Konstantin Gartsman

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CH3NH3PbI3-based solar cells were characterized with electron beam-induced current (EBIC) and compared to CH3NH3PbI(3-x)Clx ones. A spatial map of charge separation efficiency in working cells shows p-i-n structures for both thin film cells. Effective diffusion lengths, LD, (from EBIC profile) show that holes are extracted significantly more efficiently(More)
Developments in organic-inorganic lead halide-based perovskite solar cells have been meteoric over the last 2 years, with small-area efficiencies surpassing 15%. We address the fundamental issue of how these cells work by applying a scanning electron microscopy-based technique to cell cross-sections. By mapping the variation in efficiency of charge(More)
Variable temperature electron beam induced current technique was employed for the profiling of ZnO p-n homojunctions and the extraction of minority electron diffusion length values in the Sb-doped p-type ZnO region. A thermally induced increase for diffusion length of minority electrons was determined to have an activation energy of ϳ145 meV. The latter(More)
The mechanical properties of materials and particularly the strength are greatly affected by the presence of defects; therefore, the theoretical strength ( approximately 10% of the Young's modulus) is not generally achievable for macroscopic objects. On the contrary, nanotubes, which are almost defect-free, should achieve the theoretical strength that would(More)
The effects of solid-state electron injection on the peak amplitude and decay time of photosignal in a ZnO-based homojunction UV photodiode were studied using temporal photoresponse measurements under femtosecond pulses of 355 nm radiation. The injection of about 50 C of charge, carried out by applying forward bias to the junction, resulted in a nearly(More)
Multiple-junction structures were formed, on a microscopic scale, at room temperature, by the application of a strong electric field across originally homogeneous crystals of the ternary chalcopyrite semiconductor CulnSe(2). After removal of the electric field, the structures were examined with electron beam-induced current microscopy and their(More)
The lattice parameter of nanocrystalline ceria films prepared by sputtering was monitored as a function of annealing temperature. Within the temperature range of 150-420 degrees C, an equilibrium with atmospheric oxygen is established within a few hours, whereas grain growth does not occur. On the basis of the experimental results and analysis of literature(More)
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