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  • Wolff, C. M., Bourelle, S. A., Phuong, L. Q., Kurpiers, J., Feldmann, S., Caprioglio, P., Marquez, J. A., Wolansky, J., Unold, T., Stolterfoht, M., Shoaee, S., Deschler, F. & Neher, D. Orders of Recombination in Complete Perovskite Solar Cells – Linking Time‐Resolved and Steady‐State Measurements. Adv. Energy Mater. 2101823 (2021). doi:10.1002/aenm.202101823
  • Lang, F., Köhnen, E., Warby, J., Xu, K., Grischek, M., Wagner, P., Neher, D., Korte, L., Albrecht, S. & Stolterfoht, M. Revealing Fundamental Efficiency Limits of Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Photovoltaics through Subcell Characterization. ACS Energy Lett. 3982–3991 (2021). doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01783
  • Thiesbrummel, J.; Corre, V. M. Le; Peña-Camargo, F.; Perdigón-Toro, L.; Lang, F.; Yang, F.; Grischek, M.; Gutierrez-Partida, E.; Warby, J.; Farrar, M. D.; et al. Universal Current Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells Due to Mobile Ions. Adv. Energy 2021 (accepted, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202101447).
  • Caprioglio, P.; Cruz, D. S.; Caicedo-Dávila, S.; Zu, F.; Sutanto, A. A.; Peña-Camargo, F.; Kegelmann, L.; Meggiolaro, D.; Gregori, L.; Wolff, C. M.; et al. Bi-Functional Interfaces by Poly(Ionic Liquid) Treatment in Efficient Pin and Nip Perovskite Solar Cells. Energy Environ. Sci. 2021 (accepted, DOI: 10.1039/D1EE00869B).
  • Diekmann, J.; Caprioglio, P.; Futscher, M. H.; Le Corre, V. M.; Reichert, S.; Jaiser, F.; Arvind, M.; Toro, L. P.; Gutierrez-Partida, E.; Peña-Camargo, F.; et al. Pathways toward 30% Efficient Single‐Junction Perovskite Solar Cells and the Role of Mobile Ions. Sol. RRL  2021, 2100219, 2100219.
  • Köhnen, E.; Wagner, P.; Lang, F.; Cruz, A.; Li, B.; Roß, M.; Jošt, M.; Morales-Vilches, A. B.; Topič, M.; Stolterfoht, M.; et al. 27.9% Efficient Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Industry Compatible Bottom Cells. Sol. RRL  2021, 2100244.
  • Sutanto, A. A.; Caprioglio, P.; Drigo, N.; Hofstetter, Y. J.; Garcia-Benito, I.; Queloz, V. I. E.; Neher, D.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Stolterfoht, M.; Vaynzof, Y.; et al. 2D/3D Perovskite Engineering Eliminates Interfacial Recombination Losses in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells. Chem  2021, 7 (7), 1903–1916.
  • Caprioglio, P.; Caicedo-Dávila, S.; Yang, T. C. J.; Wolff, C. M.; Peña-Camargo, F.; Fiala, P.; Rech, B.; Ballif, C.; Abou-Ras, D.; Stolterfoht, M.; et al. Nano-Emitting Heterostructures Violate Optical Reciprocity and Enable Efficient Photoluminescence in Halide-Segregated Methylammonium-Free Wide Bandgap Perovskites. ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 419–428.
  • Gutierrez-Partida, E.; Hempel, H.; Caicedo-Dávila, S.; Raoufi, M.; Peña-Camargo, F.; Grischek, M.; Gunder, R.; Diekmann, J.; Caprioglio, P.; Brinkmann, K. O.; et al. Large-Grain Double Cation Perovskites with 18  μs Lifetime and High Luminescence Yield for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6 (3), 1045–1054.
  • Schmidt-Mende, L. et al. Roadmap on Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite semiconductors and devices. APL Mater. (2021). doi:APM21-RM-00121R1.


  • 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.; et al. Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with over 29% Efficiency by Enhanced Hole Extraction. Science  2020, 370 (6522), 1300–1309.
  • 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  2020, 2000041, 2000041.
  • Brauer, J. C.; Tsokkou, D.; Sanchez, S.; Droseros, N.; Roose, B.; Mosconi, E.; Hua, X.; Stolterfoht, M.; Neher, D.; Steiner, U.; et al. Comparing the Excited-State Properties of a Mixed-Cation–Mixed-Halide Perovskite to Methylammonium Lead Iodide. J. Chem. Phys.  2020, 152 (10), 104703.
  • Stolterfoht, M.; Grischek, M.; Caprioglio, P.; Wolff, C. M.; Gutierrez‐Partida, E.; Peña‐Camargo, F.; Rothhardt, D.; Zhang, S.; Raoufi, M.; Wolansky, J.; et al. How To Quantify the Efficiency Potential of Neat Perovskite Films: Perovskite Semiconductors with an Implied Efficiency Exceeding 28%. Adv. Mater.  2020, 32 (17), 2000080.
  • Perdigón-Toro, L.; Zhang, H.; Markina, A.; Yuan, J.; Hosseini, S. M.; Wolff, C. M.; Zuo, G.; Stolterfoht, M.; Zou, Y.; Gao, F.; et al. Barrierless Free Charge Generation in the High-Performance PM6:Y6 Bulk Heterojunction Non-Fullerene Solar Cell. Adv. Mater.  2020, 32 (9).
  • Wolff, C. M.; Canil, L.; Rehermann, C.; Ngoc Linh, N.; Zu, F.; Ralaiarisoa, M.; Caprioglio, P.; Fiedler, L.; Stolterfoht, M.; Kogikoski, S.; et al. Perfluorinated Self-Assembled Monolayers Enhance the Stability and Efficiency of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Nano  2020, 14 (2), 1445–1456.
  • Krückemeier, L.; Rau, U.; Stolterfoht, M.; Kirchartz, T. How to Report Record Open‐Circuit Voltages in Lead‐Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10 (1), 1902573.
  • Kirchartz, T.; Márquez, J. A.; Stolterfoht, M.; Unold, T. Photoluminescence‐Based Characterization of Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaics. Adv. Energy Mater.  2020, 10 (26), 1904134.
  • 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. Macromolecules  2020, acs.macromol.0c00520.
  • Caprioglio, P.; Wolff, C. M.; Sandberg, O. J.; Armin, A.; Rech, B.; Albrecht, S.; Neher, D.; Stolterfoht, M. On the Origin of the Ideality Factor in Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater.  2020, 10 (27), 2000502.
  • 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.  2020, 76, 105480.
  • Schulze, P. S. C.; Bett, A. J.; Bivour, M.; Caprioglio, P.; Fabian, M.; Kabaklı, Ö. Ş.; Richter, A.; Stolterfoht, M.; Zhang, Q.; Neher, D.; et al. 25.1% High-Efficient Monolithic Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with a High Band Gap Perovskite Absorber. Sol. RRL  2020.
  • Qiong, W.; Smith, J. A.; Skroblin, D.; Wolff, C. M.; Caprioglio, P.; Stolterfoht, M.; Köbler, Hans; Meng, L.; Turren-Cruz, S.-H.; Gollwitzer, C.; et al. Managing Phase Purities and Crystal Orientation for High Performance and Photo-Stable Caesium Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Sol. RRL  2020.
  • Peña-Camargo, F.; Caprioglio, P.; Zu, F.; Gutierrez-Partida, E.; Wolff, C. M.; Brinkmann, K.; Albrecht, S.; Riedl, T.; Koch, N.; Neher, D.; et al. Halide Segregation versus Interfacial Recombination in Bromide-Rich Wide-Gap Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett.  2020, 5 (8), 2728–2736.
  • 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.  2020, 2343–2348.
  • Zhang, S.; Shaw, P. E.; Zhang, G.; Jin, H.; Tai, 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  2020, 12 (33), 37647–37656.
  • 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.; et al. Fluorination of Organic Spacer Impacts on the Structural and Optical Response of 2D Perovskites. Front. Chem.  2020, 7 (January), 1–11.
  • 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.  2020, 10 (30), 17534–17542.
  • 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.  2020, 2 (11), 5300–5308.


  • 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.  2019, 4 (12), 2887–2892.
  • Wolff, C. M.; Caprioglio, P.; Stolterfoht, M.; Neher, D. Nonradiative Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells: The Role of Interfaces. Adv. Mater.  2019, 31 (52), 1902762.
  • 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  2019, 3 (11), 1900184.
  • 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.  2019, 2 (9), 6280–6287.
  • 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.  2019, 20 (1), 786–795.
  • Stolterfoht, M.; Caprioglio, P.; Wolff, C. M.; Márquez, J. A.; Nordmann, J.; Zhang, S.; Rothhardt, D.; Hörmann, U.; Amir, Y.; Redinger, A.; et al. The Impact of Energy Alignment and Interfacial Recombination on the Internal and External Open-Circuit Voltage of Perovskite Solar Cells. Energy Environ. Sci.  2019, 12 (9), 2778–2788.
  • 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.  2019, 9 (33), 1901631.
  • Würfel, U.; Perdigón-Toro, L.; Kurpiers, J.; Wolff, C. M.; Caprioglio, P.; Rech, J. J.; Zhu, J.; Zhan, X.; You, W.; Shoaee, S.; et al. Recombination between Photogenerated and Electrode-Induced Charges Dominates the Fill Factor Losses in Optimized Organic Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  2019, 10 (12), 3473–3480.
  • Zhang, S.; Hosseini, S. M.; Gunder, R.; Petsiuk, A.; Caprioglio, P.; Wolff, C. M.; Shoaee, S.; Meredith, P.; Schorr, S.; Unold, T.; et al. The Role of Bulk and Interface Recombination in High‐Efficiency Low‐Dimensional Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Mater.  2019, 1901090.
  • Caprioglio, P.; Zu, F.; Wolff, C. M.; Márquez Prieto, J. A.; Stolterfoht, M.; Becker, P.; Koch, N.; Unold, T.; Rech, B.; Albrecht, S.; et al. High Open Circuit Voltages in Pin-Type Perovskite Solar Cells through Strontium Addition. Sustain. Energy Fuels  2019, 3 (2), 550–563.
  • 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.  2019, 250, 79–87.


  • Stolterfoht, M.; Wolff, C. M.; Márquez, J. A.; Zhang, S.; Hages, C. J.; Rothhardt, D.; Albrecht, S.; Burn, P. L.; Meredith, P.; Unold, T.; et al. Visualization and Suppression of Interfacial Recombination for High-Efficiency Large-Area Pin Perovskite Solar Cells. Nat. Energy  2018, 3 (10), 847–854.
  • Shoaee, S.; Stolterfoht, M.; Neher, D. The Role of Mobility on Charge Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in Polymer-Based Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater.  2018, 8 (28), 1–20.
  • 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  2018, 122 (36), 20611–20618.
  • Saliba, M.; Stolterfoht, M.; Wolff, C. M.; Neher, D.; Abate, A. Measuring Aging Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells. Joule  2018, 2 (6), 1019–1024.
  • 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.  2018, 30 (13), 4193–4201.
  • Zhang, S.; Stolterfoht, M.; Armin, A.; Lin, Q.; Zu, F.; Sobus, J.; Jin, H.; Koch, N.; Meredith, P.; Burn, P. L.; et al. Interface Engineering of Solution-Processed Hybrid Organohalide Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  2018, 10 (25), 21681–21687.
  • 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.  2018, 8 (18), 1703339.


  • 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.  2017, 10 (6), 1530–1539.
  • 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.  2017, 7 (4), 1601379.