Healing of cracks in organic–inorganic halide perovskite thin films


   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

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  Dr Mahmoud Dhimish  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Organic–inorganic halide perovskite (OIHP) thin films at the heart of the burgeoning thin-film perovskite solar cells (PSCs) technology possess poor mechanical properties, which is likely to limit the long-term reliability of PSCs as they are poised for commercialization. To address this issue, we introduce this project to investigate self-healing techniques that can be applied to PSCs thin films, including, but not limited to, bending-tension, or heat-treatment. The new discovery of this project can lead to broad applications for the prevention and/or restoration of the overall performance, environmental stability, and mechanical reliability of PSCs, and other devices.

Entry requirements:

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related subject.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/. Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.


Engineering (12) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology website https://www.york.ac.uk/physics-engineering-technology/study/funding/ for details about funding opportunities at York.

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