PhD Thesis Defense by Adrián Francisco on 14 April at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Adrián Francisco from the NANOPTO Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room. No public is allowed. 

Understanding the temperature and pressure dependence of the Optoelectronic and Structural Properties of FAxMA1-XPbI3 Perovskite Solid Solutions

by Adrián Francisco, NANOPTO Group, ICMAB

Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB - Sala de Juntes (VIDEOCONFERENCE)

Abstract: Hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites have attracted a lot of attention since they were first introduced in a working photovoltaic device. They present high efficiencies, an inexpensive fabrication cost, and the possibility to fabricate flexible PV devices. However, they still present some issues that need to be addressed, such as chemical or structural instabilities under ambient conditions. In order to better understand the structural stability, and the role played by the interaction between the organic cation and the inorganic framework, we studied the structural and optoelectronic properties of perovskites of the family FAxMA1-xPbI3 at different pressures (up to 15 GPa) and temperatures (10 to 385 K). We investigated this material by noninvasive optical spectroscopy means, such as photoluminescence (PL), Raman and ellipsometry.


  • Alejandro Goñi, NANOPTO Group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Mariano Campoy-Quiles, NANOPTO Group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • M. Isabel Alonso, NANOPTO Group, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Fernando Rodríguez González, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
  • Secretary: Mariona Coll Bau, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  • Vocal:  Mauricio Calvo Roggiani, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS), Spain
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