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The purpose of workshops is to provide a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas. The format of paper presentations may include oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote lectures and panels. Depending on the number of presentations, workshops can be scheduled for 1 day or 2 days. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

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October 28, 2016

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LIMES 20171st International Workshop on Light Management for Efficient Solar Cells
Chair(s): Maurizio Ferrari and Giancarlo C. Righini

1st International Workshop on
Light Management for Efficient Solar Cells
 - LIMES 2017

Paper Submission: November 14, 2016
Authors Notification: November 30, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration: December 16, 2016


Maurizio Ferrari
Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Unità di Trento, CNR
Giancarlo C. Righini
Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR

Novel nanostructured materials, structures and technologies are contributing to the ongoing photovoltaic exploitation development and to new sustainable, competitive industrial processes. The enhancement of the efficiency of existing solar cells, however, asks for a better light management. This can be achieved acting on two sides, namely by increasing light trapping (e.g. by proper design of the cell structure and the use of plasmonic structures) and by exploting up- and down- frequency conversion phenomena (in particular in glassy materials containing ions of rare earth elements) in order to take advantage of a wider portion of the solar spectrum. This Workshop intends to provide an opportunity for discussion and the knowledge/technology exchange among international experts operating in this field.