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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge


Juliane Borchert is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge and at AMOLF, Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the fabrication, optimisation, and understanding of evaporated perovskite thin-films for solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. She combines the varied methods and expertise available at the Cavendish and at AMOLF to understand and improve perovskite materials for the solar cells of the future.

Previously she was a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Associate at the University of Oxford, where she also completed her PhD. Her PhD research was conducted as part of the EPSRC Center for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics, under the supervision of Prof. Michael Johnston and Prof. Henry Snaith. In the past, she studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.


Key publications: 

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“Limits to Electrical Mobility in Lead-Halide Perovskite Semiconductors”

Chelsea Q. Xia, Jiali Peng, Samuel Poncé, Jay B. Patel, Adam D. Wright, Timothy W. Crothers, Mathias Uller Rothmann, Juliane Borchert, Rebecca L. Milot, Hans Kraus, Qianqian Lin, Feliciano Giustino, Laura M. Herz, and Michael B. Johnston

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,  (2021). 12(14), 3607–3617.


“Halide Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites: Influence of A-Site Cations”

Alexander J. Knight, Juliane Borchert, Robert D. J. Oliver, Jay B. Patel, Paolo G. Radaelli, Henry J. Snaith, Michael B. Johnston, and Laura M. Herz

ACS Energy Letters, (2021). 6(2), 799–808.


“Atomic-scale microstructure of metal halide perovskite”

Mathias Uller Rothmann, Judy S. Kim, Juliane Borchert, Kilian Lohmann,

Colum M. O’Leary, Alex Sheader, Laura Clark, Henry J. Snaith, Michael B. Johnston,

Peter D. Nellist, and Laura M. Herz Science 2020 370 (6516)


“Intrinsic quantum confinement in formamidinium lead triiodide perovskite”

Adam D Wright, George Volonakis, Juliane Borchert, Christopher L Davies, Feliciano Giustino, Michael B Johnston, Laura M Herz Nature Materials 2020


“Charge-Carrier Trapping Dynamics in Bismuth-Doped Thin Films of MAPbBr3 Perovskite”

Aleksander M Ulatowski, Adam D Wright, Bernard Wenger, Leonardo RV Buizza, Silvia G Motti, Hannah J Eggimann, Kimberley J Savill, Juliane Borchert, Henry J Snaith, Michael B Johnston, Laura M Herz

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 9, 3681–3688


“Dual-Source Coevaporation of Low-Bandgap FA1–xCsxSn1–yPbyI3 Perovskites for Photovoltaics”

James M Ball, Leonardo Buizza, Harry C Sansom, Michael D Farrar, Matthew T Klug,

Juliane Borchert, Jay Patel, Laura M Herz, Michael B Johnston, Henry J Snaith

ACS Energy Lett. 2019, 4, 11, 2748–2756


“Impurity Tracking Enables Enhanced Control and Reproducibility of Hybrid Perovskite Vapour Deposition”

Juliane Borchert, Ievgen Levchuk, Lavina C. Snoek, Mathias Uller Rothmann, Renée Haver, Henry J. Snaith, Christoph J. Brabec, Laura M. Herz, and Michael B. Johnston ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019


“Impact of the Organic Cation on the Optoelectronic Properties of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide”

Christopher L. Davies, Juliane Borchert, Chelsea Q. Xia, Rebecca L. Milot, Hans Kraus, Michael B. Johnston, and Laura M. Herz The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018 9 (16), 4502-4511


“Large-area, Highly Uniform Evaporated Formamidinium Lead Triiodide Thin-films for Solar Cells”

Juliane Borchert, Rebecca L. Milot, Jay B. Patel, Christopher L. Davies, Adam D. Wright, Laura Martinez-Maestro, Henry J. Snaith, Laura M. Herz, Michael B. Johnston ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2


“Structural investigation of co-evaporated methyl ammonium lead halide perovskite films during growth and thermal decomposition using different PbX2 (X=I,Cl) precursors”

Juliane Borchert, Heidi Boht, Wolfgang Fränzel, René Csuk, Roland Scheer and Paul Pistor

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 01/2015;


“Monitoring the Phase Formation of Coevaporated Lead Halide Perovskite Thin Films by in Situ X‑ray Diffraction”

Paul Pistor, Juliane Borchert, Wolfgang Fränzel, René Csuk, Roland Scheer

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2014, 5, 3308−3312





Other publications: 

“Geology Rocks! – How Rock Collections Shaped the Understanding of the Earth”


feature article in Issue 51 of BlueSci Cambridge University science magazine, 2021



“Lise Meitner - the perpetual physics pioneer”

article in Viewpoint the Magazine of the British Society for the History of Science, 2018


“Mimicking nature to produce the world's smallest motors: Carbon-nanotube nanomotors put the nano world in motion”

Article for Bang! Science Magazine, 2017


“Pinning Down Perovskites”

Article for the CDT-PV guest blog on the Institute of Physics (IOP) JPhys+ platform, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Juliane  Borchert

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