Saturday, 10 September 2016
A significant number of talks were devoted to the topic of hybrid halide-organic perovskites, and their potential use a photovoltaic material. Chris presented his work (just submitted) on designing a new forcefield for modelling methylammonium lead iodide, which was well received given it allows for far larger simulations of the materials that are not possible when using quantum mechanical simulations.
"With the University of Sheffield bringing on line in the New Year a new HPC server, that makes use of the new generation of GPUs, it will be possible to use VASP to perform significant calculations, in conjunction with NMR and XRD, to understand materials and their properties" - Chris Handley
You can just see Chris in the front row, 4th in front the right, with Emilio to the left, and Stavrina to Emilio's left.
Part way through the workshop/conference there was an excursion to Mont Saint Michel.