20 January, 2022

New publication in Solar RRL

High throughput calculation of exciton diffusion length: do not overlook the in- and out-coupling.

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20 January, 2021

New publication in Nature Communications

The role of spin in the degradation of organic photovoltaics

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03 December, 2020

New publication in Advanced Functional Materials

Charge Photogeneration in Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells: Influence of Excess Energy and Electrostatic Interactions

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28 October, 2020

New publication in Nature Materials

Intrinsic efficiency limits in low-bandgap non-fullerene acceptor organic solar cells

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29 September, 2020

New publication in Solar RRL

How Humidity and Light Exposure Change the Photophysics of Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

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27 September, 2020

Workshop: Data Analysis of Hyperspectral Imaging

Mingcong Wang and Esma Ugur organized a workshop for KAUST Solar Center . This workshop aims to discuss the characterization of the absorber layers and solar cells by combining hyperspectral imaging and absolute calibration, and the data analysis using MatLab.

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15 September, 2020

Congratulation to Esma Ugur for the successful defense of her PhD.

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14 September, 2020

New publication in Angewandte Chemie

Miscibility‐Controlled Phase Separation in Double‐Cable Conjugated Polymers for Single‐Component Organic Solar Cells with Efficiencies over 8%

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13 September, 2020

New publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett

Ultrafast Charge Dynamics in Dilute-Donor versus Highly Intermixed TAPC:C60 Organic Solar Cell Blends

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06 May, 2020

New publication in Physical Chemistry C

Thienyl Sidechain Substitution and Backbone Fluorination ofBenzodithiophene-Based Donor Polymers Concertedly MinimizeCarrier Losses in ITIC-Based Organic Solar Cells

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19 April, 2020

New publication in Solar RRL

Impact of Cesium/Rubidium Incorporation on the Photophysics of Multiple-Cation Lead Halide Perovskites

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14 April, 2020

New publication in Solar RRL

Quantification of Photophysical Processes in All-PolymerBulk Heterojunction Solar Cells 

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30 March, 2020

New publication in Physical Chemistry Letters

Build-up of Triplet State Population in Operating TQ1:PC71BM Devices Does Not Limit Their Performance

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23 December, 2019

UFD students at 2019 MRS Fall Meeting

Sandra P. Gonzalez Lopez and Esma Ugur, our PhD students, successfully presented UFD group at 2019 MRS Fall Meeting, which held in Boston, USA.

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10 November, 2019

UFD Group at NanoGe Fall Meeting 2019 in Berlin

The UFD group members; Dr. Jafar I. Khan, Dr. Safakath Karuthedath, Dr. Ahmed H. Balawi, and PhD candidate Esma Ugur, attended NanoGe Fall Meeting 2019, which held in Berlin, Germany. They presented their work about photophysics of both perovskite and organic solar cells.

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30 October, 2019

Congratulation to Ahmed Balawi for the successful defense of his PhD.

Ahmed Balawi defended successfully his PhD thesis on October 30th.

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30 October, 2019

New publication in Physical Chemistry Letters

Carrier Extraction from Perovskite to Polymeric Charge Transport Layers Probed by Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

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23 July, 2019

New publication in Advanced Energy Materials

Impact of Fullerene on the Photophysics of Ternary Small Molecule Organic Solar Cells

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30 June, 2019

New publication in Nature Communications

Impact of polymorphism on the optoelectronic properties of a low-bandgap semiconducting polymer​

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27 June, 2019

New publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Direct and Energy-Transfer-Mediated Charge-Transfer State Formation and Recombination in Triangulene-Spacer-Perylenediimide Multichromophores: Lessons for Photovoltaic Applications​​

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28 April, 2019

New publication in Solar RRL

P3HT Molecular Weight Determines the Performance of P3HT:O-IDTBR Solar Cells​​

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30 November, 2018

UFD Group at 2018 MRS Fall Meeting

The UFD group was well represented at the MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, which was held from November 25-30 in Boston, Massachusetts. Group members Assoc. Prof. Frédéric Laquai, Dr. Jafar I. Khan, Dr. Safakath Karuthedath, and PhD candidate Esma Ugur, presented recent works in oral presentations.

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22 November, 2018

Congratulation to Maha Alamoudi for the successful defense of her PhD.

Maha Alamoudi defended successfully her PhD thesis on November 22th.

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08 November, 2018

New publication in Advanced Energy Materials

Charge and Triplet Exciton Generation in Neat PC70BM Films and Hybrid CuSCN:PC70BM Solar Cell

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17 July, 2018

Maha Alamoudi was awarded the "ICSM Best Poster Prize"

Maha won best poster award at the ICSM 2018​

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13 May, 2018

Congrats Sarah Alsaggaf graduated as a Master.

Sarah Alsaggaf defended successfully her MSc thesis on May 13th.

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08 April, 2018

New publication in Advanced Energy Materials

Mixed Domains Enhance Charge Generation and Extraction in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells with Small-Molecule Donors

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11 February, 2018

Maha Alamoudi’s talk at the TV program Kalam nawaem.

Maha Ahmed Alamoudi is invited to talk at the TV program Kalam nawaem due to the international day of woman in science.

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17 October, 2017

New publication in Advanced Energy Materials

From charge generation to extraction: fast time-resolved spectroscopic and charge extraction techniques unravel the physics and efficiencies governing photocurrent generation in polymer solar cells and how they are impacted by polymer structure and film processing conditions.

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27 September, 2017

Invited to lecture to Master students at the University of Angers

​Prof. Frederic Laquai and Dr. Julien Gorenflot were invited to lecture to Master students at the University of Angers .

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31 July, 2017

Esma Ugur published in ACS Energy Letters

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00526​

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11 December, 2016

Maha A. Alamoudi awarded the best poster at 2016 MRS Fall Meeting

​Maha won the best poster award At the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit​

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18 November, 2016

New Streak Camera System has been installed and is running

​Visible and NIR streak cameras installed with 1.35ps resolution

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01 March, 2016

Photo-thermal Deflection Spectroscopy (PDS) is up and running

Check our Photo-Thermal Deflection Spectroscopy technique and how it works. ​​​PDS.aspx​​​

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