Emre Erdem

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We present a significant efficiency enhancement of hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells by utilizing CdSe quantum dots attached to reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as the electron accepting phase, blended with the PCPDTBT polymer. The quantum dot attachment to rGO was achieved following a self-assembly approach, recently developed, using thiolated reduced(More)
ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized by solid state and hydrolysis methods based on the conventional precipitation. In situ growth of ZnO nanoparticles were monitored by photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). By the help of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) technique, detailed analysis of intrinsic defect structure of ZnO was given with respect to mean(More)
Matsuoka-type zinc oxide (ZnO) varistor material was synthesized using a conventional solid-state reaction method. X-band electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) data revealed that Mn ions substitute in the ZnO lattice with a 2+ paramagnetic state. Co ions with either 3+ or 2+ oxidation states are only detectable at cryogenic temperatures. A Cr(3+) EPR signal(More)
Lithium-doped polymer-derived silicon carbonitride ceramics (SiCN:Li) synthesized at various pyrolysis temperatures, have been investigated by means of multifrequency and multipulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and Raman spectroscopy in order to determine different defect states that may impact the materials electronic properties. In particular,(More)
To harness the unique properties of graphene and ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) for novel applications, the development of graphene-ZnO nanoparticle hybrid materials has attracted great attention and is the subject of ongoing research. For this contribution, graphene-oxide-ZnO (GO-ZnO) and thiol-functionalized reduced graphene oxide-ZnO (TrGO-ZnO) nanohybrid(More)
Multi-colored, water soluble fluorescent carbon nanodots (C-Dots) with quantum yield changing from 4.6 to 18.3% were synthesized in multi-gram using dated cola beverage through a simple thermal synthesis method and implemented as conductive and ion donating supercapacitor component. Various properties of C-Dots, including size, crystal structure, morphology(More)
Stable dispersions of tantalum oxide nanoparticles are accessible from solutions of tantalum(V) complexes with a mixed malonato and alkanolato ligand sphere in ethoxyethanol by microwave processing. The malonato ligand is cleaved during decomposition and acetic acid or acetic acid esters are formed as derived from in situ spectroscopic studies. The(More)
The defect structure of Fe(3+)-, Cu(2+)-, Mn(4+)- and Gd(3+)-doped PbTiO(3) nano-powders has been studied by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. Analogous to the situation for 'bulk' ferroelectrics, Fe(3+) and Cu(2+) act as acceptor-type functional centers that form defect complexes with charge-compensating oxygen vacancies. The(More)
Ferroelectric Pb[Zr0.4Ti0.6]O3 ceramics codoped with La3+ and Fe3+ at dopant concentrations of 1.0 and 0.5 mol. %, respectively, were investigated by means of multifrequency electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. The results prove that iron is incorporated at the [Zr,Ti]-site, acts as an acceptor and favors the creation of charged (Fe′Zr,Ti − V(More)
Amorphous zinc tin oxide (ZTO) thin films are accessible by a molecular precursor approach using mononuclear zinc(II) and tin(II) compounds with methoxyiminopropionic acid ligands. Solution processing of two precursor solutions containing a mixture of zinc and tin(II)-methoxyiminopropinato complexes results in the formation of smooth homogeneous thin films,(More)