Frequency of callsannuale
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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MILANO / ROMA - Italy /