Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion

nano solar group thumb imageGroup leader: Dr. Andreas Schueler
PhD students: Olivia Bouvard, Jing Gong, Anna Krammer
Postdoc: André Kostro
Research eng.: Luc Burnier, Alexandre Diévart, Jérémy Charmillot
Technical support: Pierre Loesch

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groupe schueler en 2018

Due to their fascinating optical and electronic properties, nanometer-scaled structures play an important role in solar energy conversion. In the research group “Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion”, the team led by Dr Andreas Schüler develops and characterizes novel nanostructured materials for solar energy applications. The nanocomposite coatings consist typically of dielectric, semiconductor or metal nanocrystals embedded in a dielectric matrix. Applications include antireflection coatings on solar collector glazing, colored coatings with high solar transmittance for novel glazing of solar thermal facades, photoluminescent quantum dot solar concentrators for photovoltaic energy conversion, and optical selective absorber coatings for thermal solar collectors and thermoelectric power generation.

Thin film deposition processes are developed based on techniques such as sol-gel dip and spray coating, vacuum evaporation by resistive and electron beam heating, reactive magnetron sputtering and combined plasma enhanced chemical and physical vapor deposition.

Thin film characterization techniques include VIS-NIR and FTIR spectrophotometry, UV-VIS-NIR and FTIR spectroscopic ellipsometry, photoluminescence measurements, infrared emissiometry, temperature dependent electrical transport measurements, photoelectron spectroscopies UPS and XPS, depth profiling of thin films and multilayered coatings, X-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering, electron probe microanalysis, electron microscopies SEM, TEM, HTEM, electron diffraction, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis.

The research group carries out fundamental research on novel nanocomposite materials and thin films materials, and promotes the introduction of novel solar technologies by accompanying the upscaling of the corresponding innovative manufacturing processes.

 

Research topics

Patents

WO2017134589 (A1) : Coating for optical and electronic applications – Single- or multilayered coating, such as a selective solar absorber coating or a coating being part of an integrated electronic circuit, comprising one or more layers containing germanium (Ge) doped VO2+x, where -0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.1.
Krammer Anna, Paone Antonio, Schüler Andreas

PCT/IB2017/051952: Solar cooker
Mauree Dasaraden, Schueler Andreas, Diévart Alexandre, Bouvard Olivia

WO2014024146  EP2882921Glazing with embedded microstructures for daylighting and seasonal thermal control,
Kostro André, Schüler Andreas

WO 2014045141 A2: Laminated glazing with coloured reflection and high solar transmittance suitable for solar energy systems
Le Caër Hody Virginie, Schüler Andreas (Déposant SwissInso SA)

WO 2014045144 A1: Interference filter with angular independent orange colour of reflection and high solar transmittance, suitable for roof-integration of solar energy systems
Webtool

www.glassdbase.ch – an independent and comprehensive building glass database set up by University of Basel, Switzerland and now managed by LESO-PB
PhD Theses

A. G. Kostro, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Microstructured glazing for daylighting, glare protection, seasonal thermal control and clear view. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 6465 (2015)

A. Paone, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Switchable Selective Absorber Coatings for Overheating Protection of Solar Thermal Collectors. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 5878 (2013)

M. Joly, J.-L. Scartezzini and A. Schueler (Dirs.). Développement et optimisation de revêtements minces nanostructurés pour capteurs solaires thermiques et modules photovoltaïques. EPFL PhD thesis, n° 5541 (2012).

Award winning publications

Martin Joly, Yan Antonetti, Martin Python, Marina Gonzalez, Thomas Gascou, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Andreas Schüler, Novel black selective coating for tubular solar absorbers based on a sol-gel method, Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2012-2013
Peter Oelhafen, Andreas Schueler, Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion, Solar Energy Journal Best Paper in Energy Conversion Award 2005/2006

Selected publications

A. Krammer; A. Schueler : Thermochromic coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal collectors - novel type of doping (TARGET95). 2018.
N. Oliva; E. A. Casu; C. Yan; A. Krammer; A. Magrez et al. : MoS2/VO2 vdW heterojunction devices: Tunable rectifiers, photodiodes and field effect transistors. 2018-01-25. IEDM, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2-6, 2017. DOI : 10.1109/IEDM.2017.8268503.
J. Solt; M. Aarts; M. Andersen; S. Appelt; M. Bodart et al. : Daylight in the Built Environment; Science/AAAS. 2017-11-03.
N. Oliva; E. A. Casu; C. Yan; A. Krammer; T. Rosca et al. : Van der Waals MoS2/VO2 heterostructure junction with tunable rectifier behavior and efficient photoresponse; Scientific Reports. 2017-10-27. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-12950-y.
A. Krammer; A. Schueler : Thermochromic coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal collectors - novel type of doping (TARGET95). 2017-12-15.
N. Oliva; E. A. Casu; C. Yan; A. Krammer; T. Rosca et al. : Van der Waals MoS2/VO2 heterostructure junction with tunable rectifier behavior and efficient photoresponse; Scientific reports. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-12950-y.
N. Jolissaint; R. Hanbali; J.-C. Hadorn; A. Schueler : Colored solar façades for buildings; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.340.
P. Florio; M. C. Munari Probst; A. Schueler; J.-L. Scartezzini : Visual prominence vs architectural sensitivity of solar applications in existing urban areas: an experience with web-shared photos; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.437.
D. Mansour; O. Bouvard; A. Schueler : Development and characterization of electrochromic oxide and ion conductor deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.397.
A. Krammer; O. Bouvard; A. Schueler : Study of Si doped VO2 thin films for solar thermal applications; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.390.
J. Gong; F. Meyer; Y. Leterrier; A. Kostro; A. Schueler : Dimensional stability analysis of a UV printed polymer microstructure for a novel glazing system; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.393.
O. Bouvard; M. Lanini; L. Burnier; R. Witte; B. Cuttat et al. : Mobile communication through insulating windows: a new type of low emissivity coating; Energy Procedia - CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.396.
A. Krammer; A. Magrez; W. A. Vitale; P. Mocny; P. Jeanneret et al. : Elevated transition temperature in Ge doped VO2 thin films; Journal Of Applied Physics. 2017. DOI : 10.1063/1.4995965.
L. Burnier; M. Lanini; O. Bouvard; D. Scanferla; A. Varathan et al. : Energy saving glazing with a wide band-pass FSS allowing mobile communication: up-scaling and characterisation; IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation. 2017. DOI : 10.1049/iet-map.2016.0685.
C. Pascual; J. De Castro; A. Schueler; T. Keller : Integration of dye solar cells in load- bearing translucent glass fiber- reinforced polymer laminates; Journal of Composite Materials. 2017. DOI : 10.1177/0021998316656393.
O. Bouvard; M. Lanini; L. Burnier; R. Witte; B. Cuttat et al. : Structured transparent low emissivity coatings with high microwave transmission; Applied Physics a Materials Science and Processing. 2017. DOI : 10.1007/s00339-016-0701-8.
J. Gong; A. G. Kostro; A. Motamed; A. Schueler : Potential advantages of a multifunctional complex fenestration system with embedded micro-mirrors in daylighting; Solar Energy Journal. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2016.10.012.
A. Krammer; A. Gremaud; O. Bouvard; R. Sanjines; A. Schueler : In situ photoelectron spectroscopic characterization of reactively sputtered, doped vanadium oxide thin films. 2016. 16th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA). p. 440-444. DOI : 10.1002/sia.5989.
A. G. Kostro; M. Geiger; J.-L. Scartezzini; A. Schueler : CFSpro: ray tracing for design and optimization of complex fenestration systems using mixed dimensionality approach; Journal of Applied Optics. 2016. DOI : 10.1364/AO.55.005127.
W. A. Vitale; L. Petit; C. F. Moldovan; M. Fernández-Bolaños; A. Paone et al. : Electrothermal actuation of vanadium dioxide for tunable capacitors and microwave filters with integrated microheaters; Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2016.01.027.
O. Bouvard; A. Krammer; A. Schueler : In situ core-level and valence-band photoelectron spectroscopy of reactively sputtered tungsten oxide films; Surface and Interface Analysis. 2016. DOI : 10.1002/sia.5927.
M. Joly; O. Bouvard; T. Gascou; Y. Antonetti; M. Python et al. : Optical and structural analysis of sol-gel derived Cu-Co-Mn-Si oxides for black selective solar nanocomposite multilayered coatings; Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.06.058.
C. Pascual; J. De Castro; A. Kostro; A. Schueler; A. P. Vassilopoulos et al. : Optically-derived mechanical properties of glass fiber-reinforced polymer laminates for multifunctional load-bearing structures; Journal of Composite Materials. 2015. DOI : 10.1177/0021998314567696.
S. Vanzo; A. G. Kostro; J. Gong; A. Schueler : Consequences of global warming on the energy performance of CFS with seasonal thermal control. 2015. CISBAT 2015, EPFL, Lausanne, September 9-11th, 2015. p. 89-94. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-89-94.
S. Lardjane; M. A. P. Yazdi; N. Martin; C. Bellouard; N.-E. Fenineche et al. : Structural, electrical and magnetic characterization of in-situ crystallized ZnO:Co thin films synthesized by reactive magnetron sputtering; Materials Chemistry And Physics. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.04.037.
A. Paone; R. Sanjines; P. Jeanneret; A. Schueler : Temperature-dependent multiangle FTIR NIR-MIR ellipsometry of thermochromic VO2 and V1-xWxO2 films; Solar Energy. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.05.020.
M. A. Gonzalez Lazo; A. Schueler; F.-J. Haug; C. Ballif; J.-A. E. Manson et al. : Superhard, Antireflective Texturized Coatings Based on Hyperbranched Polymer Composite Hybrids for Thin-Film Solar Cell Encapsulation; Energy Technology. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/ente.201402141.
A. G. Kostro : Microstructured glazing for daylighting, glare protection, seasonal thermal control and clear view. Lausanne, EPFL, 2015. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-6465.
W. A. Vitale; C. F. Moldovan; A. Paone; A. Schueler; A. M. Ionescu : CMOS-compatible abrupt switches based on VO2 metal-insulator transition. 2015. Ultimate Integration on Silicon, Bologna, Italy, January 26-28, 2015.
A. Paone; R. Sanjines; P. Jeanneret; H. Whitlow; G. Guibert et al. : Influence of doping in thermochromic V1−xWxO2 and V1−xAlxO2 thin films: Twice improved doping efficiency in V1−xWxO2; Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.264.
C. Pascual; J. De Castro; A. Kostro; A. Schueler; A. P. Vassilopoulos et al. : Diffuse light transmittance of glass fiber-reinforced polymer laminates for multifunctional load-bearing structures; Journal of Composite Materials. 2014. DOI : 10.1177/0021998313511655.
W. A. Vitale; A. Paone; M. Fernandez-Bolanos; A. Bazigos; W. Grabinski et al. : Steep slope VO2 switches for wide-band (DC-40 GHz) reconfigurable electronics. 2014. 72nd Annual Device Research Conference (DRC), June 2014. p. 29-30.
C. Pascual Agullo; J. De Castro; A. Schueler; A. P. Vassilopoulos; T. Keller : Total light transmittance of glass fiber-reinforced polymer laminates for multifunctional load-bearing structures; Journal of Composite Materials. 2014. DOI : 10.1177/0021998313511653.
A. G. Kostro; A. Schueler : CFSPro: Ray Tracing for Profile Optimisation of Complex Fenestration Systems using mixed dimensionality approach ; Status-Seminar «Forschen für den Bau im Kontext von Energie und Umwelt, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, September 4-5,2014.
C. Pascual Agullo; J. de Castro San Roman; A. G. Kostro; A. Schueler; T. Keller : Light diffusion in GFRP laminates for building construction. 2014. CICE2014, The 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 20-22, 2014.
A. Paone; M. Geiger; R. Sanjines; A. Schueler : Thermal solar collector with VO2 absorber coating and V1-xWxO2 thermochromic glazing – Temperature matching and triggering; Solar Energy. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2014.08.033.
W. A. Vitale; A. Paone; C. F. Moldovan; A. Schueler; M. A. Ionescu : Growth optimization of vanadium dioxide films on SiO2/Si substrates. 2014. 40th Micro and Nano Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 22-26, 2014.
S. Mertin; V. Hody-Le Caër; M. Joly; I. Mack; P. Oelhafen et al. : Reactively sputtered coatings on architectural glazing for coloured active solar thermal façades; Energy and Buildings. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.12.030.
M. Joly; Y. Antonetti; M. Python; G. Lazo; M. Aymara et al. : Selective solar absorber coatings on receiver tubes for CSP - energy-efficient production process by sol-gel dip-coating and subsequent induction heating. 2014. ISES Solar World Congress, Cancun, Mexico, November 3-7, 2013. p. 487-496.
A. Kostro; J.-L. Scartezzini; A. Schueler : Mixed-Dimensionality Approach for Advanced Ray Tracing of Lamellar Structures for Daylighting and Thermal Control. 2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 1115-1120.
L.-E. Perret-Aebi; P. Heinstein; V. Chapuis; C. Schlumpf; H.-Y. Li et al. : Innovative Solution for Building Integrated Photovoltaics. 2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 685-690.
G. Reber; P. Oelhafen; L. Burnier; A. Schueler : Angular Dependent Solar Gain for Multiple Glazing from Optical and Thermal Data. 2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 223-228.
C. Pascual; J. de Castro; A. Schueler; A. Vasilopoulos; T. Keller : Total Light Transmittance of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Laminates for Multifunctional Load-Bearing Structures. 2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 73-78.
M. Joly; Y. Antonetti; M. Python; M. Gonzalez; T. Gascou et al. : Energy-Efficient Sol-Gel Process for Production of Nanocomposite Absorber Coatings for Tubular Solar Thermal Collectors. 2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 11-16.
A. Paone : Switchable Selective Absorber Coatings for Overheating Protection of Solar Thermal Collectors. Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5878.
M. Joly; Y. Antonetti; M. Python; M. Gonzalez; T. Gascou et al. : Novel black selective coating for tubular solar absorbers based on a sol-gel method; Solar Energy. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2013.05.009.
V. Hody-Le Caër; E. De Chambrier; S. Mertin; M. Joly; M. Schaer et al. : Optical and morphological characterisation of low refractive index materials for coatings on solar collector glazing; Renewable Energy. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2012.10.052.
M. Joly : Développement et optimisation de revêtements minces nanostructurés pour capteurs solaires thermiques et modules photovoltaïques. Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5541.
A. G. Kostro; M. Geiger; N. Jolissaint; G. Lazo; M. Aymara et al. : Embedded microstructures for daylighting and seasonal thermal control. 2012. SPIE 2012 International Symposium on Optical Engineering, San Diego, USA, August 13-16, 2012. DOI : 10.1117/12.930476.
A. Kostro; M. Geiger; R. Teuscher; M. Gonzalez Lazo; J.-L. Scartezzini et al. : Encapsulated Microstructures for Daylighting and Seasonal Thermal Control. 2012. SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, USA, August 11-16, 2012.
L. E. Perret-Aebi; P. Heinstein; V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix; C. Roecker; A. Schueler et al. : New Challenges in Solar Architectural Innovation. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011.
L.-E. Perret; P. Heinstein; V. Chapuis; S. Pelisset; C. Roecker et al. : New challenges in solar architectural innovation. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16.
A. G. Kostro; M. Geiger; J.-L. Scartezzini; A. Schueler : Towards microstructured glazing for daylighting and thermal control. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16. p. 455-460.
S. Mertin; V. Le Caër; M. Joly; J.-L. Scartezzini; A. Schueler : Coloured coatings for glazing of active solar thermal façades by reactive magnetron sputtering. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011. p. 31-36.
L.-E. Perret-Aebi; P. Heinstein; V. Chapuis; S. Pelisset; C. Roecker et al. : New challenges in solar architectural innovation. 2011. Proceedings for the CISBAT 11 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011.
S. Pélisset; M. Joly; V. Chapuis; A. Schueler; S. Mertin et al. : Efficiency of silicon thin-film photovoltaic modules with a front coloured glass. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011. p. 37-42.
I. Mack; S. Mertin; V. Le Caër; A. Schueler; Y. Ducommun : Air cooling powered by façade integrated coloured opaque solar thermal panels. 2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011. p. 317-322.
A. Schueler : Nanocomposite Coatings for Solar Energy Conversion: Large Opportunities for Small Structures ; Lecture series at ETHZ, Zurich, May, 19, 2011.
A. Paone; A. Schueler : Semiconductor-metal transition in vanadium dioxide based thin films: towards “smart” solar energy materials. 2010. From Solid State to BioPhysics V, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 12 - 19, 2010.
M. Probst; M. Cristina; A. Schueler; C. Roecker : Bringing colours to solar collectors: a contribution to an increased building "integrability". 2010. Colour & Light in Architectecture, Venice, November 11-12, 2010.
A. Paone; M. Joly; R. Sanjines; A. Romanyuk; J.-L. Scartezzini et al. : Thermochromic films of VO2:W for smart solar energy applications. 2009. SPIE Optics & Photonics 2009, San Diego, California, USA, 2-6 August 2009. p. 74100F-74100F-10 (2009). DOI : 10.1117/12.826143.
A. Raposo de Barbosa; C. Lecommandeur; E. Rosales; A. Schueler : COUCHE; Flash informatique. 2009.
A. Schueler; D. Babonneau; M. Balden : Solid State Science Special Issue: Symposium A on carbon-based nanostructured composite films Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology E-MRS Spring Meeting 2008; Solid State Sciences. 2009. DOI : 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2009.09.013.
M. Joly; M. Python; Y. Antonetti; J.-P. Rossy; A. Schueler : Optical selective coating for solar absorbers. 2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3. p. 23-28.
A. Paone; M. Joly; R. Sanjines; A. Romanyuk; J.-L. Scartezzini et al. : Thermochromic Films of VO2:W for "Smart" Solar Energy Applications. 2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3. p. 29-34.
D. P. Gruber; G. Engel; H. Sormann; A. Schueler; W. Papousek : Modeling the absorption behavior of solar thermal collector coatings utilizing graded a-C:H/TiC layers; Applied Optics . 2009. DOI : 10.1364/AO.48.001514.
A. Schueler; A. Kostro; B. Huriet; C. Galande; J.-L. Scartezzini : Monte Carlo simulations of quantum dot solar concentrators: ray tracing based on fluorescence mapping. 2008. Optics and Photonics 2008, San Diego, August 10-14, 2008. DOI : 10.1117/12.794739.
M. C. Munari Probst; E. De Chambrier; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; A. Schueler : New: coloured glazings for solar thermal facades ; EPFL Research Day 2008, Lausanne, 15 April 2008.
A. Schueler; A. Kostro; C. Galande; M. V. del Olmo; E. de Chambrier et al. : Principles of Monte-Carlo ray-tracing simulations of quantum dot solar concentrators. 2007. Solar World Congress of the International-Solar-Energy-Society, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, Sep 18-21, 2007. p. 1033-1037.
C. Roecker; M. Munari Probst; E. De Chambrier; A. Schueler; J.-L. Scartezzini : Facade Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors:A Breakthrough?. 2007.
A. Schueler; M. Python; M. Valle del Olmo; E. De Chambrier : Quantum dot containing nanocomposite thin films for phtoluminescent solar concentrators; Solar Energy. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2007.01.015.
M. Munari-Probst; V. Kosoric; A. Schueler; E. De Chambrier; C. Roecker : Facade Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors: Present and Future. 2007. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, 4-5 September 2007. p. 171-176.
A. Schueler; D. Deepanshu; E. De Chambrier; C. Roecker; G. De Temmerman et al. : Sol-gel deposition and optical characterization of multilayered SiO2/Ti1-xSixO2 coatings on solar collector glasses; Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2006.05.003.
P. Oelhafen; A. Schueler : Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion; Solar Energy. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2004.11.004.
M.-C. Munari Probst; C. Roecker; A. Schueler : Architectural integration of solar thermal collectors: results of a European survey. 2005. ISES 2005 Solar World Congress, Orlando, USA, August, 6-12.
A. Schueler; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen; E. De Chambrier; C. Roecker et al. : Thin film multilayer design types for colored glazed thermal solar collectors; Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.11.015.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen; J.-L. Scartezzini : Potential of quarterwave interference stacks for colored thermal solar collectors; Solar Energy. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2004.12.008.
A. Schueler; E. De Chambier; D. Dutta; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini : Angle-dependent spectrophotometry of Sol-Gel deposited multilayered oxide coatings on solar collector glasses. 2005. CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, September 28, 2005. p. 227-232.
A. Schueler ; Glazing. WO2004079278 . 2004.
J. Boudaden; R. S.-C. Ho; P. Oelhafen; A. Schueler; C. Roecker et al. : Towards coloured glazed thermal solar collectors; Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.02.042.
A. Schueler; E. De Chambrier; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini : Protocol of Measurement Techniques - Colored Solar Collectors. 2004.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; I. R. Videnovic et al. : On the feasibility of colored glazed thermal solar collectors based on thin film interference filters; Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.02.045.
M.-C. Munari Probst; C. Roecker; A. Schueler; J.-L. Scartezzini : Impact of new developments of the integration into facades of solar thermal collectors. 2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, June 20-24, 2004. p. 351-357.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen : Dielectric interference layers for solar thermal collectors. 2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, June 20-24, 2004. p. 765-773.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen : Designing thin film multilayers for colored glazed thermal collectors. 2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, Germany, June 20-24, 2004. p. 858-865.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen : Towards colored glazed thermal solar collectors. 2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003, Göteborg (SE), June 14-19, 2003. p. 51.
A. Schueler; P. Oelhafen : Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion. 2003. CISBAT 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 8, 2003. p. 36866.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini : Interference filters for colored glazed thermal solar collectors. 2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003, Göteborg (SE), June 14-19, 2003. p. 51.
A. Schueler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; P. Oelhafen : Coatings for colored glazed thermal solar collectors and solar active glass facades. 2003. CISBAT 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 8, 2003. p. 335-340.
A. Schueler; I. R. Videnovic; P. Oelhafen; S. Brunold; P. Gantenbein : Titanium containing amorphous hydrogenated silicon carbon films (a-Si:C:H/Ti) for durable solar absorber coatings; Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2001. DOI : 10.1016/S0927-0248(00)00396-2.
A. Schueler; P. Oelhafen; G. Francz; T. Zehnder; M. Düggelin et al. : In situ core level and valence band photoelectron spectroscopy of reactively sputtered titanium aluminum nitride films; Physical Review B. 2001. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.63.115413.
A. Schueler; J. Geng; P. Oelhafen; S. Brunold; P. Gantenbein et al. : Application of titanium containing amorphous hydrogenated carbon films (a-C:H/Ti) as optical selective solar absorber coatings; Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2000. DOI : 10.1016/S0927-0248(99)00074-4.
A. Schueler; R. Gampp; P. Oelhafen : In situ photoelectron spectroscopy of titanium-containing amorphous hydrogenated carbon films; Physical Review -Series B-. 1999. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.60.16164.