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2018


The synergistic effect of dimethyl sulfoxide vapor treatment and C60 electron transporting layer towards enhancing current collection in mixed-ion inverted perovskite solar cells

Z Saki, K Aitola, K Sveinbjörnsson, W Yang, S Svanström, UB Cappel, HR Erik, M.J. Johansson, N Taghavinia, G Boschloo

Journal of Power Sources 405, 70-79 (2018).

Moisture Stability in Nanostructured Perovskite Solar Cells

M Malekshahi  Byranvand, AN Kharat, N Taghavinia

Materials Letters, (2018).

Resolving a Critical Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells by Designing a Scalable and Printable Carbon Based Electrode-Interface Architecture

S Mashhoun, Y Hou, H Chen, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia, HJ Egelhaaf, CJ. Brabec

Advanced Energy Materials, (2018).

A modeling study on utilizing SnS2 as the buffer layer of CZT (S, Se) solar cells

M Haghighi, M Minbashi, N Taghavinia, DH Kim, SM Mahdavi, A Ahmadkhan Kordbacheh

Solar Energy 167, 165-171 (2018).

Monolithic dye sensitized solar cell with metal foil counter electrode

F Behrouznejad, N Taghavinia, N Ghazyani

Organic Electronics 57, 194-200 (2018).

Investigating the different conditions on solution processed MoOx thin film in long lifetime fluorescent polymer light emitting diodes

H Alehdaghi, M Marandi, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia, J Jang, H Zare

Materials Chemistry and Physics 204, 262-268 (2018).

Vapor assisted deposition of alkaline doped perovskites: Pure phase formation of CsxMA1−xPbI3
R Sedighi, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia
Electrochimica Acta 259, 485-491 (2018).


2017


Luminescent Spectral Conversion to Improve the Performance of Dye sensitized Solar Cells

Z Hosseini, N Taghavinia, EWG Diau

ChemPhysChem 18, 3292–3308 (2017).

Low-temperature solution-based processing to 7.24% efficient superstrate CuInS2 solar cells

AHC Khavar, AR Mahjoub, N Taghavinia

Solar Energy 157, 581-586 (2017).

Improved performance of low cost CuInS2 superstrate-type solar cells using Zinc assisted spray pyrolysis processing

AHC Khavar, AR Mahjoub, N Taghavinia

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 (48), 485103 (2017).

Highly sensitive selective sensing of nickel ions using repeatable fluorescence quenching-emerging of the CdTe quantum dots

H Zare, M Ghalkhani, O Akhavan, N Taghavinia, M Marandi

Materials Research Bulletin 95, 532-538 (2017).

Globularity Selected Large Molecules for a New Generation of Multication Perovskites

S Gholipour, AM Ali, JP Correa Baena, SH Turren Cruz, F Tajabadi, W Tress, N Taghavinia, M Grätzel, A Abate, F De Angelis, C.A Gaggioli, E Mosconi, A Hagfeldt, M Saliba

Advanced Materials 29 (38) (2017).

Interfacial Investigation on Printable Carbon-Based Mesoscopic Perovskite Solar Cells with NiOx/C Back Electrode

F Behrouznejad, CM Tsai, S Narra, EWG Diau, N Taghavinia

ACS applied materials & interfaces 9 (30), 25204-25215 (2017).

Ag Doping of Organometal Lead Halide Perovskites: Morphology Modification and p-Type Character

S Shahbazi, CM Tsai, S Narra, CY Wang, HS Shiu, S Afshar, N Taghavinia, E W-G Diau

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (7), 3673-3679 (2017).

Application of a dual functional luminescent layer to enhance the light harvesting efficiency of dye sensitized solar cell

Z Hosseini, N Taghavinia, EWG Diau

Materials Letters 188, 92-94 (2017).

Fabrication of selenization-free superstrate-type CuInS2 solar cells based on all-spin-coated layers

AHC Khavar, A Mahjoub, FS Samghabadi, N Taghavinia

Materials Chemistry and Physics 186, 446-455 (2017).


2016


Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells based on a Low Cost Carbon Cloth

S Gholipour, JP Correa Baena, K Domanski, T Matsui, L Steier, F Giordano, F Tajabadi, W Tress, M Saliba, A Abate, A Morteza Ali, N Taghavinia, M Grätzel, A Hagfeldt

Advanced Energy Materials 6 (20) 1601116 (2016).

A Three Step Method for the Deposition of Large Cuboids of Organic–Inorganic Perovskite and Application in Solar Cells

S Shahbazi, M Malekshahi Byranvand, F Tajabadi, S Afshar, N Taghavinia

ChemPhysChem 17 (15), 2389-2394 (2016).

Mixed Halide CH3NH3PbI3−xXx (X= Cl, Br, I) Perovskites: Vapor Assisted Solution Deposition and Application as Solar Cell Absorbers

R Sedighi, F Tajabadi, S Shahbazi, S Gholipour, N Taghavinia

ChemPhysChem 17 (15), 2382-2388 (2016).

Broadband and Low-Loss Plasmonic Light Trapping in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Micrometer-Scale Rodlike and Spherical Core–Shell Plasmonic Particles

M Malekshahi Byranvand, A Nemati Kharat, N Taghavinia, A Dabirian

ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (25), 16359-16367 (2016).

Self-Assembled Monolayer of Wavelength-Scale Core–Shell Particles for Low-Loss Plasmonic and Broadband Light Trapping in Solar Cells

A Dabirian, MM Byranvand, A Naqavi, AN Kharat, N Taghavinia

ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (1), 247-255 (2016).

A study on utilizing different metals as the back contact of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells

F Behrouznejad, S Shahbazi, N Taghavinia, HP Wu, EWG Diau

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4 (35), 13488-13498 (2016).

An easy method to modify PEDOT: PSS/perovskite interfaces for solar cells with efficiency exceeding 15%

S Shahbazi, F Tajabadi, HS Shiu, R Sedighi, E Jokar, S Gholipour, N. Taghavinia, S. Afshara, EWG Diau

RSC Advances 6 (70), 65594-65599 (2016).

Metal-based bracken-like single-sided dye-sensitized solar cells with horizontal separation

F Behrouznejad, N Taghavinia, M Pazoki, F Tajabadi

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (7), 5244-5252 (2016).


2015


Preparation of a CuInS2 Nanoparticle Ink and Application in a Selenization Free, Solution Processed Superstrate Solar Cell

AHC Khavar, A Hossein, AR Mahjoub, F Tajabadi, M Dehghani, N Taghavinia

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2015 (35), 5793-5800 (2015).

Aggregates of plasmonic nanoparticles for broadband light trapping in dye-sensitized solar cells

N Sharifi, A Dabirian, D Danaei, N Taghavinia

Journal of Optics 18 (1), 015902 (2015).

Stable dye-sensitized solar cells based on a gel electrolyte with ethyl cellulose as the gelator

M Vasei, F Tajabadi, A Jabbari, N Taghavinia

Applied Physics A 120 (3), 869-874 (2015).

Theoretical study of light trapping in nanostructured thin film solar cells using wavelength-scale silver particles

A Dabirian, N Taghavinia

ACS applied materials & interfaces 7 (27), 14926-14932 (2015).

A simple low pressure method for the synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes and nanofibers and their application in DSSCs

M Karimipour, S Mashhoun, M Mollaei, M Molaei, N Taghavinia

Electronic Materials Letters 11 (4), 625-632 (2015).

High-efficiency CdTe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals in water enabled by photo-induced colloidal hetero-epitaxy of CdS shelling at room temperature

H Zare, M Marandi, S Fardindoost, VK Sharma, A Yeltik, O Akhavan, HV Demir, N Taghavinia

Nano Research 8 (7), 2317-2328 (2015).

Morphological dependence of light backscattering from metallic back reflector films: Application in dye sensitized solar cells

N Sharifi, N Ghazyani, N Taghavinia

physica status solidi (a) 212 (4), 785-790 (2015).

Totally solution-processed CuInS2 solar cells based on chloride inks: reduced metastable phases and improved current density

M Dehghani, A Behjat, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48 (11), 115304 (2015).

Micron-scale rod-like scattering particles for light trapping in nanostructured thin film solar cells

MM Byranvand, N Taghavinia, AN Kharat, A Dabirian

RSC Advances 5 (105), 86050-86055 (2015).

Sequential deposition as a route for efficient counter electrodes in quantum dot sensitized solar cells

Sh Arabzade, M Samadpour, N Taghavinia

RSC Advances 5 (57), 45592-45598 (2015).

Photonic design of embedded dielectric scatterers for dye sensitized solar cells

MM Byranvand, A Dabirian, AN Kharat, N Taghavinia

Rsc Advances 5 (42), 33098-33104 (2015).

Influence of cathode roughness on the performance of F8BT based organic–inorganic light emitting diodes

H Alehdaghi, M Marandi, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia

Organic Electronics 16, 87-94 (2015).


2014


Recent Developments in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

N Sharifi, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

ChemPhysChem 15 (18), 3902-3927 (2014).

Assessment of Luminescent Downshifting Layers for the Improvement of Light Harvesting Efficiency in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Z Hosseini, EWG Diau, K Mehrany, N Taghavinia

ChemPhysChem 15 (17), 3791-3799 (2014).

High-performance/low-temperature-processed dye solar cell counter electrodes based on chromium substrates with cube-like morphology

F Behrouznejad, N Taghavinia

Journal of Power Sources 260, 299-306 (2014).

Utilizing Chromium as the Photoanode Substrate in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

F Behrouznejad, N Taghavinia

ChemElectroChem 1 (5), 944-950 (2014).

Super-hydrophilic characteristic of thermochemically prepared CdS nanocrystals

M Marandi, N Taghavinia, A Babaei

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 58, 146-152 (2014).

Facile synthesis of gradient alloyed ZnxCd1− xS nanocrystals using a microwave-assisted method

H Alehdaghi, M Marandi, M Molaei, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 586, 380-384 (2014).

Mesoporous TiO2 microbead electrodes for cobalt-mediator-based dye-sensitized solar cells

M Pazoki, N Taghavinia, A Hagfeldt, G Boschloo

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (30), 16472-16478 (2014).

Synthesis of TiO2 hollow spheres using titanium tetraisopropoxide: fabrication of high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells with photoanodes of different nanocrystalline TiO2 sub-layers

M Marandi, S Feshki, MNS Sabet, Z Anajafi, N Taghavinia

RSC Advances 4 (101), 58064-58076 (2014).

Nanosheet arrays of TiO2 synthesized by one step conversion of ZnO nanosheets: boosting of electron transport rate and application in dye solar cells

S Alimirsalari, F Tajabadi, SM Salehkoutahi, R Ghahary, N Taghavinia

RSC Advances 4 (85), 45174-45179 (2014).

The effect of dye coverage on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells with a cobalt-based electrolyte

M Pazoki, PW Lohse, N Taghavinia, A Hagfeldt, G Boschloo

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (18), 8503-8508 (2014).

Ab initio study of electronic effects in the ZnO/TiO2 core/shell interface: application in dye sensitized solar cells

M Pazoki, N Nafari, N Taghavinia

Rsc Advances 4 (1), 301-307 (2014).

Dielectric core–shells with enhanced scattering efficiency as back-reflectors in dye sensitized solar cells

N Ghazyani, MHM Ara, F Tajabadi, A Dabirian, R Mohammadpour, N Taghavinia

RSC Advances 4 (7), 3621-3626 (2014).


2013


Monolithic quantum dot sensitized solar cells

M Samadpour, Z Ghane, N Ghazyani, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (48), 485101 (2013).

Enhanced light harvesting with a reflective luminescent down-shifting layer for dye-sensitized solar cells

Z Hosseini, WK Huang, CM Tsai, TM Chen, N Taghavinia, EWG Diau

ACS applied materials & interfaces 5 (12), 5397-5402 (2013).

Freestanding light scattering hollow silver spheres prepared by a facile sacrificial templating method and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells

N Sharifi, S Dadgostar, N Taghavinia, A Irajizad

Journal of Power Sources 225, 46-50 (2013).

Improved charge collection efficiency of hollow sphere/nanoparticle composite TiO2 electrodes for solid state dye sensitized solar cells

G Sadoughi, R Mohammadpour, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia, S Dadgostar, M Samadpoura, F Tajabadi

Current Applied Physics 13 (2), 371-376 (2013).

Resonant-size spherical bottom scatterers for dye-sensitized solar cells

A Dabirian, N Taghavinia

RSC Advances 3 (47), 25417-25422 (2013).


2012


Effect of nanostructured electrode architecture and semiconductor deposition strategy on the photovoltaic performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells

M Samadpour, S Giménez, PP Boix, Q Shen, ME Calvo, N Taghavinia, A Irajizad, T Toyoda, H Míguez, I Mora-Seró

Electrochimica Acta 75, 139-147 (2012).

Mesoporous submicrometer TiO2 hollow spheres as scatterers in dye-sensitized solar cells

S Dadgostar, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

ACS applied materials & interfaces 4 (6), 2964-2968 (2012).

Charge transport properties in nanocomposite photoanodes of DSSCs: crucial role of electronic structure

M Samadpour, N Taghavinia, A Iraji-Zad, M Marandi, F Tajabadi

The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 57 (2) (2012).

Near-white emitting QD-LED based on hydrophilic CdS nanocrystals

M Molaei, M Marandi, E Saievar-Iranizad, N Taghavinia, B Liu, HD Sun, XW.Sun

Journal of Luminescence 132 (2), 467-473 (2012).

Photo-induced growth of silver nanoparticles using UV sensitivity of cellulose fibers

AA Omrani, N Taghavinia

Applied Surface Science 258 (7), 2373-2377 (2012).

CVD-grown TiO2 particles as light scattering structures in dye-sensitized solar cells

M Pazoki, N Taghavinia, Y Abdi, F Tajabadi, G Boschloo, A Hagfeldt

RSC Advances 2 (32), 12278-12285 (2012).

Easily manufactured TiO2 hollow fibers for quantum dot sensitized solar cells

M Samadpour, S Gimenez, AI Zad, N Taghavinia, I Mora-Sero

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14 (2), 522-528 (2012).


2011


Interstitial sulfur photoluminescence in thermochemically synthesized CdS nanocrystals (NCs)

M Molaei, ES Iranizad, M Marandi, N Taghavinia

The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 56 (1) (2011).

Surface chemistry of atmospheric plasma modified polycarbonate substrates

H Yaghoubi, N Taghavinia

Applied Surface Science 257 (23), 9836-9839 (2011).

Synthesis of CdS nanocrystals by a microwave activated method and investigation of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence properties

M Molaei, ES Iranizad, M Marandi, N Taghavinia, R Amrollahi

Applied Surface Science 257 (23), 9796-9801 (2011).

Fluorine treatment of TiO2 for enhancing quantum dot sensitized solar cell performance

M Samadpour, PP Boix, S Giménez, A Iraji Zad, N Taghavinia, I Mora-Seró, J Bisquert

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (29), 14400-14407 (2011).

Nanoparticulate Hollow TiO2 Fibers as Light Scatterers in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Layer by Layer Self Assembly Parameters and Mechanism

M Rahman, F Tajabadi, L Shooshtari, N Taghavinia

ChemPhysChem 12 (5), 966-973 (2011).

Fast two-step microwave-activated synthesis of Mn doped ZnS nanocrystals: Comparison of the luminescence and doping process with thermochemical approach

M Marandi, G Hajisalem, N Taghavinia, M Houshiar

Journal of Luminescence 131 (4), 721-726 (2011).

Investigation of the photoluminescence properties of thermochemically synthesized CdS nanocrystals

M Molaei, ES Iranizad, M Marandi, N Taghavinia

AIP Advances 1 (1), 012113 (2011).

Investigation of the Photoluminescence Properties and Nonlinear Optical Responses of Thermochemically Synthesized CdS Nanoparticles

M Molaei, E Saievar Iranizad, Z Dehghani, N Taghavinia, MH Majlesara

Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry 41, 224-227 (2011).

TiO2 Fibers Enhance Film Integrity and Photovoltaic Performance for Electrophoretically Deposited Dye Solar Cell Photoanodes

L Shooshtari, M Rahman, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

ACS applied materials & interfaces 3 (3), 638-641 (2011).

A new structure to increase the photostability of CdTe quantum dot sensitized solar cells

M Samadpour, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia, M Molaei

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 44 (4), 045103 (2011).


2010


Nanomechanical properties of TiO2 granular thin films

H Yaghoubi, N Taghavinia, EK Alamdari, AA Volinsky

ACS applied materials & interfaces 2 (9), 2629-2636 (2010).

Rapid growth of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles using ultrasonic irradiation

P Rouhani, N Taghavinia, S Rouhani

Ultrasonics sonochemistry 17 (5), 853-856 (2010).

Electrochemically assisted photocatalytic oxidation of methanol on TiO2 nanotube arrays

R Mohammadpour, A Irajizad, N Taghavinia, M Rahman, MM Ahadian

Journal of Materials Science & Technology 26 (6), 535-541 (2010).

TiO2 nanotubular fibers sensitized with CdS nanoparticles

E Ghadiri, N Taghavinia, HR Aghabozorg

The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 50 (2) 20601 (2010).

Enhanced electron collection efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells based on nanostructured TiO2 hollow fibers

E Ghadiri, N Taghavinia, SM Zakeeruddin, M Grätzel, JE Moser

Nano letters 10 (5), 1632-1638 (2010).

Nanostructured silver fibers: Facile synthesis based on natural cellulose and application to graphite composite electrode for oxygen reduction

N Sharifi, F Tajabadi, N Taghavinia

International Journal of hydrogen energy 35 (8), 3258-3262 (2010).

Self cleaning TiO2 coating on polycarbonate: surface treatment, photocatalytic and nanomechanical properties

H Yaghoubi, N Taghavinia, EK Alamdari

Surface and coatings technology 204 (9-10), 1562-1568 (2010).

Fabrication of self-organised highly ordered titanium oxide nanotube arrays by anodic oxidation and characterisation

R Mohammadpour, MM Ahadian, AI zad, N Taghavinia, AG Dolati

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing 5 (3-4), 297-309 (2010).


2009


Layer-by-layer self assembly deposition and characterization of TiO2 nanoparticles by using a short chain polycation

M Rahman, N Taghavinia

The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 48 (1) 10602 (2009).

Comparison of various anodization and annealing conditions of titanium dioxide nanotubular film on MB degradation

R Mohammadpour, MM Ahadian, N Taghavinia, A Dolati

The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 47 (1) 10601 (2009).

Two-dimensional clustering of nanoparticles on the surface of cellulose fibers

MK Aminian, N Taghavinia, A Irajizad, SM Mahdavi, J Ye, M Chavoshi, Z. Vashaei

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 (28), 12022-12027 (2009).

TiO2 nanofibre assisted photocatalytic degradation of reactive blue 19 dye from aqueous solution

A Rezaee, MT Ghaneian, N Taghavinia, MK Aminian, SJ Hashemian

Environmental technology 30 (3), 233-239 (2009).

The two-step thermochemical growth of ZnS: Mn nanocrystals and a study of luminescence evolution

G Hajisalem, M Marandi, N Taghavinia, M Houshiar

Nanotechnology 20 (9), 095706 (2009).

Silver nano-islands on glass fibers using heat segregation method

N Sharifi, N Taghavinia

Materials Chemistry and Physics 113 (1), 63-66 (2009).


2008


Self-assembled one-pot synthesis of red luminescent CdS: Mn/Mn (OH)2 nanoparticles

M Marandi, N Taghavinia, SM Mahdavi

Journal of Luminescence 128 (12), 1980-1984 (2008).

Fabrication of high conductivity TiO2/Ag fibrous electrode by the electrophoretic deposition method

Z Hosseini, N Taghavinia, N Sharifi, M Chavoshi, M Rahman

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112 (47), 18686-18689 (2008).

Growth of TiO2 nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation (PLA) in liquid media and study of photocatalytic properties

S Shadmehr, SM Mahdavi, N Taghavinia, A Azarian

International Journal of Modern Physics B 22 (18n19), 3193-3200 (2008).

Thermochemical growth of Mn-doped CdS nanoparticles and study of luminescence evolution

M Marandi, N Taghavinia, Z Sedaghat, SM Mahdavi

Nanotechnology 19 (22), 225705 (2008).

TiO2 nanostructured films on mica using liquid phase deposition

M Pourmand, N Taghavinia

Materials Chemistry and Physics 107 (2-3), 449-455 (2008).


2007


Synthesis of titania nanofibers for photocatalytic applications

MK Aminian, N Taghavinia, A Iraji zad, SM Mahdavi, M Chavoshi

Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry 37, 457-460 (2007).

Adsorption of TiO2 nanoparticles on glass fibers

MK Aminian, N Taghavinia, A Irajizad, SM Mahdavi

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 (27), 9794-9798 (2007).

Immobilization of TiO2 on perlite granules for photocatalytic degradation of phenol

SN Hosseini, SM Borghei, M Vossoughi, N Taghavinia

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 74 (1-2), 53-62 (2007).

Thermochemical synthesis of CdS nanoparticles and investigation on luminescence properties

Z Sedaghat, N Taghavinia, G Rastegarzadeh, M Marandi

Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry 37, 387-390 (2007).


2006


Thermal control of the size and crystalline phase of CdS nanoparticles

Z Sedaghat, N Taghavinia, M Marandi

Nanotechnology 17 (15), 3812 (2006).

Fine tuning of the size of CdS nanoparticles synthesized by a photochemical method

M Marandi, N Taghavinia, SM Mahdavi

Nanotechnology 17 (5), 1230 (2006).


2005


Highly porous TiO2 nanofibres with a fractal structure

MK Aminian, N Taghavinia, A Iraji-Zad, SM Mahdavi, M Chavoshi, S Ahmadian

Nanotechnology 17 (2), 520 (2005).

Photo-induced CdS nanoparticles growth

N Taghavinia, A Iraji-zad, SM Mahdavi, M Reza-Esmaili

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 30 (1-2), 114-119 (2005).

Two-scale Kirchhoff theory: comparison of experimental observations with theoretical prediction

GR Jafari, P Kaghazchi, RS Dariani, SM Mahdavi, MRR Tabar, N Taghavinia

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2005 (04), P04013 (2005).

A photochemical method for controlling the size of CdS nanoparticles

M Marandi, N Taghavinia, A Irajizad, SM Mahdavi

Nanotechnology 16 (2), 334 (2005).