14 Oct 2021

CSC logo.png

Want to join the group as a PhD ?

 We are looking for good and motivated applicant to prepare a PhD on perovskite solar cells in our group under the supervision of Prof. Thierry Pauporté. The applicant will have to hold a master degree from a Chinese university in 2022.

The application must be sent to the ParisTech office in Shanghai (https://www.paristech.fr/en/international/china/paristech-csc/how-apply)

The suggested research topic and the practical information are given in the attached document

28 Sep 2021

PhD Defense Daming.jpeg

Congrats to Daming Zheng !

We are happy to announce that Daming Zheng has successfully defended his PhD, Tuesday, 28th September, 14h00 in amphitheater Moissan, Chimie ParisTech.

He has presented his thesis work on "Use of Perovskite Growth Additives and Chemical Composition and Interfacial Engineerings, for High Performance and Stable Solar Cells".


Congratulations to the new PSL University doctor!

INPI logo.jpg

23 Jul 2021

 A new patent "Synthesis of highly stable 2D/3D halide perovskite thin films" 

The PhD work by Tao Zhu has led to the patent registration FR 2107987 on July 23th, 2021. T. Zhu and Th. Pauporté are the inventors.

The patent deals with compositions of perovskite precursor solutions and preparation processes that produce highly stable perovskite layers.

ANR logo.png

5 Jul 2021

ChemSta : A project of the group funded by the French Research Agency (ANR)

Pr. Th. Pauporté project " Chemical Engineering for the Synthesis of Highly Stable Perovskite Films Applied to

Efficient Solar Cells" (ChemSta), in collaboration with IPVF and CEA-INES has been selected for funding.

The project deals with the development of new approaches for the preparation of highly stable 3D and quasi-2D perovskite films for high efficiency solar cells. Its duration is 42 months


02 Apr 2021

Presentation on perovskite solar cells by Thierry PAUPORTE at a thematic day on energy 

The professor Thierry PAUPORTE presented the perovskite solar cells and the last results of the group during a thematic day focused on the energy field organized by the doctoral school ED388.



16 Mar 2021

We are happy to welcome our new PhD Student Min LIU. He will work on the development of highly stable and efficient perovskite solar cells.

08 Jan 2021

ToC Revue Lead-Less.png

A review paper in Solar RRL on Lead-Less Halide Perovskite Solar Cell by L. Gollino

The rise and commercialization of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is hindered by the toxicity of lead present in the perovskites employed as the solar light absorber. To counter this problem, lead can be fully (lead-free) or partially (lead-less)

replaced by diverse elements or molecules. Liam Gollino and Thierry Pauporté have just published a review paper which summarize the various strategies employed by the scientific community to reduce the lead content in PSCs. The present achievements and the outlook of those strategies are presented and discussed.

29 Sep 2020


Congrats to Tao Zhu !

We are happy to announce that Tao Zhu has successfully defended his PhD, Tuesday, 29th September, 14h00 in amphitheater Moissan, Chimie ParisTech.

He has presented his thesis work on "Hybrid Perovskites and Interface Engineering for the Improvement of Optoelectronic Devices".


Congratulations to the new PSL University doctor!


17 Mar 2020

With the sanitary crisis caused by the virus 2019 - nCov leading to a general quarantine, staff of the laboratory and the team is in telework.

pekin university.png

27 Jan 2020

Pr. Th. Pauporté’s project "Chemical modifications of hybrid perovskites for the improvement of their stability and optoelectronic performances" in collaboration with Prof. Rui Zhu,  School of Physics of the Peking University, Beijing, China has been selected as an International Emerging Action by the CNRS.

Image Quentin Morelle.jpg

15 Jan 2020

We are happy to welcome Dr Quentin MORELLE. He will work in the group for 6 months as a pre-maturation engineer on the preparation of lead-deficient perovskite layers for efficient solar cells. We have co-patented with the Moltech-Anjou laboratory this new family of hybrid perovskites. This project is supported by the SATT-Ouest valorisation.

Zhijin HOU.jpg

4 Dec 2019

Welcome in our group to a new post-doc researcher – Dr Zhijin HOU. He will work on the preparation of hybrid perovskites for opto-electronic applications

28 Sep 2021

Nicolas MERCIER.png
Université Angers logo.png

Seminar on Halide Perovskites by Prof. N. Mercier

We have been very happy to welcome, on October 5th, Prof. Nicolas Mercier from the Angers University.

He has presented in the premises of Chimie-Paristech an exciting seminar dedicated to "Halide Perovskites: Structural versatility, synthesis and HP formation".

27 Jul 2021

ToC Daming JMaterChem A.png

A new article by D. Zheng in J. Mater Chem. A

The roles of mixed ammonium chloride and potassium chloride additives on the growth of Cs0.1FA0.9PbI3 perovskite film is investigated along with the surface treatment by a n-propylammonium iodide solution which produces an interfacial buffer layer. The optimized perovskite solar cell reaches a stabilized power conversion efficiency over 21%.

ToC review Fei.jpg

23 Jul 2021

A review paper on halides and pseudohalides additives for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells was published in ChemSusChem by F. Cheng

Progresses made on the employment of halide and pseudo-halide additives in organo-metal perovskite solar cells are reviewed.

Their function in morphology adjusting, phase stabilizing, energy-level adjusting, trap state passivation and hysteresis elimination are detailed. A deep understanding of the relationship between halide/pseudohalide additive and the improved properties of perovskite solar cell is presented.

KRbCsFAPbI Daming.png

10 Jun 2021

Perovskite solar cells at 22.5%! 

Daming Zheng has developed new processing techniques to get dense, homogeneous, large grain mixed cation perovskite layers. The efficiency is impressive, 22.5% and the hysteresis very low. The stabilized efficiency is 22.05% It is the present record efficiency for the group. The paper is in preparation


31 Mar 2021

Strong presence of the group at the JPH 2021

During the JPH 2021, the presence of the group was significant with a total of 3 oral presentations and 1 poster.

Thanks again to the organizers of this very interesting conference.

10 Mar 2021


A new article about coupled additives for highly efficient, hysteresis-free and stable CsFAPbI3 was published in the journal Solar RRL by Daming Zheng

14 Oct 2020

st gobain recherche.jpg
st gobain crystals.jpg

New patent with Saint-Gobain Recherche and Saint-Gobain Crystals


New Scintillator Materials Comprising a Doped Halide Perovskite.

Our research group collaborates with Saint-Gobain Recherche and Saint-Gobain Crystals on the growth of halide perovskite single crystals for applications as scintillator and for ionizing radiation detection. We are

happy to announce that our joint work has led to a patent registration n° FR2009338. The patent concerns the development of "New Scintillator Materials Comprising a Doped Halide Perovskite"

21 Aug 2020

News august 2020.png

Our stable Perovskite solar cells at 22.1% are published!

Two papers on our record solar cells based on FA1-xMAxPbI3 perovskite are now published. In the Solar RRL paper, we described a method for the best stabilization of FAPI cells using MACl additive...

Heyrovski institute.jpg
campus france.jpg

31 Jan 2020

Pr. Th. Pauporté’s project " Graphene/Semiconductor heterojunctions for efficient photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics in wastewaters" in collaboration with Prof. Jiri Rathousky and Dr. Radek Žouželka of the J. Heyrosvky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic in Prague has been selected as a PHC Barrande Action by Campus France. This research will be supported for two years.


22 Jan 2020

The new glovebox of our group has been installed. This equipment is especially designed to spin coat thin film of semiconductors in a water- and oxygen-free environment. The aim is notably to produce very high quality hybrid perovskite layers for our various projects

Article Tao SAMS.png

8 Jan 2020

Congratulation to Tao Zhu and Jun Su. Their paper on the interfacial engineering by benzoic acids to reach high

efficiency solar cells (21.35%) is now published in issue in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. This work is also a nice collaboration with i-CLeHS-Paristech for the DFT part.

T. Zhu, J. Su, F. Labat, I. Ciofini, Th. Pauporté, Interfacial Engineering through Chloride-Functionalized Self-Assembled Monolayer for High Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Appl. Mater Interfaces, 12 (2020) 744-752.

Nov 2019

Perovskite solar cells at 22.2%!

Tao Zhu has developed a new processing technique to get dense, homogeneous, large grain mixed cation perovskite layers. The efficiency is impressive, 22.18% and the hysteresis very low. It is the present record efficiency for the group. The paper is in preparation.