Jul 3 – 7, 2023
Faculty of Science, UPJS, Košice, Slovakia
Europe/Bratislava timezone

Experimental study of opto-electronic effects using smartphone and Phyphox: solar cell and LED

Jul 4, 2023, 5:00 PM
Room 3 (Socrates)

Room 3


Oral presentation Contemporary physics and modern physics at school Lab work and experiments


Giacomo Torzo


We present a new kit designed to perform an educational study of several common devices that exhibit opto-electronic phenomena: LEDs, solar cells, photodiodes.
The Devices Under Test (DUT) are studied using a cheap datalogger, controlled by a common smartphone, and a board with plugs (where the DUTs may be mounted) and potentiometers that allow to obtain characteristic I-V curves and other interesting graphs.
The kit fosters the students to measure the energy conversion of sustainable devices, such as photovoltaic panels and LED illumination, at miniature scale, allowing to introduce them to the working principles of widespread renewable energy technologies as well as to teach fundamental principles in a new way. Our experimental set up is also designed to enhance digital skills and competences while experimenting with physics.

How would you like to present your contribution? Live in Košice (time slot to be allotted based on the programme)
Target education level (primary) Upper-secondary education
Target education level (secondary, optional) University education

Primary authors

Giacomo Torzo Prof. marisa Michelini (Udine University) Dr Stefano Pasqualotto (Labtrek) Elisa Corteggiani (Liceo Fermi, Padova, Italy)

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