David G. Lidzey

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We review recent progress in the development of organometal halide perovskite solar cells. We discuss different compounds used to construct perovskite photoactive layers, as well as the optoelectronic properties of this system. The factors that affect the morphology of the perovskite active layer are explored, e.g. material composition, film deposition(More)
288 Ó WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69469 Weinheim, 2000 0935-9648/00/0402-0288 $ 17.50+.50/0 Adv. Mater. 2000, 12, No. 4 riers in the 6T wire. Holes are trapped by defects in the crystal, which reduces the number of mobile carriers and hinders the movement of untrapped positive-charge carriers. Charge trapping can be reversed, however, by applying a(More)
We study the radiation hardness of a prototype X-ray detector consisting of a thin-film organic photovoltaic (OPV) device based on a blend of the conjugated polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) with the fullerene derivative phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), coupled with a sheet of the inorganic scintillator Gd<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>S:Tb. We(More)
[*] Dr. A. J. Parnell, A. J. Pearson, Dr. P. A. Staniec, A. J. C. Dennison, Dr. H. Hamamatsu, Prof. D. G. Lidzey, Prof. R. A. L. Jones Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Sheffield Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH (UK) E-mail: a.j.parnell@sheffield.ac.uk; d.g.lidzey@sheffield.ac.uk Dr. A. D. F. Dunbar Department of(More)
We use e-beam lithography to pattern an indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode to create arrays of conjugated-polymer LEDs, each of which has a hole-injecting contact limited to 100 nm in diameter. Using optical microscopy, we estimate that the electroluminescence from a 100 nm diameter LED comes from a region characterized by a diameter of approximately 170 nm.(More)
Experimental LEDs were fabricated in the following manner. Indium tin oxide (ITO) sub-strates were cleaned by ultrasonication in detergent, acetone, and isopropanol. Cleaning was followed by a 5 min oxygen plasma etch at 100 W at 300 Torr of oxygen. After etching, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT, Baytron P8000 from Bayer) was spin-cast at 3800 RPM(More)
We experimentally demonstrate a new optical filter design based on a vertically coupled photonic crystal (PhC) cavity and a bus waveguide monolithically integrated on the silicon-on-insulator platform. The use of a vertically coupled waveguide gives flexibility in the choice of the waveguide material and dimensions, dramatically lowering the insertion loss(More)
Blends of conjugated polymers are frequently used as the active semiconducting layer in light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices. Here we report the use of scanning near-field optical microscopy, scanning force microscopy and nuclear-reaction analysis to study the structure of a thin film of a phase-separated blend of two conjugated polymers prepared(More)
We use helium ion microscopy (HeIM) to image the nanostructure of poly(3-hexylthiophene)/[6,6]-phenyl-C(61)-butric acid methyl ester (P3HT/PCBM) blend thin-films. Specifically, we study a blend thin-film subject to a thermal anneal at 140 °C and use a plasma-etching technique to gain access to the bulk of the blend thin-films. We observe a domain structure(More)
Compositional modification and surface treatments of a TiO2 film prepared by a low-temperature route are carried out by a new promising method. Inverted polymer solar cells incorporating the post-treated TiO2 :TOPD electron-transport layer achieve the highest efficiency of 10.5%, and more importantly, eliminate the light-soaking problem that is commonly(More)