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Fully functional semi-transparent perovskite
solar cell fabricated at ambient air

Stav Rahmany, Michael Layani, Shlomo Magdassi
and Lioz EtgarSustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017
DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00383H
Novel Rubidium lead chloride nanocrystals: Synthesis
and characterization
Daniel Amgar, Małgorzata Wierzbowska, Vladimir Uvarov
Vitaly Gutkin and Lioz Etgar,  Nano Futures, 2017 
High efficiency quasi 2D lead bromide perovskite solar cells
 using various barrier molecules

Bat-El Cohen, Małgorzata Wierzbowska and Lioz Etgar
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00311K

Low dimensional organic-inorganic halide perovskite: structure,
properties, and applications

Ravi K. Misra, Bat-El Cohen, Lior Iagher, and Lioz Etgar
Methylammonium-Mediated Evolution of Mixed-Organic-Cation
Perovskite Thin Films: A Dynamic Composition-Tuning Process

Chongwen Li, Yuanyuan Zhou, Li Wang, Yue Chang, Yingxia Zong 
Lioz Etgar,Guanglei Cui, Nitin P. Padture, and Shuping Pang
Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 1 – 6
Tunable length and optical properties of few
units cell CsPbX3 (X=Cl, Br, I) nanowires

Daniel Amgar, Avigail Stern, Dvir Rotem, Danny Porath, and Lioz Etgar
Nano Letters, 2017, 17 (2),1007–1013
Influence of Schottky contact on the C-V and J-V characteristics
of HTM-free perovskite solar cells

Y. Huang, S. Aharon, A. Rolland, L. Pedesseau, O. Durand, L. Etgar, J. Even
EPJ Photovoltaics, 2017,8, 85501.


  CH3NH2 Gas Induced (110) Preferred Cesium-Containing Perovskite Film
with Reduced PbI6 Octahedron Distortion and Enhanced Moisture Stability

Y. Chang, L.Wang, J. Zhang, Z. Zhou, C. Li, B. Chen, L. Etgar
G. Cui and S. Pang
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 4803-4808. 

Conductive molecularly doped gold films

Hadas Naor, Yiftach Divon, Lior Iagher, Lioz Etgar, David Avnir.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016,4, 11548-11556.
High efficiency and high open circuit voltage
in quasi two-dimensional 
perovskite based solar cells

Bat-El Cohen, Małgorzata Wierzbowska, Lioz Etgar.
Advanced Functional Materials, 2016
 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604733. 

Structural and quantitative investigation of perovskite
pore filling 
in mesoporous metal oxides

Shany Gamliel, Inna Popov, Bat-El Cohen, Vladimir Uvarov, Lioz Etgar
Crystals, 2016,  6(11), 149.
Inorganic and hybrid organo-metal perovskite nanostructures:
synthesis, properties and applications

Daniel Amgar, Sigalit Aharon, Lioz Etgar.
Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 8576–8593.

Spatially Heterogeneous Chlorine Incorporation in
Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells


Yanqi Luo, Shany Gamliel, Sally Nijem, Sigalit Aharon
Martin Holt, Benjamin Stripe, Volker Rose, Mariana I. Bertoni
 Lioz Etgar, and David P Fenning

Chemistry of Materials 2016,28 (18),  6536–6543. 

A mesoporous–planar hybrid architecture of methylammonium
lead iodide perovskite based solar cells

Ravi K. Misra, Sigalit Aharon, Michael Layani,Shlomo Magdassi and Lioz Etgar
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 14423-14429. 

Effect of Halide Composition on the Photochemical Stability
of Perovskite Photovoltaic Materials

Ravi K. Misra, Laura Ciammaruchi, Sigalit Aharon, Dmitry Mogilyansky
Lioz Etgar, Iris Visoly-Fisher, Eugene A. Katz
ChemSusChem,2016,9,2572 –2577.

Two dimensional organo-metal halide perovskite nanorods
with tunable optical properties

Sigalit Aharon and Lioz Etgar
Nano Lett.,2016,16 (5), pp 3230–3235.

Parameters that control and influence the organo-metal halide perovskite
crystallization and morphology


Bat-el Cohen and Lioz Etgar
Front. Optoelectron.2016, 9(1): 44–52.

New insights on exciton binding and relaxation from
high timeresolution ultrafast spectroscopy of
CH3NH3PbI3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 films

Vinay sharma , Sigalit Aharon , Itay Gdor , Chunfan Yang
Lioz Etgar, Sanford Ruhman
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 3546-3553.

Kinetics of Cesium Lead halide perovskite
Nanoparticle growth;
 Focusing and De-focusing of size distribution

Miriam Koolyk, Daniel Amgar, Sigalit Aharon, Lioz Etgar
Nanoscale, 2016,8, 6403-6409.

Parameters Influencing the Growth of ZnO  Nanowires
as Efficient Low Temperature Flexible 
Perovskite-Based Solar Cells

Alex Dymshits, Lior Iagher ,Lioz Etgar
materials,2016, 9(1), 60.

  1. Bat-El Cohen, Sigalit Aharon, Alexander Dymshits,  Lioz Etgar."Impact of Anti-Solvent Treatment on Carrier Density in Efficient Hole Conductor Free Perovskite based Solar Cells", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C,2015,  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10994.
  2. Gamliel, Shany; Dymshits, Alexander; Aharon, Sigalit; Terkieltaub, Eyal; Etgar, Lioz, "Micrometer Sized Perovskite Crystals in Planar Hole Conductor Free Solar Cells", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119 (34), pp 19722–19728
  3. Lioz Etgar. "Hole-transport material-free perovskite-based solar cells", MRS Bulletin, 2015, 40,  DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2015.174. Special issue, Theme: Perovskite photovoltaics.
  4. Tzofia Englman, Eyal Terkieltaub, Lioz Etgar. "High open circuit voltage in Sb2S3/metal oxide-based solar cells", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015,119, 12904−12909.
  5. Sigalit Aharon, Michael Layani, Bat-El Cohen, Efrat Shukrun , Shlomo Magdassi, Lioz Etgar. "Self-assembly of perovskite for fabrication of semi-transparent perovskite solar cells", Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2015, 2, 1500118.
  6. Alex Dymshits, Alex Henning, Gideon Segev, Yossi Rosenwaks and  Lioz Etgar "The electronic structure of metal oxide/organo metal halide perovskite junctions in perovskite based solar cells"  Nature Scientific Reports, 2015, 5,8704.
  7. J. M. Azpiroz,a J. M. Ugalde,a I. Infantea , Lioz Etgar and F. De Angelisb, "The Effect of TiO2 Morphology on the Electron Injection Efficiency in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells: a First-Principles Study", Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys, 2015, 17, 6076-6086
  8. Ravi K. Misra, Sigalit Aharon, Baili Li, Dmitri Mogilyansky, Iris Visoly-Fisher, Lioz Etgar and Eugene A. Katz. "Temperature- and Component-Dependent Degradation of  Perovskite Photovoltaic Materials under Concentrated Sunlight" J. Phys. Chem.Lett.2015, 6 (3), pp 326–330
  9. Alexander Dymshits, Amit Rotem and Lioz Etgar " High voltage in hole conductor free organo metal halide perovskite solar cells"J. Mater. Chem. A, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 20776-20781 
  10. Sigalit Aharon, Alexander Dymshits, Amit Rotem and Lioz Etgar "Temperature dependence of hole conductor free formamidinium lead iodide perovskite based solar cells."  J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 9171-9178 

  1. Shany Gamliel, and Lioz Etgar. "Organo-metal perovskite based solar cells: sensitized versus planar architecture". RSC Advances, (2014), 4, 29012-29021.
  2. Bat-El Cohen, Shany Gamliel, and Lioz Etgar. " Parameters influencing the deposition of methylammonium lead halide iodide in hole conductor free perovskite-based solar cells" APL Materials.2, 081502 (2014). 
  3. Elham Ghadiri , Bin Liu , Jacques-E. Moser , Michael Grätzel , and Lioz Etgar" Investigation of Interfacial Charge Separation at PbS QDs/
    (001) TiO 2 Nanosheets Heterojunction Solar Cell" Particle & Particle Systems Characterization,2015,32,483-488
  4. Lioz Etgar, Peng Gao, Peng Qin, Michael Greatzel  and Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin. "A hybrid lead iodide perovskite and lead sulfide QD heterojunction solar cell to obtain a panchromatic response" J. Mater. Chem. A,  2014,2, 11586-11590.    
  5. Sigalit Aharon, Shany Gamliel, Bat El Cohen and  Lioz Etgar. "Depletion region effect of highly efficient hole conductor free CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2014,16, 10512-10518.
  6. Sigalit Aharon, Bat-El Cohen, and Lioz Etgar. "Hybrid Lead Halide Iodide and Lead Halide Bromide in Efficient Hole Conductor Free Perovskite Solar Cell" J.Phys.Chem. C,2014, 118, 17160−17165.

  1. Walleed Abu Laben, Lioz Etgar. “Depleted hole conductor-free lead halide iodide heterojunction solar cell” Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6,3249-3253. 
  2. Lioz Etgar, Guillaume Schuchardt, Daniele Costenaro, Fabio Carniato, Chiara Bisio, Shaik.M.Zakeeruddin, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin,      Leonardo Marchese, Michael Graetzel. "Enhancing the open circuit voltage of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells by Surface engineering of silica particles in gel electrolyte" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1,10142-10147.
  3. Lioz Etgar, "Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters in Solar Cells" Review, Materials 2013, 6, 445-459. open
  4. Lioz Etgar, Gao Peng, Zhaosheng Xue, Bin Liu, Md K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, “Mesoscopic CH3NH3PbI3/TiO2 heterojunction solar cell”. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134,17396-17399. open

  5. Lioz Etgar, Diana Yanover , Richard Karel capek, Roman Vaxenburg, Zhaosheng Xue, Bin Liu, Md K. Nazeeruddin , Efrat Lifshitz, Michael Grätzel. “Core/shell PbSe/PbS QDs TiO2 heterojunction solar cell” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23,2736-2741. open

  6. Takafumi Fukumoto, Thomas Moehl, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Lioz Etgar. “Effect of Interfacial Engineering in Solid-state nanostructured Sb2S3 heterojunction solar cells”. Advanced Energy Materials, 2013,3,


  1. Lioz Etgar, James S. Bendall, Vincent Laporte, Mark E. Welland, Michael Graetzel, "Reducing Recombination in ZnO Photoanodes for Dye Sensitized Solar cells through simple chemical synthesis”. Journal of materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 24463-24468. open

  2. Lioz Etgar, Thomas Moehl, Stefanie Tscharntke, Stephen G. Hickey, Alexander Eychmüllerand and Michael Grätzel. “Light Energy Conversion by Mesoscopic PbS Quantum Dots /TiO2 Heterojunction Solar Cells”. ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (4), 3092–3099. open

  3. Etgar Lioz, Jinhyung Park, Barolo Claudia, Lesnyak Vladimir, Panda Subhendu K. ,QuagliottoPierluigi, Hickey Stephen G. , Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Eychmüller Alexander , Viscardi Guido, Grätzel Michael. “Enhancing the efficiency of a dye sensitized solar cell due to the energy transfer between CdSe quantum dots and a designed Squaraine dye” RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 2748-2752. open

  4. Lioz Etgar, Wei Zhang, Stefanie Gabriel, Stephen G. Hickey, Md K. Nazeeruddin , Alexander Eychmüllerand, Bin Liu, Michael Grätzel. “High effiency QDs heterojunction solar cell using anatase (001) TiO2 Nanosheets”. Advanced Materials, 2012, 24(16),


  1. Lioz Etgar and Michael Grätzel. “Solid state PbS Quantum dots /TiO2 Nanoparticles heterojunction solar cell”. Invited paper-MRS proceeding 2011 fall meeting.

  2. Etgar Lioz, JinHyungPark , Barolo Claudia , Md K. Nazeeruddin, Guido Viscardi , Grätzel   Michael. “Design and Development of Novel linker for PbS Quantum Dots /TiO2 Mesoscopic Solar cell.” ACS- Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2011, 3 (9), 3264–3267. open

  3. D. Aaron R. Barkhouse, RatanDebnath, Illan J. Kramer, David Zhitomirsky, Andras G. Pattantyus-Abraham, Larissa Levina, Lioz Etgar, Michael Grätzel, and Edward H. Sargent. “Depleted Bulk Heterojunction Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaics.” Advanced Materials, 2011, 23 (28), 3134-3138. open

  4. Lioz Etgar, James S. Bendall,  Swee C. Tan, NingCai, Peng Wang, Shaik M.  Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel and Mark E. Welland. “An Efficient DSSC based on ZnO Nanowire photo-anodes and a new D-π-A organic dye.” Energy & Environment Science, 2011, 4, 2903-2908. open

  5. Aravind Kumar Chandiran, Frederic Sauvage, Lioz Etgar, and Michael Grätzel. “Ga3+ and Y3+ Cationic Substitution in Mesoporous TiO2 Photoanodes for Photovoltaic Applications.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115 (18), 9232–


  1. Etgar L., Arie Nahmani, Allen Tannenbaum, Efrat Lifshitz, Rina Tannenbaum. “Trajectory Control of PbSe-γ-Fe2O3   Nanoplatforms under viscous flow and an external magnetic field.” Nanotechnology  21, 2010, 175702. open

  2. Etgar L., ArieNahmani, Allen Tannenbaum, EfratLifshitz, RinaTannenbaum.“Targeting of PbSe- Fe2O3 Nanoplatforms by External Magnetic Field Under Viscous Flow Conditions.” Sensor Lett. 2010, 8(3), 383-386.

  3. A. Nakhmani, L. Etgar, A. Tannenbaum, E. Lifshitz, R. Tannenbaum. “Visual Motion Analysis of Nanoplatforms Flow under an External Magnetic Field.” Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2 ,504-507.


  1. Etgar L., ArieNahmani, Allen Tannenbaum, EfratLifshitz, RinaTannenbaum.“Flow behavior of PbSe-Fe2O3 nanoplatforms under viscous flow and an external magnetic field.” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 2009.

  2. Alexander Zakrassov, ArkadyBitler, Lioz Etgar, Gregory Leitus, EfratLifshitz, and Ron Naaman. “Controlling the Anisotropic Magnetic Dipolar Interactions of PbSe Self-Assembled Nanoparticles on GaAs.” Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2009 ,21,11(35), 7549-52. open

  3. Etgar L., Yehuda G. Assaraf, Gregory Leitus,Leonid Fradkin, RinaTannenbaum, EfratLifshitz. “Optical and Magnetic Properties of PbSe Quantum Dots-γ-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles Conjugate Structures.” Chem. Phys Chem., 2009, 10,


  1. Etgar L., Lifshitz E., Tannenbaum R. “Synthesis of Water Soluble PbSe   Quantum Dots.” J. Mater. Res. 2008, 23(4),

​          2007

  1. Etgar L., Lifshitz E., Tannenbaum R. “Synthesis of Water Soluble PbSe Quantum Dots.” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 959, 2007 , 0959-M03-03.
  2.  Etgar L., Lifshitz E., Tannenbaum R. “Hierarchical conjugate structure of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles and PbSe quantum dots for biological applications.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111(17), 6238-6244. open


  1. Lioz Etgar, Md K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel,  “Organo Metal Halide Perovskite Heterojunction Solar Cell and Fabrication Thereof”, B-6630-EP.
  2. Lioz Etgar, PEROVSKITE SHCOTTKY TYPE SOLAR CELL", WO 2014/097299.
  3. Lioz Etgar, Shlomo Magdassi, "Semi-transperant hole conductor free perovskite based solar cells"

Book chapters

  1. E. Lifshitz, A.Kigel, M. Brumer, L. Etgar, V. Kloper, M Bashouti, A. Sashchiuk, R. Tennenbaum, M. Sirota, E. Galun, Z. Burshtein, A.Q. Le Quang, I. Ledoux-Rak, and J. Zyss. “PbSe Core, PbSe/PbS and PbSe/PbSexSx-1 Core-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots: Properties and Applications.” Handbook of Self Assembled Semiconductor Nanostructures for Novel Devices in Photonics and Electronics. Ch. 25, 2008, 749-772.

  2. Etgar Lioz, HyoJoong Lee, Md K. Nazeeruddin, Grätzel Michael. “Semiconductor Sensitized TiO2 Mesoporous Solar cells”, Book Chapter,Colloidal Quantum Dot Devices: Sensors, Sources, and Solar Cells, Cambridge University Press, accepted, 2011.

    3. Etgar Lioz, Thin Film Solar Cells based on Quantum Dots, Nanotechnology for Light Energy Conversion, A volume in the Wiley-VCH Series on “Nanotechnology”