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Reseach Activities


Our research focuses on investigating optical and transport properties of semiconducting materials and their potential optoelectronic applications, particularly in photovoltaic region. Current research projects include:

Ongoing research projects include:

1). Photophysics of low bandgap polymers and inverted solar cells
2). Microstructure organic solar arrays for MEMS devices,
3). Development of semitransparent solar windows and smart window tint.

Selected publications:

  • X. Jiang, Chapter 9 “In-gap state of lead chalcogenides quantum dots”, Fingerprints in the Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Dots, ISBN 979-953-307-308-7, InTech - Open Access Publisher (2012).
  • Evan Lafalce, Patrick Toglia, Cheng Zhang and Xiaomei Jiang, Photophysics and morphology of poly (3-dodecylthinylenevinylene)-PC60BM composite, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 213306 (2012).
  • E. Olejnik, B. Pandit, T. Basel, E. Lafalce, C.-X Sheng, C. Zhang, X. Jiang, and Z. V. Vardeny, Ultrafast optical studies of ordered poly(3-thienylene-vinylene) films, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 85, 235201 (2012).
  • Evan Lafalce and Xiaomei Jiang; Cheng Zhang, Generation and Recombination Kinetics of Optical Excitations in Poly(3-dodecylthienylenevinylene) with Controlled Regioregularity, Journal of Phys. Chem. B, 115 (45), 13139–13148 (2011).
  • J. Lewis, Evan Lafalce, Patrick Toglia, and X. Jiang, Over 30% Transparency Large Area Inverted Organic Solar Array by Spray, Sol. Eng. Mater. Sol. Cell 95, 2816-2822 (2011).
  • Cheng Zhang, Jianyuan Sun, Rui Li and Sam-Shajing Sun, Evan Lafalce and Xiaomei Jiang, Poly(3-dodecylthinylenevinylene): Regioregularity and Crystallinity, Macromolecules, 44, 6389–6396 (2011).
  • X. Jiang, R. Österbacka, and Z. V. Vardeny. Optical and Transport Studies of Poly (3-hexylthiophene); Nanomorphology Dependence, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (second edition) 20, 173-204, American Scientific Publishers, ISBN: 1-58883-169-8. (2011).
  • J. Lewis, S. Wu and X. Jiang, Unconventional gap state of trapped exciton in PbS quantum dots, Nanotechnology 21, 455402(2010).
  • J. Lewis, J. Zhang and X. Jiang, Fabrication of organic solar array for applications in microelectromechanical systems ”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 1, 1 (2009).
  • J. Zhang and X. Jiang, “Confinement-dependent trap state in PbS Quantum Dots Films probed by cw Photoinduced Absorption ”, Journal of Phys. Chem. B Letters 112, 9557 (2008).
  • J. Zhang and X. Jiang, ‘Steady State Photoinduced Absorption of PbS Quantum Dots Film”, Appl. Phys. Lett., Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 14118 (2008).
  • Jiang X., R.D. Schaller, S.B. Lee, J.M. Pietryga, A.A. Zakhidov and V.I. Klimov, " PbSe Nanocrystal/Conducting Polymer Solar Cells with 2 Microns Infrared Response", Journal of Material Research, 22, No. 8, 2204-2210 (2007).
  • R. Ulbricht, X. Jiang, S.B. Lee, M. Zhang, S. Fang, B.H. Baughman and A. A. Zakhidov, "Polymeric Solar Cells with oriented Strong Transparent Carbon Nanotube Anode", Phys. Stat. Sol. B, 243, No. 13, 3528-32.
  • Jiang X., Lee S.B.; Altfeder I.B.; Zakhidov A.A.; Schaller R.D.; Pietryga J.M.; Klimov V.I. , "Nanocomposite Solar Cells Based on Conjugated Polymer/ PbSe Quantum Dot", Proc. Of SPIE, 5938, 59381F-1(2005).