Aydil Photovoltaics & Plasma Research Lab

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Extended Aydil group at Bryce Williams' graduation fest.

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Aydil Group News 

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March 14, 2018 - Our article in collaboration with Professor Gagliardi and Holmes on lead-free perovskites has been published in J. Phys. Chem. C. D. Ray, C Clark, H Q. Pham, J. Borycz, R. J. Holmes, E. S. Aydil,and L. Gagliardi, “Computational Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Lead-Free CsMI3Perovskites (M = Ge, Sn, Pb, Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba),” J. Phys. Chem. C122, 7838-7848 (2018).
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January 20, 2018 -  Our article on synthesis of Cu2(Zn,Co)SnS4 is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, A. Sharma, R. L. Penn and  E. S. Aydil, “Synthesis of Cu2(Zn1-xCox)SnSNanocrystals and Formation of Polycrystalline Thin Films from Their Aqueous Dispersions,” J. Mater. Chem. A 6, 999-1008 (2018).
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December 6 2017 - Bryan Voigt & Jeff Walter, coadvised by Prof. Chris Leighton placed Runners-Up in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Award and received $2500 prize. Samantha Hill from mechanical engineering and Ryan Connell from materials science coadvised by Professors Vivian Ferry and Uwe Kortshagen won the 2017 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award $10,000. Congratulations to both teams. Read more about it here https://cse.umn.edu/news-release/cse-grad-students-win-dow-sustainability-competition-energy-collecting-windows/
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November 18, 2017 - Our article on Controlling CZTS phases is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, E. Isaac, T. R. Knutson, E. S. Aydil and R. Lee Penn, “Controlling Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) Phase in Microwave Solvothermal Synthesis,” J. Mater. Chem. A 5, 23179 (2017). http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/
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November 14, 2017 - Our article on surface conduction in pyrite iron disulfide crystals is published in Physical Review Materials.
J. Walter, X. Zhang, B. Voigt, R. Hool, M. Manno, F. Mork, E. S. Aydil and C. Leighton, “Surface Conduction in n-type Pyrite FeS2 Single Crystals,” Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 065403 (2017).

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November 14, 2017 - Bryan Voigt & Jeff Walter, coadvised by Prof. Chris Leighton were selected as one of the finalist teams for the Dow Sustainability Innovation Award. Their project is titled "Pyrite FeS2: A Low-Cost Earth-Abundant Solar Solution for Sustainable Power" They were recognized for “Breakthroughs in the development of iron sulfide, or Fool’s Gold, as a low-cost, earth-abundant, non-toxic photovoltaic create new pathways to solar cells and sustainable energy.“ http://environment.umn.edu/leadership
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October 4, 2017 -Ben Greeenberg, coadvised by Prof. Uwe Kortshagen successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Ben.

August 2, 2017 - Whitney's article on functionalization of CdSe with Poly(ethylene glycol) is published in Langmuir. "Functionalization of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots with Poly(ethylene glycol): Ligand Exchange, Surface Coverage, and Dispersion Stability,” W. N. Wenger, F. S. Bates, and E. S. Aydil, Langmuir 33, 8239-8245 (2017).
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July 13, 2017 - Ben and Zach' article on metal-insulator transition in ZnO nanoparticle networks published in Nano Letters. “ZnO Nanocrystal Networks Near the Insulator–Metal Transition: Tuning Contact Radius and Electron Density with Intense Pulsed Light,” B. L. Greenberg, Z. L. Robinson, K. V. Reich, C. Gorynski, B. N. Voigt, L. F. Francis§, B. I. Shklovskii, E. S. Aydil, and U. R. Kortshagen,  Nano Lett. 17, 4634-4642 (2017).
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June 19, 2017 - Xin's article on resolution of the doping puzzle in pyrite iron disulfide is published in the inaugural issue of Physical Review Materials.“Potential Resolution to the “Doping Puzzle” in Iron Pyrite: Carrier Type Determination by Hall Effect and Thermopower,” X. Zhang, M. Li, J. Walter, L. O’Brien, M. Manno, B. Voigt, F. Mork, S. Baryshev, J. Kakalios, E. S. Aydil and C. Leighton,  Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 015402  (2017).    

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Recent Publications

“Synthesis of Cu2(Zn1-xCox)SnS4 Nanocrystals and Formation of Polycrystalline Thin Films from Their Aqueous Dispersions,” A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, A. Sharma, R. L. Penn and  E. S. Aydil, J. Mater. Chem. A 6, 999-1008 (2018).

“Computational Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Lead-Free CsMI3Perovskites (M = Ge, Sn, Pb, Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba),”D. Ray, C Clark, H Q. Pham, J. Borycz, R. J. Holmes, E. S. Aydil,and L. Gagliardi, J. Phys. Chem. C122, 7838-7848 (2018).

"Controlling Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) Phase in Microwave Solvothermal Synthesis,”  A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, E. Isaac, T. R. Knutson, E. S. Aydil and R. Lee Penn, J. Mater. Chem. A 5, 23179 (2017). 

“Surface Conduction in n-type Pyrite FeS2 Single Crystals,”  J. Walter, X. Zhang, B. Voigt, R. Hool, M. Manno, F. Mork, E. S. Aydil and C. Leighton, Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 065403 (2017).


"Effect of Nanocrystal Size and Carbon on Grain Growth During Annealing of Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Nanocrystal Coatings,” B. A. Williams, M. A. Smeaton, N. D. Trejo, L. F. Francis, and E. S. Aydil,  Chemistry of Materials," 29, 1676-1683 (2017).

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Thin Films via Annealing of Ultrasonic Spray Deposited Nanocrystal Coatings,” B. A. Williams, N. D. Trejo, A. Wu, C. S. Holgate, L. F. Francis, and E. S. Aydil,  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 1886-18871 (2017).

Potential Resolution to the “Doping Puzzle” in Iron Pyrite: Carrier Type Determination by Hall Effect and Thermopower,” X. Zhang, M. Li, J. Walter, L. O’Brien, M. Manno, B. Voigt, F. Mork, S. Baryshev, J. Kakalios, E. S. Aydil and C. Leighton,  Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 015402  (2017).    
 
ZnO Nanocrystal Networks Near the Insulator–Metal Transition: Tuning Contact Radius and Electron Density with Intense Pulsed Light,” B. L. Greenberg, Z. L. Robinson, K. V. Reich, C. Gorynski, B. N. Voigt, L. F. Francis§, B. I. Shklovskii, E. S. Aydil, and U. R. Kortshagen,  Nano Lett. 17, 4634-4642 (2017).    
 

"Intense Pulsed Light Annealing of Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Nanocrystal Coatings," B. A. Williams, M. A. Smeaton, C. S. Holgate, N. D. Trejo, L. F. Francis, and E. S. Aydil, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34, 051204 (2016).

"Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Nanocrystals: Fundamental Principles, Materials, and Applications," U. R. Kortshagen, R. M. Sankaran, R. N. Pereira, S. L. Girshick, J. J. Wu and E. S. Aydil, Chem. Rev. (2016).

"Selective Removal of Cu2−x(S,Se) Phases from Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin Films," A. H. Pinto, S. W. Shin, E. S. Aydil and R. Lee Penn, Green Chem. (2016).

"Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge Synthesis of Plasmonic and Photoluminescent Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals," N. Bilik, B. Greenberg, E. S. Aydil and U. R. Kortshagen, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 243302 (2016).

"Microstructure Evolution During Selenization of Cu2ZnSnS4 Colloidal Nanocrystal Coatings," B. Chernomordik, P. Ketkar, A. Hunter, A. E. Beland, D. D. Deng and E. S. Aydil, Chem. Mater. 28, 1266-1276 (2016).

"Laser Light Scattering from SiliconParticles Generated in an Argon Diluted Silane Plasma," Y. Qin, N. Bilik, U. R. Kortshagen and E. S. Aydil, J. Phys. D 49, 085203 (2016).

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