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Boosting Photovoltaic Performance by the Synergistic Interaction of Halide Perovskites and Semiconductor Quantum Dots

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 1˙999˙071 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙071 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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 Project objective

Photovoltaic conversion has the extraordinary property of transforming the solar energy directly into electric power. However, the available electrical power is known to be severely limited by the so-called Shockley-Queisser (SQ) photoconversion limit. The maximum efficiency for a single absorber is limited as photons with energy lower than the bandgap (BG) cannot be absorbed, and just an energy equivalent to the BG can be used for photons with higher energy than the BG, due to thermalization. Tandem cells have overcome this SQ limit upon exploiting complex and expensive configurations. Alternative approaches, even with higher potentiality, as Intermediate Bandgap Solar Cells (IBSCs) have not reached the expected performance mainly due to the limitations introduced by the monocrystalline matrix. The incorporation of quantum dots (QD) to create the IB produces layer strain and defects that limit the cell performance. No-LIMIT proposes to revamp IBSCs concept, using polycrystalline halide perovskites (HP) host matrix in order to take benefit from the strain relaxation at polycrystalline materials and from HP benign defect physics. HPs show an outstanding performance even when they are grown in a porous structure, indicating that their excellent transport and recombination properties are preserved with embedded materials. No-LIMIT will exploit this potentiality by using the states of embedded QD as IB in IBSC with HP matrix. The project will focus on the preparation of HPs-QD systems with enhanced light collection efficiency preserving charge transport, recombination and stability. No-LIMIT will study the properties and interactions of the HP and QD materials developed, as well as injection, recombination and transport properties in the coupled system. The combination of these strategies will build a ground-breaking synergistic system able to break the SQ limit. The achievements of IBSC, together with the intermediate steps, will have a colossal impact on photovoltaics


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Thi Tuyen Ngo, Sofia Masi, Perla F. Mendez, Miri Kazes, Dan Oron, Iván Mora Seró
PbS quantum dots as additives in methylammonium halide perovskite solar cells: the effect of quantum dot capping
published pages: 4109-4118, ISSN: 2516-0230, DOI: 10.1039/c9na00475k
Nanoscale Advances 1/10 2020-04-01
2020 Vladimir S. Chirvony, Kairolla S. Sekerbayev, Hamid Pashaei Adl, Isaac Suárez, Yerzhan T. Taurbayev, Andrés F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Iván Mora-Seró, Juan P. Martínez-Pastor
Interpretation of the photoluminescence decay kinetics in metal halide perovskite nanocrystals and thin polycrystalline films
published pages: 117092, ISSN: 0022-2313, DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2020.117092
Journal of Luminescence 221 2020-04-01
2020 Sofia Masi, Carlos Echeverría-Arrondo, K. M. Muhammed Salim, Thi Tuyen Ngo, P. F. Mendez, Eduardo López-Fraguas, David F. Macias-Pinilla, Josep Planelles, Juan I. Climente, Iván Mora-Seró
Chemi-Structural Stabilization of Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite by Using Embedded Quantum Dots
published pages: 418-427, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02450
ACS Energy Letters 5/2 2020-04-01
2019 Andrés F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Jhonatan Rodríguez-Pereira, Eliseo Amado-González, Jorge Rueda-P, Rogelio Ospina, Sofia Masi, Seog Joon Yoon, Juan Tirado, Franklin Jaramillo, Said Agouram, Vicente Muñoz-Sanjosé, Sixto Giménez, Iván Mora-Seró
Unravelling the Photocatalytic Behavior of All-Inorganic Mixed Halide Perovskites: The Role of Surface Chemical States
published pages: 914-924, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b19374
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12/1 2020-04-01
2019 Eduardo López-Fraguas, Sofia Masi, Iván Mora-Seró
Optical Characterization of Lead-Free Cs 2 SnI 6 Double Perovskite Fabricated from Degraded and Reconstructed CsSnI 3 Films
published pages: 8381-8387, ISSN: 2574-0962, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01827
ACS Applied Energy Materials 2/12 2020-04-01
2019 Juan Navarro-Arenas, Isaac Suárez, Vladimir S. Chirvony, Andrés F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Iván Mora-Seró, Juan Martínez-Pastor
Single-Exciton Amplified Spontaneous Emission in Thin Films of CsPbX 3 (X = Br, I) Perovskite Nanocrystals
published pages: 6389-6398, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02369
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10/20 2020-04-01
2019 So-Min Yoo, Seog Joon Yoon, Juan A. Anta, Hyo Joong Lee, Pablo P. Boix, Iván Mora-Seró
An Equivalent Circuit for Perovskite Solar Cell Bridging Sensitized to Thin Film Architectures
published pages: 2535-2549, ISSN: 2542-4351, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.07.014
Joule 3/10 2020-04-01
2019 Sandy Sánchez, Marta Vallés-Pelarda, Jaume-Adrià Alberola-Borràs, Rosario Vidal, José J. Jerónimo-Rendón, Michael Saliba, Pablo P. Boix, Iván Mora-Seró
Flash infrared annealing as a cost-effective and low environmental impact processing method for planar perovskite solar cells
published pages: 39-46, ISSN: 1369-7021, DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2019.04.021
Materials Today 31 2020-04-01
2019 Perla Fabiola Méndez, Salim K. M. Muhammed, Eva M. Barea, Sofia Masi, Iván Mora-Seró
Analysis of the UV–Ozone‐Treated SnO 2 Electron Transporting Layer in Planar Perovskite Solar Cells for High Performance and Reduced Hysteresis
published pages: 1900191, ISSN: 2367-198X, DOI: 10.1002/solr.201900191
Solar RRL 3/9 2020-04-01
2019 Isaac Suárez, Marta Vallés-Pelarda, Andrés F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Iván Mora-Seró, A. Ferrando, Humberto Michinel, José Ramón Salgueiro, Juan P. Martínez Pastor
Outstanding nonlinear optical properties of methylammonium- and Cs-PbX 3 (X = Br, I, and Br–I) perovskites: Polycrystalline thin films and nanoparticles
published pages: 41106, ISSN: 2166-532X, DOI: 10.1063/1.5090926
APL Materials 7/4 2019-10-15
2019 Jue Gong, Marion Flatken, Antonio Abate, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Iván Mora-Seró, Michael Saliba, Yuanyuan Zhou
The Bloom of Perovskite Optoelectronics: Fundamental Science Matters
published pages: 861-865, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00477
ACS Energy Letters 4/4 2019-10-15
2019 Thi Tuyen Ngo, Iván Mora-Seró
Interaction between Colloidal Quantum Dots and Halide Perovskites: Looking for Constructive Synergies
published pages: 1099-1108, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03657
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10/5 2019-10-15
2017 Ana Beatriz Ferreira Vitoreti, Said Agouram, Mauricio Solis de la Fuente, Vicente Muñoz-Sanjosé, Marco Antônio Schiavon, Iván Mora-Seró
Study of the Partial Substitution of Pb by Sn in Cs–Pb–Sn–Br Nanocrystals Owing to Obtaining Stable Nanoparticles with Excellent Optical Properties
published pages: 14222-14231, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02499
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122/25 2019-10-15
2018 Thi Tuyen Ngo, Eva M. Barea, Ramon Tena-Zaera, Iván Mora-Seró
Spray-Pyrolyzed ZnO as Electron Selective Contact for Long-Term Stable Planar CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 4057-4064, ISSN: 2574-0962, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00733
ACS Applied Energy Materials 1/8 2019-10-15
2019 Zahra Zolfaghari, Ehsan Hassanabadi, Didac Pitarch-Tena, Seog Joon Yoon, Zahra Shariatinia, Jao van de Lagemaat, Joseph M. Luther, Iván Mora-Seró
Operation Mechanism of Perovskite Quantum Dot Solar Cells Probed by Impedance Spectroscopy
published pages: 251-258, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02157
ACS Energy Letters 4/1 2019-10-15
2018 Azhar Fakharuddin, Michael Seybold, Antonio Agresti, Sara Pescetelli, Fabio Matteocci, Muhammad Irfan Haider, Susanne T. Birkhold, Hao Hu, Rajiv Giridharagopal, Muhammad Sultan, Iván Mora-Seró, Aldo Di Carlo, Lukas Schmidt-Mende
Perovskite-Polymer Blends Influencing Microstructures, Nonradiative Recombination Pathways, and Photovoltaic Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 42542-42551, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b18200
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10/49 2019-10-15
2018 Jesús Rodríguez-Romero, Bruno Clasen Hames, Pavel Galar, Azhar Fakharuddin, Isaac Suarez, Lukas Schmidt-Mende, Juan P. Martínez-Pastor, Abderrazzak Douhal, Iván Mora-Seró, Eva M. Barea
Tuning optical/electrical properties of 2D/3D perovskite by the inclusion of aromatic cation
published pages: 30189-30199, ISSN: 1463-9076, DOI: 10.1039/c8cp06418k
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20/48 2019-10-15
2018 Sebastian F. Völker, Marta Vallés-Pelarda, Jorge Pascual, Silvia Collavini, Fernando Ruipérez, Elisabetta Zuccatti, Luis E. Hueso, Ramón Tena-Zaera, Iván Mora-Seró, Juan Luis Delgado
Fullerene-Based Materials as Hole-Transporting/Electron-Blocking Layers: Applications in Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 8524-8529, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201801069
Chemistry - A European Journal 24/34 2019-10-15
2019 Lidia Contreras, Susana Ramos-Terrón, Antonio Riquelme, Pablo P. Boix, Jesús Antonio Idígoras, Iván Mora Seró, Juan A. Anta
Impedance analysis of perovskite solar cells: a case study
published pages: , ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c9ta02808k
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2019-10-15
2018 Didac Pitarch-Tena, Thi Tuyen Ngo, Marta Vallés-Pelarda, Thierry Pauporté, Iván Mora-Seró
Impedance Spectroscopy Measurements in Perovskite Solar Cells: Device Stability and Noise Reduction
published pages: 1044-1048, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00465
ACS Energy Letters 3/4 2019-10-15
2018 Andrés Fabián Gualdrón-Reyes, Seog Joon Yoon, Iván Mora-Seró
Recent insights for achieving mixed halide perovskites without halide segregation
published pages: 84-90, ISSN: 2451-9103, DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2018.09.007
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 11 2019-10-15
2018 Jaume-Adrià Alberola-Borràs, Jenny A. Baker, Francesca De Rossi, Rosario Vidal, David Beynon, Katherine E.A. Hooper, Trystan M. Watson, Iván Mora-Seró
Perovskite Photovoltaic Modules: Life Cycle Assessment of Pre-industrial Production Process
published pages: 542-551, ISSN: 2589-0042, DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.10.020
iScience 9 2019-10-15
2018 Naemeh Aeineh, Andrés-Felipe Castro-Méndez, Pedro J. Rodriguez-Cantó, Rafael Abargues, Ehsan Hassanabadi, Isaac Suarez, Abbas Behjat, Pablo Ortiz, Juan P. Martínez-Pastor, Ivan Mora-Seró
Optical Optimization of the TiO 2 Mesoporous Layer in Perovskite Solar Cells by the Addition of SiO 2 Nanoparticles
published pages: 9798-9804, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01119
ACS Omega 3/8 2019-10-15
2018 Isaac Suárez, Ehsan Hassanabadi, Alberto Maulu, Niccolò Carlino, Cecilia Ada Maestri, Masoud Latifi, Paolo Bettotti, Iván Mora-Seró, Juan P. Martínez-Pastor
Integrated Optical Amplifier-Photodetector on a Wearable Nanocellulose Substrate
published pages: 1800201, ISSN: 2195-1071, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201800201
Advanced Optical Materials 6/12 2019-10-15
2019 Drialys Cardenas-Morcoso, Andrés F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Ana Beatriz Ferreira Vitoreti, Miguel García-Tecedor, Seog Joon Yoon, Mauricio Solis de la Fuente, Iván Mora-Seró, Sixto Gimenez
Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Degradation of Organic Compounds with All-Inorganic Metal Halide Perovskite Quantum Dots
published pages: 630-636, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03849
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10/3 2019-10-15
2019 Andrés. F. Gualdrón-Reyes, Seog Joon Yoon, Eva M. Barea, Said Agouram, Vicente Muñoz-Sanjosé, Ángel M. Meléndez, Martha E. Niño-Gómez, Iván Mora-Seró
Controlling the Phase Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites through Nanocrystal Size
published pages: 54-62, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02207
ACS Energy Letters 4/1 2019-10-15
2018 Pavel Galar, Piotr Piatkowski, Thi Tuyen Ngo, Mario Gutiérrez, Iván Mora-Seró, Abderrazzak Douhal
Perovskite-quantum dots interface: Deciphering its ultrafast charge carrier dynamics
published pages: 471-480, ISSN: 2211-2855, DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.04.069
Nano Energy 49 2019-10-15

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