Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy

Group Leader: Mónica Lira-Cantú

Mónica Lira-Cantú

CSIC Research Scientist

Group Leader

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1992, Dr Monica Lira-Cantu obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Materials Science at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1995 and 1997, respectively. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Schneider Electric and ICMAB until 1998. From 1999 to 2001 she was a permanent senior staff chemist at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (formerly Mobil Technology Co) in New Jersey (USA), establishing a group on energy-related applications.

Dr Lira-Cantu has received various awards, as well as visiting scientist fellowships at the following laboratories: Universitetet i Oslo (Norway) (ESF, 2003), RisDTU Nationallaboratoriet (Denmark) (AGAUR, 2004/05) and the Center for Advanced Science and Innovation (Osaka University, Japan) (Canon Foundation in Europe, 2006). She obtained a permanent position in 2007 at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and established the ICN2 Photovoltaic Energy Group.

She has coordinated and organised over 15 scientific conferences and is currently a scientific referee for more than 15 international and European research agencies, and 52 scientific journals. She is a member of the editorial board of SN Applied Science (Nature), Journal of Materials Chemistry C (RSC), Journal of Physics Energy (IOP), Journal of Photonics for Energy (SPIE) and Frontiers in Energy Research: Solar Energy (Frontiers). She is a member of the advisory board for the Nanotechnology and Chemical Science degree (INCQ) of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico).

Her research interests lie in the synthesis and application of nanostructured materials for high efficient and high stable next-generation thin-film solar cells: halide-perovskite, dye-sensitised, alloxide and organic solar cells. Currently, the group has developed halide perovskite solar cells with > 21% efficiency and 1000 h stability under continuous illumination. The group also focuses on the application of solar cells in printed battery-less, self-powered electronics for the IoT (on flexible, transparent and/or smart materials).

Dr Monica Lira-Cantu has more than 125 scientific publications, among them more than 110 journal articles, 1 edited book, 10 book chapters, 9 patents. According to Google Scholar, she has more than 8125 citations overall and H index of 46.

Publications

2022

  • Improved performance and stability of perovskite solar modules by interface modulating with graphene oxide crosslinked CsPbBr3quantum dots

    Zhang S., Guo R., Zeng H., Zhao Y., Liu X., You S., Li M., Luo L., Lira-Cantu M., Li L., Liu F., Zheng X., Liao G., Li X. Energy and Environmental Science; 15 (1): 244 - 253. 2022. 10.1039/d1ee01778k. IF: 38.532

2021

  • A home for women’s voices

    Kafafi Z., Lira-Cantú M. Nature Energy; 6 (10): 939 - 940. 2021. 10.1038/s41560-021-00924-4. IF: 60.858

  • Additive engineering for stable halide perovskite solar cells

    Pereyra C., Xie H., Lira-Cantu M. Journal of Energy Chemistry; 60: 599 - 634. 2021. 10.1016/j.jechem.2021.01.037. IF: 9.676

  • Decoupling the effects of defects on efficiency and stability through phosphonates in stable halide perovskite solar cells

    Xie H., Wang Z., Chen Z., Pereyra C., Pols M., Gałkowski K., Anaya M., Fu S., Jia X., Tang P., Kubicki D.J., Agarwalla A., Kim H.-S., Prochowicz D., Borrisé X., Bonn M., Bao C., Sun X., Zakeeruddin S.M., Emsley L., Arbiol J., Gao F., Fu F., Wang H.I., Tielrooij K.-J., Stranks S.D., Tao S., Grätzel M., Hagfeldt A., Lira-Cantu M. Joule; 5 (5): 1246 - 1266. 2021. 10.1016/j.joule.2021.04.003. IF: 41.248

  • Functionalized carbon dots on TiO2 for perovskite photovoltaics and stable photoanodes for water splitting

    Ansón-Casaos A., Hernández-Ferrer J., Vallan L., Xie H., Lira-Cantú M., Benito A.M., Maser W.K. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 46 (22): 12180 - 12191. 2021. 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.03.077. IF: 5.816

  • Stress-mediated solution deposition method to stabilize ferroelectric BiFe1-xCrxO3 perovskite thin films with narrow bandgaps

    Jiménez R., Ricote J., Bretos I., Jiménez Riobóo R.J., Mompean F., Ruiz A., Xie H., Lira-Cantú M., Calzada M.L. Journal of the European Ceramic Society; 41 (6): 3404 - 3415. 2021. 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.12.042. IF: 5.302

  • Unraveling the Key Relationship Between Perovskite Capacitive Memory, Long Timescale Cooperative Relaxation Phenomena, and Anomalous J–V Hysteresis

    Hernández-Balaguera E., del Pozo G., Arredondo B., Romero B., Pereyra C., Xie H., Lira-Cantú M. Solar RRL; 5 (4, 2000707) 2021. 10.1002/solr.202000707. IF: 8.582

2020

  • An Interlaboratory Study on the Stability of All-Printable Hole Transport Material–Free Perovskite Solar Cells

    De Rossi F., Barbé J., Tanenbaum D.M., Cinà L., Castriotta L.A., Stoichkov V., Wei Z., Tsoi W.C., Kettle J., Sadula A., Chircop J., Azzopardi B., Xie H., Di Carlo A., Lira-Cantú M., Katz E.A., Watson T.M., Brunetti F. Energy Technology; 8 (12, 2000134) 2020. 10.1002/ente.202000134. IF: 3.404

  • Consensus statement for stability assessment and reporting for perovskite photovoltaics based on ISOS procedures

    Khenkin M.V., Katz E.A., Abate A., Bardizza G., Berry J.J., Brabec C., Brunetti F., Bulović V., Burlingame Q., Di Carlo A., Cheacharoen R., Cheng Y.-B., Colsmann A., Cros S., Domanski K., Dusza M., Fell C.J., Forrest S.R., Galagan Y., Di Girolamo D., Grätzel M., Hagfeldt A., von Hauff E., Hoppe H., Kettle J., Köbler H., Leite M.S., Liu S.F., Loo Y.-L., Luther J.M., Ma C.-Q., Madsen M., Manceau M., Matheron M., McGehee M., Meitzner R., Nazeeruddin M.K., Nogueira A.F., Odabaşı Ç., Osherov A., Park N.-G., Reese M.O., De Rossi F., Saliba M., Schubert U.S., Snaith H.J., Stranks S.D., Tress W., Troshin P.A., Turkovic V., Veenstra S., Visoly-Fisher I., Walsh A., Watson T., Xie H., Yıldırım R., Zakeeruddin S.M., Zhu K., Lira-Cantu M. Nature Energy; 5 (1): 35 - 49. 2020. 10.1038/s41560-019-0529-5. IF: 46.495

  • Effects of the methylammonium ion substitution by 5-ammoniumvaleric acid in lead trihalide perovskite solar cells: a combined experimental and theoretical investigation

    Urzúa-Leiva R., Narymany Shandy A., Xie H., Lira-Cantú M., Cárdenas-Jirón G. New Journal of Chemistry; 44 (34): 14642 - 14649. 2020. 10.1039/d0nj02748k. IF: 3.288

  • Multi-component engineering to enable long-term operational stability of perovskite solar cells

    Haibing Xie, Monica Lira-Cantu Journal of Physics Energy; 2 (3, 24008) 2020. 10.1088/2515-7655/ab8278. IF: 0.000

  • Recent advances in fiber-shaped and planar-shaped textile solar cells

    Hatamvand M., Kamrani E., Lira-Cantú M., Madsen M., Patil B.R., Vivo P., Mehmood M.S., Numan A., Ahmed I., Zhan Y. Nano Energy; 71 (104609) 2020. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104609. IF: 16.602

2019

  • Boosting Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation of Hematite in Acidic Electrolytes by Surface State Modification

    Tang P.-Y., Han L.-J., Hegner F.S., Paciok P., Biset-Peiró M., Du H.-C., Wei X.-K., Jin L., Xie H.-B., Shi Q., Andreu T., Lira-Cantú M., Heggen M., Dunin-Borkowski R.E., López N., Galán-Mascarós J.R., Morante J.R., Arbiol J. Advanced Energy Materials; 9 (34, 1901836) 2019. 10.1002/aenm.201901836. IF: 24.884

  • Giant bulk photovoltaic effect in solar cell architectures with ultra-wide bandgap Ga2O3 transparent conducting electrodes

    Pérez-Tomás A., Chikoidze E., Dumont Y., Jennings M.R., Russell S.O., Vales-Castro P., Catalan G., Lira-Cantú M., Ton –That C., Teherani F.H., Sandana V.E., Bove P., Rogers D.J. Materials Today Energy; 14 (100350) 2019. 10.1016/j.mtener.2019.100350. IF: 0.000

  • Impact of P3HT materials properties and layer architecture on OPV device stability

    Meitzner R., Faber T., Alam S., Amand A., Roesch R., Büttner M., Herrmann-Westendorf F., Presselt M., Ciammaruchi L., Visoly-Fisher I., Veenstra S., Diaz de Zerio A., Xu X., Wang E., Müller C., Troshin P., Hager M.D., Köhn S., Dusza M., Krassas M., Züfle S., Kymakis E., Katz E.A., Berson S., Granek F., Manceau M., Brunetti F., Polino G., Schubert U.S., Lira-Cantu M., Hoppe H. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 202 (110151) 2019. 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110151. IF: 6.019

  • PbZrTiO 3 ferroelectric oxide as an electron extraction material for stable halide perovskite solar cells

    Pérez-Tomas A., Xie H., Wang Z., Kim H.-S., Shirley I., Turren-Cruz S.-H., Morales-Melgares A., Saliba B., Tanenbaum D., Saliba M., Zakeeruddin S.M., Gratzel M., Hagfeldt A., Lira-Cantu M. Sustainable Energy and Fuels; 3 (2): 382 - 389. 2019. 10.1039/c8se00451j. IF: 4.912

  • Towards Oxide Electronics: a Roadmap

    Coll M., Fontcuberta J., Althammer M., Bibes M., Boschker H., Calleja A., Cheng G., Cuoco M., Dittmann R., Dkhil B., El Baggari I., Fanciulli M., Fina I., Fortunato E., Frontera C., Fujita S., Garcia V., Goennenwein S.T.B., Granqvist C.-G., Grollier J., Gross R., Hagfeldt A., Herranz G., Hono K., Houwman E., Huijben M., Kalaboukhov A., Keeble D.J., Koster G., Kourkoutis L.F., Levy J., Lira-Cantu M., MacManus-Driscoll J.L., Mannhart J., Martins R., Menzel S., Mikolajick T., Napari M., Nguyen M.D., Niklasson G., Paillard C., Panigrahi S., Rijnders G., Sánchez F., Sanchis P., Sanna S., Schlom D.G., Schroeder U., Shen K.M., Siemon A., Spreitzer M., Sukegawa H., Tamayo R., van den Brink J., Pryds N., Granozio F.M. Applied Surface Science; 482: 1 - 93. 2019. 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.03.312. IF: 5.155

2018

  • A Solar Transistor and Photoferroelectric Memory

    Pérez-Tomás A., Lima A., Billon Q., Shirley I., Catalan G., Lira-Cantú M. Advanced Functional Materials; 28 (17, 1707099) 2018. 10.1002/adfm.201707099. IF: 13.325

  • Interfacial Engineering of Metal Oxides for Highly Stable Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

    Mingorance A., Xie H., Kim H.-S., Wang Z., Balsells M., Morales-Melgares A., Domingo N., Kazuteru N., Tress W., Fraxedas J., Vlachopoulos N., Hagfeldt A., Lira-Cantu M. Advanced Materials Interfaces; 5 (22, 1800367) 2018. 10.1002/admi.201800367. IF: 4.834

  • Metal Oxides in Photovoltaics: All-Oxide, Ferroic, and Perovskite Solar Cells

    Pérez-Tomás A., Mingorance A., Tanenbaum D., Lira-Cantú M. The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells; : 267 - 356. 2018. 10.1016/B978-0-12-811165-9.00008-9.

  • Reconsidering figures of merit for performance and stability of perovskite photovoltaics

    Khenkin M.V., Anoop K.M., Visoly-Fisher I., Galagan Y., Di Giacomo F., Patil B.R., Sherafatipour G., Turkovic V., Rubahn H.-G., Madsen M., Merckx T., Uytterhoeven G., Bastos J.P.A., Aernouts T., Brunetti F., Lira-Cantu M., Katz E.A. Energy and Environmental Science; 11 (4): 739 - 743. 2018. 10.1039/c7ee02956j. IF: 30.067

2017

  • Effect of cs-incorporated NiOx on the performance of perovskite solar cells

    Kim H.-S., Seo J.-Y., Xie H., Lira-Cantu M., Zakeeruddin S.M., Gratzel M., Hagfeldt A. ACS Omega; 2 (12): 9074 - 9079. 2017. 10.1021/acsomega.7b01179.

  • Incorporation of Counter Ions in Organic Molecules: New Strategy in Developing Dopant-Free Hole Transport Materials for Efficient Mixed-Ion Perovskite Solar Cells

    Zhang J., Xu B., Yang L., Mingorance A., Ruan C., Hua Y., Wang L., Vlachopoulos N., Lira-Cantú M., Boschloo G., Hagfeldt A., Sun L., Johansson E.M.J. Advanced Energy Materials; 7 (14) 2017. 10.1002/aenm.201602736. IF: 16.721

  • Perovskite solar cells: Stability lies at interfaces

    Lira-Cantú M. Nature Energy; 2 (7, 17115) 2017. 10.1038/nenergy.2017.115. IF: 9.086

  • The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells

    Lira-Cantú M. The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells; : 1 - 543. 2017. .

2016

  • Above-Bandgap Photovoltages in Antiferroelectrics

    Pérez-Tomás A., Lira-Cantú M., Catalan G. Advanced Materials; 28 (43): 9644 - 9647. 2016. 10.1002/adma.201603176. IF: 18.960

  • Comparative indoor and outdoor degradation of organic photovoltaic cells via inter-laboratory collaboration

    Owens C., Ferguson G.M., Hermenau M., Voroshazi E., Galagan Y., Zimmermann B., Rösch R., Angmo D., Teran-Escobar G., Uhrich C., Andriessen R., Hoppe H., Würfel U., Lira-Cantu M., Krebs F.C., Tanenbaum D.M. Polymers; 8 (1, 1) 2016. 10.3390/polym8010001. IF: 2.944

  • EU COST Action MP1307 - Unravelling the degradation mechanisms of emerging solar cell technologies

    Aernouts T., Brunetti F., De La Fuente J., Espinosa N., Urbina A., Fonrodona M., Lira-Cantu M., Galagan Y., Hoppe H., Katz E., Ramos M., Riede M., Vandewal K., Veenstra S., Von Hauff E. Proceedings of the 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference: Intelligent and Efficient Technolo; ( 7495310) 2016. 10.1109/MELCON.2016.7495310.

  • Flexible ITO-free organic solar cells applying aqueous solution-processed V2O5 hole transport layer: An outdoor stability study

    Lima F.A.S., Beliatis M.J., Roth B., Andersen T.R., Bortoti A., Reyna Y., Castro E., Vasconcelos I.F., Gevorgyan S.A., Krebs F.C., Lira-Cantu M. APL Materials; 4 (2, 026104) 2016. 10.1063/1.4942638. IF: 4.323

  • Performance and stability of mixed FAPbI3(0.85)MAPbBr3(0.15) halide perovskite solar cells under outdoor conditions and the effect of low light irradiation

    Reyna Y., Salado M., Kazim S., Pérez-Tomas A., Ahmad S., Lira-Cantu M. Nano Energy; 30: 570 - 579. 2016. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.10.053. IF: 11.553

2015

  • Comparative indoor and outdoor degradation of organic photovoltaic cells via inter-laboratory collaboration

    Owens C., Ferguson G.M., Hermenau M., Voroshazi E., Galagan Y., Zimmermann B., Rosch R., Angamo D., Teran G., Uhrich C., Andriessen R., Hoppe H., Wurfel U., Lira-Cantu M., Krebs F., Tanenbaum D. 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015; (7356178) 2015. 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356178.

  • Electrochemically synthesized mesoporous thin films of ZnO for highly efficient dye sensitized solar cells

    Lima F.A.S., Vasconcelos I.F., Lira-Cantu M. Ceramics International; 41 (8, 10350): 9314 - 9320. 2015. 10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.03.271. IF: 2.605

  • Emerging thin-film photovoltaics: Stabilize or Perish

    Von Hauff E., Lira-Cantu M., Brown T.M., Hoppe H. Advanced Energy Materials; 5 (20, 1501924) 2015. 10.1002/aenm.201501924. IF: 16.146

  • Enhanced photovoltaic performance of inverted hybrid bulk-heterojunction solar cells using TiO2/reduced graphene oxide films as electron transport layers

    Morais A., Alves J.P.C., Lima F.A.S., Lira-Cantu M., Nogueira A.F. Journal of Photonics for Energy; 5 (1, 57408) 2015. 10.1117/1.JPE.5.057408. IF: 1.366

  • Procedures and practices for evaluating thin-film solar cell stability

    Roesch R., Faber T., Von Hauff E., Brown T.M., Lira-Cantu M., Hoppe H. Advanced Energy Materials; 5 (20, 1501407) 2015. 10.1002/aenm.201501407. IF: 16.146

  • Vertically Aligned ZnO/Inx S y Core-Shell Nanorods for High Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Gonzalez-Valls I., Ballesteros B., Lira-Cantu M. Nano; 10 (7, 1550103) 2015. 10.1142/S1793292015501039. IF: 1.090

2014

  • Solution processable titanium dioxide precursor and nanoparticulated ink: Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

    Bosch-Jimenez, P.; Yu, Y.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Domingo, C.; Ayllón, J.A. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science; 416: 112 - 118. 2014. 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.11.013. IF: 3.552

  • 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.; Cester, A.; Cheng, P.; Zhan, X.; Wu, J.; Xie, Z.; Tu, W.-C.; He, J.-H.; Fell, C.J.; Anderson, K.; Hermenau, M.; Bartesaghi, D.; Jan Anton Koster, L.; 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.; Paraschuk, D.Y.; Castro, F.A.; Blakesley, J.; Tuladhar, S.M.; Alexander Röhr, J.; Nelson, J.; Xia, J.; Parlak, E.A.; Tumay, T.A.; Egelhaaf, H.-J.; Tanenbaum, D.M.; Mae Ferguson, G.; Carpenter, R.; Chen, H.; Zimmermann, B.; Hirsch, L.; Wantz, G.; Sun, Z.; Singh, P.; Bapat, C.; Offermans, T.; Krebs, F.C. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 130: 281 - 290. 2014. 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.07.021. IF: 5.030

2013

  • A facile low temperature synthesis of TiO2 nanorods for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells

    Shalan, A.E.; Rashad, M.M.; Yu, Y.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Abdel-Mottaleb, M.S.A. Applied Physics A; 110: 111 - 122. 2013. 10.1007/s00339-012-7368-6. IF: 1.545

  • Comparison of two types of vertically aligned ZnO NRs for highly efficient polymer solar cells

    Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Angmo, D.; Gevorgyan, S.A.; Sebastián Reparaz, J.; Krebs, F.C.; Lira-Cantu, M. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics; 51: 272 - 280. 2013. 10.1002/polb.23214. IF: 2.221

  • Controlling the microstructure and properties of titania nanopowders for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells

    Shalan, A.E.; Rashad, M.M.; Yu, Y.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Abdel-Mottaleb, M.S.A. Electrochimica Acta; 89: 469 - 478. 2013. 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.11.091. IF: 3.777

  • Low-cost upscaling compatibility of five different ITO-free architectures for polymer solar cells

    Angmo, D.; Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Veenstra, S.; Verhees, W.; Sapkota, S.; Schiefer, S.; Zimmermann, B.; Galagan, Y.; Sweelssen, J.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Andriessen, R.; Kroon, J.M.; Krebs, F.C. Journal of Applied Polymer Science; 130: 944 - 954. 2013. 10.1002/app.39200. IF: 1.395

  • Low-temperature, solution-processed, layered V2O5 hydrate as the hole-transport layer for stable organic solar cells

    Terán-Escobar, G.; Pampel, J.; Caicedo, J.M.; Lira-Cantú, M. Energy and Environmental Sciences; 6 (10): 3088 - 3098. 2013. 10.1039/c3ee42204f. IF: 11.653

  • Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous anatase TiO2 nanostructures via organic acid precursor process for dye-sensitized solar cells applications

    Rashad, M.M.; Shalan, A.E.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Abdel-Mottaleb, M.S.A. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; 19: 2052 - 2059. 2013. 10.1016/j.jiec.2013.03.021. IF: 2.145

2012

  • Combined characterization techniques to understand the stability of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices - The ISOS-3 interlaboratory collaboration

    Lira-Cantu, M.; Tanenbaum, D.M.; Norrman, K.; Voroshazi, E.; Hermenau, M.; Lloyd, M.T.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Jørgensen, M.; Gevorgyan, S.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Hoppe, H.; Rösch, R.; Würfel, U.; Andriessen, R.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunoglu, G.Y.; Germack, D.; Andreasen, B.; Madsen, M.V.; Bundgaard, E.; Krebs, F.C. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; 8472: 847203. 2012. doi:10.1117/12.929579.

  • Enhanced light extraction in ITO-free OLEDs using double-sided printed electrodes

    Reboud, V.; Khokhar, A.Z.; Sepúlveda, B.; Dudek, D.; Kehoe, T.; Cuffe, J.; Kehagias, N.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Gadegaard, N.; Grasso, V.; Lambertini, V.; Sotomayor Torres, C.M. Nanoscale; 4 (11): 3495 - 3500. 2012. .

  • Hydrothermal synthesis of 1D TiO2 nanostructures for dye sensitized solar cells

    Tacchini, I.; Ansón-Casaos, A.; Yu, Y.; Martínez, M.T.; Lira-Cantu, M. Materials Science & Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology; 177: 19 - 26. 2012. 10.1016/j.mseb.2011.09.024.

  • Investigation of the degradation mechanisms of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices by combination of imaging techniques - The ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration

    Rösch, R.; Tanenbaum, D.M.; Jørgensen, M.; Seeland, M.; Bärenklau, M.; Hermenau, M.; Voroshazi, E.; Lloyd, M.T.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Würfel, U.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Gevorgyan, S.A.; Kudret, S.; Maes, W.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Andriessen, R.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunoglu, G.Y.; Germack, D.; Andreasen, B.; Madsen, M.V.; Norrman, K.; Hoppe, H.; Krebs, F.C. Energy and Environmental Sciences; 5: 6521 - 6540. 2012. 10.1039/c2ee03508a.

  • New D-Ï€-A-conjugated organic sensitizers based on 4 H-pyran-4-ylidene donors for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

    Franco, S.; Garín, J.; Martínez De Baroja, N.; Pérez-Tejada, R.; Orduna, J.; Yu, Y.; Lira-Cantú, M. Organic Letters; 14: 752 - 755. 2012. 10.1021/ol203298r.

  • On the stability of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices by IPCE and in situ IPCE analyses - The ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration

    Teran-Escobar, G.; Tanenbaum, D.M.; Voroshazi, E.; Hermenau, M.; Norrman, K.; Lloyd, M.T.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Jorgensen, M.; Gevorgyan, S.; Kudret, S.; Maes, W.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Würfel, U.; Andriessen, R.; Rösch, R.; Hoppe, H.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunoglu, G.Y.; Germack, D.; Andreasen, B.; Madsen, M.V.; Bundgaard, E.; Krebs, F.C.; Lira-Cantu, M. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; 14: 11824 - 11845. 2012. 10.1039/c2cp40821j.

  • Solution processable TiO 2 nanoparticles capped with lauryl gallate

    Bosch-Jimenez, P.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Domingo, C.; Ayllón, J.A. Materials Letters; 89: 296. 2012. .

  • Stability and degradation of organic photovoltaics fabricated, aged, and characterized by the ISOS 3 inter-laboratory collaboration

    Tanenbaum, D.M.; Hermenau, M.; Voroshazi, E.; Lloyd, M.T.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Jørgensen, M.; Gevorgyan, S.; Kudret, S.; Maes, W.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Würfel, U.; Andriessen, R.; Rösch, R.; Hoppe, H.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Dupuis, A.; Bussière, P.O.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunoglu, G.Y.; Germack, D.; Andreasen, B.; Madsen, M.V.; Norrman, K.; Bundgaard, E.; Krebs, F.C. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; 8477: 847704. 2012. doi:10.1117/12.930451 .

  • The ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration focused on the stability of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices

    Tanenbaum, D.M.; Hermenau, M.; Voroshazi, E.; Lloyd, M.T.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmermann, B.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Jørgensen, M.; Gevorgyan, S.A.; Kudret, S.; Maes, W.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Würfel, U.; Andriessen, R.; Rösch, R.; Hoppe, H.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunolu, G.Y.; Germack, D.; Andreasen, B.; Madsen, M.V.; Norrman, K.; Krebs, F.C. RSC Advances; 2: 882 - 893. 2012. 10.1039/c1ra00686j.

  • The use of polyurethane as encapsulating method for polymer solar cells - An inter laboratory study on outdoor stability in 8 countries

    Sÿndergaard R.R.; Makris, T.; Lianos, P.; Manor, A.; Katz, E.A.; Gong, W.; Tuladhar, S.M.; Nelson, J.; Tuomi, R.; Sommeling, P.; Veenstra, S.C.; Rivaton, A.; Dupuis, A.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Sapkota, S.B.; Zimmermann, B.; Wÿrfel, U.; Matzarakis, A.; Krebs, F.C. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 99: 292. 2012. .

  • TOF-SIMS investigation of degradation pathways occurring in a variety of organic photovoltaic devices - The ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration

    Andreasen, B.; Tanenbaum, D.M.; Hermenau, M.; Voroshazi, E.; Lloyd, M.T.; Galagan, Y.; Zimmernann, B.; Kudret, S.; Maes, W.; Lutsen, L.; Vanderzande, D.; Würfel, U.; Andriessen, R.; Rösch, R.; Hoppe, H.; Teran-Escobar, G.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Rivaton, A.; Uzunoglu, G.Y.; Germack, D.S.; Hösel, M.; Dam, H.F.; Jorgensen, M.; Gevorgyan, S.A.; Madsen, M.V.; Bundgaard, E.; Krebs, F.C.; Norrman, K. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; 14: 11780 - 11799. 2012. 10.1039/c2cp41787a.

2011

  • A clean low-temperature ZnO deposition method for multipurpose applications

    Estruga, M.; Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Domingo, C.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Ayllón, J.A. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; : 821 - 825. 2011. 10.1002/ejic.201000966.

  • Aligned TiO2 nanocolumnar layers prepared by PVD-GLAD for transparent dye sensitized solar cells

    González-García, L.; González-Valls, I.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Barranco, A.; González-Elipe, A.R. Energy and Environmental Sciences; 4: 3426 - 3435. 2011. 10.1039/c0ee00489h.

  • 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.A.; Elschner, A.; Pannone, M.; Xiao, M.; Langzettel, 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.; Greyson Christoforo, M.; Currier, T.; Shrotriya, V.; Schwartz, G.; Krebs, F.C. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 95: 1398 - 1416. 2011. 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.01.010.

  • Oxide/polymer interfaces for hybrid and organic solar cells: Anatase vs. Rutile TiO2

    Lira-Cantu, M.; Chafiq, A.; Faissat, J.; Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Yu, Y. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 95: 1362 - 1374. 2011. 10.1016/j.solmat.2010.12.028.

  • Synthesis conditions, light intensity and temperature effect on the performance of ZnO nanorods-based dye sensitized solar cells

    Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Yu, Y.; Ballesteros, B.; Oro, J.; Lira-Cantu, M. Journal of Power Sources; 196: 6609 - 6621. 2011. 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.03.063.

2010

  • Dye sensitized solar cells based on vertically-aligned ZnO nanorods: Effect of UV light on power conversion efficiency and lifetime

    Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Lira-Cantu, M. Energy and Environmental Sciences; 3: 789 - 795. 2010. 10.1039/b922354a.

  • Nb-TiO2/polymer hybrid solar cells with photovoltaic response under inert atmosphere conditions

    Lira-Cantu, M.; Khoda Siddiki, M.; Muñoz-Rojas, D.; Amade, R.; González-Pech, N.I. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 94: 1227 - 1234. 2010. 10.1016/j.solmat.2010.03.011.

  • Titanium dioxide/amine hybrid nanotubes. Optical properties and behavior as lithium-ion electrode

    Vasquez, J; López, Z; Zuñiga, A; Nacher, A; Lira-Cantú, M; Gómez-Romero, P; Ana, M.A.S; Benavente, E; González, G. Electrochimica Acta; 55 (4): 1373 - 1379. 2010. 10.1016/j.electacta.2009.05.010.

2009

  • A round robin study of flexible large-area roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cell modules

    Monica Lira-Cantu; ichael Gratzel; Panagiotis Lianos; Eugene A. Katz; Wolfgang Lohwasser; Bertrand Jannon et al. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells; 2009. .

  • Application of MEH-PPV/SnO2 bilayer as hybrid solar cell

    Ayllon, J.A.; Lira-Cantu, M. Applied Physics A; 95: 249 - 255. 2009. 10.1007/s00339-008-5023-z.

  • High-Yield preparation of titanium dioxide nanostructures by hydrothermal conditions

    Vasquez, J; Lozano, H; Lavayen, V; Lira-Cantu, M; Gomez-Romero, P; Ana, M.A.S; Benavente, E; Gonzalez, G. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; 9 (2): 1103 - 1107. 2009. 10.1166/jnn.2009.C097.

  • Neural cell growth on TiO2 anatase nanostructured surfaces

    Collazos-Castro, J.E.; Cruz, A.M.; Carballo-Vila, M.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Abad, L.; del Pino, Á.P.; Fraxedas, J.; San Juan, A.; Fonseca, C.; Pêgo, A.P.; Casañ-Pastor, N. Thin Solid Films; 518: 160 - 170. 2009. 10.1016/j.tsf.2009.06.048.

  • Vertically-aligned nanostructures of ZnO for excitonic solar cells: A review

    Gonzalez-Valls, I.; Lira-Cantu, M. Energy and Environmental Sciences; 2: 19 - 34. 2009. 10.1039/b811536b.

2008

  • Conjugated polymers as part of multifunctional organic/inorganic hybrid materials for photovoltaic applications Symposium on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Apr 9-13, 2007 San Francisco, USA Source: ORGANIC/INORGANIC HYBRID MATERIALS - 2007 Book Series: MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS

    Lira-Cantu, M.; Krebs, F.C.; Gomez-Romero, P.; Yanagida, S. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings; 1007: 249 - 257. 2008. .

  • Influence of doped anions on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as hole conductors for iodine-free solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells

    Xia, J.; Masaki, N.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Kim, Y.; Jiang, K.; Yanagida, S. Journal of the American Chemical Society; 130: 1258 - 1263. 2008. 10.1021/ja075704o.

  • Solid-state dye-sensitized TiO2 solar cells using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as substitutes of iodine/iodide electrolytes and noble metal catalysts on FTO counter electrodes

    Kim, Y.; Sung, Y.-E.; Xia, J.-B.; Lira-Cantu, M.; Masaki, N.; Yanagida, S. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry; 193: 77 - 80. 2008. 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2007.06.009.

2007

  • Improvement in the Ppy/V2O5 hybrid as a cathode material for Li ion batteries using PSA as an organic additive

    Boyano, I.; Bengoechea, M.; de Meatza, I.; Miguel, O.; Cantero, I.; Ochoteco, E.; Rodríguez, J.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Gómez-Romero, P. Journal of Power Sources; 166: 471 - 477. 2007. 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2006.12.106.

  • Influence of acids in the Ppy/V2O5 hybrid synthesis and performance as a cathode material

    Boyano, I.; Bengoechea, M.; de Meatza, I.; Miguel, O.; Cantero, I.; Ochoteco, E.; Grande, H.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Gomez-Romero, P.; Gómez-Romero, P. Journal of Power Sources; 174: 1206 - 1211. 2007. 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2007.06.175.

2006

  • Ionic and electronic conductivity of 5% Ca-Doped GdNbO4

    Haugsrud, R.; Ballesteros, B.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Norby, T. Journal of the Electrochemical Society; 153: J87 - J90. 2006. 10.1149/1.2203933.

  • Oxygen release and exchange in niobium oxide MEHPPV hybrid solar cells

    Lira-Cantu, M.; Norrman, K.; Andreasen, J.W.; Krebs, F.C. Chemistry of Materials; 18: 5684 - 5690. 2006. 10.1021/cm061429d.

2005

  • Hybrid materials approach in the design of electrodes and electrolytes for energy storage and conversion

    Cuentas-Gallegos, K.; Lira-Cantú, M.; Casañ-Pastor, N.; Asensio, J.A.; Gómez-Romero, P. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings; 847 (Article number EE12.4): 431 - 438. 2005. .

2004

  • Hybrid materials based on Vanadyl Phosphate and Conducting Polymers as Cathodes in Rechargeable Lithium Cells.

    A. Karina Cuentas-Gallegos; R. Vijayaraghavan; Mónica Lira-Cantú; Nieves Casañ-Pastor; Pedro Gómez-Romero Boletin de la Sociedad Espanola de Ceramica y Vidrio; 43 (2): 429 - 433. 2004. .