Workshop on lifetime and stability of hybrid and organic devices 21-22 april 2016 Paris, France

poster_workshopA significant challenge for the successful commercialization of organic devices, is their limited lifetime. Extrinsic as well as intrinsic factors cause deterioration of device performances during operation and these therefore needs to be thoroughly investigated to minimize their influence. The extrinsic degradation is generally the result of oxygen and moisture diffusion from ambient into the device causing a reaction with the active layers or the cathode in both light-emitting diodes and solar cells. The intrinsic degradation is arising from intrinsic processes, in which the device materials change structure with time during normal device operation. This can e.g. be morphological or chemical changes in the active layers that lead to trapped charges, which can alter both the charge carrier profiles and recombination rates. The problems induced by both extrinsic and intrinsic factors are NOT straightforwardly solved and thus represent a principle obstacle for use and commercialization of hybrid and organic devices.

In the framework of the THINFACE project, we  propose  a workshop on lifetime and stability of hybrid and organic energy devices that includes all involved experts and younger researchers from the THINFACE network together with external experts from the community in France and abroad.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss common strategies and solutions for improving the lifetime and stability of organic devices and hybrid systems such as perovskite.

Researchers, private companies, PhD candidates and master students are welcome to register to the event.

Download the poster poster_workshop_file


Session Organics : thursday april 21st

Session Perovskite: friday april 22nd

BrabecChristoph Brabec 
, University of Erlangen, Germany

Photostability and photodegradation mechanisms in organic semiconducting BHJ composites

DiCarloAldo Di Carlo
, University of Rome II, Italy

Large area Perovskite Solar Cells: Fabrication and Stability

AernoutsTom Aernouts,
 IMECLeuven, Belgium

Reliability of emerging PV technologies: identifying degradation mechanisms in a plethora of device architectures

Shahzada_AhmadShahzada Ahmad, AbengoaSevilla, Spain


HiornsRoger Hiorns, 

Institut des sciences analytiques et de physico-chimie pour l'environnement et les matériaux, Pau, France

BergerRuediger Berger
, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz, Germany

Unbalanced Charge Distribution Inside a Perovskite-

Sensitized Solar Cell in Real Space

EngmannVida Engmann, University of Southern DenmarkSønderborg, Denmark

Stabilizing Organic Solar Cells by Ternary Blending

Active Layers with Additives

EvenJacky Even
, University of Rennes, France

Carrier processes and photostability in perovskites

materials and solar cells

Sylvain Chambon, University of Bordeau, France

Degradation Mechanisms in Organic Solar Cells: The Role of Interfaces 

PhilippeBertrand Philippe
, University of Uppsala, Sweden 

How Photoelectron Spectroscopy can be used to investigate

organic-inorganic perovskites? Chemical, Electronic Structure

Characterization and Stability Behavior


Benedikt Gburek, Heliatek, Dresden, Germany

Efficiency and Lifetime of Small-Molecules OPV from Lab to Fab





Important dates

Submit your abstract, 30th january 2016 to 1st april 2016

Registration, 30th january 2016 to  21st april 2016

Workshop,  21st april 2016 at 14h00 - 22nd april 2016 16h30


Registration fees

Registration fees of 50 euros apply for regular participants that include the cocktail on april 21st and the lunch of april 22nd.

Master students are waived from fees and will not be supported for the lunch.

Only bank transfer are accepted, no payment will be accepted at the workshop place, in case of cancellation no refund will be possible.

Registration is mandatory in any cases and will be confirmed for regular participant after receiving the bank transfer.


Organizing committee

witkowskiNadine Witkowski, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France






MadsenMorten MadsenUniversity of Southern DenmarkSønderborg, Denmark







The workshop is sponsored by Sorbonne Universités (Séminaires internationaux de recherche), Institut Français du Danemark (Programme IFD), Framework Programme 7 from EU (ITN THINFACE)


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