CIEMAT participates in the “Solarnews” magazine to show the potential of the nitrides that they develop in their laboratories.


CIEMAT speaks on the madri+d energy and sustainability blog about the potential of nitrides as eco-friendly absorbents for the next generation of thin-film solar cells.


The student Tomás García has participated in the Meeting of Young Researchers in "La Cristalera", where he presented his Final Degree Project on lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), financed by the SCALED Project. This work is the result of the collaboration between UAM and CIEMAT in energy storage in LIBs with thin films of amorphous silicon as electrodes.


CIEMAT has participated in the XVI Edition of the National Congress of Materials (CNMAT22) which has been held in the city of Ciudad Real, with research paper: STRUCTURAL, OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THIN FILMS OF TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING OXIDES OBTAINED BY CHEMICAL METHOD

In this work, AZO thin films have been prepared by the sol-gel technique using different zinc precursors and different deposition methods (spin coating (SC) and dip coating (DC)), observing the differences between the films obtained. In the same way, a study has been carried out on how it affects the subsequent thermal treatment of said films.



UB and UPC had participated in “See Future PV - Latsis Symposium on Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Photovoltaics” that has been held in the EPFL in the city of Lausanne, with the oral presentation "Polymeric carrier selective contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells" by Thomas Tom (UB).


CIEMAT has participated in the XIX Meeting of the Specialized Group on Inorganic Chemistry XIII and the Meeting of the Specialized Group on Solid State Chemistry (QIES22), with two research papers, funded by the SCALED Project.

The studies are based on the use of zinc oxide (ZnO), as a selective contact of electrons in the manufacture of solar cells, which is why they were synthesized from low-temperature and low-cost deposition methods such as chemical bath (CBD ) and by the spin coating technique


A research sprint to activate all the possibilities of silicon in Lithium-ion batteries.​

Companies and innovation centers (including UAM and CIEMAT) are working to improve the stability of a material (silicon) with much more storage capacity than graphite for lithium-ion batteries.



New special issue open for submision.

MDPI energies (IF: 3.004) Special Issue “Photovoltaics and Energy-Storage Applications” opens for submission.


CIEMAT and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) collaborate in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries within the framework of the SCALED project.

The DSD group (Deposited Silicon Devices), belonging to the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Unit of the Department of Energy (CIEMAT), and the Department of Applied Physics of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), collaborate closely in the fabrication and characterization of Lithium-ion batteries, by using amorphous silicon anodes deposited by the PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition) technique, as part of the research activities planned in the SCALED project.