News

21st May 2015:

The 1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2015) will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, between the 27th and 29th of September 2015. Please see http://www.psco-conference.org/ for full details.

1st May 2014:

'Lead-Free Organic-Inorganic Tin Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications' published in Energy & Environmental Science. Also highlighted here.

'Supramolecular Halogen Bond Passivation of Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskite Solar Cells' published in Nano Letters.

9th April 2014:

The Solution Processed Semiconductor Solar Cells conference will be held in Oxford in September 2014. Please see http://www.nanoge.org/SSSC14/ for full details. There is an excellent line up of speakers, and we strongly encourage you to submit contributing abstracts (deadline for oral presentation 26th May).

24th March 2014:

'Anomalous Hysteresis in Perovskite Solar Cells' published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

24th March 2014:

'High Photoluminescence Efficiency and Optically-Pumped Lasing in Solution-Processed Mixed Halide Perovskite Semiconductors' published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

24th March 2014:

'Homogeneous Emission Line Broadening in the Organo Lead Halide Perovskite CH3NH3PbI3-xClx' published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

10th March 2014:

'The Importance of Perovskite Pore Filling in Organometal Mixed Halide Sensitized TiO2-Based Solar Cells' published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

3rd March 2014:

'Controlling coverage of solution cast materials with unfavourable surface interactions' published in Applied Physics Letters.

2nd March 2014:

Perovskite solar cells highlighted in The Guardian.

10th January 2014:

Check out the J. Phys. Chem. Lett. perspective video, starring members of the Snaith Group, based on the recent perovskite perspective. Also available on YouTube.

6th January 2014:

'Formamidinium lead trihalide: a broadly tunable perovskite for efficient planar heterojunction solar cells' published in Energy & Environmental Science.

2nd January 2014:

'Sub 150C Processed Meso-superstructured Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Efficiency' published in Energy & Environmental Science.

31st December 2013:

Nature highlights perovskites when it looks at what is in store for science in 2014.

20th December 2013:

The Editors of Science pick perovskite-based solar cells as runner-up for Breakthrough of the Year 2013.

18th December 2013:

Group leader Dr Henry Snaith selected as one of Nature's 10: Ten people who mattered in 2013. Congratulations Henry and everyone in the team!

16th December 2013:

'Low-Temperature Processed Electron Collection Layers of Graphene/TiO2 Nanocomposites in Thin Film Perovskite Solar Cells' published in Nano Letters.

4th December 2013:

'Overcoming ultraviolet light instability of sensitized TiO2 with meso-superstructured organometal tri-halide perovskite solar cells' published in Nature Communications.

12th November 2013:

'Efficient organometal trihalide perovskite planar-heterojunction solar cells on flexible polymer substrates' published in Nature Communications.

12th November 2013:

'Creating simpler, cheaper solar cells' piece in the Oxford Science Blog.

18th October 2013:

'Electron-Hole Diffusion Lengths Exceeding 1 Micrometer in an Organometal Trihalide Perovskite Absorber' published in Science.

10th October 2013:

'Perovskites: The Emergence of a New Era for Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Solar Cells' published as a Perspective in J. Phys. Chem. Lett..

11th September 2013:

'Efficient planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells by vapour deposition' published in Nature.

9th September 2013:

'Morphological Control for High Performance, Solution-Processed Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells' published in Advanced Functional Materials.

6th September 2013:

Farewell to summer students Mariam Darwich and Beat Lauber. Thank you for your important contributions and best wishes for your studies.

5th September 2013:

Congratulations to Varun Sivaram for successfully defending his DPhil thesis!

15th August 2013:

'Enhancement of Perovskite-Based Solar Cells Employing Core–Shell Metal Nanoparticles' published in Nano Letters.

25th July 2013:

'Protic Ionic Liquids as p-dopant for Organic Hole Transporting Materials and their Application in high efficiency Hybrid Solar Cells' published in JACS.

26th June 2013:

Congratulations to Andrew Hey for successfully passing his DPhil viva!

24th June 2013:

We bid farewell to Dr Pablo Docampo, who will be taking up a post-doc position in Prof. Thomas Bein's group at the LMU in Munich. We wish him all the best!

17th June 2013:

'High-Performance Perovskite-Polymer Hybrid Solar Cells via Electronic Coupling with Fullerene Monolayers' published in Nano Letters.

30th May 2013:

Mingzhen Lui was awarded the Symposium B prize at the E-MRS Spring Meeting for her poster entitled 'Component compositional dependence of methyl ammonium lead halide thin-film perovskite solar cells'. Well done, Mingzhen!

2nd May 2013:

'Charge Density Dependent Mobility of Organic Hole-Transporters and Mesoporous TiO2 Determined by Transient Mobility Spectroscopy: Implications to Dye-Sensitized and Organic Solar Cells' published in Advanced Materials.

28th March 2013:

'Low-Temperature Processed Mesosuperstructured to Thin-Film Perovskite Solar Cells' published in Energy & Environmental Science.

6th March 2013:

'Mesoporous TiO2 single crystals delivering enhanced mobility and optoelectronic device performance' published in Nature.

22nd February 2013:

Our beloved Dr Agnese Abrusci is moving on to warmer Italian climes. We'll miss you, Agnese!

30th January 2013:

'Charge Transport Limitations in Self-Assembled TiO2 Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells' published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

12th December 2012:

'Lithium salts as “redox active” p-type dopants for organic semiconductors and their impact in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells' published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

12th October 2012:

'Efficient Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Meso-Superstructured Organometal Halide Perovskites' published in Science.