Research group

Research abstract

The research on carbon neutral renewable energy sources based upon the combination of supramolecular chemistry, nanostructured inorganic materials science and optoelectronic device physics is emerging as a powerful technology platform for the 21st Century. Since the group formation in 2006, our particular interest has been the development of light driven molecular devices (solar cells) where the limited functionalities of individual molecules are enhanced by their organisation into larger systems, which can be used to convert light into different types of energy sources. On the other hand, we are also devoted to the development and study of novel materials for biomedical applications

Topics addressed

  • Development of organic photovoltaic devices
  • Novel materials for biomedical applications


“Effect of Polymer Crystallinity in P3HT:PCBM Solar Cells on Band Gap Trap States and Apparent Recombination Order”
Adv. Energy Mater. (2013) vol. 3 (4) pp. 466
D. Spoltore, W.D. Oosterbaan, S. Khelifi, J.N. Clifford, A. Viterisi, E. Palomares, M. Burgelman, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, J. Manca

“The effect of the silica thickness on the enhanced emission in single particle quantum dots coated with gold nanoparticles”.
RSC Adv. (2013) vol. 3 (27) pp. 10691
I. Serrano, C. Vazquez-Vazquez, A.M. Adams, G. Stoica, M.A. Correa-Duarte, E. Palomares, R.A. Añvarez-Puebla

“Ru(ii) sensitizers bearing dianionic biazolate ancillaries: ligand synergy for high performance dye sensitized solar cells”.
J. Mater. Chem. A (2013) vol. 1 (26) pp. 7681
H-H Yeh, S-T Ho, Y Chi, J.N. Clifford, E. Palomares, S-H Liud, P-T Chou

“Light soaking effects on charge recombination and device performance in dye sensitized solar cells based on indoline–cyclopentadithiophene chromophores”.
J. Mater. Chem. A (2013) vol. 1 (31) pp. 8994
L. Cabau, L. Pellejà, J.N. Clifford, C.V. Kumar, E. Palomares

“Controlling dye aggregation, injection energetics and catalytic recombination in organic sensitizer based dye cells using a single electrolyte additive”.
Energy Environ. Sci. (2013) vol. 6 (10) pp. 3046
S. Buhbut, J.N. Clifford, M. Kosa, A.Y. Anderson, M. Shalom, D.T. Major, E. Palomares, A. Zaban