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Publications

2017

Sherkar, T., Momblona, C., Gil-Escrig, L., Avila, J., Sessolo, M., Bolink, H. J., & Koster, L. (2017). Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells: Significance of Grain Boundaries, Interface Traps, and Defect Ions. ACS Energy Letters, 2, 1214-1222. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00236
Sherkar, T. S., Momblona, C., Gil-Escrig, L., Bolink, H. J., & Koster, L. J. A. (2017). Improving Perovskite Solar Cells: Insights From a Validated Device Model. Advanced Energy Materials, [1602432]. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602432
Zhou, D., Doumon, N. Y., Abdu-Aguye, M., Bartesaghi, D., Loi, M. A., Koster, L. J. A., ... Hummelen, J. C. (2017). High-quality conjugated polymers via one-pot Suzuki-Miyaura homopolymerization. Rsc Advances, 7(44), 27762-27769. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra03539j

2016

Shao, S., Abdu-Aguye, M., Sherkar, T. S., Fang, H-H., Adjokatse, S., ten Brink, G., ... Loi, M. A. (2016). The Effect of the Microstructure on Trap-Assisted Recombination and Light Soaking Phenomenon in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Funtional Materials, 26(44), 8094-8102. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602519
Tempelaar, R., Koster, L. J. A., Havenith, R. W. A., Knoester, J., & Jansen, T. L. C. (2016). Charge Recombination Suppressed by Destructive Quantum Interference in Heterojunction Materials (vol 7, pg 198, 2016). The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(18), 3659-3659. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01956
Torabi, S., Liu, J., Gordiichuk, P., Herrmann, A., Qiu, L., Jahani, F., ... Koster, L. J. A. (2016). Deposition of LiF onto Films of Fullerene Derivatives Leads to Bulk Doping. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(34), 22623-22628. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b05638
Bartesaghi, D., Ye, G., Chiechi, R. C., & Koster, L. J. A. (2016). Compatibility of PTB7 and [70]PCBM as a Key Factor for the Stability of PTB7: [70]PCBM Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 6(13), [1502338]. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201502338
van der Kaap, N. J., & Koster, L. J. A. (2016). Massively parallel kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of charge carrier transport in organic semiconductors. Journal of computational physics, 307, 321-332. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2015.12.001
van der Kaap, N. J., & Koster, L. J. A. (2016). Charge carrier thermalization in organic diodes. Scientific Reports, 6, [19794]. DOI: 10.1038/srep19794
Tempelaar, R., Koster, L. J. A., Havenith, R. W. A., Knoester, J., & Jansen, T. L. C. (2016). Charge Recombination Suppressed by Destructive Quantum Interference in Heterojunction Materials. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(1), 198-203. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02580
Sherkar, T., & Koster, L. J. A. (2016). Can Ferroelectric Polarization Explain the High Performance of Hybrid Halide Perovskite Solar Cells? Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(1), 331-338. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP07117H
Shao, S., Chen, Z., Fang, H. -H., ten Brink, G. H., Bartesaghi, D., Adjokatse, S., ... Loi, M. A. (2016). N-type polymers as electron extraction layers in hybrid perovskite solar cells with improved ambient stability. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4(7), 2419-2426. DOI: 10.1039/c5ta10696f

2015

Voortman, T. P., Bartesaghi, D., Koster, L. J. A., & Chiechi, R. C. (2015). Cross-Conjugated n-Dopable Aromatic Polyketone. Macromolecules, 48(19), 7007-7014. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01387
Mönch, T., Sherkar, T., Koster, L. J. A., Friederich, P., Riede, M., Formanek, P., ... Leo, K. (2015). Experimental and theoretical study of phase separation in ZnPc:C60 blends. Organic Electronics, 27, 183–191. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2015.09.023
Huisman, E. H., Shulga, A. G., Zomer, P. J., Tombros, N., Bartesaghi, D., Bisri, S. Z., ... van Wees, B. J. (2015). High Gain Hybrid Graphene-Organic Semiconductor Phototransistors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(21), 11083-11088. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00610
Sherkar, T., & Koster, L. J. A. (2015). Dielectric Effects at Organic/Inorganic Interfaces in Nanostructured Devices. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(22), 11881–11889. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b01606
Bartesaghi, D., Perez, I. D. C., Kniepert, J., Roland, S., Turbiez, M., Neher, D., & Koster, L. J. A. (2015). Competition between recombination and extraction of free charges determines the fill factor of organic solar cells. Nature Communications, 6, [7083]. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8083
Kniepert, J., Lange, I., Heidbrink, J., Kurpiers, J., Brenner, T. J. K., Koster, L. J. A., & Neher, D. (2015). Effect of Solvent Additive on Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in PTB7:PCBM Solar Cells: A Conclusive Experimental and Numerical Simulation Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 119(15), 8310-8320. DOI: 10.1021/jp512721e
Bartesaghi, D., & Koster, L. J. A. (2015). The Effect of Large Compositional Inhomogeneities on the Performance of Organic Solar Cells: A Numerical Study. Advanced Funtional Materials, 25(13), 2013-2023. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402260
Torabi, S., Jahani, F., Van Severen, I., Kanimozhi, C., Patil, S., Havenith, R. W. A., ... Koster, L. J. A. (2015). Strategy for Enhancing the Dielectric Constant of Organic Semiconductors Without Sacrificing Charge Carrier Mobility and Solubility. Advanced Funtional Materials, 25(1), 150-157. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402244

2014

Madsen, M. V., Gevorgyan, S. A., Pacios, R., Ajuria, J., Etxebarria, I., Kettle, J., ... Krebs, F. C. (2014). Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 130, 281-290. DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.07.021
Bartesaghi, D., Turbiez, M., & Koster, L. J. A. (2014). Charge transport and recombination in PDPP5T: [70]PCBM organic solar cells: The influence of morphology. Organic Electronics, 15(11), 3191-3202. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2014.08.064
Jahani, F., Torabi, S., Chiechi, R. C., Koster, L. J. A., & Hummelen, J. C. (2014). Fullerene derivatives with increased dielectric constants. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 50(73), 10645-7. DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04366a
Kniepert, J., Lange, I., van der Kaap, N. J., Koster, L. J. A., & Neher, D. (2014). A Conclusive View on Charge Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in As-Prepared and Annealed P3HT: PCBM Blends: Combined Experimental and Simulation Work. Advanced Energy Materials, 4(7), [1301401]. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201301401
Slooff, L. H., Veenstra, S. C., Kroon, J. M., Verhees, W., Koster, L. J. A., & Galagan, Y. (2014). Describing the light intensity dependence of polymer: fullerene solar cells using an adapted Shockley diode model. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16(12), 5732-5738. DOI: 10.1039/c3cp55293d
Koster, L. J. A., Khodabakhsh, S., & Greenham, N. C. (2014). Controlling the assembly of CdS nanorods via solvent and acidity. Soft Matter, 10(34), 6485-6490. DOI: 10.1039/c4sm00728j

2013

Wetzelaer, G. J. A. H., Kaap, N. J. V. D., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2013). Quantifying Bimolecular Recombination in Organic Solar Cells in Steady State. Advanced Energy Materials, 3(9), 1130-1134. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300251
Katsouras, I., Najafi, A., Asadi, K., Kronemeijer, A. J., Oostra, A. J., Koster, L. J. A., ... Blom, P. W. M. (2013). Charge transport in poly(p-phenylene vinylene) at low temperature and high electric field. Organic Electronics, 14(6), 1591-1596. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2013.03.025
Koster, L. J. A., Stenzel, O., Oosterhout, S. D., Wienk, M. M., Schmidt, V., & Janssen, R. A. J. (2013). Morphology and Efficiency: The Case of Polymer/ZnO Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 3(5), 615-621. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201200787
Heuser, E., Abbaszadeh, D., Koster, L. J. A., Blom, P. W. M., & Holder, E. (2013). Synthesis and characterization of bipolar metallo-copolymers towards charge transport optimized PLEDs. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 245.
Asadi, K., Kronemeijer, A. J., Cramer, T., Koster, L. J. A., Blom, P. W. M., & de Leeuw, D. M. (2013). Polaron hopping mediated by nuclear tunnelling in semiconducting polymers at high carrier density. Nature Communications, 4(4), 1710-1-1710-8. [1710]. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2708
Chiechi, R. C., Havenith, R. W. A., Hummelen, J. C., Koster, L. J. A., & Loi, M. A. (2013). Modern plastic solar cells: materials, mechanisms and modeling. Materials Today, 16(7-8), 281-289. DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2013.07.003

2012

Koster, L. J. A., Shaheen, S. E., & Hummelen, J. C. (2012). Pathways to a New Efficiency Regime for Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 2(10), 1246-1253. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201200103
Kuik, M., Koster, L. J. A., Dijkstra, A. G., Wetzelaer, G. A. H., & Blom, P. W. M. (2012). Non-radiative recombination losses in polymer light-emitting diodes. Organic Electronics, 13(6), 969-974. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2012.02.009
Wehenkel, D. J., Koster, L. J. A., Wienk, M. M., & Janssen, R. A. J. (2012). Influence of injected charge carriers on photocurrents in polymer solar cells. Physical Review B, 85(12), [125203]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.125203
Stenzel, O., Koster, L. J. A., Thiedmann, R., Oosterhout, S. D., Janssen, R. A. J., & Schmidt, V. (2012). A New Approach to Model-Based Simulation of Disordered Polymer Blend Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 22(6), 1236-1244. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201102095

2011

Kuik, M., Koster, L. J. A., Wetzelaer, G. A. H., & Blom, P. W. M. (2011). Trap-Assisted Recombination in Disordered Organic Semiconductors. Physical Review Letters, 107(25), 256805-1-256805-5. [256805]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.256805
Cottaar, J., Koster, L. J. A., Coehoorn, R., & Bobbert, P. A. (2011). Scaling Theory for Percolative Charge Transport in Disordered Molecular Semiconductors. Physical Review Letters, 107(13), 136601-1-136601-4. [136601]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.136601
Stenzel, O., Hassfeld, H., Thiedmann, R., Koster, L. J. A., Oosterhout, S. D., van Bavel, S. S., ... Schmidt, V. (2011). Spatial modeling of the 3D morphology of hybrid polymer-ZnO solar cells, based on electron tomography data. The Annals of Applied Statistics, 5(3), 1920-1947. DOI: 10.1214/11-AOAS468
Gevaerts, V. S., Koster, L. J. A., Wienk, M. M., & Janssen, R. A. J. (2011). Discriminating between Bilayer and Bulk Heterojunction Polymer: Fullerene Solar Cells Using the External Quantum Efficiency. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3(9), 3252-3255. DOI: 10.1021/am200755m
Wetzelaer, G. A. H., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2011). Validity of the Einstein Relation in Disordered Organic Semiconductors. Physical Review Letters, 107(6), 066605-1-066605-4. [066605]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.066605
Koster, L. J. A., Kemerink, M., Wienk, M. M., Maturova, K., & Janssen, R. A. J. (2011). Quantifying Bimolecular Recombination Losses in Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. Advanced Materials, 23(14), 1670-+. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004311
Oosterhout, S. D., Koster, L. J. A., van Bavel, S. S., Loos, J., Stenzel, O., Thiedmann, R., ... Janssen, R. A. J. (2011). Controlling the Morphology and Efficiency of Hybrid ZnO: Polythiophene Solar Cells Via Side Chain Functionalization. Advanced Energy Materials, 1(1), 90-96. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201000022
Thiedmann, R., Hassfeld, H., Stenzel, O., Koster, L. J. A., Oosterhout, S. D., van Bavel, S. S., ... Schmidt, V. (2011). MULTISCALE APPROACH TO THE REPRESENTATION OF 3D IMAGES, WITH APPLICATION TO POLYMER SOLAR CELLS. Image Analysis & Stereology, 30(1), 19-30. DOI: 10.5566/ias.v30.p19-30

2010

Koster, L. J. A. (2010). Charge carrier mobility in disordered organic blends for photovoltaics. Physical Review B, 81(20), [205318]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.205318

2009

Oosterhout, S. D., Wienk, M. M., van Bavel, S. S., Thiedmann, R., Koster, L. J. A., Gilot, J., ... Janssen, R. A. J. (2009). The effect of three-dimensional morphology on the efficiency of hybrid polymer solar cells. Nature Materials, 8(10), 818-824. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2533
Groves, C., Koster, L. J. A., & Greenham, N. C. (2009). The effect of morphology upon mobility: Implications for bulk heterojunction solar cells with nonuniform blend morphology. Journal of Applied Physics, 105(9), [094510]. DOI: 10.1063/1.3117493

2008

Kotlarski, J. D., Blom, P. W. M., Koster, L. J. A., Lenes, M., & Slooff, L. H. (2008). Combined optical and electrical modeling of polymer: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics, 103(8), [084502]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2905243
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., Lenes, M., & Blom, P. W. M. (2008). Performance Improvement of Polymer: Fullerene Solar Cells Due to Balanced Charge Transport. In C. Brabec, V. Dyakonov, & U. Scherf (Eds.), Organic Photovoltaics: Materials, Device Physics, and Manufacturing Technologies (pp. 283-297). Weinheim, Germany: s.n..

2007

Moet, D. J. D., Koster, L. J. A., Boer, B. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2007). Hybrid polymer solar cells from highly reactive diethylzinc: MDMO-PPV versus P3HT. Chemistry of Materials, 19(24), 5856-5861. DOI: 10.1021/cmO70555u
Mandoc, M. M., Veurman, W., Koster, L. J. A., de Boer, B., & Blom, P. W. M. (2007). Origin of the reduced fill factor and photocurrent in MDMO-PPV: PCNEPV all-polymer solar cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 17(13), 2167-2173. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200601110
Blom, P. W. M., Mihailetchi, V. D., Koster, L. J. A., & Markov, D. E. (2007). Device physics of polymer: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Advanced Materials, 19(12), 1551-1566. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200601093
Koster, L. J. A., van Strien, W. J., Beek, W. J. E., & Blom, P. W. M. (2007). Device operation of conjugated polymer/zinc oxide bulk heterojunction solar cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 17(8), 1297-1302. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600371
Mandoc, M. M., Veurman, W., Koster, L. J. A., Koetse, M. M., Sweelssen, J., de Boer, B., & Blom, P. W. M. (2007). Charge transport in MDMO-PPV: PCNEPV all-polymer solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics, 101(10), [104512]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2734101
Mandoc, M. M., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2007). Optimum charge carrier mobility in organic solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 90(13), [133504]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2711534
Koster, L. J. A. (2007). Device physics of donor/acceptor-blend solar cells s.n.

2006

Mihailetchi, V. D., Xie, H., Boer, B. D., Popescu, L. M., Hummelen, J. C., Blom, P. W. M., & Koster, L. J. A. (2006). Origin of the enhanced performance in poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl C-61-butyric acid methyl ester solar cells upon slow drying of the active layer. Applied Physics Letters, 89(1), [012107]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2212058
Lenes, M., Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2006). Thickness dependence of the efficiency of polymer: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 88(24), [243502]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2211189
Mihailetchi, V. D., Xie, H. X., de Boer, B., Koster, L. J. A., Blom, P. W. M., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Xie, H. (2006). Charge transport and photocurrent generation in poly (3-hexylthiophene): Methanofullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 16(5), 699-708. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200500420
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2006). Ultimate efficiency of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 88(9), art. - 093511. [093511]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2181635
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2006). Bimolecular recombination in polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 88(5), 1 - 3. [052104]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2170424
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., Hummelen, J. C., & Blom, P. W. M. (2006). Performance enhancement of poly(3-hexylthiophene):methanofullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells.: Section Title: Electrochemical, Radiational, and Thermal Energy Technology. Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, 6334(Organic Photovoltaics VII), 633409/1-633409/11.
Lenes, M., Mihailetchi, V. D., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2006). Space-charge formation in thick MDMO-PPV: PCBM solar cells - art. no. 619225E. In P. L. Heremans, M. Muccini, & E. A. Meulenkamp (Eds.), Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics II (pp. E9225-E9225). (PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE); Vol. 6192). BELLINGHAM: SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. DOI: 10.1117/12.664957

2005

Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., Xie, H., & Blom, P. W. M. (2005). Origin of the light intensity dependence of the short-circuit current of polymer/fullerene solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 87(20), [203502]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2130396
Koster, L. J. A., Smits, E. C. P., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2005). Device model for the operation of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Physical Review B, 72(8), art. - 085205. [085205]. DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.72.085205, 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.085205
Mihailetchi, V. D., Koster, L. J. A., Blom, P. W. M., Melzer, C., de Boer, B., van Duren, J. K. J., ... Janssen, R. A. J. (2005). Compositional dependence of the performance of poly(p-phenylene vinylene): Methanofullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 15(5), 795-801. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200400345
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2005). Light intensity dependence of open-circuit voltage of polymer: fullerene solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 86(12), [123509]. DOI: 10.1063/1.1889240

2004

Mihailetchi, V. D., de Boer, B., Melzer, C., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Electron and hole transport in poly(para-phenylen vinylene):methanofulleren bulk heterojunction solar cells. In Host Publication (pp. 20). Denver, CO, USA.
Mihailetchi, V. D., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Effect of metal electrodes on the performance of polymer : fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 85(6), 970 - 972. DOI: 10.1063/1.1782252
Mihailetchi, V. D., Koster, L. J. A., Hummelen, J. C., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Photocurrent generation in polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunctions. Physical Review Letters, 93(21), [216601]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.216601
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Extraction of photo-generated charge carriers from polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. In P. L. Heremans, M. Muccini, & H. Hofstraat (Eds.), ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS (pp. 239-244). (PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE); Vol. 5464). BELLINGHAM: SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. DOI: 10.1117/12.54603
Mihailetchi, V. D., de Boer, B., Melzer, C., Koster, L. J. A., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Electron and hole transport in poly(para-phenylene vinylene): methanofullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. In Z. H. Kafafi, & P. A. Lane (Eds.), ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS V (pp. 20-25). (PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE); Vol. 5520). BELLINGHAM: SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. DOI: 10.1117/12.563821
Koster, L. J. A., Mihailetchi, V. D., & Blom, P. W. M. (2004). Modeling the photocurrent of poly-phenylene vinylene/fullerene-based solar cells. In Z. H. Kafafi, & P. A. Lane (Eds.), ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS V (pp. 200-205). (PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE); Vol. 5520). BELLINGHAM: SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. DOI: 10.1117/12.559502
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