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Narges Yaghoobi Nia

Narges Yaghoobi Nia

Assistant Professor - PhD of Electronic engineering

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January 2014 - November 2016
Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, Italy, Rome
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  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

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Publications (47)
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Solar cells (SCs) are the most ubiquitous and reliable energy generation systems for aerospace applications. Nowadays, III–V multijunction solar cells (MJSCs) represent the standard commercial technology for powering spacecraft, thanks to their high‐power conversion efficiency and certified reliability/stability while operating in orbit. Neverthele...
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Perovskite Technology is advancing at unprecedented levels in the last years, with efficiencies reaching up to 25.7%. These incredible results are obtained at very small area scale (<0.1cm 2), reducing consistently its efficiency when increasing the area, with certified efficiency reaching up to 19.3% on 5x5cm2 substrate area [1] ; Module design is...
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The photoluminescence (PL) intensity is often used as an indicator of the performance of perovskite solar cells and indeed the PL technique is often used for the characterization of these devices and their constituent materials. Here we present a systematic approach to the comparison of the conversion efficiency and the PL intensity of a cell in bo...
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Flexible perovskite solar cells feature high power-per-weight ratio and low cost manufacturing, which make them very attractive for space and avionic applications. It is thus paramount to assess their response to the harsh space environment. Although an increasing number of studies have been investigating the effect of electron and proton radiation...
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The perovskite solar era has demonstrated 25.5% efficiency in only 10 years of research, reaching the performance levels of other photovoltaics technologies such as Si and GaAs, showing potentially low‐cost manufacturing and process versatility. However, these results are achieved only on small area cells, with an active area equal or lower to 0.1...
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Cost management and toxic waste generation are two key issues that must be addressed before the commercialization of perovskite optoelectronic devices. We report a groundbreaking strategy for eco-friendly and cost-effective fabrication of highly efficient perovskite solar cells. This strategy involves the usage of a high volatility co-solvent, whic...
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Perovskite solar cells are a type of emerging-thin-film-photovoltaics which shows a promising potential to catch a major portion of the PV market in near future. However, hazardous-waste-generation and cost-management of the industrial production are two key issues which need to be addressed in the commercialization process. Here, we introduce a un...
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Perovskite technologies has proven 25.5% efficiency in just 10 years of research, achieving similar performance ranges with different photovoltaic technology which include Si and GaAs, displaying doubtlessly low-price production and system versatility. However, those achievements had been done only on small area cells, with active area equal or low...
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Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fibers with unique properties are becoming increasingly important as precursors for the fabrication of carbon fibers. Here, we suggest the preparation of porous PAN composite fibers to increase the homogeneity and thermal stability of the fibers. Based on the thermodynamics of polymer solutions, the ternary phase diagram of...
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Halide Perovskite photovoltaic technology can be scaled to large area modules and panels using printing processes and laser patterning. Here, we will present the progress made to scale up from small area solar cells to modules and panels up to a dimension of 0.5 sqm. Specific efforts have been devoted to developing a deposition process out of the g...
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Flexible perovskite solar cells (f-PSCs) are light-weight, conformal and thus ideal for seamless integration of photovoltaics onto wearable and portable electronics. Nevertheless, the spread of f-PSCs is limited by both the lower efficiency compared to rigid counterparts and the employment of costly materials. Among them, hole-transporting material...
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The commercialization of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has seen an important limitation in the instability that afflicts the hole-transporting layer (HTL), namely, spiro-OMeTAD, used in high-efficiency devices. The latter is, in turn, relatively expensive, undermining the sustainability of the device. Its replacement with polymeric scaffolds, such...
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In this paper, we demonstrate the high potentialities of pristine single-cation and mixed cation/anion perovskite solar cells (PSC) fabricated by sequential method deposition in p-i-n planar architecture (ITO/NiOX/Perovskite/PCBM/BCP/Ag) in ambient conditions. We applied the crystal engineering approach for perovskite deposition to control the qual...
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Operational stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is rapidly becoming one of the pressing bottlenecks for their upscaling and integration of such promising photovoltaic technology. Instability of the hole transport layer (HTL) has been considered as one of the potential origins of short life-time of the PSCs. In this work, by varying the molec...
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Halide perovskite solar cells designed using planar architectures are rapidly becoming of high interest due to their low-temperature fabrication process. As the Electron Selective Layer, SnO2 can enhance charge transfer from perovskite to electron transport layers leading to the reduction of charge accumulation at the interface exploiting the large...
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In the search for improvements in perovskite solar cells (PSCs), several different aspects are currently being addressed, including an increase in the stability and a reduction in the hysteresis. Both are mainly achieved by improving the cell structure, employing new materials or novel cell arrangements. We introduce a hysteresis-free low-temperatu...
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Organic materials have been found to be promising candidates for low-temperature thermoelectric applications. In particular, poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) has been attracting great interest due to its desirable intrinsic properties, such as excellent solution processability, chemical and thermal stability, and high field-effect mobility. However,...
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The performance of perovskite solar cells is under direct control of the perovskite film quality and controlling the crystalinity and orientation of solution-processed perovskite film is a fundamental challenge. In this study, we present a scalable fabrication process for heteroepitaxial growth of mixed-cation hybrid perovskites (FA1-x-yMAxCsy)Pb(I...
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Stability beside efficiency is rapidly becoming the most important topic in perovskite solar cells research. Spiro-OMeTAD, Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly(triaryl amine) (PTAA) are the most common small molecule and organic semiconducting polymers which are used as hole transport material (HTM) in perovskite solar cell [1,2]. Regarding the t...
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Steady-state and dynamic electro-optical tests on hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaic devices, when properly performed, can give advanced knowledge on physical parameters like charge carrier diffusion length [1] or recombination times at the active layer/selective contact interface [2-5]. The goal of this talk is to propose good practices in orde...
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Utilizing of photovoltaics (PVs) has been rapidly developing over the past two decades due to its potential for transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy based economies. However, PVs as fuel less energy sources will be sustainable if some issues such as raw materials abundance, production cost, and environmental impacts carefully addressed...
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The conversion of solar energy into electricity via the photovoltaic (PV) effect has been rapidly developing in the last decades due to its potential for transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy based economies. In particular, the advances in PV technology and on the economy of scale permitted to reduce the cost of the energy produced with...
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As the hole transport layer (HTL) for perovskite solar cells (PSCs), poly(3‐hexylthiophene) (P3HT) has been attracting great interest due to its low‐cost, thermal stability, oxygen impermeability, and strong hydrophobicity. In this work, a new doping strategy is developed for P3HT as the HTL in triple‐cation/double‐halide ((FA1−x−yMAxCsy)Pb(I1−xBrx...
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Previous reports have observed a direct relationship between the polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) molecular weight (MW) and the perovskite solar cell (PSC) efficiency. Herein, we analyse how the differences in MW and the differences in energetic disorder influence the interfacial carrier losses in the PSCs under operation conditions and explain the o...
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Visible Light Communication technology has the potential to become a leading actor in the future 5G network, thanks to features such as efficient “re-use of re-sources”, native privacy security and human safeness (compared to radio-frequency applications). Among the several configurations achievable to realize a VLC link, the use of innovative phot...
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Small area perovskite solar cells (PSCs) reached performances comparable with the crystalline silicon ones. However, industrial applications require the scaling-up of devices to module-size. The realization of large area modules requires the application of deposition techniques that permits high homogeneity in the deposited materials. Here we repor...
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SnO2, SnO2-PdPt, and PdPt decorated SnO2-rGO (SnO2-rGO-PdPt) samples were presented to use in resistive sensing of methane. A hydrothermal method was used to synthesize SnO2 and SnO2-rGO and these were then easily doped with PdPt catalyst by in situ reductions of their metallic salts. The responses to gaseous methane at levels between 500 and 10,00...
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One of the most thrilling developments in the photovoltaic field over recent years has been the use of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite, such as CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3), as a promising new material for low-cost and highly efficient solar cells. Despite the impressive power conversion efficiency (PCE) exceeding 22% demonstrated on lab-scale devi...
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In the present work we used some crystallization trends which could be classified as Crystal Engineering (CE) methods, for deposition of a pure cubic-phase thin film of CH3NH3PbI3 at the surface of mesoporous TiO2 layer. Accordingly, by using the CE approach in air, we fabricated high efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSC) and perovskite solar mod...
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The Cover Feature shows the pioneering use of a pure thin film of [SiW11O39]8⁻ polyoxometalate (POM) structure as a scaffold layer for CH3NH3PbI3-based perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In their Full Paper, Sardashti et al. demonstrate high-efficiency PSCs fabricated using solution-based low-temperature deposition methods in ambient conditions. The sm...
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In this work, we successfully used a pure layer of [SiW11O39]8- polyoxomethalate (POM) structure as a thin film scaffold layer of CH3NH3PbI3 based perovskite solar cells (PSCs). A smooth nanoporous surface of POM cause to amazing improvement of the photocurrent density, External Quantum Efficiency (EQE) and overall efficiency of the PSCs compare to...
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In this work, we investigated the effect of the Molecular Weight (MW) of Poly 3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) hole transporting material on the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). We found that, by increasing the MW, the photovoltaic performances of the cells are enhanced leading to an improvement of the overall efficiency. P3HT-based PSCs with a...
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A combined experimental and computational study to understand the nature of the hydrogen bonding in a crab-claw site of a new synthesized chromium Schiff base complex is reported. The fully optimized equilibrium structures of the Cr(III) complex in the presence and absence of chloride ion are obtained at the B3LYP functional in conjunction with Lan...
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A proper growth of Iodine based perovskite nanocrystals is crucial for photovoltaic applications and this process is highly affected from the scaffold used for the crystallization. In this work, ordered nanoporous alumina, realized by controlled anodizing of two different thickness layer of Al, deposited on glass and Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), was use...
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A combined experimental and computational investigation conducted to understand the nature of the interactions between cobalt II/III redox mediators ([Co(bpy)3](2+/3+)) and their impact on the performance of the corresponding dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) is reported. The fully optimized equilibrium structures of cobalt(ii/iii)-tris-bipyridine...
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One-electron fast redox mediators like cobalt complexes are a new important class of mediator system in dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs) that have some special features such as fast regeneration reactions, low absorption in the visible light range without the occurrence of destructive reactions with the materials of the DSCs. In this research, for...

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Improving Performance, durability and stability of PSCs