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ZHOU, Alvin Yuanyuan

ZHOU, Alvin Yuanyuan

Assistant Professor

B.S. & M.S. Xi’an Jiaotong University
M.S. Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
Ph.D. Brown University

Current Research Interests

Dr. Zhou’s current research focuses on transforming semiconductor technologies for sustainable and smart society via transdisciplinary approaches. The specific interests include, but are not limited to:

1. Perovskite semiconductors and electronics;
2. Multimodal characterization at high energy, space, and time resolutions;
3. High-throughput synthesis, screening, and discovery of new semiconductors.

More information can be found at (research group website).

Selected Publications

* corresponding author; # co-first author

  1. M. Hu, M. Chen, P. Guo, H. Zhou, J. Deng, Y. Yao, Y. Jiang, J. Gong, Z. Dai, Y. Zhou, F. Qian, X. Chong, J. Feng*, R.D. Schaller, K. Zhu, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*. Sub-1.4 eV Bandgap Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Long-Term Stability. Nat. Commun. 11, 151 (2020).
  2. J. Song, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture, B.D. Huey*. Anomalous 3D Nanoscale Photoconduction in Hybrid Perovskite Semiconductors Revealed by Tomographic Atomic Force Microscopy. Nat. Commun. 11, 3308 (2020).
  3. M. Chen, M.-G. Ju, H.F. Garces, A.D. Carl, L.K. Ono, Z. Hawash, Y. Zhang, T. Shen, Y. Qi, R.L. Grimm, D. Pacifici, X.C. Zeng, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*. Highly Stable and Efficient All-Inorganic Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with Native-Oxide Passivation. Nat. Commun. 10, 16 (2019).
  4. Y. Zhou*, Y. Zhao*. Chemical Stability and Instability of Inorganic Halide Perovskites. Energy Environ. Sci. 12, 1495 (2019). [ESI Hot Paper] [ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  5. Y. Zhang#, H. Yang#, M. Chen, N.P. Padture*, O. Chen*, Y. Zhou*. Fusing Nanowires into Thin Films: Fabrication of Graded-Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Performance. Adv. Energy Mater. 9, 1900243 (2019).
  6. M. Chen, M.-G. Ju, M. Hu, Z. Dai, Y. Hu*, Y. Rong, H. Han, X. C. Zeng, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*. Lead-Free Dion-Jacobson Tin Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications. ACS Energy Lett. 4, 276 (2019).
  7. Y. Zong#, Y. Zhou#,*, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, M.-G. Ju, Z. Li, M. Chen, S. Pang*, N.P. Padture*. Continuous Grain-Boundary Functionalization for High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells with Exceptional Stability. Chem, 4, 1404 (2018).
  8. M. Chen, M.-G. Ju, A.D. Carl, Y. Zong, R.L. Grimm, J. Gu, X.C. Zeng, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*. Cesium Titanium(IV) Bromide Thin Films Based Stable Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells. Joule, 2, 558 (2018). [ESI Highly Cited Paper] [Journal Cover]
  9. Y. Zhou*, H. Sternlicht*, N.P. Padture*. Transmission Electron Microscopy for Halide Perovskite Materials and Devices. Joule, 3, 641 (2018).
  10. Y. Zong#. Z. Zhou#, M. Chen, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*. Lewis‐Adduct Mediated Grain‐Boundary Functionalization for Efficient Ideal‐Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells with Superior Stability. Adv. Energy Mater. 8, 1800997 (2018).
  11. T. Liu, Y. Zhou*, Z. Li, L. Zhang, M.-G. Ju, D. Luo, Y. Yang, M. Yang, D. Kim, W. Yang, N.P. Padture, M.C. Beard, X.C. Zeng, K. Zhu*, Q. Gong, R. Zhu*. Stable Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Solar Cells via In Situ Grain Encapsulation. Adv. Energy Mater. 8, 1800232 (2018). [Journal Cover]
  12. M.-G. Ju#, M. Chen#, Y. Zhou*, Y. Li, J. Dai, L. Ma, N.P. Padture*, X. C. Zeng*. Earth-Abundant Non-Toxic Titanium-Based Halide Double-Perovskites with Tunable 1.0-1.8 eV Bandgaps for Photovoltaic Applications. ACS Energy Lett. 3, 297 (2018). [ACS Editors’ Choices]
  13. Y. Zong, N. Wang, L. Zhang, M. Ju, X.C. Zeng, X.W. Sun*, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*. Homogenous Alloys of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide and Cesium Tin Triiodide for Efficient Ideal-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 12658 (2017). [Journal Cover]
  14. J. Fu, S. Pang*, L. Zhang, Y. Zong, G. Cui, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*. Simultaneous Evolution of Uniaxially-Oriented Grains and Ultralow-Density Grain-Boundary Network in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Films Mediated by Precursor-Phase Metastability. ACS Energy Lett. 2, 2727 (2017).
  15. Y. Zhou#, M. Yang#, S. Pang, K. Zhu* and N.P. Padture*. Exceptional Morphology-Preserving Evolution of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Thin Films via Organic-Cation Displacement. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 5535 (2016). [ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  16. N. Wang, Y. Zhou*, M. Gang, H. F. Garces, T. Ding, S. Pang, X.C. Zeng, N.P. Padture*, X. Sun*. Heterojunction-Depleted Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with Coarse-Grained B-γ-CsSnI3 Thin Films. Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1601130 (2016). [Journal Cover]
  17. Z. Zhou#, Z. Wang#, Y. Zhou#, S. Pang*, D. Wang, H. Xu, Z. Liu, N.P. Padture, G. Cui*. Methylamine-Gas-Induced Defect-Healing Behavior of CH3NH3PbI3 Thin Films for Perovskite Photovoltaics. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 9702 (2015). [ESI Highly Cited Paper] [Science Editor’s Choice] [VIP paper]
  18. M. Yang#, Y. Zhou#, Y. Zeng, C.-S. Jiang, N.P. Padture*, K. Zhu*. Square-Centimeter Solution-Processed Planar CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency Exceeding 15%. Adv. Mater. 27, 6363 (2015). [ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  19. Y. Zhou, M. Yang, W. Wu, A.L. Vasiliev, K. Zhu, N.P. Padture*. Room-Temperature Crystallization of Hybrid-Perovskite Thin Films via Solvent-Solvent Extraction for High-Performance Solar Cells. J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 8178 (2015). [ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  20. Y. Zhou*, O.S. Game, S. Pang, N.P. Padture*. Microstructures of Organolead Trihalide Perovskites for Solar Cells: Their Evolution from Solutions and Characterization. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 4827 (2015). [ESI Highly Cited Paper]