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Integration of Capacitor, Thermoelectric and PhotoVoltaic thin films for efficient energy conversion and storage

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Project "CapTherPV" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
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 Total cost 1˙999˙375 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙375 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2020-06-30


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 Project objective

The possibility of having a unique device that converts thermal and photonics energy into electrical energy and simultaneously stores it, is something dreamed by the PI since the beginning of her research career. To achieve that goal, this project aims to gather, in a single substrate, solar cells with up-conversion nanoparticles, thermoelectrics and graphene super-capacitor, all made of thin films. These three main components will be developed separately and integrated sequentially. The innovation proposed is not limited to the integration of components, but rely in ground-breaking concepts: 1) thermoelectric elements based on thin film (TE-TF) oxides; 2) plasmonic nanoparticles for up conversion of near infrared radiation to visible emission in solar cells; 3) graphene super-capacitors; 4) integration and optimization of all components in a single CapTherPV device. This ambitious project will bring new insights at large area, low cost and flexible energy harvesting and comes from an old idea of combining energy conversion and storage that has been pursued by the PI. She started her career in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells, later she started the development of thin film batteries and more recently started a research line in thermoelectric films. If approved, this project will give financial support to consolidate the research being carried out and will give independence to the PI in terms of resources and creative think. More importantly, will facilitate the concretization of the dream that has been pursued with hard work.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 João Carmo
Eletrólito sólido em papel com iões de alumínio
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2020-02-06
2018 Nuno Rodrigo Candido Lima
Development of functional fibers for wearable applications
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2020-01-30
2019 Raquelly Saturnino de Almeida
Células Fotovoltaicas Orgânicas produzidas em Electrospray
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2020-01-30
2019 Diogo André Pereira Mendes
Impressão 3D de Materiais Supercondutores
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2020-01-30
2018 David Magalhães Sousa, Luís Cerqueira Alves, Ana Marques, Guilherme Gaspar, João Carlos Lima, Isabel Ferreira
Facile Microwave-assisted Synthesis Manganese Doped Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34268-z
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-01-30
2019 Ana Filipa Cristovão, David Sousa, Filipe Silvestre, Inês Ropio, Ana Gaspar, Célia Henriques, Alexandre Velhinho, Ana Catarina Baptista, Miguel Faustino, Isabel Ferreira
Customized tracheal design using 3D printing of a polymer hydrogel: influence of UV laser cross-linking on mechanical properties
published pages: , ISSN: 2365-6271, DOI: 10.1186/s41205-019-0049-8
3D Printing in Medicine 5/1 2020-01-30
2019 A. C. Marques, Davide Miglietta, G. Gaspar, A. C. Baptista, A. Gaspar, P. Perdigão, I. Soares, C. Bianchi, D. Sousa, B. M. Morais Faustino, V. S. Amaral, T. Santos, A. P. Gonçalves, R. C. da Silva, Fabrizio Giorgis, I. Ferreira
Synthesis of thermoelectric magnesium-silicide pastes for 3D printing, electrospinning and low-pressure spray
published pages: , ISSN: 2194-1459, DOI: 10.1007/s40243-019-0159-7
Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy 8/4 2020-01-30
2019 J. Coroa, B. M. Morais Faustino, A. Marques, C. Bianchi, T. Koskinen, T. Juntunen, I. Tittonen, I. Ferreira
Highly transparent copper iodide thin film thermoelectric generator on a flexible substrate
published pages: 35384-35391, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/c9ra07309d
RSC Advances 9/61 2020-01-30
2019 Diogo Miguel Esperança Garcia, Ana Sofia Taborda Martins Pereira, António Carranca Almeida, Urbez Santana Roma, Alejandra Ben Aissa Soler, Paul D. Lacharmoise, Isabel Maria das Mercês Ferreira, Cláudia Custódio Delgado Simão
Large-Area Paper Batteries with Ag and Zn/Ag Screen-Printed Electrodes
published pages: 16781-16788, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b01545
ACS Omega 4/16 2020-01-30
2019 A. C. Marques, J. Faria, P. Perdigão, B. M. M. Faustino, Riina Ritasalo, Katiuscia Costabello, R. C. da Silva, I. Ferreira
Stability under humidity, UV-light and bending of AZO films deposited by ALD on Kapton
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54451-0
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-01-30
2017 Joana Loureiro, Tiago Mateus, Sergej Filonovich, Marisa Ferreira, Joana Figueira, Alexandra Rodrigues, Brian F. Donovan, Patrick E. Hopkins, Isabel Ferreira
Improved thermoelectric properties of nanocrystalline hydrogenated silicon thin films by post-deposition thermal annealing
published pages: 276-280, ISSN: 0040-6090, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.047
Thin Solid Films 642 2019-06-06
2017 A. Delgado-Lima, João P. Borges, Isabel M. Ferreira, Ana V. Machado
Fluorescent and conductive cellulose acetate-based membranes with porphyrins
published pages: 26-37, ISSN: 2352-4928, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2017.02.004
Materials Today Communications 11 2019-06-06
2018 A. C. Baptista, I. Ropio, B. Romba, J. P. Nobre, C. Henriques, J. C. Silva, J. I. Martins, J. P. Borges, I. Ferreira
Cellulose-based electrospun fibers functionalized with polypyrrole and polyaniline for fully organic batteries
published pages: 256-265, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06457H
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6/1 2019-06-06
2016 Catarina Bianchi, Joana Loureiro, Paulo Duarte, Jose Marques, Joana Figueira, Ines Ropio, Isabel Ferreira
V 2 O 5 Thin Films for Flexible and High Sensitivity Transparent Temperature Sensor
published pages: 1600077, ISSN: 2365-709X, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600077
Advanced Materials Technologies 1/6 2019-06-06
2017 Maria Bruxelas
Graphite-3YSZ supercapacitor/battery
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master thesis 2019-06-06
2017 Diogo Gomes
CuI as a transparent p-type thermoelectric material
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2019-06-06
2017 Filipe Silvestre
Development of a multi-material 3D printing system with integrated post-production procedures,
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Master Thesis 2019-06-06
2017 David M. Sousa, João Carlos Lima, Isabel Ferreira
Synthesis of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots, Using 2,2-Bipyridine as a Capping and Phase Transfer Agent
published pages: 1271-1274, ISSN: 2365-6549, DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601804
ChemistrySelect 2/3 2019-06-06
2018 I. Ropio, A.C. Baptista, J.P. Nobre, J. Correia, F. Belo, S. Taborda, B.M. Morais Faustino, J.P. Borges, A. Kovalenko, I. Ferreira
Cellulose paper functionalised with polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) for paper battery electrodes
published pages: , ISSN: 1566-1199, DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2018.06.025
Organic Electronics 2019-06-06
2016 C. Bianchi, L. M. Ferreira, J. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, P. Duarte, A. C. Baptista, I. M. Ferreira
Vanadium Pentoxide Alloyed with Graphite for Thin-Film Thermal Sensors
published pages: 1987-1991, ISSN: 0361-5235, DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4363-2
Journal of Electronic Materials 45/3 2019-06-06
2017 Joana Figueira, Joana Loureiro, José Marques, Catarina Bianchi, Paulo Duarte, Mikko Ruoho, Ilkka Juhani Tittonen, Isabel Ferreira
Optimization of Cuprous Oxides Thin Films to be used as Thermoelectric Touch Detectors
published pages: , ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12753
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019-06-06
2018 Bruno Miguel Morais Faustino, Diogo Gomes, Jaime Faria, Taneli Juntunen, Guilherme Gaspar, Catarina Bianchi, António Almeida, Ana Marques, Ilkka Tittonen, Isabel Ferreira
CuI p-type thin films for highly transparent thermoelectric p-n modules
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25106-3
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-06-06

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