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© LIMNO/2021, An organic semiconductor bulk heterojunction photoelectrode


Organic-Inorganic Semiconductors Demonstrate Enhanced Charge Transfer

— EPFL scientists have made significant progress in the development of hybrid layered organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors by incorporating novel spacer cations, according to a recent scientific paper published in the journal Chem. Sci. This advance gives promise to addressing the strong dielectric and quantum confinement effects typically encountered in layered perovskite materials, allowing for improved charge-transfer capabilities.

© 2023 The authors/EPFL

Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction Directly on CIGS Surface

— LIMNO researchers have demonstrated that photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction occurs with high selectivity at a direct CuInGaS2/electrolyte junction when the electrolyte conditions are correctly tuned. 

© N. Plainpan 2023 EPFL

Nukorn Plainpan defends his PhD thesis

— Dr. Nukorn Plainpan received the degree of Docteur ès Sciences after successfully defending his thesis entitled "Tungsten oxide-based photoanodes: biomass valorization and the effects of oxygen vacancies." Congratulations Dr. Nukorn !

© 2023 EPFL / Alain Herzog

A step towards solar fuels out of thin air

— EPFL chemical engineers have invented a solar-powered artificial leaf, built on a novel electrode which is transparent and porous, capable of harvesting water from the air for conversion into hydrogen fuel. The semiconductor-based technology is scalable and easy to prepare.

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Doctoral Thesis Award Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (ISIC) 2022.

— Congratulations to the Winners : Dr Rebekah Wells (Winner) Dr Elena Braconi (Runner-up)

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