Y. Smirnov (Yury)

PhD Candidate


Engineering & Materials Science
Pulsed Laser Deposition
Solar Cells
Transparent Conducting Oxides
Transparent Electrodes
Pulsed Laser Deposition


My focus is on the development of new materials for carrier selective contacts for solar cells. The work starts with BaSnO3 , a perovskite oxide with high conductivity that has been proposed as TCO or electron selective contact for perovskite-based solar cell.


Smirnov, Y. , Repecaud, P. A., Tutsch, L., Florea, I., Zanoni, K. P. S., Paliwal, A., Bolink, H. J., Cabarrocas, P. R., Bivour, M. , & Morales-Masis, M. (2022). Wafer-scale pulsed laser deposition of ITO for solar cells: Reduced damage vs. interfacial resistance. Materials Advances, 3(8), 3469-3478. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ma01225h
Aydin, E., Altinkaya, C. , Smirnov, Y., Yaqin, M. A., Zanoni, K. P. S., Paliwal, A., Firdaus, Y., Allen, T. G., Anthopoulos, T. D., Bolink, H. J. , Morales Masis, M., & De Wolf, S. (2021). Sputtered transparent electrodes for optoelectronic devices: Induced damage and mitigation strategies. Matter, 4(11), 3549–3584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2021.09.021
Smirnov, Y., Schmengler, L., Kuik, R. , Repecaud, P. A., Najafi, M., Zhang, D., Theelen, M., Aydin, E., Veenstra, S., De Wolf, S. , & Morales-Masis, M. (2021). Scalable Pulsed Laser Deposition of Transparent Rear Electrode for Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Materials Technologies, 6(2), [2000856]. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000856
Smirnov, Y., & Kiyek, V. (2020). Pulsed laser deposition of complex materials for photovoltaics. Poster session presented at Physics@Veldhoven 2020, veldhoven, Netherlands.
Schmengler, L. , Smirnov, Y., Kuik, R., Aydin, E., De Wolf, S. , & Morales-Masis, M. (2019). Broadband-transparent conducting oxides for efficient solar cells: Case of zirconium-doped indium oxide. In Optical Devices and Materials for Solar Energy and Solid-state Lighting, PVLED 2019 [PW3C.1] Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/PVLED.2019.PW3C.1
Smirnov, Y., Kiyek, V. , & Morales Masis, M. (2019). Pulsed Laser Deposition of Complex Materials for Photovoltaics. Poster session presented at Symposium on Light Management in Photovoltaics, LMPV 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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