Our recent 2018 Nature Photonics paper shows how surface passivation can allow record carrier lifetimes, and achieve over 97% of the theoretical quasi-Fermi-level splitting (voltage) measured in the archetypal perovskite, methylammonium lead triiodide. Congratulations to Dane and Ian for a great paper and fruitful collaboration. Nature Photonics volume 12, pages355–361 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0154-z
Raj’s paper uses Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) to show that ion-uptake varies as a function of local structure in conjugated polymer films. It appeared only today in Nature Materials, along with a nice News and Views. By using multimodal scanning probe microscopy to reveal how local structure controls ion uptake in electrochemically active polymers the work opens the door to the design of new materials for organic bioelectronics, polymer-based battery electrolytes, and related applications. Polymers from our collaborators in the Luscombe Group made the study possible.
Congratulations to Dr. Giles Eperon on being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in the field of Energy.
Congratulations to Dane W. deQuilettes for being honored with the MRS Graduate Student Gold Award in December 2016 at the fall 2016 Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston.