Chun Ma

Chun Ma
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | KAUST · Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 2014 - present
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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  • PhD Student
August 2009 - September 2013
University of Science and Technology of China
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  • Student

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Publications (34)
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The electronic properties of two-dimensional semiconductors can be strongly modulated by interfacing them with atomically precise self-assembled molecular lattices, yielding hybrid van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs). While proof-of-concepts exploited molecular assemblies held together by lateral unspecific van der Waals interactions, the use of...
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The fabrication of high‐performance (opto‐)electronic devices based on ultrathin two‐dimensional channel materials requires the optimization of the charge injection at the electrode – semiconductor interface. While the chemical functionalization with chemisorbed self‐assembled monolayers has been extensively exploited to adjust the work function of...
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Neuromorphic computing has the potential to address the inherent limitations of conventional integrated circuit technology, ranging from perception, pattern recognition, to memory and decision-making ( Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52 (4), 964-974) ( Nature 2004, 431 (7010), 796-803) ( Nat. Nanotechnol. 2013, 8 (1), 13-24). Despite their low power consumpt...
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Long‐lasting luminescence in optoelectronic devices is highly sought after for applications in optical data storage and display technology. While in light‐emitting diodes this is achieved by exploiting long‐afterglow organic materials as active components, such a strategy has never been pursued in light‐emitting transistors, which are still rather...
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Lead‐free double perovskite Cs2AgBiBr6 has attracted significant research interests for optoelectronic applications because of its nontoxicity, inherent stability, and high detection sensitivity. In this work, the 2D Cs2AgBiBr6 with a thickness of ≈5 nm and lateral length larger than 50 µm is successfully fabricated by a space‐confined method. The...
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We report on bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaics (OPVs) using the self-assembled monolayer (SAM) 2PACz as a hole-selective interlayer functionalized directly onto the indium tin oxide (ITO) anode. The 2PACz is found to change the work function of ITO while simultaneously affecting the morphology of the BHJ deposited atop. Cells with PM6...
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Solution‐processed metal oxide thin‐film transistors (TFTs) represent a promising technology for applications in existing but also emerging large‐area electronics. However, high process temperatures and lengthy annealing times represent two remaining technical challenges. Different approaches aiming to address these challenges have been proposed bu...
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Benefiting from their extraordinary physical properties, methylammonium lead halide perovskites (PVKs) have attracted significant attention in optoelectronics. However, the PVK-based devices suffer from low carrier mobility and high operation voltage. Here, we utilize sorted semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (95% s-SWCNTs) to enhance th...
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A fused donor, thienobenzo[b]indacenodithiophene (TBIDT), was designed and synthesized using a novel acid-promoted cas-cade ring closure strategy, and copolymerized with a benzothiadiazole (BT) monomer. The backbone of TBIDT is an expan-sion of the well-known indacenodithiophene (IDT) unit and was expected to enhance the charge carrier mobility, by...
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Methylammonium lead halide perovskites have gained a lot of attention because of their remarkable physical properties and potential for numerous (opto)electronic applications. Here, high-performance photodetectors based on CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3)/CdS heterostructures, are demonstrated. The resulting self-powered MAPbI3/CdS photodetectors show excellent...
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Looking beyond energy harvesting, metal-halide perovskites offer great opportunities to revolutionise large-area photodetection technologies due to their high absorption coefficients, long diffusion lengths, low trap densities and simple processability. However, successful extraction of photocarriers from perovskites and their conversion to electri...
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The search for earth abundant, efficient and stable electrocatalysts that can enable the chemical reduction of CO2 to value-added chemicals and fuels at an industrially relevant scale, is a high priority for the development of a global network of renewable energy conversion and storage systems that can meaningfully impact greenhouse gas induced cli...
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Hybrid perovskites have recently attracted enormous attention for photovoltaic applications, and various strategies related to light management and photo‐carrier collection have been developed to enhance the performance. As an effective route towards near‐field light enhancement, metal nanostructures with subwavelength dimensions can couple inciden...
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To investigate the quantum confinement effect on excitons in hybrid perovskites, single-crystal platelets of CH3NH3PbBr3 are grown on mica substrates using one-step chemical vapor deposition. Photoluminescence measurements reveal a monotonous blue shift with decreasing platelet thickness, which is accompanied by a significant increase of exciton bi...
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Bilayer WSe 2 nuclei were initially grown along the atomic steps of a sapphire substrate, resembling a “graphoepitaxial mechanism” and gradually formed into overlapped 2H stacked WSe 2 bilayers.
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The fields of photovoltaics, photodetection and light emission have seen tremendous activity in recent years with the advent of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. Yet, there have been far fewer reports of perovskite-based field-effect transistors. The lateral and interfacial transport requirements of transistors make them particularly vulnerable...
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The search for earth abundant, efficient and stable electrocatalysts that can enable the chemical reduction of CO2 to value-added chemicals and fuels at an industrially relevant scale, is a high priority for the development of a global network of renewable energy conversion and storage systems that can meaningfully impact greenhouse gas induced cli...
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The search for earth abundant, efficient and stable electrocatalysts that can enable the chemical reduction of CO2 to value-added chemicals and fuels at an industrially relevant scale, is a high priority for the development of a global network of renewable energy conversion and storage systems that can meaningfully impact greenhouse gas induced cli...
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Self-supported electrocatalysts being generated and employed directly as electrode for energy conversion has been intensively pursued in the fields of materials chemistry and energy. Herein, we report a synthetic strategy to prepare freestanding hierarchically structured, nitrogen-doped nanoporous graphitic carbon membranes functionalized with Janu...
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Organolead trihalide perovskites have drawn substantial interest for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications due to their remarkable physical properties and low processing cost. However, perovskite thin films suffer from low carrier mobility as a result of their structural imperfections such as grain boundaries and pinholes, limiting their dev...
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Nanoporous graphitic carbon membranes with defined chemical composition and pore architecture are novel nanomaterials that are actively pursued. Compared with easy-to-make porous carbon powders that dominate the porous carbon research and applications in energy generation/conversion and environmental remediation, porous carbon membranes are synthet...
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A solution-processed near-infrared (NIR) organic phototransistor (OPT) based on n-type organic small molecular material BODIPY-BF2 has been successfully fabricated. Its unprecedented performance, as well as its easy fabrication and good stability, mark this BODIPY-BF2 based OPT device as a very promising candidate for optoelectronic applications in...
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As potential photovoltaic materials, transition-metal oxides such as BiFeO3 (BFO) are capable of absorbing a substantial portion of solar light and incorporating ferroic orders into solar cells with enhanced performance. But the photovoltaic application of BFO has been hindered by low energy-conversion efficiency due to poor carrier transport and c...
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Heterostructured photoconductors based on hybrid perovskites and 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides are fabricated and characterized. Due to the superior properties of CH3 NH3 PbI3 and WS2 , as well as the efficient interfacial charge transfer, such photoconductors show high performance with on/off ratio of ≈10(5) and responsivity of ≈17 A W(-1) ....
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High-quality perovskite monocrystalline films are successfully grown through cavitation-triggered asymmetric crystallization. These films enable a simple cell structure, ITO/CH3NH3PbBr3/Au, with near 100% internal quantum efficiency, promising power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) >5%, and superior stability for prototype cells. Furthermore, the mon...
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Organolead trihalide perovskites have drawn substantial interest for applications in photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices due to their low processing cost and remarkable physical properties. However, perovskite thin films still suffer from low carrier mobility, limiting their device performance and application potential. Here we report that embe...
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Perovskite solar cells are very promising for practical applications owing to their rapidly rising power conversion efficiency and low cost of solution-based processing. 2,2′,7,7′-Tetrakis(N,N-di-p-methoxyphenylamine) 9,9′-spirobifluorene (Spiro-OMeTAD) is most widely used as a hole-transporting material (HTM) in perovskite solar cells. However, th...
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Searching for solar-absorbing materials containing earth-abundant elements with chemical stability is of critical importance for advancing photovoltaic technologies. Mott insulators have been theoretically proposed as potential photovoltaic materials. In this paper, we evaluate their performance in solar cells by exploring the photovoltaic properti...
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Organolead halide perovskites have attracted substantial attention due to their excellent physical properties, which enable them to serve as the active material in emerging hybrid solid-state solar cells. In this work, we investigate for the first time phototransistors based on hybrid perovskite films, and provide direct evidence for their superior...
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Organometal halide pervoskites have recently attracted tremendous attentions due to their potential for photovoltaic applications, and they are also considered as promising materials in light emitting and lasing devices. In this work, we investigated in details the cryogenic steady state photoluminescence properties of a prototypical hybrid perovsk...

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