02 Avr 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.


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.


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.

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

08 Jan 2021

A review paper in Solar RRL on Lead-Less Halide Perovskite Solar Cell

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.

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14 Oct 2020

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"


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!


21 Aug 2020

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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...

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.

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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.

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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.


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

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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.

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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

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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.