Diversifying the Renewable Energy Portfolio with Double Perovskite PV Materials

Our team explores prospective materials that can meet the challenges facing the global energy demand for future generations.  We specialize in investigating atomic-level structure and dynamics of advanced functional materials ranging including energy storage and creation. Perovskites are emerging materials that have shown unique physical properties that can be tailored as efficient photovoltaic materials including solar cell applications. Using complementary long- (XRD) and short-range (solid-state NMR) structural methods to unravel the complex atomic level ordering the delivers these functions we are developing new double perovskite high-efficiency, low cost energy alternatives that will diversify the Alberta and Canadian economies.

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship

Riley Hooper

Award

Goddard Yuk-Tat Lauw and Yau-Chun Lau (Mak) Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Riley Hooper

Award

Graduate Fellowship

Abhoy Karmakar

Award

President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Michelle Ha

Award

C3N5: A Low Bandgap Semiconductor Containing an Azo-linked Carbon Nitride Framework for Photocatalytic, Photovoltaic and Adsorbent Applications

Karthik Shankar, Ujwal Thakur, Pawan Kumar, Kazi Alam, Ehsan Vahidzadeh, Najia Mahdi, Piyush Kar, Vladimir K Michaelis, Ankur Goswami, Guy Bernard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Composition-Tunable Formamidinium Lead Mixed Halide Perovskites via Solvent-Free Mechanochemical Synthesis: Decoding the Pb Environments Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Karthik Shankar, Sahil Patel, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha, Abhoy Karmakar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Copper-doped double perovskites and uses thereof (USPTO)

Vladimir K Michaelis, Abhoy Karmakar

Patent

Cu(II)-Doped CS2SbAgCl6 Double Perovskite: A Lead-Free, Low-Bandgap Material

Vladimir K Michaelis, Abhoy Karmakar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Influence of hidden halogen mobility on local structure of CsSn(Cl1-xBrx)3 mixed-halide perovskites by solid-state NMR

Arthur Mar, Vladimir K Michaelis, Abhoy Karmakar, Amit Bhattacharya

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Lead-207 NMR Spectroscopy at 1.4 T: Application of Benchtop Instrumentation to a Challenging I = \textonehalf Nucleus

Vladimir K Michaelis, Guy Bernard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Mechanochemical synthesis of 0D and 3D cesium lead mixed halide perovskites

Vladimir K Michaelis, Abhoy Karmakar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Phase Evolution in Methylammonium Tin Halide Perovskites with Variable Temperature Solid-State 119Sn NMR Spectroscopy

Karthik Shankar, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha, Abhoy Karmakar, Guy Bernard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Tailorable Indirect to Direct Band-Gap Double Perovskites with Bright White-Light Emission: Decoding Chemical Structure Using Solid-State NMR

Vladimir K Michaelis, Abhoy Karmakar, Guy Bernard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

“Turning the dials”: controlling synthesis, structure, composition, and surface chemistry to tailor silicon nanoparticle properties

Christopher Robidillo, Sarah Milliken, Kevin O'Connor, I Teng Cheong, Ziqi Li, Riley Hooper

Scholarly Refereed Journal