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Alam, F.; Wegner, K. D.; Pouget, S.; Amidani, L.; Kvashnina, K.; Aldakov, D.; Reiss, P., Eu2+: A suitable substituent for Pb2+ in CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals?
J. Chem. Phys. 2019, 151 (23), 231101

Moodelly, D.; Kowalik, P.; Bujak, P.; Pron, A.; Reiss, P., Synthesis, photophysical properties and surface chemistry of chalcopyrite-type semiconductor nanocrystals.
J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7 (38), 11665-11709.

Thapa, S.; Bhardwaj, K.; Basel, S.; Pradhan, S.; Eling, C. J.; Adawi, A. M.; Bouillard, J.-S. G.; Stasiuk, G. J.; Reiss, P.; Pariyar, A.; Tamang, S., Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine.
Nanoscale Advances 2019, 1, 3388-3391

Wegner, K. D.; Dussert, F.; Truffier-Boutry, D.; Benayad, A.; Beal, D.; Mattera, L.; Ling, W. L.; Carrière, M.; Reiss, P., Influence of the Core/Shell Structure of Indium Phosphide Based Quantum Dots on Their Photostability and Cytotoxicity.
Frontiers in Chemistry 2019, 7, 466.

Xu, L.; Chen, X.; Jin, J.; Liu, W.; Dong, B.; Bai, X.; Song, H.; Reiss, P., Inverted perovskite solar cells employing doped NiO hole transport layers: A review.
Nano Energy 2019, 63, 103860 

Aldakov, D.; Reiss, P., Safer-by-Design Fluorescent Nanocrystals: Metal Halide Perovskites vs Semiconductor Quantum Dots.
J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (20), 12527-12541.

Wegner, K. D.; Pouget, S.; Ling, W. L.; Carrière, M.; Reiss, P., Gallium – a versatile element for tuning the photoluminescence properties of InP quantum dots.
Chem. Commun. 2019, 55 (11), 1663-1666

P. Josse, S. Li, S. Dayneko, D. Joly, A. Labrunie, S. Dabos-Seignon, M. Allain, B. Siegler, R. Demadrille, G. C. Welch, C. Risko, P. Blanchard, C. Cabanetos
Bromination of the benzothioxanthene Bloc: toward new π-conjugated systems for organic electronic applications
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 761-766    

L. Xu C. Aumaitre Y. Kervella G. Lapertot, C. Rodríguez‐Seco E. Palomares, R. Demadrille, P. Reiss
Increasing the Efficiency of Organic Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells over 10.3% Using Locally Ordered Inverse Opal Nanostructures in the Photoelectrode
Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1706291               cover article

C. Aumaitre, C. Rodriguez-Seco, J. Jover, O. Bardagot, F. Caffy, Y. Kervella, N. Lopez, E. Palomares, R. Demadrille
Visible and near-infrared organic photosensitizers comprising isoindigo derivatives as chromophores: synthesis, optoelectronic properties and factors limiting their efficiency in dye solar cells
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 10074-10084    

, , , , , , , , , , , Growth Mechanism and Surface State of CuInS2 Nanocrystals Synthesized with Dodecanethiol
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b07401            cover article

Godfroy, M.; Aumaitre, C.; Caffy, F.; Kervella, Y.; Cabau, L.; Pellejà, L.; Maldivi, P.; Narbey, S.; Oswald, F.; Palomares, E.; Joly, D.; Demadrille, R. Dithienylpyrazine-Based Photosensitizers: Effect of Swapping a Connecting Unit on Optoelectronic Properties and Photovoltaic Performances.
Dyes and Pigments 2017, 146, 352-360

Bouchard, M.; Hilhorst, J.; Pouget, S.; Alam, F.; Mendez, M.; Djurado, D.; Aldakov, D.; Schülli, T.; Reiss, P. Direct Evidence of Chlorine-Induced Preferential Crystalline Orientation in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites Grown on Tio2.
J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 7596-7602

Sandroni, M.; Wegner, K. D.; Aldakov, D.; Reiss, P. Prospects of Chalcopyrite-Type Nanocrystals for Energy Applications.
ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2, 1076-1088

D. Joly, M. Godfroy, L. Pellejà, Y. Kervella, P. Maldivi, S. Narbey, F. Oswald, E. Palomares, R. Demadrille, Side chain engineering of organic sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: a strategy to improve performances and stability.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 6122-6130 

Peter Reiss, Marie Carrière, Christophe Lincheneau, Louis Vaure, Sudarsan Tamang, Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Focusing on Nontoxic and Earth-Abundant Materials. 
Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (18), 10731–10819

D. Joly, J-W Jung, I-D. Kim, R. Demadrille, Electrospun materials for solar energy conversion: innovations and trends.
J. Mater. Chem. C 2016,  4, 10173-10197

F. Caffy, N. Delbosc, P. Chavez, P. Levêque, J. Faure-Vincent, J-P. Travers, D. Djurado, J. Pécaut, B. Grévin, N. Lemaitre, N. Leclerc, R. Demadrille, Synthesis, optoelectronic properties and photovoltaic performances of wide band-gap copolymers based on dibenzosilole and quinoxaline units, rivals to P3HT.
Polym. Chem. 7 (2016) 4160-4175                            cover article

Tamang, S.; Lincheneau, C.; Hermans, Y.; Jeong, S.; Reiss, P. Chemistry of InP Nanocrystal Syntheses.
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 2491-2506

Park J., Sajjad M. T., Jouneau P.-H., Ruseckas A., Faure-Vincent J., Samuel I. D., Reiss P., Aldakov D., Efficient eco-friendly inverted quantum dot sensitized solar cells.
J. Mater. Chem. A 4 (2016), 827-837
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Fuchs F., Caffy F., Demadrille R., Melin T., Grevin B., High-Resolution Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Imaging of Interface Dipoles and Photogenerated Charges in Organic Donor-Acceptor Photovoltaic Blends.
ACS Nano 10 (2016) 739-746

A. Lefrançois, S. Pouget, L. Vaure, M. Lopez-Haro, P. Reiss, Direct Synthesis of Highly Conductive tert-Butylthiol-Capped CuInS2 Nanocrystals.
ChemPhysChem 17 (2016) 654-659
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Idigoras J., Godfroy M., Joly D., Todinova A., Maldivi P., Oskam G., Demadrille R., Anta J.A., Organic dyes for the sensitization of nanostructured ZnO photoanodes: effect of the anchoring functions.
RSC Advances 5 (2015) 68929-68938

D. Joly, L. Pellejà, S. Narbey, F. Oswald, T. Meyer, Y. Kervella, P. Maldivi, J. N. Clifford, E. Palomares and R. Demadrille, Metal-free organic sensitizers with narrow absorption in the visible for solar cells exceeding 10% efficiency.
Energy Environ. Sci., (2015), 8, 2010

G. Gabka, P. Bujak, M. Gryszel, A. Ostrowski, K. Malinowska, G. Z Zukowska, F. Agnese, A. Pron, P. Reiss: Synthesis and surface chemistry of high quality wurtzite and kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals using tin(II) 2-ethylhexanoate as a new tin source.
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 12985

Lefrançois, A. et al.  Enhanced Charge Separation in Ternary P3HT/PCBM/CuInS2 Nanocrystals Hybrid Solar Cells.
Scientific Reports
, 5, Article number: 7768, (2015)

Fuchs, F., Linares, M., de Vet, C., Leclère, P.,  Demadrille, R., Grévin, B. On the Photo-Induced Charge-Carrier Generation within Monolayers of Self-Assembled Organic Donor–Acceptor Dyads.
Adv. Mater.
, 26(37), 6416-6422, (2014)

Muguerra, H. et al. Electrodeposited ZnO nanowires as photoelectrode in solid-state organic dye-sensitized solar cells. 
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
,  16, 7472-7480, (2014)

Pépin-Donat, B. et al. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Tracing of Electronic Transfers in Push–Pull Copolymers/PCBM or Nanocrystal Composites.
J. Phys. Chem. C 118(35), 20647-20660 (2014).

Delbosc, N. et al. Synthesis, optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties of conjugated alternating copolymers incorporating 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole or fluorenone units: a comparative study.
RSC Adv., 4, 15236-15244, (2014).

Tournebize, A. et al. How Photoinduced Crosslinking Under Operating Conditions Can Reduce PCDTBT-Based Solar Cell Efficiency and then Stabilize It.
Adv. Energy Mater.
4(10), 1301530 (2014)

Joly, D. et al. A Robust Organic Dye for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Iodine/Iodide Electrolytes Combining High Efficiency and Outstanding Stability. Scientific Reports4, Article number: 4033 (2014).

Chappaz-Gillot, C. et al. Polymer solar cells with electrodeposited CuSCN nanowires as new efficient hole transporting layer.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
120, 163-167 (2014)

Choi, S.-H. et al. Amorphous Zinc Stannate (Zn2SnO4) Nanofibers Networks as Photoelectrodes for Organic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
Advanced Functional Materials
23, 3146-3155 (2013)
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Aldakov, D., Lefrancois, A. & Reiss, P. Ternary and quaternary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals: synthesis, properties and applications.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
1, 3756-3776 (2013)
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Hartmann, L. et al. Large-Scale Simultaneous Orientation of CdSe Nanorods and Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) by Mechanical Rubbing. Macromolecules 46, 6177-6186, doi:10.1021/ma400880x (2013).

Sanchez, al. Sensitization of ZnO nanowire arrays with CuInS2 for extremely thin absorber solar cells. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5, 011207 (2013).

Lopez-Haro, M., Jiu, T., Bayle-Guillemaud, P., Jouneau, P.-H. & Chandezon, F. Multiscale tomographic analysis of polymer-nanoparticle hybrid materials for solar cells. Nanoscale 5, 10945-10955, doi:10.1039/c3nr03202g (2013).

Ashraf, R. S. et al. The Influence of Polymer Purification on Photovoltaic Device Performance of a Series of Indacenodithiophene Donor Polymers. Advanced Materials 25, 2029-2034, doi:10.1002/adma.201300027 (2013).

de Kergommeaux, A., Faure-Vincent, J., Pron, A., de Bettignies, R. & Reiss, P. SnS thin films realized from colloidal nanocrystal inks. Thin Solid Films 535, 376-379, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2012.11.068 (2013).

Luszczynska, B., Szymanski, M. Z., Verilhac, J. M., Reiss, P. & Djurado, D. Improved external quantum efficiency of solution-processed P3HT: 60PCBM photodetectors by the addition of Cu-In-Se nanocrystals. Organic Electronics 14, 3206-3212, doi:10.1016/j.orgel.2013.09.036 (2013).

Cattin, L. et al. Effect of the Ag deposition rate on the properties of conductive transparent MoO3/Ag/MoO3 multilayers. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 117, 103-109, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2013.05.026 (2013).

Grevin, B., Jradi, K., Yahya, W. Z. N., De Bettignies, R. & Demadrille, R. Fabrication of multiscale electrodes on organic photovoltaic thin films and in situ electrical characterization by nanostencil combined with Qplus AFM. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 31, doi:10.1116/1.4792253 (2013).

de Kergommeaux, A. et al. Highly conductive CuInSe2 nanoaystals with inorganic surface ligands. Materials Chemistry and Physics 136, 877-882, doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.08.014 (2012).

Najari, A. et al. High Open-Circuit Voltage Solar Cells Based on New Thieno 3,4-c pyrrole-4,6-dione and 2,7-Carbazole Copolymers. Macromolecules 45, 1833-1838, doi:10.1021/ma202540j (2012).

Roiban, L. et al. Mapping the 3D distribution of CdSe nanocrystals in highly oriented and nanostructured hybrid P3HT-CdSe films grown by directional epitaxial crystallization. Nanoscale 4, 7212-7220, doi:10.1039/c2nr32071a (2012).

Couderc, E. et al. Charge transport in poly(3-hexylthiophene):CdSe nanocrystals hybrid thin films investigated with time-of-flight measurements. Applied Physics Letters 101, doi:10.1063/1.4749840 (2012).

Shan, Y. et al. A novel pyridinium hemicyanine dye with carboxylate anchoring group and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells. Tetrahedron Letters 53, 1341-1344, doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.12.133 (2012).

Ottone, C. et al. Donor-acceptor alternating copolymers containing thienopyrroledione electron accepting units: preparation, redox behaviour, and application to photovoltaic cells. Polymer Chemistry 3, 2355-2365, doi:10.1039/c2py20064c (2012).

de Kergommeaux, A. et al. Surface Oxidation of Tin Chalcogenide Nanocrystals Revealed by Sn-119-Mossbauer Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 11659-11666, doi:10.1021/ja3033313 (2012).

Reiss, P., Couderc, E., De Girolamo, J. & Pron, A. Conjugated polymers/semiconductor nanocrystals hybrid materials-preparation, electrical transport properties and applications. Nanoscale 3, 446-489, doi:10.1039/c0nr00403k (2011).

Berton, N. et al. New Alternating Copolymers of 3,6-Carbazoles and Dithienylbenzothiadiazoles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Photovoltaics. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 212, 2127-2141, doi:10.1002/macp.201100209 (2011).

Gawrys, P., Zoltowska, A., Zagorska, M. & Pron, A. Alternating copolymers of oligoarylenes and naphthalene bisimides as low band gap semiconductors: Synthesis, electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical behavior. Electrochimica Acta 56, 10464-10472, doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2011.03.016 (2011).

Lincker, F. et al. Fluorenone core donor-acceptor-donor pi-conjugated molecules end-capped with dendritic oligo(thiophene)s: synthesis, liquid crystalline behaviour, and photovoltaic applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry 21, 5238-5247, doi:10.1039/c0jm02437f (2011).

Lefrancois, A. et al. Effect of the treatment with (di-) amines and dithiols on the spectroscopic, electrochemical and electrical properties of CdSe nanocrystals' thin films. Journal of Materials Chemistry 21, 11524-11531, doi:10.1039/c1jm10538h (2011).

Spadafora, E. J. et al. Local contact potential difference of molecular self-assemblies investigated by Kelvin probe force microscopy. Applied Physics Letters 99, doi:10.1063/1.3662850 (2011).

de Kergommeaux, A. et al. Synthesis of colloidal CuInSe2 nanocrystals films for photovoltaic applications. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95, S39-S43, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2010.12.054 (2011).

Aldakov, D. et al. Hybrid nanocomposites of CdSe nanocrystals distributed in complexing thiophene-based copolymers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12, 7497-7505, doi:10.1039/b921239f (2010).

Spadafora, E. J., Demadrille, R., Ratier, B. & Grevin, B. Imaging the Carrier Photogeneration in Nanoscale Phase Segregated Organic Heterojunctions by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. Nano Letters 10, 3337-3342, doi:10.1021/nl101001d (2010).

Pron, A., Gawrys, P., Zagorska, M., Djurado, D. & Demadrille, R. Electroactive materials for organic electronics: preparation strategies, structural aspects and characterization techniques. Chemical Society Reviews 39, 2577-2632, doi:10.1039/b907999h (2010).

Berson, S. et al. Effect of carbonitrile and hexyloxy substituents on alternated copolymer of polythiophene Performances in photovoltaic cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 94, 699-708, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2009.12.028 (2010).

Pokrop, R. et al. Molecular hybrids of CdSe semiconductor nanocrystals with terthiophene carboxylic acid or its polymeric analogue. Materials Chemistry and Physics 123, 756-760, doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.05.054 (2010).

Berton, N., Fabre-Francke, I., Bourrat, D., Chandezon, F. & Sadki, S. Poly(bisthiophene-carbazole-fullerene) Double-Cable Polymer As New Donor-acceptor Material: Preparation and Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113, 14087-14093, doi:10.1021/jp905876h (2009).

Brinkmann, M., Chandezon, F., Pansu, R. B. & Julien-Rabant, C. Epitaxial Growth of Highly Oriented Fibers of Semiconducting Polymers with a Shish-Kebab-Like Superstructure. Advanced Functional Materials 19, 2759-2766, doi:10.1002/adfm.200900966 (2009).

Brinkmann, M. & Rannou, P. Molecular Weight Dependence of Chain Packing and Semicrystalline Structure in Oriented Films of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Revealed by High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy. Macromolecules 42, 1125-1130, doi:10.1021/ma8023415 (2009).

Hayton, J. et al. Pi-Conjugated Molecular Nanowire Stacks Investigated by Frequency-Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy in the qPlus Configuration. Applied Physics Express 2, doi:10.1143/apex.2.091501 (2009).

Grevin, B., Demadrille, R., Linares, M., Lazzaroni, R. & Leclere, P. Probing the Local Conformation within pi-Conjugated One-dimensional Supramolecular Stacks using Frequency Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy. Advanced Materials 21, 4124-+, doi:10.1002/adma.200803762 (2009).

Oosterbaan, W. D. et al. Efficient formation, isolation and characterization of poly(3-alkylthiophene) nanofibres: probing order as a function of side-chain length. Journal of Materials Chemistry 19, 5424-5435, doi:10.1039/b900670b (2009).

Li, L. et al. Highly Luminescent CuInS2/ZnS Core/Shell Nanocrystals: Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots for In Vivo Imaging. Chemistry of Materials 21, 2422-2429, doi:10.1021/cm900103b (2009).

Picard, L. et al. Composites of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with bis-Quaterthiophene-Fluorenone Conjugated Oligomer: Spectroelectrochemical and Photovoltaic Properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 17347-17354, doi:10.1021/jp906112p (2009).

Pokrop, R. et al. Electronic, Electrochemical, and Spectroelectrochemical Properties of Hybrid Materials Consisting of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives of Oligothiophene and CdSe Semiconductor Nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 3487-3493, doi:10.1021/jp808351h (2009).

Lincker, F. et al. Fluorenone-Based Molecules for Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells: Synthesis, Characterization, and Photovoltaic Properties. Advanced Functional Materials 18, 3444-3453, doi:10.1002/adfm.200800366 (2008).

De Girolamo, J., Reiss, P. & Pron, A. Hybrid materials from diaminopyriminide-functionalized poly(hexylthiophene) and thymine-capped CdSe nanocrystals: Part II - Hydrogen bond assisted layer-by-layer molecular level processing. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112, 8797-8801, doi:10.1021/jp801299b (2008).

De Girolamo, J. et al. Layer-by-layer assembled composite films of side-functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene) and CdSe nanocrystals: electrochemical, spectroelectrochemical and photovoltaic properties. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10, 4027-4035, doi:10.1039/b803029d (2008).

Berson, S., de Bettignies, R., Bailly, S., Guillerez, S. & Jousselme, B. Elaboration of P3HT/CNT/PCBM composites for organic photovoltaic cells. Advanced Functional Materials 17, 3363-3370, doi:10.1002/adfm.200700438 (2007).

Brinkmann, M., Aldakov, D. & Chandezon, F. Fabrication of oriented and periodic hybrid nanostructures of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and CdSe nanocrystals by directional epitaxial solidification. Advanced Materials 19, 3819, doi:10.1002/adma.200700311 (2007).

De Girolamo, J., Reiss, P. & Pron, A. Supramolecularly assembled hybrid materials via molecular recognition between diaminopyrimidine-functionalized poly(hexylthiophene) and thymine-capped CdSe nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 14681-14688, doi:10.1021/jp0741758 (2007).

Demadrille, R. et al. Conjugated alternating copolymer of dialkylquaterthiophene and fluorenone: synthesis, characterisation and photovoltaic properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry 17, 4661-4669, doi:10.1039/b708372f (2007).

Berson, S., De Bettignies, R., Bailly, S. & Guillerez, S. Poly (3-hexylthiophene) fibers for photovoltaic applications. Advanced Functional Materials 17, 1377-1384, doi:10.1002/adfm.200600922 (2007).

Aldakov, D. et al. Hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials: ligand effects. European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 36, 261-265, doi:10.1051/epjap:2006144 (2006).

Querner, C. et al. Grafting of oligoaniline on CdSe nanocrystals: spectroscopic, electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of the resulting organic/inorganic hybrid. Journal of Materials Chemistry 15, 554-563, doi:10.1039/b413183e (2005).

Demadrille, R. et al. Plastic Solar Cells Based on Fluorenone Containing Oligomers and Regioregular Alternate Copolymers. Adv. Funct. Mater. 15, 1547-1552, DOI: 10.1002/afm 200500117 (2005).

Pron, A. et al. Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of polythiophenes containing pendant oligoaniline groups. Polimery 48, 505-510 (2003).