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Dr Laurie Phillips Ph.D M.Sci. M.Inst.P.

Research Associate Physics

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells (Journal article - 2016)
  2. Maximizing the optical performance of planar CH3NH3PbI3 hybrid perovskite heterojunction stacks (Journal article - 2016)
  3. A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells (Journal article - 2014)

2020

Natural Band Alignments and Band Offsets of Sb2Se3 Solar Cells (Journal article)

Shiel, H., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Swallow, J. E. N., Jones, L. A. H., Featherstone, T. J., . . . Veal, T. D. (2020). Natural Band Alignments and Band Offsets of Sb2Se3 Solar Cells. ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, 3(12), 11617-11626. doi:10.1021/acsaem.0c01477

DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c01477

How Oxygen Exposure Improves the Back Contact and Performance of Antimony Selenide Solar Cells. (Journal article)

Fleck, N., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Shiel, H., Hobson, T. D. C., Dhanak, V. R., . . . Major, J. D. (2020). How Oxygen Exposure Improves the Back Contact and Performance of Antimony Selenide Solar Cells.. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 12(47), 52595-52602. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c14256

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c14256

Solar water splitting exceeding 10% efficiency via low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes coupled with semitransparent perovskite photovoltaics (Journal article)

Yang, W., Park, J., Kwon, H. -C., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Tan, J., . . . Moon, J. (2020). Solar water splitting exceeding 10% efficiency via low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes coupled with semitransparent perovskite photovoltaics. Energy & Environmental Science, 13(11), 4362-4370. doi:10.1039/d0ee02959a

DOI: 10.1039/d0ee02959a

Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite Cs2TeI6 Thin Films for Optoelectronics (Journal article)

Vazquez-Fernandez, I., Mariotti, S., Hutter, O. S., Birkett, M., Veal, T. D., Hobson, T. D. C., . . . Durose, K. (n.d.). Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite Cs2TeI6 Thin Films for Optoelectronics. Chemistry of Materials. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02150

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02150

Defect properties of Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells and bulk crystals (Journal article)

Hobson, T. D. C., Phillips, L. J., Hutter, O. S., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2020). Defect properties of Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells and bulk crystals. Applied Physics Letters, 116(26). doi:10.1063/5.0012697

DOI: 10.1063/5.0012697

GaAsSbN for Multi-Junction Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

Mumtaz, A., Milanova, M., Sandall, I., Cheetham, K., Cao, Z., Bilton, M., . . . Durose, K. (2020). GaAsSbN for Multi-Junction Solar Cells. In 2020 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc45281.2020.9300524

DOI: 10.1109/pvsc45281.2020.9300524

Evidence for Self-healing Benign Grain Boundaries and a Highly Defective Sb2Se3-CdS Interfacial Layer in Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Photovoltaics (Journal article)

Williams, R. E., Ramasse, Q. M., McKenna, K. P., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Hutter, O. S., . . . Mendis, B. G. (2020). Evidence for Self-healing Benign Grain Boundaries and a Highly Defective Sb2Se3-CdS Interfacial Layer in Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Photovoltaics. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12(19), 21730-21738. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c03690

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c03690

Isotype heterojunction solar cells using n-type Sb2Se3 thin films (Journal article)

Hobson, T. D. C., Phillips, L. J., Hutter, O. S., Shiel, H., Swallow, J. E. N., Savory, C. N., . . . Major, J. D. (2020). Isotype heterojunction solar cells using n-type Sb2Se3 thin films. Chemistry of Materials, 32(6), 2621-2630. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00223

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00223

Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting (Journal article)

Yang, W., Kim, J. H., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Tan, J., Park, J., . . . Moon, J. (2020). Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting. Nature Communications, 11. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14704-3

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14704-3

2019

Low temperature growth and optical properties of alpha-Ga2O3 deposited on sapphire by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (Journal article)

Roberts, J. W., Chalker, P. R., Ding, B., Oliver, R. A., Gibbon, J. T., Jones, L. A. H., . . . Massabuau, F. C. -P. (2019). Low temperature growth and optical properties of alpha-Ga2O3 deposited on sapphire by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition. JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH, 528. doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125254

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125254

Chemical etching of Sb2Se3 solar cells: surface chemistry and back contact behaviour (Journal article)

Shiel, H., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Al Turkestani, M., Dhanak, V. R., Veal, T. D., . . . Major, J. D. (2019). Chemical etching of Sb2Se3 solar cells: surface chemistry and back contact behaviour. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-ENERGY, 1(4). doi:10.1088/2515-7655/ab3c98

DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab3c98

CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices (Conference Paper)

Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Major, J. D., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2018). CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices. In 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC) (pp. 0027-0031). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Current enhancement via a TiO2 window layer for CSS Sb2Se3 solar cells: performance limits and high Voc (Journal article)

Phillips, L. J., Savory, C. N., Hutter, O. S., Yates, P. J., Shiel, H., Mariotti, S., . . . Major, J. D. (2019). Current enhancement via a TiO2 window layer for CSS Sb2Se3 solar cells: performance limits and high Voc. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 9(2), 544-551. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2885836

DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2885836

2018

6.6% efficient antimony selenide solar cells using grain structure control and an organic contact layer (Journal article)

Hutter, O., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., & Major, J. (2018). 6.6% efficient antimony selenide solar cells using grain structure control and an organic contact layer. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 188, 177-181. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2018.09.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.09.004

A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

Shalvey, T. P., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Major, J. D., & IEEE. (2018). A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells. In 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC) (pp. 0846-0851). doi:10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547725

DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547725

A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

Shalvey, T. P., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2018). A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547725

DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547725

CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices (Conference Paper)

Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2018). CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547653

DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547653

Band gap temperature-dependence of close-space sublimation grown Sb2Se3 by photo-reflectance (Journal article)

Birkett, M., Linhart, W., Stoner, J., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Alaria, J., . . . Veal, T. D. (2018). Band gap temperature-dependence of close-space sublimation grown Sb2Se3 by photo-reflectance. APL Materials, 6(8), 8 pages. doi:10.1063/1.5027157

DOI: 10.1063/1.5027157

Stability and Performance of CsPbI2Br Thin Films and Solar Cell Devices (Journal article)

Mariotti, S., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Kundu, B., & Durose, K. (2018). Stability and Performance of CsPbI2Br Thin Films and Solar Cell Devices. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 10(4), 3750-3760. doi:10.1021/acsami.7b14039

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b14039

2017

P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells (Journal article)

Major, J. D., Phillips, L. J., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Whittles, T. J., Dhanak, V. R., & Durose, K. (2017). P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 172, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.005

Close-Spaced Sublimation for Sb2Se3 Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

Phillips, L. J., Yates, P., Hutter, O., Baines, T., Bowen, L., Durose, K., & Major, J. (2017). Close-Spaced Sublimation for Sb2Se3 Solar Cells. In IEEE PVSC 44. Washington DC.

Schottky Diodes on ZnO Thin Films Grown by Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition (Journal article)

Jin, J., Wrench, J., Gibbon, J. T., Hesp, D., Shaw, A. P., Mitrovic, I. Z., . . . Hall, S. (2017). Schottky Diodes on ZnO Thin Films Grown by Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 64(3), 1225-1230. doi:10.1109/TED.2016.2647284

DOI: 10.1109/TED.2016.2647284

2016

In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Brossard, M., Li, C., Lagoudakis, P., . . . Durose, K. (2016). In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells. Nature Communications, 7. doi:10.1038/NCOMMS13231

DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS13231

Electronic Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer (Journal article)

Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (n.d.). Electronic Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08421v2

Maximizing the optical performance of planar CH3NH3PbI3 hybrid perovskite heterojunction stacks (Journal article)

Phillips, L. J., Rashed, A. M., Treharne, R. E., Kay, J., Yates, P., Mitrovic, I. Z., . . . Durose, K. (2016). Maximizing the optical performance of planar CH3NH3PbI3 hybrid perovskite heterojunction stacks. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 147, 327-333. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2015.10.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.10.007

Progression of metalorganic chemical vapour-deposited CdTe thin-film PV devices towards modules (Journal article)

Kartopu, G., Phillips, L. J., Barrioz, V., Irvine, S. J. C., Hodgson, S. D., Tejedor, E., . . . Durose, K. (2016). Progression of metalorganic chemical vapour-deposited CdTe thin-film PV devices towards modules. PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS, 24(3), 283-291. doi:10.1002/pip.2668

DOI: 10.1002/pip.2668

Electronic Properties of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer (Conference Paper)

Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (2016). Electronic Properties of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer. In MRS Advances Vol. 1 (pp. 937-942). Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1557/adv.2016.69

DOI: 10.1557/adv.2016.69

2015

Dispersion relation data for methylammonium lead triiodide perovskite deposited on a (100) silicon wafer using a two-step vapour-phase reaction process. (Journal article)

Phillips, L. J., Rashed, A. M., Treharne, R. E., Kay, J., Yates, P., Mitrovic, I. Z., . . . Durose, K. (2015). Dispersion relation data for methylammonium lead triiodide perovskite deposited on a (100) silicon wafer using a two-step vapour-phase reaction process.. Data in brief, 5, 926-928. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.026

DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.026

Enhanced low voltage nonlinearity in resonant tunneling metal-insulator-insulator-metal nanostructures (Journal article)

Weerakkody, A. D., Sedghi, N., Mitrovic, I. Z., van Zalinge, H., Noureddine, I. N., Hall, S., . . . Durose, K. (2015). Enhanced low voltage nonlinearity in resonant tunneling metal-insulator-insulator-metal nanostructures. MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, 147, 298-301. doi:10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.110

DOI: 10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.110

Modification of electron states in CdTe absorber due to a buffer layer in CdTe/CdS solar cells (Journal article)

Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2015). Modification of electron states in CdTe absorber due to a buffer layer in CdTe/CdS solar cells. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 118(16). doi:10.1063/1.4934680

DOI: 10.1063/1.4934680

Enhanced low voltage nonlinearity in resonant tunneling metal–insulator–insulator–metal nanostructures (Conference Paper)

Weerakkody, A. D., Sedghi, N., Mitrovic, I. Z., van Zalinge, H., Nemr Noureddine, I., Hall, S., . . . Durose, K. (2015). Enhanced low voltage nonlinearity in resonant tunneling metal–insulator–insulator–metal nanostructures. In Microelectronic Engineering Vol. 147 (pp. 298-301). Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.110

DOI: 10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.110

NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells (Journal article)

Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2015). NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, 5(1), 386-389. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells (Journal article)

Major, J., Bowen, L., Treharne, R., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (2015). NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 5(1), 386-389. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

2014

Characterization of sulfurized CuSbS2 thin films for PV applications (Conference Paper)

Peccerillo, E., Major, J., Phillips, L., Treharne, R., Whittles, T. J., Dhanak, V., . . . Durose, K. (2014). Characterization of sulfurized CuSbS2 thin films for PV applications. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2014.6924891

DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2014.6924891

Improved electrical mobility in highly epitaxial La:BaSnO3 films on SmScO3(110) substrates (Journal article)

Wadekar, P. V., Alaria, J., O'Sullivan, M., Flack, N. L. O., Manning, T. D., Phillips, L. J., . . . Rosseinsky, M. J. (2014). Improved electrical mobility in highly epitaxial La:BaSnO3 films on SmScO3(110) substrates. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 105(5). doi:10.1063/1.4891816

DOI: 10.1063/1.4891816

A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

Major, J. D., Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2014). A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells. Nature, 511, 334-337. doi:10.1038/nature13435

DOI: 10.1038/nature13435

Growth and characterization of heteroepitaxial La-substituted BaSnO$_3$ films on SrTiO$_3$ (001) and SmScO$_3$ (110) substrates (Journal article)

Wadekar, P. V., Alaria, J., O'Sullivan, M., Flack, N. L. O., Manning, T. D., Phillips, L. J., . . . Rosseinsky, M. J. (n.d.). Growth and characterization of heteroepitaxial La-substituted BaSnO$_3$ films on SrTiO$_3$ (001) and SmScO$_3$ (110) substrates. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.6233v1

Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils (Journal article)

Williams, B. L., Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Phillips, L., Zoppi, G., Forbes, I., & Durose, K. (2014). Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 124, 31-38. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.017

DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.017

Non-parabolicity and band gap re-normalisation in Si doped ZnO (Journal article)

Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Weerakkody, A., Mitrovic, I. Z., & Hall, S. (2014). Non-parabolicity and band gap re-normalisation in Si doped ZnO. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 115(6). doi:10.1063/1.4863875

DOI: 10.1063/1.4863875

Non-parabolicity and band gap re-normalisation in Si doped ZnO (Journal article)

Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Weerakkody, A., Mitrovic, I. Z., & Hall, S. (2014). Non-parabolicity and band gap re-normalisation in Si doped ZnO. Journal of Applied Physics, 115(6), 063505. doi:10.1063/1.4863875

DOI: 10.1063/1.4863875

Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells (Journal article)

Williams, B. L., Taylor, A. A., Mendis, B. G., Phillips, L., Bowen, L., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2014). Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104(5). doi:10.1063/1.4863826

DOI: 10.1063/1.4863826

A Combinatorial Approach to the Optimisation of Cd(1-x)ZnxS Layers for CdTe Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

Treharne, R. E., Clayton, A., Phillips, L. J., Major, J. D., Irvine, S. J. C., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2014). A Combinatorial Approach to the Optimisation of Cd(1-x)ZnxS Layers for CdTe Solar Cells. In 2014 IEEE 40TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC) (pp. 1722-1725). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2013

Growth, disorder, and physical properties of ZnSnN2 (Journal article)

Feldberg, N., Aldous, J. D., Linhart, W. M., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Stampe, P. A., . . . Durbin, S. M. (2013). Growth, disorder, and physical properties of ZnSnN2. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 103(4). doi:10.1063/1.4816438

DOI: 10.1063/1.4816438

2011

Synthesis of Covalently Linked Molecular Bridges between Silicon Electrodes in CMOS-Based Arrays of Vertical Si/SiO2/Si Nanogaps (Journal article)

Ashwell, G. J., Phillips, L. J., Robinson, B. J., Barnes, S. A., Williams, A. T., Urasinska-Wojcik, B., . . . Sage, I. C. (2011). Synthesis of Covalently Linked Molecular Bridges between Silicon Electrodes in CMOS-Based Arrays of Vertical Si/SiO2/Si Nanogaps. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 50(37), 8722-8726. doi:10.1002/anie.201102791

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201102791

Self-Assembly of Amino-Thiols via Gold-Nitrogen Links and Consequence for in situ Elongation of Molecular Wires on Surface-Modified Electrodes (Journal article)

Ashwell, G. J., Williams, A. T., Barnes, S. A., Chappell, S. L., Phillips, L. J., Robinson, B. J., . . . Wood, B. J. (2011). Self-Assembly of Amino-Thiols via Gold-Nitrogen Links and Consequence for in situ Elongation of Molecular Wires on Surface-Modified Electrodes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 115(10), 4200-4208. doi:10.1021/jp200006j

DOI: 10.1021/jp200006j

2010

Molecular Bridging of Silicon Nanogaps (Journal article)

Ashwell, G. J., Phillips, L. J., Robinson, B. J., Urasinska-Wojcik, B., Lambert, C. J., Grace, I. M., . . . Ray, S. (2010). Molecular Bridging of Silicon Nanogaps. ACS NANO, 4(12), 7401-7406. doi:10.1021/nn102460z

DOI: 10.1021/nn102460z

In Situ Stepwise Synthesis of Functional Multijunction Molecular Wires on Gold Electrodes and Gold Nanoparticles (Journal article)

Ashwell, G. J., Urasinska-Wojcik, B., & Phillips, L. J. (2010). In Situ Stepwise Synthesis of Functional Multijunction Molecular Wires on Gold Electrodes and Gold Nanoparticles. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 49(20), 3508-3512. doi:10.1002/anie.200906607

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200906607

2008

Functional molecular wires (Journal article)

Ashwell, G. J., Wierzchowiec, P., Phillips, L. J., Collins, C. J., Gigon, J., Robinson, B. J., . . . Gentlee, I. R. (2008). Functional molecular wires. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 10(14), 1859-1866. doi:10.1039/b719417j

DOI: 10.1039/b719417j