Choi and Clancy’s work featured on cover of J. Mater. Chem. A
The discovery of a new high performing additive, tetrahydrothiopene oxide (THTO), to improve the solar cell efficiency of a lead halide perovskite material was featured on the cover of J. Mater. Chem. A in January 2017. This work featured an exciting collaboration between experimental research in Prof. Joshua Choi’s group at U. Va (Cornell ChE PhD, Hanrath group) and computational work by the Clancy group. Clancy’s computational screening guided the experimental selection of THTO as an additive with stronger solvation efficacy than all other commonly used solvents.
B.J. Foley, J. Girard, A. Z. Chen, M. R. Alpert, D. M. Smilgies, W. A. Saidi, B. Sorenson, A. Harper, P. Clancy and J. J. Choi, Controlling Nucleation, Growth, and Orientation of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Thin Films with a Sulfoxide Additive, J. Mater. Chem. A, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07671H (2016).