Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces – LPI

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Mesoscopic dye-sensitized solar cells – Perovskite solar cells – Light emitting diodes, electroluminescent devices and redox flow batteries – New pigments and sensitizers, ionic liquids and solid state hole conductors.



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Latest Publications


Elucidation of photovoltage origin and charge transport in Cu2O heterojunctions for solar energy conversion (vol 3, pg 2633, 2019)

P. Cendula; M. T. Mayer; J. Luo; M. Graetzel 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 2019-10-01. Vol. 3, num. 10, p. 2873-2874. DOI : 10.1039/c9se90042j.

Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO on CuO Enables Selective and Efficient Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Liquid Fuels

D. Ren; J. Gao; L. Pan; Z. Wang; J. Luo et al. 

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2019-09-10. DOI : 10.1002/anie.201909610.

Thermodynamically stabilized beta-CsPbI3-based perovskite solar cells with efficiencies >18%

Y. Wang; M. I. Dar; L. K. Ono; T. Zhang; M. Kan et al. 

Science. 2019-08-09. Vol. 365, num. 6453.

Halide Versus Nonhalide Salts: The Effects of Guanidinium Salts on the Structural, Morphological, and Photovoltaic Performances of Perovskite Solar Cells

M. H. Alotaibi; Y. A. Alzahrani; N. Arora; A. Alyamani; A. Albadri et al. 

Solar Rrl. 2019-07-26.  p. 1900234. DOI : 10.1002/solr.201900234.

Sequential catalysis enables enhanced C-C coupling towards multi-carbon alkenes and alcohols in carbon dioxide reduction: a study on bifunctional Cu/Au electrocatalysts

J. Gao; D. Ren; X. Guo; S. M. Zakeeruddin; M. Graetzel 

Faraday Discussions. 2019-07-01. Vol. 215, p. 282-296. DOI : 10.1039/c8fd00219c.

Performance of perovskite solar cells under simulated temperature-illumination real-world operating conditions

W. Tress; K. Domanski; B. Carlsen; A. Agarwalla; E. A. Alharbi et al. 

Nature Energy. 2019-07-01. Vol. 4, num. 7, p. 568-574. DOI : 10.1038/s41560-019-0400-8.

Supramolecular Engineering for Formamidinium-Based Layered 2D Perovskite Solar Cells: Structural Complexity and Dynamics Revealed by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

J. V. Milic; J-H. Im; D. J. Kubicki; A. Ummadisingu; J-Y. Seo et al. 

Advanced Energy Materials. 2019-05-23. Vol. 9, num. 20, p. 1900284. DOI : 10.1002/aenm.201900284.

Dual effect of humidity on cesium lead bromide: enhancement and degradation of perovskite films

D. Di Girolamo; M. I. Dar; D. Dini; L. Gontrani; R. Caminiti et al. 

Journal Of Materials Chemistry A. 2019-05-21. Vol. 7, num. 19, p. 12292-12302. DOI : 10.1039/c9ta00715f.

Influence of Alkoxy Chain Length on the Properties of Two-Dimensionally Expanded Azulene-Core-Based Hole-Transporting Materials for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells

M. A. Truong; J. Lee; T. Nakamura; J-Y. Seo; M. Jung et al. 

Chemistry-A European Journal. 2019-05-10. Vol. 25, num. 27, p. 6741-6752. DOI : 10.1002/chem.201806317.

Toward an alternative approach for the preparation of low-temperature titanium dioxide blocking underlayers for perovskite solar cells

S. H. Aung; L. Zhao; K. Nonomura; T. Z. Oo; S. M. Zakeeruddin et al. 

Journal Of Materials Chemistry A. 2019-05-07. Vol. 7, num. 17, p. 10729-10738. DOI : 10.1039/c8ta04246b.