Shengzhong Frank Liu

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Regulating the temperature during the direction contact and intercalation process (DCIP) for the transition from PbI2 to CH3NH3PbI3 modulated the crystallinity, crystal grain size and crystal grain orientation of the perovskite films. Higher temperatures produced perovskite films with better crystallinity, larger grain size, and better photovoltaic(More)
Thinness-controlled perovskite wafers are directly prepared using a geometry-regulated dynamic-flow reaction system. It is found that the wafers are a superior material for photodetectors with a photocurrent response ≈350 times higher than that made of microcrystalline thin films. Moreover, the wafers are compatible with mass production of integrated(More)
Thanks to the increase in the number of active sites and enhanced conductivity, the Se-doped MoS2 shows excellent catalytic activity with a lower overpotential of -140 mV and a smaller Tafel slope of 55 mV dec(-1), exhibiting enhanced catalytic performance compared with that of pristine MoS2. This work offers an attractive strategy to improve the HER(More)
Two-inch-sized perovskite crystals, CH3 NH3 PbX3 (X=I, Br, Cl), with high crystalline quality are prepared by a solution-grown strategy. The availability of large perovskite crystals is expected to transform its broad applications in photovoltaics, optoelectronics, lasers, photodetectors, LEDs, etc., just as crystalline silicon has done in revolutionizing(More)
Methylammonium lead halide perovskite has emerged as a new class of low-temperature-processed high-performance semiconductors for optoelectronics, but with photoresponse limited to the UV-visible region and low environmental stability. Herein, we report a flexible planar photodetector based on MAPbI3 microarrays integrated with NaYF4:Yb/Er upconversion(More)
In this work, we demonstrate high-efficiency planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs), using room-temperature sputtered niobium oxide (Nb2O5) as the electron-transporting layer (ETL). Widely spread ETL-like TiO2 often requires high-temperature (>450 °C) sintering, which is not desired for the fabrication of flexible devices. The amorphous Nb2O5 (labeled as(More)
Electron transport layer (ETL), facilitating charge carrier separation and electron extraction, is a key component in planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs). We developed an effective ETL using low-temperature solution-processed Nb-doped SnO2 (Nb:SnO2). Compared to the pristine SnO2, the power conversion efficiency of PSCs based on Nb:SnO2 ETL is raised to(More)
Herein, hydrogenated amorphous Si (a-Si:H) covered with a thin layer of CoOx is applied as photoanode for PEC water splitting. The thin layer of CoOx effectively protects a-Si:H from the corrosive electrolyte and quantitative oxidation of water to oxygen was observed. A high applied bias photon-to-current efficiency of 2.34 % was achieved using an intrinsic(More)
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are promising low-cost photovoltaic technologies with high power conversion efficiency (PCE). The crystalline quality of perovskite materials is crucial to the photovoltaic performance of the PSCs. Herein, a simple approach is introduced to prepare high-quality CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite films with larger crystalline grains and(More)
An efficiency of flexible perovskite solar cells (Pvs-SCs) of 16.09% is achieved, the highest value reported for flexible Pvs-SCs to date. The outstanding performance is attributed to the superior features of alternative electron-transport materials, such as antireflection, a suitable work function, high electron mobility, and a reduced trap-state density(More)