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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge


Metal-Halide Perovskites, Nanomaterials, Solar Cells, Light-Emitting Devices


Key publications: 

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  1. N. Arora,† M. I. Dar,† A. Hinderhofer, N. Pellet, F. Schreiber, S. M. Zakeeruddin and M.  Grätzel. Perovskite Solar Cells with CuSCN Hole Extraction Layers Yield Stabilized Efficiencies Greater Than 20%. Science, 2017, 358, 768-771. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5655 (†= authors contributed equally)
  2. S. Akin, N. Arora*, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, R. H. Friend and M. I. Dar. New Strategies for Defect Passivation in High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater, 2020, 10, 1903090.  DOI:10.1002/aenm.201903090
  3. N. Arora,† M. I. Dar,† S. Akin, R. Uchida, T. Baumeler, Y. Liu, S. M. Zakeeruddin and M. Grätzel. LowCost and Highly Efficient CarbonBased Perovskite Solar Cells Exhibiting Excellent LongTerm Operational and UV Stability. Small, 2019, 15, 1904746. DOI:10.1002/smll.201904746 (†= authors contributed equally)  
  4. N. Arora, M. I. Dar, M. Abdi-Jalebi, F. Giordano, N. Pellet, G. Jacopin, R. H. Friend, S. M. Zakeeruddin and M. Grätzel. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Stability of Formamidinium Lead Bromide Perovskite Solar Cells Yielding High Photovoltage. Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 7155–7162. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03455
  5. N. Arora, M. I. Dar, M. Hezam, W. Tress, G.Jacopin, T. Moehl, P. Gao, A. S. Aldwayyan, B. Deveaud, M. Grätzel, and M. K. Nazeeruddin. Photovoltaic and Amplified Spontaneous Emission Studies of High-Quality Formamidinium Lead Bromide Perovskite Films. Adv. Funct. Mater, 2016, 26, 2846 -2854. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504977
  6. N. Arora, S. Orlandi, M. I. Dar, S. Aghazada, G. Jacopin, M. Cavazzini, E. Mosconi, P. Gratia, F. De Angelis, G. Pozzi, M. Graetzel and M. K. Nazeeruddin. High Open-Circuit Voltage: Fabrication of Formamidinium Lead Bromide Perovskite Solar Cells Using Fluorene–Dithiophene Derivatives as Hole-Transporting Materials. ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1, 107-112. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00077  
  7. M. Ibrahim Dar, N. AroraP. GaoS. AhmadM. Grätzel, and M. K. Nazeeruddin. Investigation Regarding the Role of Chloride in Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites Obtained from Chloride Containing Precursors. Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 6991–6996DOI:  10.1021/nl503279x
  8. M. I. Dar, M. Abdi-Jalebi, N. Arora, T. Moehl, M. Grätzel and M. K. Nazeeruddin.  Understanding the impact of bromide on the photovoltaic performance of CH3NH3PbI3 solar cells. Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 7221–7228. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201503124
Research Associate
Dr Neha  Arora

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Optoelectronics Group
Cavendish Laboratory
University of Cambridge
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