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Oct 15th, 2020

Chongwen's new paper Low-bandgap mixed tin–lead iodide perovskites with reduced methylammonium for simultaneous enhancement of solar cell efficiency and stability is published in Nature Energy: 10.1038/s41560-020-00692-7

Congratulations, Chongwen

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July 10th, 2020

Cong's new paper Arylammonium-Assisted Reduction of the Open-Circuit Voltage Deficit in Wide-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells: The Role of Suppressed Ion Migration is published in ACS Energy Letters: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01350

Congratulations, Cong

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July 9th, 2020

Congratulations! Chongwen was awarded David Turnbull Scholarship in Materials Science.

 

June 9th, 2020

Dengbing's new paper Maximize CdTe solar cell performance through copper activation engineering is published in Nano Energy: 2020, 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104835

Congratulations, Dengbing

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April 21st, 2020

Dengbing's new paper CuSCN as the Back Contact for Efficient ZMO/CdTe Solar Cells is published in Materials: 2020, 10.3390/ma13081991

Congratulations, Dengbing

 

 

 

Feb 12th, 2020

Rasha's new paper Influence of Charge Transport Layers on Capacitance Measured in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells is published in Joule: 2020, 10.1016/j.joule.2020.01.012

Congratulations, Rasha

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Feb 11th, 2020

Yunkang's new paper Correlating Hysteresis and Stability with Organic Cation Composition in the Two-Step Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cells is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: 2020, 10.1021/acsami.9b23374

Congratulations, Yunkang

 

 

 

Dec 20th, 2019

Zhaoning's new paper High Remaining Factors in Photovoltaic Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells after High-Fluence Electron Beam Irradiations is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: 2019, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b11483

Congratulations, Zhaoning

          

 

 

 

Dec 19th, 2019

Xiaolu's new paper Interface Modification of Sputtered NiOx as the Hole-Transporting Layer for Efficient Inverted Planar Perovskite Solar Cells is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C: 2019, 10.1039/C9TC05759E

Congratulations, Xiaolu

          

 

 

Dec 10th, 2019

Niraj and Zhaoning's new paper Charge Compensating Defects in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Suppressed by Formamidinium Inclusion is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2019, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03234

Congratulations, Niraj and Zhaoning

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Nov, 11th, 2019

Good News! U.S. Department of Energy Invests $5.7 Million in UToledo Solar Technology Research

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Sep 11th, 2019

Rasha's new paper Influences of buffer material and fabrication atmosphere on the electrical properties of CdTe solar cells is published in Progress in Photovoltaics: 2019, 10.1002/pip.3192

Congratulations, Rasha

          

 

 

August 9th, 2019

Congratulations to Chongwen's new baby girl Chloe.

The baby was born on August 9th, 2019

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July 29th, 2019

Zhaoning's new paper Wide-bandgap, low-bandgap, and tandem perovskite solar cells is published in Semiconductor Science and Technology: 2019, 10.1088/1361-6641/ab27f7

Congratulations, Zhaoning

            

 

 

July 15th, 2019

Xinxing's new paper Dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyrrol-Cored Hole Transport Material Enabling Over 21% Efficiency Dopant-Free Perovskite Solar Cells is published in Advanced Functional Materials: 2019, 10.1002/adfm.201904300

Congratulations, Xinxing

            

 

 

May 14th, 2019

Good News! Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power could transform energy :

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May 3rd, 2019

Zhaoning's new paper Carrier lifetimes of >1 us in Sn-Pb perovskites enable efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells is published in Science: 2019, 10.1126/science.aav7911

Congratulations, Zhaoning

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April 19th, 2019

Cong's new paper Achieving a high open-circuit voltage in inverted wide-bandgap perovskite solar cells with a graded perovskite homojunction is published in Nano Energy: 2019, 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.04.069

Congratulations, Cong

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April 10th, 2019

Changlei's new paper Improving performance and stability of planar perovskite solar cells through grain boundary passivation with block copolymer is published in Solar RRL: 2019, 10.1002/solr.201900078

Congratulations, Changlei

            

 

 

April, 9th, 2019

Good News! UToledo physicist awarded $1.1 million to boost performance of solar cells :

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March 7th, 2019

Baicheng's new paper A new metal–organic open framework enabling facile synthesis of carbon encapsulated transition metal phosphide/sulfide nanoparticle electrocatalysts is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: 2019, 10.1039/C9TA00404A

Congratulations, Baicheng

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March 7th, 2019

Dengbing's new paper Eliminating S-Kink To Maximize the Performance of MgZnO/CdTe Solar Cells is published in ACS Applied Energy Materials: 2019, 10.1021/acsaem.9b00233

Congratulations, Dengbing

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February 14th, 2019

Xinxing's new paper A Cu3PS4 nanoparticle hole selective layer for efficient inverted perovskite solar cells is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: 2019, 10.1039/C8TA12100A

Congratulations, Xinxing

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February 14th, 2019

Changlei's new paper Low-Bandgap Mixed Tin-Lead Perovskites and Their Applications in All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells is published in Advanced Functional Materials: 2019, 10.1002/adfm.201808801

Congratulations, Changlei

            

 

 

February 13th, 2019

the Cover of Energy and Environmental Science :Wan-jian and Baicheng's paper Oxide perovskites, double perovskites and derivatives for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and photovoltaics

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January 15th, 2019

Xiaoming's new paper Unraveling the impact of halide mixing on perovskite stability is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society: 2019, 10.1021/jacs.8b11210

Congratulations, Xiaoming

            

 

 

January 14th, 2019

Xiaoming's new paper Atomistic Mechanism of Broadband Emission in Metal Halide Perovskites is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2019, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03717

Congratulations, Xiaoming

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January 8th, 2019

Rasha and Dengbing's new paper The Effects of Hydrogen Iodide Back Surface Treatment on CdTe Solar Cells is published in Solar RRL: 2019, 10.1002/solr.201800304

Congratulations, Rasha and Dengbing

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November 27th, 2018

Chongwen and Zhaoning's new paper Reducing Saturation-Current Density to Realize High-Efficiency Low-Bandgap Mixed Tin-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2018, 10.1002/aenm.201803135

Congratulations, Chongwen and Zhaoning

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November 26th, 2018

Dewei, Cong and Changlei's new paper Efficient two-terminal all-perovskite tandem solar cells enabled by high-quality low-bandgap absorber layers is published in Nature Energy: 2018, 10.1038/s41560-018-0278-x

Congratulations, Dewei, Cong and Changlei

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November 7th, 2018

Jiajun and Xiaoming's new paper Efficient and stable emission of warm-white light from lead-free halide double perovskites is published in Nature: 2018, 10.1038/s41586-018-0691-0

Congratulations, Jiajun and Xiaoming

            

 

 

August 20th, 2018

Zhaoning's new paper Probing the origins of photodegradation in organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites with time-resolved mass spectrometry is published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels: 2018, 10.1039/C8SE00358K

Congratulations, Zhaoning

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August 2nd, 2018

Wan-jian and Baicheng's new paper Oxide perovskites, double perovskites and derivatives for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and photovoltaics is published in Energy & Environmental Science: 2018, 10.1039/C8EE01574K

Congratulations, Wan-jian and Baicheng

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August 1st, 2018

Hai's new paper Pressure-Assisted Annealing Strategy for High-Performance Self-Powered All-Inorganic Perovskite Microcrystal Photodetectors is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2018, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01960

Congratulations, Hai

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July 26th, 2018

Shin's new paper Band Tail Engineering in Kesterite Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin-Film Solar Cells with 11.8% Efficiency is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2018, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01433

Congratulations, Shin

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July 18th, 2018

Xinxing's new paper Binary hole transport materials blending to linearly tune HOMO level for high efficiency and stable perovskite solar cells is published in Nano Energy: 2018, 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.07.027

Congratulations, Xinxing

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July 16th, 2018

Changlei's new paper Synergistic effects of thiocyanate additive and cesium cations on improving the performance and initial illumination stability of efficient perovskite solar cells is published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels: 2018, 10.1039/C8SE00200B

Congratulations, Changlei

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May 26th, 2018

Congratulations to Changlei's new baby girl.

The baby was born on May 26th, 2018

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May 23rd, 2018

Baicheng's new paper Metal–Organic Framework-Derived CoWP@C Composite Nanowire Electrocatalyst for Efficient Water Splitting is published in ACS Energy Letters: 2018, 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00584

Congratulations, Baicheng

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May 17th, 2018

FACULTY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY is published in https://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/05_17_2018/faculty-members-recognized-for-outstanding-scholarly-and-creative-activity

 

May 4th, 2018

Hai's new paper Double Coating for the Enhancement of the Performance in a MA0.7FA0.3PbBr3 Photodetector is published in ACS Photonics: 2018, 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00562

Congratulations, Hai

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April 27th, 2018

Weiwei's new paper Stability, Electronic and Optical Properties of M4M'X4 (M = Ga or In, M' = Si, Ge, or Sn, X = Chalcogen) Photovoltaic Absorbers is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C: 2018, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03706

Congratulations, Weiwei

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April 25th, 2018

Dengbing's new paper Stable and efficient CdS/Sb2Se3 solar cells prepared by scalable close space sublimation is published in Nano Energy: 2018, 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.04.044

Congratulations, Dengbing

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April 25th, 2018

Receiving Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards were, from left, Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni, Dr. Yanfa Yan and Nicole Buonocore Porter.

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April 5th, 2018

Hai's new paper Self-Powered All-Inorganic Perovskite Microcrystal Photodetectors with High Detectivity is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2018, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00700

Congratulations, Hai

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Feb 27th, 2018

Guang and Cong's new paper Effective Carrier-Concentration Tuning of SnO2 Quantum Dot Electron-Selective Layers for High-Performance Planar Perovskite Solar Cells is published in Advanced Materials: 2018, 10.1002/adma.201706023

Congratulations, Guang and Cong

This is a collaboration work with Prof. Guojia Fang at Wuhan University.

 

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January 4th, 2018

Dewei and Changlei's new paper Four-Terminal All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells Achieving Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 23% is published in ACS Energy Letters: 2018, 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01287

Congratulations, Dewei and Changlei

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December 22th, 2017

Baicheng's new paper Barium Bismuth Niobate Double Perovskite/Tungsten Oxide Nanosheet Photoanode for High-Performance Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2017, 10.1002/aenm.201701655

Congratulations, Baicheng

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December 22th, 2017

Yuhao, Changlei and Dewei's new paper A New Hole Transport Material for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells With Reduced Device Cost is published in Solar RRL: 2017, 10.1002/solr.201700175

Congratulations, Yuhao, Changlei and Dewei

This is a collaboration work with Prof. Weihua Tang at Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

 

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November 9th, 2017

 

Yue successfully defended her Ph. D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Yu!

 

 

October 18th, 2017

 

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October 10th, 2017

Lei and Xinxing's new paper Cost-Effective Hole Transporting Material for Stable and Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with Fill Factors up to 82% is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: 2017, 10.1039/C7TA08053K

Congratulations, Lei and Xinxing

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September 21st, 2017

Alexander's new paper Tracking the maximum power point of hysteretic perovskite solar cells using a predictive algorithm is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C: 2017, 10.1039/C7TC03482B

Congratulations, Alexander

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September 13th, 2017

Wenbin and Dewei's new paper Highly Sensitive Low-Bandgap Perovskite Photodetectors with Response from Ultraviolet to the Near-Infrared Region is published in Advanced Functional Materials: 2017, 10.1002/adfm.201703953

Congratulations, Wenbin and Dewei

This is a collaboration work with Prof. Fujun Zhang at Beijing Jiaotong University.

 

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August 25th, 2017

Zewen's new paper Progress in Theoretical Study of Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cell Materials is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2017, 10.1002/aenm.201701136

Congratulations, Zewen

 

 

August 21st, 2017

Changlei's new paper Water Vapor Treatment of Low-Temperature Deposited SnO2 Electron Selective Layers for Efficient Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells is published in ACS Energy Letters: 2017, 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00644

Congratulations, Changlei

 

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August 12th, 2017

Xinxing and Lei's new paper One-step facile synthesis of a simple carbazole-cored hole transport material for high-performance perovskite solar cells is published in Nano Energy: 2017, 10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.08.016

Congratulations, Xinxing and Lei

 

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July 29th, 2017

Zewen's new paper Chemical Origin of the Stability Difference between Cu(I)- and Ag(I)-Based Halide Double Perovskites is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: 2017, 10.1002/anie.201705113

Congratulations, Zewen

 

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July 21st, 2017

Yu-Meng You (Southeast University), Weiqiang, and Dewei's new paper An organic-inorganic perovskite ferroelectric with large piezoelectric response is published in Science: 2017, doi:10.1126/science.aai8535

Congratulations, Weiqiang and Dewei

 

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June 12th, 2017

Weiwei's new paper is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: 2017, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01042

Congratulations, Weiwei

 

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May 18th, 2017

Ke-zhao Du (Duke) and Weiwei's new paper is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: 2017, doi:10.1002/anie.201703970

Congratulations, Weiwei

This is a collaboration work with Dr. Ke-zhao Du and Prof. David B. Mitzi at Duke University.

 

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May 11th, 2017

Changlei's new paper is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2017, doi:10.1002/aenm.201700414

Congratulations, Changlei

 

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April 26th, 2017

Yue's new paper is published in ACS Energy Letters: 2017, doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00278

Congratulations, Yue

 

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April 24th, 2017

Our work is reported by Solar Novus Today: All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cell Sets Efficiency World Record

 

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April 19th, 2017

Our work is reported by UT News: Bright Work: UT Research Shines, Sets Low-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cell World Record For Efficiency

 

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April 18th, 2017

Zewen's new paper is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society: 2017, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02227

Congratulations, Zewen

 

March 28th, 2017

Changlei's new paper is published in Nano Energy: 2017, doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.03.048

Congratulations, Changlei

 

March 1st, 2017

Dewei's new paper is published in Nature Energy: 2017, doi:10.1038/nenergy.2017.18

Congratulations, Dewei

 

January 28th, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year! 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.

 

December 23, 2016

Zewen's new paper is published in Materials Horizons: 2017, DOI:/10.1039/c6mh00519

Congratulations, Zewen. Nice cover page!

 

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December 22, 2016

Baicheng and Zewen's new paper is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2016, DOI:/10.1002/aenm.201602260

Congratulations Baicheng and Zewen

 

December 8, 2016

Alex successfully passed his Ph D thesis defense

Congratulations Dr. Cimaroli!

 

December 8, 2016

Jie's new paper is published in Advanced Energy Materials: 2016, DOI:/10.1002/aenm.201601803

Congratulations Jie

 

December 7, 2016

Baicheng's new paper is published in Energy Environmental Science: 2016, DOI:/10.1039/e03088b

Congratulations Baicheng

 

December 5, 2016

Zewen's new paper is published in ACS Energy Letters: 2016, DOI:/10.1002/ccsenergylett.6b00577:

Congratulations Zewen

 

November 23, 2016

Jie's new paper is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: 2016, DOI:/10.1039/c6ta06702f:

Congratulations Jie

 

October 30, 2016

Dr. Dengbing Li visits our group

Welcome Dengbing

 

October 26, 2016

Yue's new paper is published in ChemSusChem: 2016, DOI:/10.1002/cssc.20160102:

Congratulations, Yue

 

 

October 25, 2016

Congratulations to Rasha's new baby boby.

The boy was born on October 19, 2016

 

September 28, 2016

Weiqiang and Dewei's JACS paper was highlighted by ACS New

 

Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells

 

Congratulations, Weiqiang, Dewei

 

September 19, 2016

Dr. Xiaoming Wang joined our group

Welcome, Xiaoming

 

September 15, 2016

Congratulations to Baicheng's new baby boy.

Kevin Weng arrived on September 15, 2016

 

September 1, 2016

Lei Guan joined our group as a visiting scholar

Welcome, Lei

 

 

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