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Solar Energy

Advanced Electron Transport Materials for Application in Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
  • Bloking, J. T.; Han, X.; Higgs, A. T.; Kastrop, J. P.; Pandey, L.; Norton, J. E.; Risko, C.; Chen, C. E.; Bredas, J. L.; McGehee, M. D.; Sellinger, A.: "Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies of 2.5% using Benzothiadiazole/Imide-Based Acceptors." Chem Mater 2011, 23, 5484-5490.
Advanced Materials and Devices for Low Cost and High Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Artificial Photosynthesis: Membrane Supported Assemblies That Use Sunlight To Split Water

Design and Fabrication of the First All-Carbon-Based Solar Cell
Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate PV Converter
Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by Atomic Layer Deposition
Lateral Nanoconcentrator Nanowire Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells
Molecular Solar Cells
  • Gaynor, W., J.-Y. Lee and P. Peumans. "Fully Solution-Processed Inverted Polymer Solar Cells With Laminated Nanowire Electrodes." ACS Nano, Vol. 4 (1), 30-34 (2010).
  • Lee, J-Y., S. T. Connor, Y. Cui and P. Peumans. "Semitransparent Organic Photovoltaic Cells with Laminated Top Electrode." Nano Letters, Vol. 10 (4), 1276-1279 (2010).
  • Rim, S. B. and P. Peumans. "An analysis of light trapping configurations for thin-film solar cells based on shaped substrates," J. Appl. Phys. (accepted 2010).
  • Zhao S. and P. Peumans. "Simulations of carrier dynamics in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells," (in preparation, 2010).
  • Gaynor, W., G. Burkhard, M. D. McGehee, and P. Peumans, "A High-Performance Composite Solution-Processed Indium Tin Oxide Replacement for Optoelectronic Devices," (submitted, 2010).
  • Liu, C. Stoessel, L. Boman, C. Niu, J. Miller and P. Peumans, "High-speed toll-to-roll vacuum deposition of organic solar cells," Appl. Phys. Lett. (submitted, 2010).
  • Zhao, S., S. B. Rim, and P. Peumans. "Field and temperature-dependent photocurrent generation in bilayer organic donor/acceptor solar cells," Adv. Mater. (submitted, 2010).
  • Zhao, S. and P. Peumans. "An accurate microscopic model for the dark current and open-circuit voltage of organic solar cells," Adv. Mater. (submitted, 2010).
  • W. Gaynor, J.-Y. Lee, and P. Peumans, “All solution-processed polymer bulk-heterojunction solar cells on opaque substrates,” submitted 2009.
  • J.-Y. Lee, S.T. Connor, Y. Cui and P. Peumans, “Semitransparent organic photovoltaic cells with laminated top electrode”, submitted 2009.
  • J. Wu, H.A. Becerril, Z. Bao and P. Peumans, "Organic solar cells with solution processed graphene transparent electrodes," accepted in Appl. Phys. Lett 2009.
  • M. Agrawal and P. Peumans, "Broadband optical absorption enhancement through coherent light trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells," Optics Express 16, 5385-5396 (2008).
  • Liu, S. Zhao, S. B. Rim, M. Koenemann, P. Erk and P. Peumans, "Control of electric field strength and orientation at the donor-acceptor interface in organic solar cells," Advanced Materials 2008, 1065-1070 (2008).
  • S. Zhao and P. Peumans, "Geminate recombination at organic semiconductor heterojunctions," submitted.
  • S. B. Rim, S. Zhao, S. R. Scully, M. D. McGehee and P. Peumans, "An effective light trapping configuration for thin-film solar cells," Applied Physics Letters 91, 243501 (2007).
Nanostructured Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Gaynor, W., G. F. Burkhard, M. D. McGehee, and P. Peumans. Advanced Materials (in press, 2011).
  • Gaynor, W., J.-Y. Lee and P. Peumans. "Fully solution-processed inverted polymer solar cells with laminated nanowire electrodes." ACS Nano, Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 30-34, doi:10.1021/nn900758e (2010).
  • Kusinski, G. J., J. R. Jokisaari, R. Noriega, L. Goris, M. Donovan, A. Salleo. "Transmission electron microscopy of solution-processed intrinsic and Al-doped ZnO nanowires for transparent electrode fabrication." Journal of Microscopy 237, 443-449 (2010).
  • Lee, J.-Y., S. T. Connor, Y. Cui and P. Peumans. "Semitransparent organic photovoltaic cells with laminated top electrode." Nano Letters, Vol. 10 , No. 4, pp. 1276-1279, doi:10.1021/nl903892x (2010).
  • Noriega, R., J. Rivnay, L. Goris, D. Kälblein, H. Klauk, K. Kern, L. M. Thompson, A. C. Palke, J. F. Stebbins, J. R. Jokisaari, G. Kusinski, and A. Salleo. "Probing the electrical properties of highly-doped Al:ZnO nanowire ensembles." Journal of Applied Physics 107, 074312-1-7 (2010).
  • Hu, L., H. S. Kim, J.-Y. Lee, P. Peumans and Y. Cui. "Scalable coating and properties of transparent, flexible silver nanowire electrodes." ACS Nano (in press, 2010).
  • Weil, B. D., S. T. Connor, and Y. Cui. "CuInS2 solar cells by air-stable ink rolling." J. Am. Chem. Soc. (In press, 2010).
  • Devan, R., M. Marinkovic, R. Noriega, S. Phadke, A. Salleo, and D. Knipp. "Light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells with periodic pyramid texture." Optics Express 17, 23058-23065 (2009).
  • S. T. Connor, C.-M. Hsu, B.Weil, Y. Cui, “ Mechanistic Studies of CuInS2 Nanocrystal Growth”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (in press 2009).
  • L. Goris, R. Noriega, M. Donovan, J. Jokisaari, G. Kusinski and A. Salleo, “Intrinsic and doped zinc oxide nanowires for transparent electrode fabrication via low temperature solution synthesis”, J. of Electronic Materials 38, 586 (2009).
  • Rodrigo Noriega, Jonathan Rivnay, Ludwig Goris, Daniel Kälblein, Hagen Klauk, Klaus Kern, Linda Thompson, Aaron Palke, Jonathan Stebbins, Alberto Salleo, “Probing the electrical properties of highly-doped Al:ZnO single nanowires”, submitted to Nanoletters 2009.
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells
  • Agrawal, M. and P. Peumans. “A very efficient light harvesting scheme for thinfilm photovoltaics,” (submitted, 2009).
  • Agrawal, M. and P. Peumans. “The limits to light trapping in the sub-wavelength optical domain,” (submitted, 2009).
  • Catrysse, P. B. and S. Fan. “Connecting the dispersion of the coaxial plasmonic structure and the planar metal-insulator-metal geometry.” Appl. Phys. Lett. (submitted 2009).
  • Lee, J-Y. and P. Peumans. “The origin of enhanced optical absorption in plasmonic solar cells with spherical metal nanoparticles,” (submitted, 2009).
  • Catrysse, P. B. and S. Fan. “Propagating plasmonic modes and its implications for extraordinary transmission.” Nanophotonics, Vol. 2, 021790, doi:10.1117/1.2890424 (2008).
  • Barnard, E. S., J. S. White, A. Chandran, and M. L. Brongersma. “Spectral properties of plasmonic resonator antennas.” Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 21, pp. 16529-16537, doi:10.1364/OE.16.016529 (2008).
  • Barnard, E. S., J. S. White, A. Chandran, and M. L. Brongersma. “A Fabry-Perot model for plasmonics antennas,” (in preparation, 2008).
  • Fujimori, S., R. Dinyari, J.-Y. Lee and P. Peumans. “Plasmonic light concentration in organic solar cells.” Nano Letters (accepted, 2008).
  • Fujimori, S., R. Dinyari and P. Peumans. “Electrically-assisted aerosol deposition of metal nanoparticles,” (in preparation, 2008).
  • Catrysse, P. B. and S. Fan. “Near-complete transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays in phonon-polariton thin films.” Physical Review B 75, 075422, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.075422 (2007).
  • Catrysse, P. B. and S. Fan. “Enlarging the bandwidth of nano-scale propagating plasmonic modes in deep- subwavelength cylindrical holes.” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, No. 18, 181118, doi:10.1063/1.2803849 (2007).
Nanostructured Silicon-Based Tandem Solar Cells
  • Hao, X. J., E-C. Cho, G. Scardera, Y. S. Shen, E. Bellet-Amalric, D. Bellet, G. Conibeer, and M. A. Green. “Phosphorus-doped silicon quantum dots for all-silicon quantum dot tandem solar cells.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 93, No. 9, pp. 1524-1530, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2009.04.002 (2009)
  • Flynn, C., D. Koenig, I. Perez-Wurfl, M. A. Green, and G. Conibeer. “Capacitance and conductance characteristics of silicon nanocrystal metal-insulator-semiconductor devices.” Solid State Electronics, 00381101, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 530 – 539, doi:10.1016/j.sse.2009.03.001 (2009).
  • Hao, X. J., E-C. Cho, G. Scardera, E. Bellet-Amalric, D. Bellet, Y. S. Shen, S. J. Huang, Y. D. Huang, G. Conibeer, and M. A. Green. “Effects of phosphorus doping on structural and optical properties of silicon nanocrystals in a SiO2 matrix.” Thin Solid Films, Vol. 517, No. 19, pp. 5646-5652, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2009.02.076 (2009).
  • Hao, X. J., E-C. Cho, C. Flynn, Y. S. Shen, S. C. Park, G. Conibeer, and M. A. Green. “Synthesis and characterization of boron-doped Si quantum dots for all-Si quantum dot tandem solar cells.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cell, Vol. 93, pp. 273–279, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2008.10.017 (2009).
  • Park, S., E-C. Cho, D. Song, G. Conibeer, and M. A. Green. “n-Type silicon quantum dots and p-type crystalline silicon heteroface solar cells.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cell, Vol. 93, No.s 6-7, pp. 684-690, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2008.09.032 (2009).
  • Hao, X. J., E-C. Cho, C. Flynn, Y. S. Shen, G. Conibeer, and M. A. Green. “Effects of boron doping on the structural and optical properties of silicon nanocrystals in a silicon dioxide matrix.” Nanotechnology Vol. 19, No. 42, 424019, pp. 1-8, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/19/42/424019 (2008).
  • König, J. Rudd, M. A. Green, and G. Conibeer. “Impact of interface on the effective band gap of Si quantum dots.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cell, Vol. 93, No.s 6-7, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2008.09.026 (2009).
  • König, D., J. Rudd, M. A. Green, and G. Conibeer. “Impact of Bridge and Double-Bonded Oxygen on OH-Terminated Si Quantum Dots: A DF–HF Study.” Materials Science and Engineering: B, Vol. 159-160, pp. 117-121, doi:10.1016/j.mseb.2008.11.022 (2009).
  • Gao, F., M. A. Green, G. Conibeer, E-C. Cho, Y. Huang, I. Perez-Wurfl, and C. Flynn. “Fabrication of multilayered Ge nanocrystals by magnetron sputtering and annealing.” Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, No. 45, 455611, pp. 1-5, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/19/45/455611 (2008).
  • Gao, F., M.A. Green, G. Conibeer, E-C. Cho, Y. Huang, I. Perez-Wurfll, and C. Flynn. “Fabrication of multilayered Ge nanocrystals in SiOxGey films.” Applied Surface Science, Vol. 254, No. 22, pp. 7527-7530, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.05.273 (2008).
  • D. Song, E-Chel Cho, G. Conibeer, Y. Huang, and M.A. Green, “Structural, electrical and photovoltaic characterization of Si nanocrystals embedded SiC matrix and Si nanocrystals/c-Si heterojunction devices”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol.92, pp.474-481 (2008).
  • D. Song, E-C. Cho, G. Conibeer, Y. Huang, C. Flynn, MA. Green, "Structural characterization of annealed Si1-xCx/SiC multilayers targeting formation of Si nanocrystals in a SiC matrix", Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (2008) 083544.
  • E. Cho, S. Park, X. Hao, D. Song, G. Conibeer, S. Park, MA. Green, “Silicon quantum dots/crystalline silicon solar cells”, Nanotechnology, accepted, Apr 2008.
  • D. König, J. Rudd, M.A. Green, G. Conibeer, “Role of the Interface for the Electronic Structure of Silicon Quantum Dots”, Physical Review B (submitted November 2007, re-submitted after review Apr 2008).
  • G. Scardera, E. Bellet-Amalric, D. Bellet, T. Puzzer, E. Pink, G. Conibeer, “Formation of a Si-Si3N4 nanocomposite from plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition multilayer structures”, Journal of Crystal Growth, reviewed with minor changes suggested, 2008.
  • G. Scardera, T. Puzzer, I. Perez-Wurfl, G. Conibeer, “The effects of annealing temperature on the photoluminescence from silicon nitride multilayer structures”, Journal of Crystal Growth, reviewed with minor changes suggested, 2008.
  • G. Scardera, T. Puzzer, G. Conibeer, M. A. Green, “Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy study of silicon nanocrystals embedded in silicon nitride”, Journal of Applied Physics, submitted and under review, 2008.
  • E. Cho, S. Park, X. Hao, G. Conibeer, I. Perez-Wurfl, MA. Green, “Modification of electronic properties in silicon quantum dot superlattice”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, submitted, Dec 2007.
  • S. Park, E.-C. Cho, D. Song, G. Conibeer, M.A. Green, “Electrical properties of n-type Silicon quantum dots and P-type crystalline silicon heterojunction devices”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, submitted, Dec 2007.
  • D. König, J. Rudd, M.A. Green, G. Conibeer, “Impact of Interface on Effective Band Gap of Si Quantum Dots”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, submitted, Dec 2007.
  • J. Hao, E-C. Cho, G. Scardera, S. Huang, E. Bellet-Amalric, D. Bellet, S.C. Park, G. Conibeer, M.A. Green, “Phosphorus Doped Silicon Quantum Dots for All-Silicon Quantum Dot Tandem Solar Cells", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, submitted, Dec 2007.
  • G. Conibeer, M. Green, E-C. Cho, D. König, Y-H. Cho, T. Fangsuwannarak, G. Scardera, E. Pink, Y. Huang, T. Puzzer, S. Huang, D. Song, C. Flynn, S. Park, X. Hao, D. Mansfield, “Silicon quantum dot nanostructures for tandem photovoltaic cells”, Thin Solid Films, accepted for publication, available on line Dec 2007, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2007.12.096
  • G. Conibeer, Materials Today, “Third-Generation Photovoltaics” 10 (Nov 2007) 42-50.
  • E.-C. Cho, M. A. Green, R. Corkish, P. Reece, M. Gal and S.-H. Lee “Photoluminescence in crystalline silicon quantum wells”, Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 024321 (2007)
  • Lap Van Dao, Jeff Davis, and Peter Hannaford, Young-Hyun Cho, Martin A. Green, and Eun-Chel Cho. Ultrafast carrier dynamics of Si quantum dots embedded in SiN matrix. Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 081105 (2007)
  • G. Conibeer, M.A. Green, R. Corkish, Y.-H. Cho, E.-C. Cho, C.-W. Jiang, T. Fangsuwannarak, E. Pink, Y. Huang, T. Puzzer, T. Trupke, B. Richards, A. Shalav, K.-L. Lin, “Silicon nanostructures for third generation photovoltaic solar cells”, Thin Solid Films 511/512, 654 (2006)
  • S. Huang, E. Cho, G. Conibeer, M. Green, D. Bellet, E. Bellet-Amalric, S. Cheng, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 114304 (2007)
  • E. C. Cho, M. A. Green, R. Corkish, P. Reece, M. Gal and S.-H. Lee “Photoluminescence in crystalline silicon quantum wells”, Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 024321 (2007).
  • E. Cho, MA. Green, G. Conibeer, Y. Cho, D. Song, G. Scardera, S. Huang, S. Park, X. Hao, Y. Huang, “Silicon Quantum Dots in a Dielectric Matrix for All-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells", Advances in OptoElectronics, vol. 2007, Article ID 69578, 11 pages, 2007. doi:10.1155/2007/69578.
  • D. König, J. Rudd, M.A. Green, G. Conibeer, Impact of Interface on Effective Band Gap of Si QDs, 17th Int. PVSEC, 3-7 Dec. 2007, Fukuoka, Technical Digest, presentation 5O-A8-03.
  • D. Song, E. C. Cho, Y. H. Cho, G. Conibeer, Y. Huang, S. Huang, and M. A. Green, “Evolution of Si (and SiC) nanocrystal precipitation in SiC matrix”, Thin Solid Films (2007), DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2007.06.150.
  • D. Song, E. C Cho, G. Conibeer, Y.-H. Cho, Y. Huang, S. Huang, C. Flynn, and M.A. Green, “Fabrication and characterization of Si nanocrystals in SiC matrix produced by magnetron cosputtering”,Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, Vol. B25, pp.1327-1335, 2007.
  • D. Song, E. C Cho, G. Conibeer, Y. Huang, and M.A. Green, “Fabrication and electrical characteristics of Si nanocrystal/c-Si heterojunctions”, Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 91, pp.123510 (1-3), 2007.
  • C-W. Jiang and M. A. Green, “Silicon Quantum Dot Superlattices: Modelling of Energy Bands, Densities of States and Mobilities for Silicon Tandem Solar Cell Applications”, Journal Applied Physics, Vol. 99, 114902, 2006
Ordered Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells
Photosynthetic Bioelectricity
Plasmonic Photovoltaics
Self-sorting of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes for High Performance Large Area Low Cost Transparent Electrodes
Ultra-High Efficiency Thermo-Photovoltaic Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter
Upconverting Electrodes for Improved Solar Energy Conversion
  • Wu, D., J. Dionne, and A.Salleo, "Efficient upconversion and electrical carrier extraction in Ag nanowire, NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanocrystal composites" (manuscript in preparation, 2012).
 
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