Thomas Rath

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

20042019
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2019

A Benzobis(thiazole)-Based Copolymer for Highly Efficient Non-Fullerene Polymer Solar Cells

Wen, S., Li, Y., Rath, T., Li, Y., Wu, Y., Bao, X., Han, L., Ehmann, H., Trimmel, G., Zhang, Y. & Yang, R., 12 Feb 2019, In : Chemistry of Materials. 31, 3, p. 919-926 8 p.

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Thiazoles
Polymers
Copolymers
Solar radiation
Conversion efficiency

Elemental Nanoanalysis of Interfacial Alumina–Aryl Fluoride Interactions in Fullerene-Free Organic Tandem Solar Cells

Hoefler, S. F., Haberfehlner, G., Rath, T., Canteri, R., Barozzi, M., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 16 Aug 2019, In : Advanced Materials Interfaces . 9 p., 1901053.

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Open Access
Fullerenes
Solar cells
Fluorine
Depth profiling
Conjugated polymers

Hot injection synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals using metal xanthates and their application in hybrid solar cells

Perner, V., Rath, T., Pirolt, F., Glatter, O., Letofsky-Papst, I., Zach, P., Hobisch, M., Kunert, B. & Trimmel, G., 7 Jan 2019, In : New journal of chemistry. 43, 1, p. 356-363 8 p.

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Influence of the Iodide to Bromide Ratio on Crystallographic and Optoelectronic Properties of Rubidium Antimony Halide Perovskites

Weber, S., Rath, T., Fellner, K., Fischer, R., Resel, R., Kunert, B., Dimoploulos, T., Steinegger, A. & Trimmel, G., 28 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2, 1, p. 539-547 9 p.

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Rubidium
Antimony
Iodides
Bromides
Optoelectronic devices

Ligand-free preparation of polymer/CuInS2 nanocrystal films and the influence of 1,3-benzenedithiol on their photovoltaic performance and charge recombination properties

Rath, T., Scheunemann, D., Canteri, R., Amenitsch, H., Handl, J., Wewerka, K., Kothleitner, G., Leimgruber, S., Knall, A-C. & Haque, S. A., 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 7, 4, p. 943-952 952 p.

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Nanocrystals
Conjugated polymers
Polymers
Ligands
Solar cells

Modification of NiOx hole transport layers with 4-bromobenzylphosphonic acid and its influence on the performance of lead halide perovskite solar cells

Mangalam, J., Rath, T., Weber, S., Kunert, B., Dimoploulos, T., Fian, A. & Trimmel, G., 2019, In : Journal of Materials Science / Materials in Electronics. 30, 10, p. 9602-9611 10 p.

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Open Access
photovoltages
halides
Solar cells
Lead
solar cells

Multi-layered nanoscale cellulose/CuInS2 sandwich type thin films

Weißl, M., Rath, T., Sattelkow, J., Plank, H., Eyley, S., Thielemans, W., Trimmel, G. & Spirk, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 203, p. 219-227 9 p.

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Photovoltaic properties of a triple cation methylammonium/formamidinium/phenylethylammonium tin iodide perovskite

Rath, T., Handl, J., Weber, S., Friesenbichler, B., Fürk, P., Troi, L., Dimopoulos, T., Kunert, B., Resel, R. & Trimmel, G., 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 16, p. 9523-9529 7 p.

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Tin
Iodides
Perovskite
Cations
Positive ions

Synthesis of a tetrazine–quaterthiophene copolymer and its optical, structural and photovoltaic properties

Knall, A. C., Hoefler, S. F., Hollauf, M., Thaler, F., Noesberger, S., Hanzu, I., Ehmann, H., Hobisch, M., Spirk, S., Wen, S., Yang, R., Rath, T. & Trimmel, G., 2019, In : Journal of Materials Science. 54, 13, p. 10065–10076 12 p.

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Thiophenes
Nitriles
Conjugated polymers
Optical band gaps
Palladium

The effect of alkylthio substituents on the photovoltaic properties of conjugated polymers

Li, Y., Zhong, Y., Jiang, H., Rath, T., Wang, Q., Ehmann, H. M. A., Trimmel, G., Wen, S., Zhang, Y. & Yang, R., May 2019, In : Organic electronics. 68, p. 50-55 6 p.

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2018

A Zero-Dimensional Mixed-Anion Hybrid Halogenobismuthate(III) Semiconductor: Structural, Optical, and Photovoltaic Properties

Hoefler, S. F., Rath, T., Fischer, R., Latal, C., Hippler, D., Koliogiorgos, A., Galanakis, I., Bruno, A., Fian, A., Dimopoulos, T. & Trimmel, G., 21 Aug 2018, In : Inorganic chemistry. 57, 17, p. 10576-10586 11 p.

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Efficient Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Solution Processed Mesoporous TiO2/Tin(II) Sulfide Heterojunctions

Ding, D., Rath, T., Lanzetta, L., Manuel Marin-Beloqui, J. & Haque, S. A., 23 Jul 2018, In : ACS Applied Energy Materials. 1, 7, p. 3042-3047 6 p.

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Enhanced Performance of Germanium Halide Perovskite Solar Cells through Compositional Engineering

Kopacic, I., Friesenbichler, B., Höfler, S. F., Kunert, B., Plank, H., Rath, T. & Trimmel, G., 1 Feb 2018, In : ACS Applied Energy Materials. 1, 2, p. 343-347 5 p.

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Investigation of NiOx-hole transport layers in triple cation perovskite solar cells

Weber, S., Rath, T., Mangalam, J., Kunert, B., Coclite, A. M., Bauch, M., Dimopoulos, T. & Trimmel, G., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. 29, 3, p. 1847-1855 9 p.

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Cations
solar cells
Positive ions
Zinc Oxide
cations

The Effect of Polymer Molecular Weight on the Performance of PTB7-Th:O-IDTBR Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells

Höfler, S. F., Rath, T., Pastukhova, N., Pavlica, E., Scheunemann, D., Wilken, S., Kunert, B., Resel, R., Hobisch, M., Xiao, S., Bratina, G. & Trimmel, G., 18 Apr 2018, In : Journal of materials chemistry / A. 6, 20, p. 9506-9516

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Open Access
2017

Biobased Cellulosic-CuInS2 nanocomposites for optoelectronic applications

Reishofer, D., Rath, T., Ehmann, H., Gspan, C., Dunst, S., Amenitsch, H., Plank, H., Alonso, B., Belamie, E., Trimmel, G. & Spirk, S., 2017, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5, 4, p. 3115–3122

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Nickel sulfide thin films and nanocrystals synthesized from nickel xanthate precursors

Buchmaier, C., Torvisco Gomez, A., Pölt, P., Wewerka, K., Kunert, B., Gatterer, K., Trimmel, G. & Rath, T., 2017, In : Journal of Materials Science. 2017, 52, p. 10898–10914

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Open Access

Progress on lead-free metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications: a review

Höfler, S. F., Trimmel, G. & Rath, T., 8 Mar 2017, In : Monatshefte für Chemie = Chemical monthly. 148, 5, p. 795-826

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Metal halides
Tin
Conversion efficiency
Solar cells
Germanium

Synthesis of a conjugated pyrrolopyridazinedione–benzodithiophene (PPD–BDT) copolymer and its application in organic and hybrid solar cells

Knall, A. C., Jones, A. O. F., Kunert, B., Resel, R., Reishofer, D., Zach, P. W., Kirkus, M., McCulloch, I. & Rath, T., 2017, In : Monatshefte für Chemie = Chemical monthly. 148, 5, p. 855-862 8 p.

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Solar cells
Copolymers
Nanocrystals
Conversion efficiency
Polymers
2016

A comparison of copper indium sulfide-polymer nanocomposite solar cells in inverted and regular device architecture

Dunst, S., Rath, T., Reichmann, A., CHIEN, H-T., Friedel, B. & Trimmel, G., Dec 2016, In : Synthetic metals. 222, Part A, p. 115-123

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Room temperature synthesis of CulnS2 nanocrystals

Buchmaier, C., Rath, T., Pirolt, F., Knall, A-C., Kaschnitz, P., Glatter, O., Wewerka, K., Hofer, F., Kunert, B., Krenn, K. & Trimmel, G., 2016, In : RSC Advances . 6, p. 106120-106129

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2015

Formation of porous SnS nanoplate networks from solution and their application in hybrid solar cells

Rath, T., Gury, L., Sánchez-Molina, I., Martinez, L. & Haque, S. A., 2015, In : Chemical Communications. 2015, 51, p. 10198-10201

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Investigation on the formation of copper zinc tin sulphide nanoparticles from metal salts and dodecanethiol

Pateter, A., Haas, W., Chernev, B. S., Kunert, B., Resel, R., Hofer, F., Trimmel, G. & Rath, T., 2015, In : Materials chemistry and physics. 149-150, p. 94-98

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Polymer/nanocrystal hybrid solar cells: Influence of molecu-lar precursor design on film nanomorphology, charge generation and device performance

MacLachlan, A., Rath, T., Cappel, U. B., Dowland, S., Amenitsch, H., Knall, A-C., Buchmaier, C., Trimmel, G., Nelson, J. & Haque, S. A., 2015, In : Advanced functional materials. 25, p. 409-420

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Structural, optical and charge generation properties of chalcostibite and tetrahedrite copper antimony sulfide thin films prepared from metal xanthates

Rath, T., MacLachlan, A., Brown, M. & Haque, S. A., 2015, In : Journal of materials chemistry / A. 3, p. 24155-24162

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The role of oxygen in the degradation of methylammonium lead trihalide perovskite photoactive layers

Aristidou, N., Sánchez-Molina, I., Chotchuangchutchaval, T., Brown, M., Martinez, L., Rath, T. & Haque, S. A., 2015, In : Angewandte Chemie / International Edition . 54, p. 8208-8212

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Influence of TiOx and Ti cathode interlayers on the performance and stability of hybrid solar cells

Dunst, S., Rath, T., Moscher, S., Troi, L., Edler, M., Grießer, T. & Trimmel, G., 2014, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 130, p. 217-224

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Nanoimprinted Comb Structures in a Low Bandgap Polymer: Thermal Processing and Their Application in Hybrid Solar Cells

Dunst, S., Rath, T., Radivo, A., Sovernigo, E., Tormen, M., Amenitsch, H., Marmiroli, B., Sartori, B., Reichmann, A., Knall, A-C. & Trimmel, G., 2014, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 6, 10, p. 7633-7642

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Real time X-ray scattering study of the formation of ZnS nanoparticles using synchrotron radiation

Rath, T., Novak, J., Amenitsch, H., Pein, A., Maier, E., Haas, W., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 2014, In : Materials chemistry and physics. 144, p. 310-317

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Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules

Madsen, M. V., Gevorgyan, S. A., Pacios, R., Ajuria, J., Etxebarria, I., Kettle, J., Bristow, N. D., Neophytou, M., Choulis, S. A., Stolz Roman, L., Yohannes, T., Cheng, P., Zhan, X., Wu, J., Xie, Z., Tu, W-C., He, J-H., Fell, C. J., Anderson, K., Hermenau, M. & 50 othersBartesaghi, D., Koster, L. J. A., Machui, F., González-Valls, I., Lira-Cantu, M., Khlyabich, P. P., Thompson, B. C., Gupta, R., Shanmugam, K., Kulkarni, G. U., Galagan, Y., Urbina, A., Abad, J., Roesch, R., Hoppe, H., Morvillo, P., Bobeico, E., Panaitescu, E., Menon, L., Luo, Q., Wu, Z., Ma, C., Hambarian, A., Melikyan, V., Hambsch, M., Burn, P. L., Meredith, P., Rath, T., Dunst, S., Trimmel, G., Bardizza, G., Müllejans, H., Goryachev, A. E., Misra, R. K., Katz, E. A., Takagi, K., Magaino, S., Saito, H., Aoki, D., Sommeling, P. M., Kroon, J. M., Vangerven, T., Manca, J., Kesters, J., Maes, W., Bobkova, O. D., Trukhanov, V. A., Castro, F. A., Blakesley, J. & Paraschuk, D. Y., 2014, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 130, p. 281-290

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2013

Bismuth sulphide–polymer nanocomposites from a highly soluble bismuth xanthate precursor

Kaltenhauser, V., Rath, T., Haas, W., Torvisco Gomez, A., Müller, S., Friedel, B., Kunert, B., Saf, R., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 2013, In : Journal of materials chemistry / C. 1, p. 7825-7832

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Direct extreme UV-lithographic conversion of metal xanthates into nanostructured metal sulfide layers for hybrid photovoltaics

Rath, T., Padeste, C., Vockenhuber, M., Fradler, C., Edler, M., Reichmann, A., Letofsky-Papst, I., Hofer, F., Ekinci, Y. & Griesser, T., 2013, In : Journal of materials chemistry / A. 1, p. 11135-11140

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Exploring polymer/nanoparticle hybrid solar cells in tandem architecture

Kaltenhauser, V., Rath, T., Edler, M., Reichmann, A. & Trimmel, G., 2013, In : RSC Advances . 3, p. 18643-18650

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Influence of morphology and polymer:nanoparticle ratio on device performance of hybrid solar cells - an approach in experiment and simulation

Arar, M., Gruber, M., Edler, M., Haas, W., Hofer, F., Bansal, N., Reynolds, L. X., Haque, S. A., Zojer, K., Trimmel, G. & Rath, T., 2013, In : Nanotechnology. 24, p. 484005-1-10

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In situ syntheses of semiconducting nanoparticles in conjugated polymer matrices and their application in photovoltaics

Rath, T. & Trimmel, G., 2013, In : Hybrid Materials. 1, p. 15-36

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Solution-processed copper zinc tin sulfide thin films from metal xanthate precursors

Fischereder, A., Schenk, A., Rath, T., Haas, W., Delbos, S., Gougaud, C., Naghavi, N., Pateter, A., Saf, R., Schenk, D., Edler, M., Bohnemann, K., Reichmann, A., Chernev, B. S., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 2013, In : Monatshefte für Chemie = Chemical monthly. 144, 3, p. 273-283

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Solution-processed small molecule/copper indium sulfide hybrid solar cells

Rath, T., Kaltenhauser, V., Haas, W., Reichmann, A., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 2013, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 114, p. 38-42

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2012

Comprehensive Investigation of Silver Nanoparticle/Aluminum Electrodes for Copper Indium Sulfide/Polymer Hybrid Solar Cells

Arar, M., Pein, A., Haas, W., Hofer, F., Norrman, K., Krebs, F. C., Rath, T. & Trimmel, G., 2012, In : The journal of physical chemistry (Washington, DC) / C. 116, 36, p. 19191-19196

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Copper zinc tin sulfide layers prepared from solution processable metal dithiocarbamate precursors

Edler, M., Rath, T., Schenk, A., Fischereder, A., Haas, W., Edler, M., Chernev, B. S., Kunert, B., Hofer, F., Resel, R. & Trimmel, G., 2012, In : Materials chemistry and physics. 136, 2-3, p. 582-588

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Investigation of CuInS2 Thin Film Formation by a Low-Temperature Chemical Deposition Method

Fischereder, A., Rath, T., Haas, W., Schenk, D., Amenitsch, H., Zankel, A., Saf, R., Hofer, F. & Trimmel, G., 2012, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 4, 1, p. 382-390

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Patterned Immobilization of a Luminescent Ru(II) Complex in Polymer Films Using the Photoreaction of Benzyl thiocyanate: Towards Color Emission Tuning of Electroluminescent Devices

Köpplmayr, T., Cardinale, M., Rath, T., Trimmel, G., Rentenberger, S., Zojer, E., Kern, W. & Grießer, T., 2012, In : Macromolecular chemistry and physics. 213, 4, p. 367-373

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Structural characterisation of alkyl amine-capped zinc sulphide nanoparticles

Kremser, G., Rath, T., Kunert, B., Edler, M., Fritz-Popovski, G., Resel, R., Letofsky-Papst, I., Grogger, W. & Trimmel, G., 2012, In : Journal of colloid and interface science. 369, p. 154-159

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Synthesis and characterization of copper zinc tin chalcogenide nanoparticles: Influence of reactants on the chemical composition

Rath, T., Haas, W., Pein, A., Saf, R., Maier, E., Kunert, B., Hofer, F., Resel, R. & Trimmel, G., 2012, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 101, p. 87-94

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UV-induced modulation of the conductivity of polyaniline: towards a photo-patternable charge injection layer for structured organic light emitting diodes

Griesser, T., Radl, S. V., Koepplmayr, T., Wolfberger, A., Edler, M., Pavitschitz, A., Kratzer, M., Teichert, C., Rath, T., Trimmel, G., Schwabegger, G., Simbrunner, C., Sitter, H. & Kern, W., 2012, In : Journal of materials chemistry. 22, p. 2922-2928

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2011

A Direct Route Towards Polymer/Copper Indium Sulfide Nanocomposite Solar Cells

Rath, T., Edler, M., Fischereder, A., Moscher, S., Schenk, A., Pein, A., Meischler, D., Bartl, K., Saf, R., Trimmel, G., Haas, W., Sezen, M., Hofer, F., Mauthner, G., List, E., Bansal, N., Haque, S. A. & Trattnig, R., 2011, In : Advanced energy materials. 1, p. 1046-1050

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An inter-laboratory stability study of roll-to-roll coated flexible polymer solar modules

Gevorgyan, S. A., Medford, A. J., Bundgaard, E., Sapkota, S. B., Schleiermacher, H-F., Zimmermann, B., Würfel, U., Chafiq, A., Lira-Cantu, M., Swonke, T., Wagner, M., Brabec, C. J., Haillant, O., Voroshazi, E., Aernouts, T., Steim, R., Hauch, J., Elschner, A., Pannone, M., Xiao, M. & 32 othersLangzettel, A., Laird, D., Lloyd, M. T., Rath, T., Maier, E., Trimmel, G., Hermenau, M., Menke, T., Leo, K., Rösch, R., Seeland, M., Hoppe, H., Nagle, T. J., Burke, K. B., Fell, C. J., Vak, D., Singh, T. B., Watkins, S. E., Galagan, Y., Manor, A., Katz, E. A., Kim, T., Kim, K., Sommeling, P. M., Verhees, W. J. H., Veenstra, S. C., Riede, M., Christoforo, M. G., Currier, T. R., Shrotriya, V., Schwartz, G. & Krebs, F. C., 2011, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 95, p. 1398-1416

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Consensus stability testing protocols for organic photovoltaic materials and devices

Reese, M. O., Gevorgyan, S. A., Jorgensen, M., Bundgaard, E., Kurtz, S. R., Ginley, D. S., Olson, D. C., Lloyd, M. T., Morvillo, P., Katz, E. A., Elschner, A., Haillant, O., Currier, T. R., Shrotriya, V., Hermenau, M., Riede, M., Kirov, K. R., Trimmel, G., Rath, T., Inganäs, O. & 22 othersZhang, F., Andersson, M., Tvingstedt, K., Lira-Cantu, M., Laird, D., McGuiness, C., Gowrisanker, S. J., Pannone, M., Xiao, M., Hauch, J., Steim, R., DeLongchamp, D. M., Rösch, R., Hoppe, H., Espinosa, N., Urbina, A., Yaman-Uzunoglu, G., Bonekamp, J-B., van Breemen, A. J. J. M., Girotto, C., Voroshazi, E. & Krebs, F. C., 2011, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 95, p. 1253-1267

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CuInS2–Poly(3-(ethyl-4-butanoate)thiophene) nanocomposite solar cells: Preparation by an in situ formation route, performance and stability issues

Maier, E., Rath, T., Haas, W., Werzer, O., Saf, R., Hofer, F., Meissner, D., Volobujeva, O., Bereznev, S., Mellikov, E., Amenitsch, H., Resel, R. & Trimmel, G., 2011, In : Solar energy materials and solar cells. 95, 5, p. 1354-1361

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Electron Beam-Induced Current (EBIC) in solution-processed solar cells

Reuter, P., Rath, T., Fischereder, A., Trimmel, G. & Hadley, P., 2011, In : Scanning. 33, 1, p. 1-6

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