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Simona Binetti was graduated in Physics at Milano University in 1991, she obtained a Matster in Materials Science and Technology 1994 with mark 70/70 cum laude and a PHD IN CHEMISTRY in May 1998.
From 1999 to 2014 she has been assistant professor in Physical Chemistry for the Faculty of Science of University of Milano-Bicocca.
She is coauthor of about 100 scientific publications.
Since 2001 she has been teaching Material Chemistry, Physcal chemistry of solid state and surfaces, Solar Energy and device , Laboratory of Material Chemistry for the Materials Science Degree and laboratory of Physical Chemistry for the Chemistry Degree
Simona Binetti is associate professor in Physical Chemistry at Universty of Milano Bicocca and vice director of the Milano –Bicocca Solar energy research center.
She graduated in Physics at Milano University in 1991, she obtained a Master in Material Science in 1994 with mark 70/70 cum laude and the PH. D. in Chemistry in 1998. From 1999 to 2014 she has been assistant professor in Physical Chemistry for the Faculty of Science of University of Milano-Bicocca.
Since 2001, she has been teaching Material Chemistry, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Material Chemistry and Complement of Physical Chemistry.
Her research activity, carried out in the Department of Material Science of University of Milano-Bicocca, is devoted to the study of the effect of defects (point and extended ones) on electrical and optical properties of elementary semiconductor (Silicon) and composed (Silicon Carbide, Silicon Germanium and alloy and Copper Indium Gallium Diselenied CIGS alloy ). In this context she developed original research activities in the field of the role of defects on the opto-electrical properties of silicon (multicrystalline and nanocrystalline thin film) for photovoltaic application, of optical emission associated to dislocations and oxygen precipitates in silicon, on the epitaxial growth of Er-doped silicon. Within this frame the experimental tools, systematically used, include an UV-IR Photoluminescence system down to 12 K, infrared spectroscopy, Hall effect system down to 12 K, a Light Beam Induced Current system, Surface Photovoltage Spectroscopy for diffusion length determination. Recently a new activity has been started on the growth and characterization of CIGS films for PV application on steel and glass substrate.Since 1990, she has been involved in many European Renewable Energy Projects (Multichess (I-II), COST, FAST-IQ, NESSI, FOXY , NANOPHOTO) and in several national projects. She has been the responsible of European Renewable Project “FOXY” (“Development of solar grade silicon feedstock for crystalline wafers and cells by purification and crystallisation” 2006-2009) in which she has been the leader of the Work package related to Material characterization. She is co-author of more than 100 scientific publications on international journals, she had many oral presentation to PV international conferences and she acts as a referee for several scientific journals on Materials Science and Solar energy.
1.S.Pizzini, S.Binetti, A.Le Donne, A. Marzegalli, A.J. Rabier “Optical properties of shuffle dislocations in silicon” , APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 88, 211910 (2006)
2.A.Le Donne, S. Binetti, G.Isella, S.Pizzini “Structural Homogeneity of nc- Si Films Grown by Low –Energy PECVD” ” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 11, P5 (2008)
3.S. M. Hossain, A. Anopchenko, S. Prezioso, L. Ferraioli, L. Pavesi, G. Pucker, P. Bellutti, S. Binetti, M. Acciarri Subband gap photoresponse of nanocrystalline silicon in a metal-oxide semiconductor device” ” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 074917, 1 (2008)
4.A.Le Donne, M. Acciarri, D. Narducci, S. Marchionna, and S. Binetti,
Encapsulating Eu3+ Complex Doped Layers to Improve Si-based Solar Cell Efficiency Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 17, 519 (2009) “
5.P. L. Novikov, A. Le Donne, S. Cereda, Leo Miglio, S. Pizzini, S. Binetti, M. Rondanini, C. Cavallotti, D. Chrastina, T. Moiseev, H. von Känel, G. Isella, Crystallinity and microstructure in Si films grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition: A simple atomic-scale model validated by experiments ” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 94, 051904 (2009).
6.Le Donne A., Acciarri M., Gori G., Colletto R., Campesato R. and Binetti S. ““Optical and electrical characterization of AlGaInP solar cells” ” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells vol. 94; p. 2002-2006, (2010).
7.Michio Tajima, Takaaki Iwai, Hiroyuki Toyota, Simona Binetti, and Daniel Macdonald “ Donor – acceptor pair luminescence in compensated Si for solar cells JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 110, 043506 2011“
8.S. Binetti, M.Acciarri, A. Le Donne, M. Morgano, Y Jestin Key Success Factors and Future Perspective of Silicon-Based Solar Cells International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2013 Article ID 249502, 6 pages, 2013
9.A. Le Donne, S. K. Jana, S. Banerjee , S. Basu and S. Binetti Optimized luminescence properties of Mn doped ZnS nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications J. Appl. Phys. 113, 014903 2013
10.C. Modanese, M. Acciarri, S.Binetti , A.K. Søiland,M.Di Sabatino, L. Arnberg “ Temperature-dependent Hall-effect measurements of p-type multicrystalline compensated solar grade silicon” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 11 1469-1477 2013
14.Binetti S. , Le Donne A. , Sassella A. “Photoluminescence and infrared spectroscopy for the study of defects in silicon for photovoltaic applications” Solar Energy Materials &; Solar Cells 130 2014 696–703