The scope of this two-day interactive workshop is to bring together leading international scientists working in the field of “Hot carrier dynamics in advanced concept solar cells”.

A particular emphasis is placed on theoretical and experimental understanding of nonequilibrium carrier relaxation dynamics in low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures and their exploitation for novel hot carrier type solar cells. Hereby, investigations and manipulation of ultrafast electron-phonon interactions as well as multi-exciton generation dynamics in a variety of nanostructured materials (quantum well, dots, wires, perovskites, etc.) will be discussed.

The meeting should provide a unique forum for both theoretical and experimental researchers to interact at the interface between multiscale modelling, engineering of sophisticated low-dimensional semiconductor materials, and characterization including ultrafast optical spectroscopy.

The workshop is motivated and funded by the “Focal Periods 2019” program, a dedicated initiative for interdisciplinary research funding by the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich.