Publications 2021

Anantharaman, S. B.; Kohlbrecher, J.; Rainò, G.; Yakunin, S.; Stöferle, T.; Patel, J.; Kovalenko, M.; Mahrt, R. F.; Nüesch, F. A.; Heier, J. Enhanced room-temperature photoluminescence quantum yield in morphology controlled J-aggregates. Adv. Sci. 2021, 1903080 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201903080
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Aribia, A.; Sastre, J.; Chen, X.; Gilshtein, E.; Futscher, M. H.; Tiwari, A. N.; Romanyuk, Y. E. In situ lithiated ALD niobium oxide for improved long term cycling of layered oxide cathodes: a thin-film model study. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2021, 168 (4), 040513 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/abf215
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Becker, M.; Rentsch, D.; Reber, D.; Aribia, A.; Battaglia, C.; Kühnel, R. S. The hydrotropic effect of ionic liquids in water‐in‐salt electrolytes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 14100-14108. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202103375
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Bederak, D.; Dirin, D. N.; Sukharevska, N.; Momand, J.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Loi, M. A. S-rich PbS quantum dots: a promising p-type material for optoelectronic devices. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33 (1), 320-326. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03865
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Benin, B. M.; McCall, K. M.; Wörle, M.; Borgeaud, D.; Vonderach, T.; Sakhatskyi, K.; Yakunin, S.; Günther, D.; Kovalenko, M. V. Lone-pair-induced structural ordering in the mixed-valent 0D metal-halides Rb23BiIIIxSbIII7-xSbV2Cl54 (0 ≤ x ≤ 7). Chem. Mater. 2021, 33 (7), 2408-2419. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04491
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Billeter, E.; Sterzi, A.; Aribia, A.; Grazioli, C.; Coreno, M.; Bleiner, D.; Borgschulte, A. Hydrogen induced trap states in TiO2 probed by resonant X-ray photoemission. In International conference on X-ray lasers 2020, presented at the XVII international Conference on X-ray lasers, Switzerland, December 8-10, 2020; Bleiner, D., Ed.; Proceedings of SPIE; SPIE: Bellingham, WA, USA, 2021; Vol. 11886, p 118860W (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2591982
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Cabas-Vidani, A.; Choubrac, L.; Márquez, J. A.; Unold, T.; Maiberg, M.; Scheer, R.; Li, H.; Leifer, K.; Pauer, R.; Gilshtein, E.; et al. Influence of the rear interface on composition and photoluminescence yield of CZTSSe absorbers: a case for an Al2O3 intermediate layer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (16), 19487-19496. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c02437
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Calcabrini, M.; Genç, A.; Liu, Y.; Kleinhanns, T.; Lee, S.; Dirin, D. N.; Akkerman, Q. A.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Arbiol, J.; Ibáñez, M. Exploiting the lability of metal halide perovskites for doping semiconductor nanocomposites. ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6 (2), 581-587. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02448
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Cannelli, O.; Colonna, N.; Puppin, M.; Rossi, T. C.; Kinschel, D.; Leroy, L. M. D.; Löffler, J.; Budarz, J. M.; March, A. M.; Doumy, G.; et al. Quantifying photoinduced polaronic distortions in inorganic lead halide perovskite nanocrystals. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (24), 9048-9059. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c02403
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Chang, Y. H.; Carron, R.; Ochoa, M.; Tiwari, A. N.; Durrant, J. R.; Steier, L. Impact of RbF and NaF postdeposition treatments on charge carrier transport and recombination in Ga-Graded Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202103663
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Chang, Y. H.; Carron, R.; Ochoa, M.; Bozal-Ginesta, C.; Tiwari, A. N.; Durrant, J. R.; Steier, L. Insights from transient absorption spectroscopy into electron dynamics along the Ga-Gradient in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2021, 11 (8), 2003446 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202003446
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Chen, X.; Sastre, J.; Aribia, A.; Gilshtein, E.; Romanyuk, Y. E. Flash lamp annealing enables thin-film solid-state batteries on aluminum foil. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.1c01283
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Chen, X.; Sastre, J.; Rumpel, M.; Flegler, A.; Singhania, A.; Balta Bonner, J.; Hoffmann, P.; Romanyuk, Y. E. Photonic methods for rapid crystallization of LiMn2O4 cathodes for solid-state thin-film batteries. J. Power Sources 2021, 495, 229424 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.229424
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Chen, Q.; Luo, J.; He, R.; Lai, H.; Ren, S.; Jiang, Y.; Wan, Z.; Wang, W.; Hao, X.; Wang, Y.; et al. Unveiling roles of tin fluoride additives in high-efficiency low-bandgap mixed tin-lead perovskite solar cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202101045
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Cherniukh, I.; Rainò, G.; Stöferle, T.; Burian, M.; Travesset, A.; Naumenko, D.; Amenitsch, H.; Erni, R.; Mahrt, R. F.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; et al. Perovskite-type superlattices from lead halide perovskite nanocubes. Nature 2021, 593 (7860), 535-542. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03492-5
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Dey, A.; Ye, J.; De, A.; Debroye, E.; Ha, S. K.; Bladt, E.; Kshirsagar, A. S.; Wang, Z.; Yin, J.; Wang, Y.; et al. State of the art and prospects for halide perovskite nanocrystals. ACS Nano 2021, 15 (7), 10775-10981. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c08903
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Dubey, R.; Zwahlen, M. ‐D.; Shynkarenko, Y.; Yakunin, S.; Fuerst, A.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Kravchyk, K. V. Laser patterning of high‐mass‐loading graphite anodes for high‐performance Li‐ion batteries. Batter. Supercaps 2021, 4 (3), 464-468. https://doi.org/10.1002/batt.202000253
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Elia, G. A.; Kravchyk, K. V.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Chacón, J.; Holland, A.; Wills, R. G. A. An overview and prospective on Al and Al-ion battery technologies. J. Power Sources 2021, 481, 228870 (22 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228870
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Feld, L. G.; Shynkarenko, Y.; Krieg, F.; Rainò, G.; Kovalenko, M. V. Perovskite quantum dots for super-resolution optical microscopy: where strong photoluminescence blinking matters. Adv. opt. mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202100620
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Futscher, M. H.; Milić, J. V. Mixed Conductivity of hybrid halide perovskites: emerging opportunities and challenges. Front. Energy Res. 2021, 9, 629074 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2021.629074
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Gilshtein, E.; Pfeiffer, S.; Rossell, M. D.; Sastre, J.; Gorjan, L.; Erni, R.; Tiwari, A. N.; Graule, T.; Romanyuk, Y. E. Millisecond photonic sintering of iron oxide doped alumina ceramic coatings. Sci. Rep. 2021, 11 (1), 3536 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82896-9
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Grotevent, M. J.; Hail, C. U.; Yakunin, S.; Bachmann, D.; Calame, M.; Poulikakos, D.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Shorubalko, I. Colloidal HgTe quantum dot/graphene phototransistor with a spectral sensitivity beyond 3 µm. Adv. Sci. 2021, 8 (6), 2003360 (7 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202003360
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Grotevent, M. J.; Hail, C. U.; Yakunin, S.; Bachmann, D.; Kara, G.; Dirin, D. N.; Calame, M.; Poulikakos, D.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Shorubalko, I. Temperature-dependent charge carrier transfer in colloidal quantum dot/graphene infrared photodetectors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (1), 848-856. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c15226
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Günzler, A.; Bermúdez-Ureña, E.; Muscarella, L. A.; Ochoa, M.; Ochoa-Martínez, E.; Ehrler, B.; Saliba, M.; Steiner, U. Shaping perovskites: in situ crystallization mechanism of rapid thermally annealed, prepatterned perovskite films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (5), 6854-6863. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c20958
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Kravchyk, K. V.; Okur, F.; Kovalenko, M. V. Break-even analysis of all-solid-state batteries with Li-garnet solid electrolytes. ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 2202-2207. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00672
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Krieg, F.; Sercel, P. C.; Burian, M.; Andrusiv, H.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Stöferle, T.; Mahrt, R. F.; Naumenko, D.; Amenitsch, H.; Rainò, G.; et al. Monodisperse long-chain sulfobetaine-capped CsPbBr3 nanocrystals and their superfluorescent assemblies. ACS Cent. Sci. 2021, 7 (1), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.0c01153
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Lyam, M. S.; Hölscher, T.; Maiberg, M.; Cabas-Vidani, A.; Hernandez-Martinez, A.; Tampo, H.; Scheer, R. Dominant recombination path in low-bandgap kesterite CZTSe(S) solar cells from red light induced metastability. J. Appl. Phys. 2021, 129 (20), 205703 (20 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0045324
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Manoli, A.; Papagiorgis, P.; Sergides, M.; Bernasconi, C.; Athanasiou, M.; Pozov, S.; Choulis, S. A.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Othonos, A.; et al. Surface functionalization of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals for photonic applications. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, 4 (5), 5084-5097. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.1c00558
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Morad, V.; Yakunin, S.; Benin, B. M.; Shynkarenko, Y.; Grotevent, M. J.; Shorubalko, I.; Boehme, S. C.; Kovalenko, M. V. Hybrid 0D antimony halides as air-stable luminophores for high-spatial-resolution remote thermography. Adv. Mater. 2021, 33 (9), 2007355 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202007355
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Najafi, A.; Sharma, M.; Delikanli, S.; Bhattacharya, A.; Murphy, J. R.; Pientka, J.; Sharma, A.; Quinn, A. P.; Erdem, O.; Kattel, S.; et al. Light-induced paramagnetism in colloidal Ag+-doped CdSe nanoplatelets. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12 (11), 2892-2899. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00398
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Noculak, A.; Boehme, S. C.; Aebli, M.; Shynkarenko, Y.; McCall, K. M.; Kovalenko, M. V. Pressure-induced perovskite-to-non-perovskite phase transition in CsPbBr3. Helv. Chim. Acta 2021, 104 (2), e2000222 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/hlca.202000222
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Ochoa-Martinez, E.; Ochoa, M.; Ortuso, R. D.; Ferdowsi, P.; Carron, R.; Tiwari, A. N.; Steiner, U.; Saliba, M. Physical passivation of grain boundaries and defects in perovskite solar cells by an isolating thin polymer. ACS Energy Lett. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01187
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Ossig, C.; Strelow, C.; Flügge, J.; Kolditz, A.; Siebels, J.; Garrevoet, J.; Spiers, K.; Seyrich, M.; Brückner, D.; Pyrlik, N.; et al. Four-fold multi-modal X-ray microscopy measurements of a Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell. Materials 2021, 14 (1), 228 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14010228
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Ries, B.; Völker, L. A.; Dubey, R.; Linker, S. A perspective on virtual events during the corona pandemic exemplified by the CareerTrack with IBM research Europe – Zurich. Chimia 2021, 75 (6), 555-556. https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.555
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Rumpel, M.; Machhaus, M.; Sastre, J.; Ziegler, S.; Chen, X.; Flegler, A.; Romanyuk, Y. E.; Giffin, G. A. How interdiffusion affects the electrochemical performance of LiMn2O4 thin films on stainless steel. Mater. Adv. 2021, 2 (7), 2289-2298. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0MA00893A
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Sastre, J.; Futscher, M. H.; Pompizi, L.; Aribia, A.; Priebe, A.; Overbeck, J.; Stiefel, M.; Tiwari, A. N.; Romanyuk, Y. E. Blocking lithium dendrite growth in solid-state batteries with an ultrathin amorphous Li-La-Zr-O solid electrolyte. Commun. Mater. 2021, 2, 76 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-021-00177-4
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Stelmakh, A.; Aebli, M.; Baumketner, A.; Kovalenko, M. V. On the mechanism of alkylammonium ligands binding to the surface of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals. Chem. Mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01081
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Strassel, K.; Hu, W. H.; Osbild, S.; Padula, D.; Rentsch, D.; Yakunin, S.; Shynkarenko, Y.; Kovalenko, M.; Nüesch, F.; Hany, R.; et al. Shortwave infrared-absorbing squaraine dyes for all-organic optical upconversion devices. Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 2021, 22 (1), 194-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2021.1891842
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Sukharevska, N.; Bederak, D.; Goossens, V. M.; Momand, J.; Duim, H.; Dirin, D. N.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Kooi, B. J.; Loi, M. A. Scalable PbS quantum dot solar cell production by blade coating from stable inks. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (4), 5195-5207. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c18204
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Sulciute, A.; Nishimura, K.; Gilshtein, E.; Cesano, F.; Viscardi, G.; Nasibulin, A. G.; Ohno, Y.; Rackauskas, S. ZnO nanostructures application in electrochemistry: influence of morphology. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125 (2), 1472-1482. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08459
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Wan, Z.; Ren, S.; Lai, H.; Jiang, Y.; Wu, X.; Luo, J.; Wang, Y.; He, R.; Chen, Q.; Hao, X.; et al. Suppression of nonradiative recombination by vacuum-assisted process for efficient lead-free tin perovskite solar cells. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202100135
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Wang, S.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Kravchyk, K. V. AlCl3-saturated ionic liquid anolyte with an excess of AlCl3 for Al-graphite dual-ion batteries. Batter. Supercaps 2021, 4 (6), 929-933. https://doi.org/10.1002/batt.202000289
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Wolter, M. H.; Carron, R.; Avancini, E.; Bissig, B.; Weiss, T. P.; Nishiwaki, S.; Feurer, T.; Buecheler, S.; Jackson, P.; Witte, W.; et al. How band tail recombination influences the open‐circuit voltage of solar cells. Prog. Photovolt. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.3449
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Xie, H.; Wang, Z.; Chen, Z.; Pereyra, C.; Pols, M.; Gałkowski, K.; Anaya, M.; Fu, S.; Jia, X.; Tang, P.; et al. Decoupling the effects of defects on efficiency and stability through phosphonates in stable halide perovskite solar cells. Joule 2021, 5 (5), 1246-1266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2021.04.003
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Xuan, Z.; Hao, X.; Qu, X.; Wang, Y.; Lai, H.; Chen, T.; Zhang, F.; Wang, W.; Zhao, D.; Wu, L.; et al. Efficient perovskite solar cells with a gradient light absorption layer andlow VOC loss obtained by interface engineering. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4 (4), 3584-3592. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.1c00018
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Yakunin, S.; Chaaban, J.; Benin, B. M.; Cherniukh, I.; Bernasconi, C.; Landuyt, A.; Shynkarenko, Y.; Bolat, S.; Hofer, C.; Romanyuk, Y. E.; et al. Radiative lifetime-encoded unicolour security tags using perovskite nanocrystals. Nat. Commun. 2021, 12 (1), 981 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21214-3
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Yang, S. C.; Ochoa, M.; Hertwig, R.; Aribia, A.; Tiwari, A. N.; Carron, R. Influence of Ga back grading on voltage loss in low-temperature co-evaporated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells. Prog. Photovolt. 2021, 29 (6), 630-637. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.3413
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Yang, S. C.; Sastre, J.; Krause, M.; Sun, X.; Hertwig, R.; Ochoa, M.; Tiwari, A. N.; Carron, R. Silver-promoted high-performance (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells grown at very low temperature. Sol. RRL 2021, 5 (5), 2100108 (6 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/solr.202100108
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