Recent publications

Design Rules for Minimizing Voltage Losses in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells
Qian D., Zheng Z., Yao H., Tress W., Hopper T.R., Chen S., Li S., Lui J., Chen S., Zhang J., Liu X., Gao B., Ouyang L., Jin Y., Pozina G., Buyanova I.A., Chen W.M., Inganäs O., Coropceanu V., Bredas J., Yan H., Hou J., Zhang F., Bakulin A.A. and Gao F.,
Nat. Mater., 17, 703 (2018)


Triptycenyl-Phenazino-Thiadiazole as Acceptor in Organic Bulk-Heterojuction Solar Cells
Leibold D., Lami V., Hofsteffer Y.J., Becker-Koch D., Weu A., Biegger P., Paulus F., Bunz U.H.F., Hopkinson P.E., Bakulin A.A. and Vaynzof Y.,
Org. Elec., 57, 285 (2018)


Field-Assisted Exciton Dissociation in Highly Efficient PffBT4T-2OD:Fullerene Organic Solar Cells
Weu A., Hopper T.R., Lami V., Kreß J.A., Bakulin A.A. and Vaynzof Y.,
Chem. Mater., 30, 2660 (2018)


The Effect of Ionic Compositon on Acoustic Phonon Speeds in Hybrid Perovskites from Brillouin Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory
Kabakova I.V., Azuri I., Zhouying C., Nayak P.K., Snaith H.J., Kronik L., Paterson C., Bakulin A.A. and Egger D.A.,
J. Mater. Chem. C., 63861 (2018)


Control of Geminate Recombination by the Material Composition and Processing Conditions in Novel Polymer:Nonfullerene Acceptor Photovoltaic Devices
Zhang. J, Gu Q., Do T.T., Rundel K., Sonar P., Friend R.H., McNeill C.R. and Bakulin A.A., 
J. Phys. Chem. A., 1221253 (2018)

Publications archive

2017

Organic Cation Rotation and Immobilisation in Pure and Mixed Methylammonium Lead-Halide Perovskites 
Selig O., Sadhanala A., Müller C., Lovrincic R., Chen Z., Rezus Y.L., Frost J.M., Jansen T.L., and Bakulin A.A.,
JACS139, 4068 (2017)


Fine-Tuning the Energy Levels of a Nonfullerene Small-Molecule Acceptor to Achieve a High Short-Circuit Current and a Power Conversion Efficiency over 12% in Organic Solar Cells 
Kan. B., Zhang J., Liu F., Wan X., Li C., Ke X., Wang Y., Feng H., Zhang Y., Long G., Friend R.H., Bakulin A.A., Chen Y., 
Advanced Materials, 1704904 (2017)


On the Energetics of Bound Charge-Transfer States in Organic Photovoltaics
Zhang J., Jakowetz A., Li G., Di D., Menke S.M., Rao A., Friend R.H. and Bakulin A.A.,
J. Mat. Chem. A. 5, 11949 (2017)


N‐Heteroacenes as a New Class of Non‐Fullerene Electron Acceptors for Organic Bulk‐Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices
Lami V., Leibold D., Fassl P., Hofstetter Y.J., Becker‐Koch D., Biegger P., Paulus F., Hopkinson P.E., Adams M., Bunz U.H.F., Huettner S., Howard I., Bakulin A.A., Vaynzof Y., 
Solar RRL 1, 1700053 (2017)

2016

Real-Time Observation of Multiexcitonic States in Ultrafast Singlet Fission Using Coherent 2D Electronic Spectroscopy
Bakulin A.A, Morgan S.E., Kehoe T.B., Wilson M.B., Chin A., Zigmantas D., Egorova D., Rao A.,
Nature Chemistry 8, 16 (2016)


Ultrafast Spectroscopy with Photocurrent Detection: Watching Excitonic Optoelectronic Systems at Work
Bakulin A.A., Silva C., Vella E.,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 250 (2016)


What Controls the Rate of Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Charge Separation Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaic Blends
Jakowetz A.C., Böhm M.L., Zhang J., Sadhanala A., Huettner S., Bakulin A.A., Rao A., Friend R.H., 
JACS 138, 11672 (2016)


Simultaneous enhancement in open circuit voltage and short circuit current of hybrid organic–inorganic photovoltaics by inorganic interfacial modification
Hofstetter Y.J., Hopkinson P., Bakulin A.A., Vaynzof Y.,
J. Mater. Chem. C. 4, 1111 (2016)


Improving Charge Separation across a Hybrid Oxide/Polymer Interface by Cs Doping of the Metal Oxide
Sevinchan Y., Hopkinson P.E., Bakulin A.A., Herz J., Motzkus M., Vaynzof Y.,
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 1500616 (2016)


Morphology, Temperature, and Field Dependence of Charge Separation in High-Efficiency Solar Cells Based on Alternating Polyquinoxaline Copolymer
Bakulin A.A., Xia Y., Bakker H.J., Inganäs O., Gao F.,
J. Phys. Chem. C. 120, 4219 (2016)

2015

Real-Time Observation of Organic Cation Reorientation in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites
Bakulin A.A., Selig O., Bakker H.J., Rezus Y.L.A., Müller C., Glaser T., Lovrincic L., Sun Z., Chen Z., Walsh A., Frost J.M., Jansen T.L.C.,
J Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 3663 (2015)


Dynamics of Intraband and Interband Auger Processes in Colloidal Core–Shell Quantum Dots
Rabouw F.T., Vaxenburg R., Bakulin A.A., van Dijk-Moes R.J.A., Bakker H.J., Rodina A., Lifshitz E., Efros A.L., Koenderink A.F., Vanmaekelbergh D.,
ACS Nano 9, 10366 (2015)


Water Infiltration in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite: Fast and Inconspicuous
Müller C., Glaser T., Plogmeyer M., Sendner M., Döring S., Bakulin A.A., Brzuska C., Scheer R., Pshenichnikov M.S., Kowalsky W., Pucci A., Lovrinčić R.,
Chem. Mater. 27, 7835 (2015)


Lead Telluride Quantum Dot Solar Cells Displaying External Quantum Efficiencies Exceeding 120%
Böhm M.L., Jellicoe T.C., Tabachnyk M., Davis N.J.L.K., Wisnivesky-Rocca-Rivarola F., Ducati K., Ehrler B., Bakulin A.A., Greenham N.C.,
Nano Lett. 15, 7987 (2015)


Mode-selective vibrational modulation of charge transport in organic electronic devices
Bakulin A.A., Lovrincic R., Yu X., Selig O., Bakker H.J., Rezus Y.L.A., Nayak P.K., Fonari A., Coropceanu V., Brédas J.-L., Cahen D.,
Nature Communications6:7880 (2015)


Reduced Carrier Recombination in PbS-CuInS2 Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Sun Z., Stibon G., Pons T., Bakulin A.A., Chen Z.,
Scientific Reports 5, 10626 (2015)

2014

Unequal Partnership: Asymmetric Roles of Polymeric Donor and Fullerene Acceptor in Generating Free Charge
Savoie B.M., Rao A., Bakulin A.A., Gelinas S., Movaghar B., Friend R.H., Marks T.J., Ratner M.A.,
JACS 136, 2876 (2014)


Control of charge generation and recombination in ternary polymer/polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends using amorphous and semi-crystalline copolymers as donors
Mangold H., Bakulin A.A., Howard I.A., Kästner C., Egbe D.A.M., Hoppe H., 
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 20329 (2014)


Improved Performance of ZnO/Polymer Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices by Combining Metal Oxide Doping and Interfacial Modification
Pachoumi O., Bakulin A.A., Sadhanala A., Sirringhaus H., Friend R.H., and Vaynzof Y.,
J. Phys. Chem. C. 118, 18945 (2014)

2013

Charge Trapping Dynamics in PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Devices
Bakulin A.A., Neutzner S., Bakker H.J., Ottaviani L., Barakel D., Chen Z.,
ACS Nano 7, 8771 (2013)


Dynamics of Water Confined in Reversed Micelles: Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy Study
Bakulin A.A., Cringus D., Pieniazek P.A., Skinner J.L., Jansen T.L.C., Pshenichnikov M.S.,
J. Phys. Chem. B. 117, 15545 (2013)


Suppressing Recombination in Polymer Photovoltaic Devices via Energy Cascades
Tan Z.-K., Johnson K., Vaynzof Y., Bakulin A.A., Chua L.-L., Ho P.K.H., Friend R.H.,
Adv. Mater. 25, 4131 (2013)


Charge-Transfer State Dynamics Following Hole and Electron Transfer in Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Bakulin A.A., Dimitrov S.D., Rao A., Chow P.C.Y., Nielsen C.B., Schroeder B.C., McCulloch I., Bakker H.J., Durrant J.R., Friend R.H.,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 209(2013)


Donor–Acceptor Interface Modification by Zwitterionic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes in Polymer Photovoltaics
Kumar A., Pace G., Bakulin A.A.,  Fang J., Ho P.K.H., Huck W.T.S., Friend R.H., Greenham N.C.,
Energy Environ. Sci. 6, 1589 (2013)

2012

On the Energetic Dependence of Charge Separation in Polymer/Fullerene Blends
Dimitrov S.D., Bakulin A.A., Nielsen C.B., Schroeder B.C., Du J., Bronstein H., McCulloch I., Friend R.H., Durrant J.R.,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 18189 (2012)


Direct Observation of Photoinduced Charge-Transfer States at Organic-Inorganic Interface
Vaynzof Y.,* Bakulin A. A.,* Gelinas S., Friend R. H., (*-equal cont.)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 246605 (2012) 


The Role of Driving Energy and Delocalised States for Charge Separation in Organic Semiconductors
Bakulin A. A., Rao A., Paveleyev V., van Loosdrecht P. H. M., Pshenichnikov M. S., Niedzialek D., Cornil J., Beljonne D., Friend R. H.,
Science 335, 1340 (2012)

2011

Reduced Intermolecular Coupling and Rotational Mobility of Water at the Lipid-like Interface
Bakulin, A.A., Pshenichnikov M.S.,
Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 13, 19355  (2011)


Hydrophobic Molecules Slow Down the Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics of Water
Bakulin, A.A., Bakker, H.J., Petersen, C., Pshenichnikov, M.S.,
J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 1821 (2011)

2010

Femtosecond Mid-Infrared Study of Aggregation Behaviour in Alcohol Solutions
Petersen, C., Bakulin, A.A., Paveleyev V., Pshenichnikov, M.S., Bakker, H.J.,
J. Chem. Phys., 133, 164514 (2010)


Hole-Transfer Dynamics in MDMO-PPV/PCBM Bulk Heterojunction
Bakulin, A. A., Hummelen, J. C., Pshenichnikov, M. S., van Loosdrecht, P. H. M. 
Adv. Funct. Mater., 20, 1653 (2010)

2009

Charge Transfer Complexes of Conjugated Polymers as Intermediates for Organic Photovoltaics
Bakulin, A. A., Martianov, D. S., Pshenichnikov, M. S., van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., Paraschuk, D. Y. 
Chem. Phys. Lett., 482, 99 (2009)


The Hydrophobic Hydration: a 2D IR Spectroscopy Inquest
Bakulin, A. A., Liang, C., Jansen, T. l. C., Wiersma, D. A., Bakker, H. J., Pshenichnikov, M. S.
Acc.of Chem. Res., 42, 1229 (2009)


Efficient Two-Step Photogeneration of Long-Lived Charges in Ground-State Charge-Transfer Complexes of MEH-PPV Doped with Fullerene
Bakulin, A. A., Zapunidy, S. A., Pshenichnikov, M. S., van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., Paraschuk, D. Y.
Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 11, 7324 (2009)


Photogeneration and Ultrafast Dynamics of Excitons and Charges in P3HT/PCBM Blends
Piris, J., Dykstra, T. E., Bakulin, A. A., van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., Knulst, W., Trinh M.T.,  Schins, J.M., Siebbeles, L.D.A.,
J. Phys. Chem. C  113, 14500 (2009)


Ultrafast polarization spectroscopy of photoinduced charges in a conjugated polymer
Bakulin, A. A., Paraschuk, D. Y. van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., Pshenichnikov, M. S., 
Quantum Electronics  39, 643 (2009)

2008

Ultrafast charge photogeneration dynamics in ground-state charge-transfer complexes based on conjugated polymers
Bakulin, A. A., Martyanov, D. S., Paraschuk, D. Y., Pshenichnikov, M. S. & van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., 
J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 13730 (2008)


Dramatic enhancement of photooxidation stability of a conjugated polymer in blends with organic acceptor
Golovnin, I.V., Bakulin, A. A., Zapunidy, S. A., Nechvolodova, E. M. & Paraschuk, D. Y.
Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 243311 (2008).

2007

Ultrafast energy transfer in water-AOT reverse micelles
Cringus, D., Bakulin, A., Lindner, J., Vohringer, P., Pshenichnikov, M. S. & Wiersma, D. A. 
J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 14193 (2007).

2005

Influence of preparation procedure on optical properties of conjugated-polymer thin films
Arnautov, S. A., Nechvolodova, E. M., Bakulin, A. A., Elizarov, S. G., Khodarev, A. N., Martyanov, D. S. & Parashchuk, D. Y. 
Polymer Science Series A 47, 711 (2005)

2004

Weak charge-transfer complexes based on conjugated polymers for plastic solar cells
Bakulin, A.A., Elizarov, S.G., Khodarev, A., Martyanov, D.S., Golovnin, I., Paraschuk, D.Y., Triebel, M.M., Tolstov, I., Frankevich, E.L., Arnautov, S.A., Nechvolodova, E.M.
Synthetic Metals 147, 221 (2004)


Charge transfer complexes of a conjugated polymer
Bakulin, A. A., Khodarev, A. N., Martyanov, D. S., Elizarov, S. G., Golovnin, I. V., Paraschuk, D. Y., Arnautov, S. A. & Nechvolodova, E. M.
Doklady Chemistry 398, 204 (2004)


Properties of MEH-PPV films prepared by slow solvent evaporation
Amautov, S. A., Nechvolodova, E. M., Bakulin, A. A., Elizarov, S. G., Khodarev, A., Martyanov, D. S. & Paraschuk, D. Y.
Synthetic Metals 147, 287 (2004)