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  1. Al-Ashouri, A., Köhnen, E., Li, B., Magomedov, A., Hempel, H., Caprioglio, P., Márquez, J. A., Morales Vilches, A. B., Kasparavicius, E., Smith, J. A., Phung, N., Menzel, D., Grischek, M., Kegelmann, L., Skroblin, D., Gollwitzer, C., Malinauskas, T., Jošt, M., Matič, G., Rech, B., Schlatmann, R., Topič, M., Korte, L., Abate, A., Stannowski, B., Neher, D., Stolterfoht, M., Unold, T., Getautis, V. & Albrecht, S. Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with over 29% efficiency by enhanced hole extraction. Science  370, 1300–1309 (2020).
  2. Caprioglio, P., Caicedo-Dávila, S., Yang, T., Wol, C. M., Pen, F., Fiala, P., Rech, B., Ballif, C., Abou-ras, D., Stolterfoht, M., Albrecht, S., Jeangros, Q. & Neher, D. Nano-emitting Heterostructures Violate Optical Reciprocity and Enable Efficient Photoluminescence in Halide-Segregated Methylammonium-Free Wide Bandgap Perovskites. In print ACS Energy Lett. (2020). doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02270
  3. Samson, S., Rech, J., Perdigón-Toro, L., Peng, Z., Shoaee, S., Ade, H., Neher, D., Stolterfoht, M. & You, W. Organic Solar Cells with Large Insensitivity to Donor Polymer Molar Mass across All Acceptor Classes. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2, 5300–5308 (2020).
  4. Peña-Camargo, F., Caprioglio, P., Zu, F., Gutierrez-Partida, E., Wolff, C. M., Brinkmann, K., Albrecht, S., Riedl, T., Koch, N., Neher, D. & Stolterfoht, M. Halide Segregation versus Interfacial Recombination in Bromide-Rich Wide-Gap Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 2728–2736 (2020). doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01104
  5. Wang, Q., Zu, F., Caprioglio, P., Wolff, C. M., Stolterfoht, M., Li, M., Turren-Cruz, S.-H., Koch, N., Neher, D. & Abate, A. Large Conduction Band Energy Offset Is Critical for High Fill Factors in Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 2343–2348 (2020). doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00980
  6.  Zhang, S., Shaw, P. E., Zhang, G., Jin, H., Shao, M., Lin, H., Meredith, P., Burn, P. L., Neher, D. & Stolterfoht, M. Defect/interface recombination limited quasi-Fermi level splitting and open-circuit voltage in mono- and triple cation perovskite solar cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces acsami.0c02960 (2020). doi:10.1021/acsami.0c02960
  7. García-Benito, I., Quarti, C., Queloz, V. I. E., Hofstetter, Y. J., Becker-Koch, D., Caprioglio, P., Neher, D., Orlandi, S., Cavazzini, M., Pozzi, G., Even, J., Nazeeruddin, M. K., Vaynzof, Y. & Grancini, G. Fluorination of Organic Spacer Impacts on the Structural and Optical Response of 2D Perovskites. Front. Chem. 7, 1–11 (2020).
  8.  Zu, F., Schultz, T., Shin, D., Frohloff, L., Amsalem, P., Koch, N., Wolff, C. M., Neher, D., Schultz, T. & Koch, N. Position-locking of volatile reaction products by atmosphere and capping layers slows down photodecomposition of methylammonium lead triiodide perovskite. RSC Adv. 10, 17534–17542 (2020).
  9. Schulze, P. S. C., Bett, A. J., Bivour, M., Caprioglio, P., Fabian, M., Kabaklı, Ö. Ş., Richter, A., Stolterfoht, M., Zhang, Q., Neher, D., Hermle, M., Hillebrecht, H., Glunz, S. W., Goldschmidt, J. C., Schulze, P. S. C., Bett, A. J., Bivour, M., Ger, F. M., Kabaklı, Ö. Ş. & Richter, A. 25.1% High-Efficient Monolithic Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with a High Band Gap Perovskite Absorber. Sol. RRL (2020). doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/solr.202000152
  10. Qiong, W., Smith, J. A., Skroblin, D., Wolff, C. M., Caprioglio, P., Stolterfoht, M., Köbler, Hans, Meng, L., Turren-Cruz, S.-H., Gollwitzer, C., Neher, D. & Abate, A. Managing Phase Purities and Crystal Orientation for High Performance and Photo-Stable Caesium Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Sol. RRL (2020). doi:10.1002/solr.202000213
  11. Kirchartz, T., Márquez, J. A., Stolterfoht, M. & Unold, T. Photoluminescence-Based Characterization of Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaics. In print Adv. Energy Mater. 1904134 (2020). doi:10.1002/aenm.201904134
  12. Jiang, W., Stolterfoht, M., Jin, H. & Burn, P. L. Hole-Transporting Poly(dendrimer)s as Electron Donors for Low Donor Organic Solar Cells with Efficient Charge Transport. In print Macromolecules (2020). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00520
  13. Caprioglio, P., Wolff, C. M., Sandberg, O. J., Armin, A., Rechd, B., Albrecht, S., Neher, D. & Stolterfoht, M. On the Origin of the Ideality Factor in Perovskite Solar Cells. In print Adv. Energy Mater. (2020). doi:10.1002/aenm.202000502
  14. Sandberg, O. J., Kurpiers, J., Stolterfoht, M., Neher, D., Meredith, P., Shoaee, S. & Armin, A. On the Question of the Need for a Built-In Potential in Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2000041, 2000041 (2020).
  15. Brauer, J. C., Tsokkou, D., Sanchez, S., Droseros, N., Roose, B., Mosconi, E., Hua, X., Stolterfoht, M., Neher, D., Steiner, U., De Angelis, F., Abate, A. & Banerji, N. Comparing the excited-state properties of a mixed-cation–mixed-halide perovskite to methylammonium lead iodide. J. Chem. Phys. 152, 104703 (2020).
  16. Stolterfoht, M., Grischek, M., Caprioglio, P., Wolff, C. M., Gutierrez‐Partida, E., Peña‐Camargo, F., Rothhardt, D., Zhang, S., Raoufi, M., Wolansky, J., Abdi‐Jalebi, M., Stranks, S. D., Albrecht, S., Kirchartz, T. & Neher, D. How To Quantify the Efficiency Potential of Neat Perovskite Films: Perovskite Semiconductors with an Implied Efficiency Exceeding 28%. Adv. Mater. 2000080 (2020). doi:10.1002/adma.202000080
  17. Perdigón-Toro, L., Zhang, H., Markina, A., Yuan, J., Hosseini, S. M., Wolff, C. M., Zuo, G., Stolterfoht, M., Zou, Y., Gao, F., Andrienko, D., Shoaee, S. & Neher, D. Barrierless Free Charge Generation in the High-Performance PM6:Y6 Bulk Heterojunction Non-Fullerene Solar Cell. Adv. Mater. 32, (2020).
  18. Wolff, C. M., Canil, L., Rehermann, C., Ngoc Linh, N., Zu, F., Ralaiarisoa, M., Caprioglio, P., Fiedler, L., Stolterfoht, M., Kogikoski, S., Bald, I., Koch, N., Unger, E. L., Dittrich, T., Abate, A. & Neher, D. Perfluorinated Self-Assembled Monolayers Enhance the Stability and Efficiency of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Nano 14, 1445–1456 (2020).
  19. Krückemeier, L., Rau, U., Stolterfoht, M. & Kirchartz, T. How to Report Record Open‐Circuit Voltages in Lead‐Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 10, 1902573 (2020).
  20. Jiang, W., Tao, C., Stolterfoht, M., Jin, H., Stephen, M., Lin, Q., Nagiri, R. C. R., Burn, P. L. & Gentle, I. R. Hole-transporting materials for low donor content organic solar cells: Charge transport and device performance. Org. Electron. 76, 105480 (2020).


  1. Stolterfoht, M., Le Corre, V. M., Feuerstein, M., Caprioglio, P., Koster, L. J. A. & Neher, D. Voltage-Dependent Photoluminescence and How It Correlates with the Fill Factor and Open-Circuit Voltage in Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 4, 2887–2892 (2019).
  2. Wolff, C. M., Caprioglio, P., Stolterfoht, M. & Neher, D. Nonradiative Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells: The Role of Interfaces. Adv. Mater. 31, 1902762 (2019).
  3. Shoaee, S., Armin, A., Stolterfoht, M., Hosseini, S. M., Kurpiers, J. & Neher, D. Decoding Charge Recombination through Charge Generation in Organic Solar Cells. Sol. RRL 3, 1900184 (2019).
  4. Le Corre, V. M., Stolterfoht, M., Perdigón Toro, L., Feuerstein, M., Wolff, C., Gil-Escrig, L., Bolink, H. J., Neher, D. & Koster, L. J. A. Charge Transport Layers Limiting the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells: How To Optimize Conductivity, Doping, and Thickness. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 6280–6287 (2019).
  5. Pisoni, S., Stolterfoht, M., Löckinger, J., Moser, T., Jiang, Y., Caprioglio, P., Neher, D., Buecheler, S. & Tiwari, A. N. On the origin of open-circuit voltage losses in flexible n-i-p perovskite solar cells. Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 20, 786–795 (2019).
  6. Stolterfoht, M., Caprioglio, P., Wolff, C. M., Márquez, J. A., Nordmann, J., Zhang, S., Rothhardt, D., Hörmann, U., Amir, Y., Redinger, A., Kegelmann, L., Zu, F., Albrecht, S., Koch, N., Kirchartz, T., Saliba, M., Unold, T. & Neher, D. The impact of energy alignment and interfacial recombination on the internal and external open-circuit voltage of perovskite solar cells. Energy Environ. Sci. 12, 2778–2788 (2019).
  7. Caprioglio, P., Stolterfoht, M., Wolff, C. M., Unold, T., Rech, B., Albrecht, S. & Neher, D. On the Relation between the Open‐Circuit Voltage and Quasi‐Fermi Level Splitting in Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 9, 1901631 (2019).
  8. Würfel, U., Perdigón-Toro, L., Kurpiers, J., Wolff, C. M., Caprioglio, P., Rech, J. J., Zhu, J., Zhan, X., You, W., Shoaee, S., Neher, D. & Stolterfoht, M. Recombination between Photogenerated and Electrode-Induced Charges Dominates the Fill Factor Losses in Optimized Organic Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 3473–3480 (2019).
  9. Zhang, S., Hosseini, S. M., Gunder, R., Petsiuk, A., Caprioglio, P., Wolff, C. M., Shoaee, S., Meredith, P., Schorr, S., Unold, T., Burn, P. L., Neher, D. & Stolterfoht, M. The Role of Bulk and Interface Recombination in High‐Efficiency Low‐Dimensional Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Mater. 1901090 (2019). doi:10.1002/adma.201901090
  10. Caprioglio, P., Zu, F., Wolff, C. M., Márquez Prieto, J. A., Stolterfoht, M., Becker, P., Koch, N., Unold, T., Rech, B., Albrecht, S. & Neher, D. High open circuit voltages in pin-type perovskite solar cells through strontium addition. Sustain. Energy Fuels 3, 550–563 (2019).
  11. Chandrasekharan, A., Jin, H., Stolterfoht, M., Gann, E., McNeill, C. R., Hambsch, M. & Burn, P. L. 9,9′-Bifluorenylidene-diketopyrrolopyrrole donors for non-polymeric solution processed solar cells. Synth. Met. 250, 79–87 (2019).


  1. Stolterfoht, M., Wolff, C. M., Márquez, J. A., Zhang, S., Hages, C. J., Rothhardt, D., Albrecht, S., Burn, P. L., Meredith, P., Unold, T. & Neher, D. Visualization and suppression of interfacial recombination for high-efficiency large-area pin perovskite solar cells. Nat. Energy 3, 847–854 (2018).
  2. Shoaee, S., Stolterfoht, M. & Neher, D. The Role of Mobility on Charge Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in Polymer-Based Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 8, 1–20 (2018).
  3. Jiang, W., Jin, H., Stolterfoht, M., Shaw, P. E., Nagiri, R. C. R., Kopidakis, N. & Burn, P. L. Loss Mechanisms in Fullerene-Based Low-Donor Content Organic Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 20611–20618 (2018).
  4. Saliba, M., Stolterfoht, M., Wolff, C. M., Neher, D. & Abate, A. Measuring Aging Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells. Joule 2, 1019–1024 (2018).
  5. Saliba, M., Correa-Baena, J.-P., Wolff, C. M., Stolterfoht, M., Phung, N., Albrecht, S., Neher, D. & Abate, A. How to Make over 20% Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells in Regular ( n–i–p ) and Inverted ( p–i–n ) Architectures. Chem. Mater. 30, 4193–4201 (2018).
  6. Zhang, S., Stolterfoht, M., Armin, A., Lin, Q., Zu, F., Sobus, J., Jin, H., Koch, N., Meredith, P., Burn, P. L. & Neher, D. Interface Engineering of Solution-Processed Hybrid Organohalide Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 21681–21687 (2018).
  7. Yazmaciyan, A., Stolterfoht, M., Burn, P. L., Lin, Q., Meredith, P. & Armin, A. Recombination Losses Above and Below the Transport Percolation Threshold in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 8, 1703339 (2018).


  1. Stolterfoht, M., Wolff, C. M., Amir, Y., Paulke, A., Perdigón-Toro, L., Caprioglio, P. & Neher, D. Approaching the fill factor Shockley–Queisser limit in stable, dopant-free triple cation perovskite solar cells. Energy Environ. Sci. 10, 1530–1539 (2017).
  2. Stolterfoht, M., Shoaee, S., Armin, A., Jin, H., Kassal, I., Jiang, W., Burn, P. & Meredith, P. Electric Field and Mobility Dependent First-Order Recombination Losses in Organic Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 7, 1601379 (2017).