We present a comparative study of linear and brush polymers based on PEG towards application in L-batteries as solid polymer electrolytes. See ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019 ASAP for details
One of the challenges in n-i-p perovskite solar cells is to create stable doped (n and p) extraction layers. In this paper (ACS Applied Energy Materials 2019, ASAP) we demonstrate the use of
Cu(TFSI)2 as dopant for spiro-OMeTAD without the need of additives such Li-TFSI or tBP and air-doping
Compartmentalized synthesis of P3HT-TiO2 nanocomposites with well-defined morphology via a micellar route was realized using the concept Self-organized Hybrids. See ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 2133−2143
We successfully grafted a monolayer of P3HT in an end-on fashion using click chemistry and realized highly efficient SAMFETs using polymeric semiconductor for the first time. For details, see ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018
With two publications, (PCCP, 2018 and JMC,C 2018) we studied in details the consequences of having traces of PbI2 in MAPI towards efficiency, stability and phase transition temperatures
In the field of polymer-based thermoelectrics, we strengthen our activities with a new Postdoc Dr. Goel
Nikita Gupta (Cens, Bangalore) and Dr. Mahima Goel (Ramjas College, New Delhi) joined our group as guest researchers in October 2017.
Three review articles appeared in Adv. En. Mater. on
Pi-Conugated Donor Polymers structure and Morphology: Adv. En. Mater. 1700314, 2017
Hybrid photovoltaics: Adv. En. Mater. 1700248, 2017
Perovskite Solar Cells: Adv. En. Mater. 1700264, 2017
The results of Valery D. Mitchell (guest at UBT in 2016) regarding synthesis and morphology of all-conugated Amphiphilic Block Copolymers is published in Macromolecules 2017, 50, 4942
A detailed study of plasmonic metal nanomeshes as transparent electrodes in organic solar cells was carried out in a joint work with Retsch Group at Bayreuth.
Scientific Reports , 7, 42530, 2017