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April, 2016. Workshop on Electron Emission from Solid Surfaces Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology, Haifa, Israel

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December, 2015. ProME3ThE2US2 project meeting M30 held at Solaris office, London

The ProME3ThE2US2´s 30 months meeting was held in on 15th and 16th of December, 2015 in London, UK. The partners of the consortium discussed the finalization, operative possible recovery plans for the last 4 to 6 months, and the strategy on how to achieve outstanding results for the project. On the second day of the meeting, the preparation plan for the Info day on Electron Emission from Diamond Workshop was concluded by the consortium.

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July 2015. ProME3ThE2US2 project meeting M24 held at CNR head quarters, Rome, Italy

Between the 1st and 3rd of July 2015, ProME3ThE2US2 project held their 2nd Year Meeting in Rome (Italy). The project coordinator, Dr. Daniele M. Trucchi (CNR), briefly presented Progress and assessment of the activities of ProME3ThE2US2 project.

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January, 2015. ProME3ThE2US2 project meeting M18 held at Fraunhofer ISE campus, Freiburg

The PROMETHEUS Project Mid Term meeting was held in Fraunhofer ISE campus in Freiburg, Germany on 28th and 29th January 2015. All members of the consortium have attended and were present at the two day meetings.
The project coordinator Dr Daniele M. Trucchi presented the objectives of the two day meeting starting with an internal meeting on the first day (January 28th) aimed at clarifying the project updates and preparing the review meeting for the successive day (January 29th) to be held before the project reviewer.

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Workshop on Electron Emission from Solid Surfaces Israel,20th & 21st April 2016

13 January 2016

VENUE

The conference will take place at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

TOPICS:

The workshop aims at presenting the Electron Emission (EE) properties of solid surfaces induced by different primary excitations including:

  • Thermally induced EE;
  • Photo-Induced EE;
  • Electron and Ion induced EE;
  • Field Emission and,
  • Cluster Induced EE; will be discussed.

Particular attention will be given to semiconductor and carbon based material surfaces.

The aim of the workshop is to present both the latest advances and research associated with Electron Emission (EE) as well as its possible application in devices. From the fundamental side complex excitation physics and surface phenomena play a central role in the emission process and these will be discussed in details.

In addition, EE processes have technological relevance in the development of e.g.  Particle detectors as well as the possibility to convert thermal energy to electrical energy through thermionic emission processes, which will be also be discussed in the workshop. A specialsession of the workshop will be devoted to the results obtained by the ProME3ThE2US2 EU project, in which the possibility to convert heat into electrical energy by a combined Photo-Enhanced and Thermionic Emission (PETE) processes will be presented.

PROGRAMME

More details of the program will be updated soon

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Professor Abraham Kribus was invited to present the lecture: 
"Solar Energy Conversion: Thermal, Photonic, thermionic or all of the above?" 
at Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)

https://epd.sutd.edu.sg/news-events/distinguished-lecture-series/

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EPD Distinguished Lecture Series // Abraham Kribus

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Professor Abraham Kribus was invited to present an overview of PETE conversion, and ProME3ThE2US2´s achievements at a conference in Israel organised by Israel Sustainable Energy Society (ISES) on the April 19, 2016

http://www.ises.org.il/ISES-2016

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Professor Abraham Kribus was invited to talk at the conference The Energy, Materials, and Nanotechnology (EMN) Photovoltaics Meeting 2016 in Hong Kong, China on the 18-21 of January 2016

http://www.emnmeeting.org/PV/2016/

Session schedule: http://www.emnmeeting.org/PV/2016/quantum-dot-solar-cells 

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The ProME3ThE2US2´s M30 meeting was held on 15th and 16th of December, 2015 in London (United Kingdom)

The project coordinator discussed the main Meeting objectives: discussion on finalization, operative possible recovery plans for the last 4/6 months and strategy on how to achieve outstanding results.
Also on the second day of the meeting, participants been planning the Info day preparation on electron emission from diamond workshop.

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ProME3ThE2US2 partners CNR participated in the 4th ADAMAS (Advanced Diamond Assemblies) Workshop at GSI , December 3 - December 4, 2015,  GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany

 

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Between the 1st and 3rd of July 2015, ProME3ThE2US2 project held their 2nd Year Meeting in Rome (Italy)

The project coordinator Dr. Daniele M. Trucchi (CNR) briefly presented Progress and assessment of the activities of ProME3ThE2US2 project.

The meeting started of welcoming all the meeting participants to CNR Headquarters. Then the coordinator resumed the objectives of the three-days meeting. The Project Committee talked about the progress that took place from the last project meeting and planned for the next steps to follow in the future. In detail, partners discussed about dissemination activities, IPR topic, technical developments and the demonstration and evaluation activities.

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PROMETHEUS Consortium Members and researchers from Tel Aviv University

ProME3ThE2US2 12M Meeting and the celebration of PETE 2014 in Israel

22 July 2014

The PROMETHEUS 12 month meeting was held in Tel Aviv (Israel) on the 26th of June. The project coordinator Dr. Daniele Trucchi (CNR), gave the welcome speech and opened the meeting with a general overview. He resumed the progress of the scientific activities and reported on the financial status of the Project.

Work package´s leaders presented their progress so far and talked about the development of their activities. It was an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss the technologies and techniques used up to this stage of the Project, the simulation activities and integration of materials.

This kind of meeting supposed a necessary way to find solutions between the partners in order to get the best results in the Project and reach the goals proposed at the beginning of the Project.

The meeting coincided with PETE 2014, the International Workshop on Photon‐Enhanced Thermionic Emission which was held on the 23rd and 24th of June in Tel Aviv University (Israel).  Researchers from different disciplines and universities, alongside Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy, presented and discussed the various aspects of thermionic emission.

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ProME3ThE2US2 Annual Meeting

04 June 2014

ProME3ThE2US2´s Project will hold the Annual Meeting on 25th and 26th of June in Haifa (Israel), in Technion headquarters. The project coordinator Dr. Daniele Trucchi (CNR) will briefly present the progress of the activities so far and each partner will have the opportunity to extend in more details about the development of their activities, mainly regarding simulation and cathode development as well as dissemination and exploitation activities carried out during this first year of project.

The meeting will take place after the celebration of PETE 2014, the International Workshop on Photon‐Enhanced Thermionic Emission on 23rd and 24th of June in Tel Aviv University (Israel), where researchers from different disciplines and different universities besides Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy will present, discuss, and brainstorm the various aspects of thermionic emission.

The Parliament Magazine: "EU is key funding research for the PV Industry"

16 January 2014

EU Key Funding Research for PV Industry-EXERGYThe Parliament Magazine recently published an article about projects in the area of photovoltaic technologies (PV). These projects are supported by the European Community framework and new Horizon 2020 programs.

"In terms of future emerging technologies in this area, Production method of electrical energy by enhanced thermal electron emission by the use of superior semiconductors (ProME3ThE2US2)..."

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PETE-2014: International Workshop on Photon‐Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE)

09 January 2014

PETE 2014This international workshop is the first opportunity to bring together researchers from different disciplines to present, discuss, and brainstorm the various aspects of thermionic emission and PETE, and paths to take it from concepts and basic science to practice. The workshop scope includes:

  • Low work function materials, coatings, fabrication, characterization
  • Electron emission theory, modeling, simulation
  • PETE devices, design, testing, application

Dates: 23 - 24 June 2014
Venue: Tel Aviv University (Israel)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Submission date 28 February 2014
Submission guidelines
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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Prof. Nicholas Melosh, Stanford University
Prof. Robert Nemanich, Arizona State University
Dr. Andreas Bett, Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy
Prof. Alon Hoffman, Technion- Israel Institnologyute of Tech
More information

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ProME3ThE2US2 Dissemination Paper on Global Scientia

11 November 2013


ProME3ThE2US2 Project has recently published a Dissemination Paper on Global Scientia under the title "A Novel Technology to Exceed 50% Efficiency in Solar Concentration Systems". Global Scientia is a community of science that acts as a knowledge transfer. They bring to us some of the major developments in Science nowadays.

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ProME3ThE2US2 Kick-off-Meeting

24 May 2013


ProME3ThE2US2 Project kick-off meeting was held at Brussels on May 2013. ProME3ThE2US2 Primary Project Coordinator, Dr Daniele Trucchi (CNR) presented the scientific purposes and issues about activities that will be carried out during the project. Each partner representative shortly presented the institution and its particular role in the project. All participants exposed their engagement and active participation, especially Work Packages 2 (Dissemination and Exploitation), WP3 (Simulation of Converter Operation) and 5 (Development of III-V and Heterojunction Semiconductor Cathode)