The aim is to identify, understand, and control the nature of various physical phenomena and functionalities of condensed matter systems. We approach this problem using a variety of linear and non-linear optical techniques and by developing microscopic models to describe the observed phenomena.
The research group Optical Condensed Matter Physics is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, a research institute within the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen.
Semiconductors convert energy from photons (light) into an electron current. However, some photons carry too much energy for the material to absorb. These photons produce "hot electrons," and the excess energy of these electrons is converted into heat. Materials scientists have been looking for ways to harvest this excess energy. Scientists from the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) have now shown that this may be easier than expected by combining a perovskite with an acceptor material for hot electrons. Their proof of principle was published in Science Advances on 15 November.
Press release from University Groningen, the Netherlands
Press release from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Prof. Maxim Pchenitchnikov was elected "Teacher of the Year 2018" for the bachelor and master program Physics and Applied Physics
21 Januari 2019
Artur A. Mannanov, Maxim S. Kazantsev, Anatoly D. Kuimov, Vladislav G. Konstantinov, Dmitry I. Dominskiy, Vasiliy A. Trukhanov, Daniil S. Anisimov, Nikita V. Gultikov, Vladimir V. Bruevich, Igor P. Koskin, Alina A. Sonina, Tatyana V. Rybalova, Inna K. Shundrina, Evgeny A. Mostovich, Dmitry Yu. Paraschuk and Maxim S. Pshenichnikov
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7, p. 70-80 (2019)
Showcasing collaborative research from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in The Netherlands, Lomonosov Moscow StateUniversity, Novosibirsk State University and VorozhtsovNovosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russia.
The article featured the back cover of J. Materials Chemistry C.