Y. Smirnov (Yury)


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.


Dzhigaev, D. , Smirnov, Y., Repecaud, P. A., Marçal, L. A. B., Fevola, G., Sheyfer, D., Jeangros, Q., Cha, W., Harder, R., Mikkelsen, A., Wallentin, J. , Morales-Masis, M., & Stuckelberger, M. E. (2022). Three-dimensional in situ imaging of single-grain growth in polycrystalline In2O3:Zr films. Communications Materials, 3(1), [38]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-022-00260-4
Smirnov, Y. (2022). Pulsed Laser Deposition of Transparent Conducting Oxides for Efficient Photovoltaics. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553841
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.

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