Publications 2021

Aebli, M.; Porenta, N.; Aregger, N.; Kovalenko, M. V. Local structure of multinary hybrid lead halide perovskites investigated by nuclear quadrupole resonance spectroscopy. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33 (17), 6965-6973. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01945
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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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Athanasiou, M.; Papagiorgis, P.; Manoli, A.; Bernasconi, C.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Itskos, G. Efficient amplified spontaneous emission from solution-processed CsPbBr3 nanocrystal microcavities under continuous wave excitation. ACS Photonics 2021, 8 (7), 2120-2129. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00565
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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, 31 (40), 2103663 (8 pp.). 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, 4 (6), 5408-5414. 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, 11 (29), 2101045 (10 pp.). 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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Dachraoui, W.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Vogel, A.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Erni, R. Unraveling the shell growth pathways of Pd-Pt core-shell nanocubes at atomic level by in situ liquid cell electron microscopy. Appl. Phys. Rev. 2021, 8 (4), 041407 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0059186
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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.; Sastre, J.; Cancellieri, C.; Okur, F.; Forster, A.; Pompizii, L.; Priebe, A.; Romanyuk, Y. E.; Jeurgens, L. P. H.; Kovalenko, M. V.; et al. Building a better Li‐garnet solid electrolyte/metallic Li interface with antimony. Adv. Energy Mater. 2021, 11 (39), 2102086 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202102086
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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, 9 (18), 2100620 (9 pp.). 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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Gollner, C.; Jutas, R.; Dirin, D. N.; Boehme, S. C.; Baltuska, A.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Pugzlys, A. Non-linear response of CdSe/CdS quantum dots driven by intense terahertz pulses. In 2021 conference on lasers and electro-optics (CLEO). Proceedings, presented at the 2021 conference on lasers and electro-optics (CLEO), online, United States, May 9-14, 2021; IEEE: Red Hook, NY, 2021; p FW2L.3 (2 pp.).
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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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He, R.; Ren, S.; Chen, C.; Yi, Z.; Luo, Y.; Lai, H.; Wang, W.; Zeng, G.; Hao, X.; Wang, Y.; et al. Wide-bandgap organic-inorganic hybrid and all-inorganic perovskite solar cells and their application in all-perovskite tandem solar cells. Energy Environ. Sci. 2021, 14 (11), 5723-5759. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ee01562a
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Kirstein, E.; Yakovlev, D. R.; Glazov, M. M.; Evers, E.; Zhukov, E. A.; Belykh, V. V.; Kopteva, N. E.; Kudlacik, D.; Nazarenko, O.; Dirin, D. N.; et al. Lead-dominated hyperfine interaction impacting the carrier spin dynamics in halide perovskites. Adv. Mater. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202105263
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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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Krishna, A.; Zhang, H.; Zhou, Z.; Gallet, T.; Dankl, M.; Ouellette, O.; Eickemeyer, F. T.; Fu, F.; Sanchez, S.; Mensi, M.; et al. Nanoscale interfacial engineering enables highly stable and efficient perovskite photovoltaics. Energy Environ. Sci. 2021, 14 (10), 5552-5562. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ee02454j
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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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Montanarella, F.; McCall, K. M.; Sakhatskyi, K.; Yakunin, S.; Trtik, P.; Bernasconi, C.; Cherniukh, I.; Mannes, D.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Strobl, M.; et al. Highly concentrated, zwitterionic ligand-capped Mn2+:CsPb(BrxCl1- x)3 nanocrystals as bright scintillators for fast neutron imaging. ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6, 4365-4373. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01923
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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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Morad, V.; McCall, K. M.; Sakhatskyi, K.; Lehmann, E.; Walfort, B.; Losko, A. S.; Trtik, P.; Strobl, M.; Yakunin, S.; Kovalenko, M. V. Luminescent lead halide ionic liquids for high-spatial-resolution fast neutron imaging. ACS Photonics 2021, 8 (11), 3357-3364. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01348
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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, M.; Nishiwaki, S.; Yang, S. C.; Tiwari, A. N.; Carron, R. Lateral charge carrier transport in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 studied by time-resolved photoluminescence mapping. Phys. Status Solidi Rapid Res. Lett. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssr.202100313
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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, 6 (7), 2626-2634. 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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Priebe, A.; Sastre, J.; Futscher, M. H.; Jurczyk, J.; Puydinger dos Santos, M. V.; Romanyuk, Y. E.; Michler, J. Detection of Au+ ions during fluorine gas-assisted time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) for the complete elemental characterization of microbatteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (34), 41262-41274. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c10352
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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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Schmitz, A.; Montanarella, F.; Schaberg, L. L.; Abdelbaky, M.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Bacher, G. Optical probing of crystal lattice configurations in single CsPbBr3 nanoplatelets. Nano Lett. 2021, 21 (21), 9085-9092. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02775
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Shamsi, J.; Rainò, G.; Kovalenko, M. V.; Stranks, S. D. To nano or not to nano for bright halide perovskite emitters. Nat. Nanotechnol. 2021, 16, 1164-1175. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-01005-z
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