Maria Antonietta Loi

Associate Professor (Physics and Applied Physics)
Photophysics and OptoElectronics, Zernike Institute for advanced Materials.
University of Groningen

Fields of interest

Prof. Loi’s research interests include the photophysical and transport properties of organic, colloidal inorganic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes and hybrids semiconductors. Large attention is devoted to the use of the above-mentioned materials to fabricate solar cells.


Recent publications

C. Piliego, M. Manca, R. Kroon, M. Yarema, K. Szendrei, M. Andersson, W. Heiss and M. A. Loi,
Charge separation dynamics in narrow band gap polymer/PbS nanocrystal blend for efficient hybrid solar cells,
J. Mater. Chem., DOI:10.1039/C2JM34034H (2012).

O. V. Mikhnenko, R. Ruiter, P. W. M. Blom, M. A. Loi,
Direct measurement of the triplet exciton diffusion length in organic semiconductors,
Physical Review Letters 108, 137401 (2012).

C. Piliego and M. A. Loi,
Charge transfer state in highly efficient polymer–fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells,
J. Mater. Chem. 22, 4141 (2012).

M. C. Scharber, C. Lungenschmied, H.-J. Egelhaaf, G. Matt, M. Bednorz, T. Fromherz, J. Gao, D. Jarzab and M. A. Loi,
Charge transfer excitons in low band gap polymer based solar cells and the role of processing additives,
Energy Environmental Science 4, 5077 (2011).

D. Jarzab, F. Cordella, J. Gao, M. Scharber, H.-J. Egelhaaf, M. A. Loi,
Low-Temperature Behaviour of Charge Transfer Excitons in Narrow-Bandgap Polymer-Based Bulk Heterojunctions,
Advanced Energy Materials  1, 604 (2011).

S. Fabiano, Z. Chen, S. Vahedi, A. Facchetti, B. Pignataro, M. A. Loi,
Role of photoactive layer morphology in high fill factor all-polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells,
Journal of Material Chemistry 21, 5891 (2011).

K. Szendrei, W. Gomulya, M. Yarema, W. Heiss, and M. A. Loi,
PbS nanocrystal solar cells with high efficiency and fill factor,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 203501 (2010).

K. Szendrei, F. Cordella, M. V. Kovalenko, M. Böberl, G. Hesser, M. Yarema, D. M. Jarzab, O. V. Mikhnenko, A. Gocalinska, M. Saba, F. Quochi, A. Mura, G. Bongiovanni, P. W. M. Blom, W. Heiss, M. A. Loi,
Solution-processable near infrared photodetectors based on electron transfer from PbS nanocrystals to fullerene derivatives,
Adv. Mat. 21, 683 (2009).

M. A. Loi, S. Toffanin, M. Muccini, M. Forster, U. Scherf, M. Scharber,
Charge transfer excitons in bulk heterojunctions of a fluorine copolymers and a fullerene derivative,
Adv. Funct. Mat. 17, 2111 (2007).

M. A. Loi, E. Da Como, F. Dinelli, M. Murgia, R. Zamboni, F. Biscarini and M. Muccini,
Supramolecular organization in ultra-thin films of -sexithiophene on silicon dioxide,
Nature Materials 4, 81 (2005).