Solar – Photovoltaics

Air Stable, Photosensitive, Phase Pure Ion Pyrite Nanocrystal Thim Films for Photovoltaic Application
Bi, Y.,Yuan Y. , Exstrom, C .L., Darveau, S. A., &  Huang, J., (2011). Nano Letters, 11, 4953-4957.

An Investigation of Reflective Mulches for Use Over Capillary Mat Systems for Winter-time Greenhouse Strawberry Production
Meyer, G. E., Paparozzi, E. T., Walter-Shea,  E., Blankenship, E. E., & Adams, S .A., (2012).  Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 28(2), 271-279.

Arising Applications of Ferroelectric Materials in Photovoltaic Devices
Yuan, Y., Xiao, Z , Yang, B., &  Huang J, (2014).  J. Materials Chemistry A,  Feture Review Article, available online (2014)

Bilayer Phosphorene Effect of Stacking Order on Bandgap and Its Potential Applications in Thin-Film Solar Cells
Dai, J. & Zeng, X. C., (2014).  J. Physical Chemistry Letters, 5, 1289-1293.

Biodegradable Transparent Substrates for Flexible Organic-Light-Emitting Diodes
Zhu, H., Xiao, Z , Liu, D., Li, Y., Weadock, N. J., Fang, Z., Huang, J. & Hu, L.,  (2013). Energy and Environmental Science, 6, 2105-2111.

Crystalline a-Sm2S3 Nanowires: Structure and Optical Properties of an Unusual Intrinsically Degenerate Semiconductor
Marin, C. M., Wang, L., Brewer, J. R., Mei, W-N., Cheung, C. L., (2013).  J. Alloys and Compounds, 563, 293-299.

CuIn1−xAlxS2 Thin Films Prepared by Sulfurization of Metallic Precursors J. Olejnicek, L.E. Flannery, Darveau, S. A., Exstrom, C. L , Kment, S.,  Ianno, N. J., Soukup, R. J.,  (2011).  J. Alloys and Compounds, 509, 10020-10024.

Direct Writing of Graphene Patterns on Insulating Substrates Under Ambient Conditions
Xiong, W., Zhou, Y.S., Hou, W. J., Jiang, L.J., Gao, Y., Fan, L.Sh., Jiang, L., Silvain, J.F., & Lu, Y. F.(2014).  Scientific Reports, 4, 4892. DOI: 10.1038/srep04892

Efficient, High Yield Perovskite Photovoltaic Devices Grown by Interdiffusion of Solution-Processed Precursor Stacking Layers
Xiao, Z. ,  Cheng, B.,  Shao, Y., Dong, Q., Wang, Q.,  Yuan Y., Wang, C., Gao, Y. & Huang, J., (2014).  Energy and Environmental Science, 7, 2619.

Formation of Pyrite (FeS2) Thin Films by Thermal Sulfurization of dc Magnetron Sputtered Iron
Soukup, R. J., Prabukanthan, P., Ianno, N. J., Sarkar, A.,  Kamler, C. A., & Sekora, D. G, (2011). J. Vacuum Science Technology A,  29 (1), 011001-111001-5.

In Situ Imaging and Control of Layer-by-Layer Femtosecond Laser Thinning of Graphene
Li, D.W., Zhou, Y.S., Huang, X., Jiang, L., Silvain, J.-F. & Lu, Y.F. (2015). Nanoscale, 7, 3651.

Large Fill-Factor Bilayer Iodine Perovskite Solar Cells Fabricated by a Low-Temperature Solution-Process
Wang,Q., Shao, Y., Dong, Q., Xiao, Z., Yuan, Y. & Huang, J., (2014).  Energy & Environmental Science, 7, 2359.

Mechanistic Study of the Persistent Luminescence of CaAl2O4:Eu,ND
Qu, B., Zhang, B., Wang, L., Zhou, R., & Zeng, X.C. (2015). Chemistry of Materials, 27, 2195-2202.

Non-Wetting Surface-Driven High-Aspect Ratio Crystalline Grain Growth for Efficient Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells
Bi, C., Wang, Q., Shao, Y., Yuan, Y., Xiao, Z., & Huang, J. (2015). Nature Communications  6, 7747.

Polymer Aggregation Correlated Transition from Schottky-Junction to Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
Yang, B.,  Xiao, Z., & Huang J., (2014).  Applied Physics Letters,104, 143304.

Reduced Biomolecular Charge Recombination Loss in Thermally Annealed Bilayer Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices with Large External Quantum Efficiency and Fill Factor
 Yang, B.,   Yuan, Y. & Huang, J., (2014).  J. Physical Chemistry C, 118, 5196-5202.

Solid-State Graphene Formation via Nickel Carbide Intermediate Phase
Xiong, W., Zhou, Y.S., Hou, W.J., et al. (2015).  RSC Advances, 5, 99037

Solvent Annealing of Perovskite-Induced Crystal Growth for Photovoltaic-Device Efficcciency Enhancement
Xiao, Z., Dong, Q., Bi, C., Shao, Y., Yuan, Y., & Huang, J. (2014).  Advanced Materials, 26, 6503-6509.

Surface Electronic Structure of Hybbrid Organo Lead Bromide Perovskite Single Crystals
Komesu, T, Huang, X., Paudel, T.R., Losovyj, Y.B., Zhang, X., Schwier, E. F., Kojima, Y., Zheng, M., Iwasawa, H., Shimada, K., Saidaminov, M. I., Shi, D., Abdelhady, A.L., Bakr, O.M., Dong, S., Tsymbal, E. Y., and Dowben P.D.. (2016).  The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 120 (38), 21710-21715.

Surface Thermal Stability of Iron Pyrite Nanocrystals:  Role of Capping Ligands
Mao, B., Dong, Q., Exstrom, C.L., & Huang, J., (2014). Thin Solid Films, 562, 361-366.

Synthesis and Application of Ferroelectric  P(VDF-TrFE) Nanoparticles in Organic Photovoltaic Devices for High Efficiency.
Xiao,Z.,  Dong, Q., Sharma, P., Yuan, Y.,  Mao,B., Tian, W., Gruverman, A., & Huang, J., (2013). Advanced Energy Materials,  3, 1571-1588.

Thermal Conductivity of a Two-Dimensional Phosphorene Sheet: a comparative study with graphene
Hong, Y., Zhang, J.C., Huang, X., Zeng, X.C., (2015).  Nanoscale 7, 18716-18724

Titanium Trisulfide Monolayer:  Theoretical Prediction of a Mew Direct-Gap Semiconductor with High and Anisotropic Carrier Mobility
Dai, J. & Zeng, X.C. (2015). Angewandte Chem. Int. Ed.  54, 7572-7576.

Tuning Electronic Properties of Transition-Metal Trichalcogenides via Tensile Strain
Li, M., Dai, J., Zeng, X.C., (2015).  Nanoscale, 7, 15385-15391

Understanding the Effect of Ferroelectric Polarization on Power Conversion Efficiency of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Yuan, Y., Sharma, P.,  Xiao,Z., Poddar, S.,  Gruverman, A., Ducharme, S., & Huang, J., (20112). Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 8558.

Universal Formation of Compositionally Graded Bulk Heterojunction for Efficiency Enhancement in Organic Photovoltaics
Xiao, Z.,  Yuan, Y., Yang, B., VanDerslice, J., Chen, J.,  Dyck, O.,  Duscher, G.,  & Huang, J., (2014).  Advanced Materials, 26, 3068-3075.

Utilizing Insulating Nanoparticles as the Spacer in Laminated Flexible Polymer Solar Cells for Improved Mechanical Stability
Lu, Y.,  Alexander, C.,  Xiao, Z.,  Yuan, Y., Zhang, R., & Huang, J., (2012).  Nanotechnology, 23, 344007.  

Zinc Alloyed Iron Pyrite Ternary Nanocrystals for Band Gap Broadening
Mao, B., Dong, Q., Xiao, Z.,  Exstrom, C. L., Darveau, S.  A., Webber, T. E., Lund,  B. D.,  Huang, H.,  Kang, Z., & Huang, J., (2013). J. of Materials Chemistry A, 1, 12060.