• 920 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
20112019

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Research Output

  • 920 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 38 Article
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Chalcogenide Materials and Derivatives for Photovoltaic Applications

Buffiere, M., Dhawale, D. S. & El-Mellouhi, F., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Energy Technology. 1900819.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Characterization of defects in 9.7% efficient Cu2ZnSnSe 4-CdS-ZnO solar cells

Brammertz, G., Buffière, M., Oueslati, S., Elanzeery, H., Ben Messaoud, K., Sahayaraj, S., Köble, C., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 14 Oct 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 103, 16, 163904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

170 Citations (Scopus)

Composition and structural study of solution-processed Zn(S,O,OH) thin films grown using H2O2 based deposition route

Buffière, M., Gautron, E., Hildebrandt, T., Harel, S., Guillot-Deudon, C., Arzel, L., Naghavi, N., Barreau, N. & Kessler, J., 15 May 2013, In : Thin Solid Films. 535, 1, p. 171-174 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling the Formation of Nanocavities in Kirkendall Nanoobjects through Sequential Thermal Ex Situ Oxidation and in Situ Reduction Reactions

Mel, A. A. E., Tessier, P. Y., Buffiere, M., Gautron, E., Ding, J., Du, K., Choi, C. H., Konstantinidis, S., Snyders, R., Bittencourt, C. & Molina-Luna, L., 1 Jun 2016, In : Small. 12, 21, p. 2885-2892 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Copper Thiocyanate Inorganic Hole-Transporting Material for High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Madhavan, V., Zimmermann, I., Roldán-Carmona, C., Grancini, G., Buffiere, M., Belaidi, A. & Nazeeruddin, M. K., 9 Dec 2016, In : ACS Energy Letters. 1, 6, p. 1112-1117 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Citations (Scopus)

Correlation between physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 based solar cells

Brammertz, G., Buffière, M., Mevel, Y., Ren, Y., Zaghi, A. E., Lenaers, N., Mols, Y., Koeble, C., Vleugels, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 7 Jan 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 102, 1, 013902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Citations (Scopus)

Development of co-evaporated In2S3 buffer layer for Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film solar cells

Buffiere, M., Barreau, N., Brammertz, G., Sahayaraj, S., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 14 Dec 2015, 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7355906

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Direct synthesis of ZnO nanowires on nanopatterned surface by magnetron sputtering

El Mel, A. A., Buffière, M., Massuyeau, F., Gautron, E., Xu, W., Choi, C. H., Wéry, J., Faulques, E., Barreau, N. & Tessier, P. Y., 1 Dec 2011, In : Chemical Vapor Deposition. 17, 10-12, p. 337-341 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of ammonium sulfide treatments on the surface properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin films

Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., El Mel, A. A., Barreau, N., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 May 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Thin Solid Films.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of binder content in Cu-In-Se precursor ink on the physical and electrical properties of printed CuInSe2 solar cells

Buffiere, M., Zaghi, A. E., Lenaers, N., Batuk, M., Khelifi, S., Drijkoningen, J., Hamon, J., Stesmans, A., Kepa, J., Afanas'Ev, V. V., Hadermann, J., D'Haen, J., Manca, J., Vleugels, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 26 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118, 47, p. 27201-27209 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Cu content and temperature on the properties of Cu 2 ZnSnSe 4 solar cells

Sahayaraj, S., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Meuris, M., Vleugels, J. & Poortmans, J., 1 Jan 2016, In : EPJ Photovoltaics. 7, 70304.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of selenium content of CuInSexalloy nanopowder precursors on recrystallization of printed CuInSe2absorber layers during selenization heat treatment

Zaghi, A. E., Buffiere, M., Koo, J., Brammertz, G., Batuk, M., Verbist, C., Hadermann, J., Kim, W. K., Meuris, M., Poortmans, J. & Vleugels, J., 1 May 2015, In : Thin Solid Films. 582, p. 11-17 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of the burn-out step on the microstructure of the solution-processed Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells

Batuk, M., Buffiere, M., Zaghi, A. E., Lenaers, N., Verbist, C., Khelifi, S., Vleugels, J., Meuris, M. & Hadermann, J., 2015, In : Thin Solid Films. 583, 1, p. 142-150 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of the chemical composition of co-sputtered Zn(O,S) buffer layers on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell performance

Buffiere, M., Harel, S., Guillot-Deudon, C., Arzel, L., Barreau, N. & Kessler, J., 1 Jan 2015, In : Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science. 212, 2, p. 282-290 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Electrical characterization of Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells from selenization of sputtered metal layers

Brammertz, G., Ren, Y., Buffière, M., Mertens, S., Hendrickx, J., Marko, H., Zaghi, A. E., Lenaers, N., Köble, C., Vleugels, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 15 May 2013, In : Thin Solid Films. 535, 1, p. 348-352 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Electron beam nanosculpting of kirkendall oxide nanochannels

El Mel, A. A., Molina-Luna, L., Buffière, M., Tessier, P. Y., Du, K., Choi, C. H., Kleebe, H. J., Konstantinidis, S., Bittencourt, C. & Snyders, R., 25 Feb 2014, In : ACS Nano. 8, 2, p. 1854-1861 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Fabrication of highly ordered hollow oxide nanostructures based on nanoscale Kirkendall effect and ostwald ripening

El Mel, A. A., Buffiere, M., Tessier, P. Y., Xu, W., Du, K., Choi, C. H., Konstantinidis, S., Bittencourt, C. & Snyders, R., 13 Mar 2013, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 5th International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2013. p. 46-48 3 p. 6465949. (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fast chemical bath deposition of Zn(O,S) buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 solar cells

Buffière, M., Harel, S., Arzel, L., Deudon, C., Barreau, N. & Kessler, J., 31 Aug 2011, In : Thin Solid Films. 519, 21, p. 7575-7578 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Growth control, structure, chemical state, and photoresponse of CuO-CdS core-shell heterostructure nanowires

El Mel, A. A., Buffière, M., Bouts, N., Gautron, E., Tessier, P. Y., Henzler, K., Guttmann, P., Konstantinidis, S., Bittencourt, C. & Snyders, R., 5 Jul 2013, In : Nanotechnology. 24, 26, 265603.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Growth control of CuO nanowires on copper thin films: Toward the development of pn nanojunction arrays

El Mel, A. A., Buffiere, M., Bouts, N., Gautron, E., Bittencourt, C., Guttmann, P., Tessier, P. Y., Konstantinidis, S. & Snyders, R., 13 Mar 2013, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 5th International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2013. p. 201-202 2 p. 6465997. (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

High efficiency perovskite solar cells using a PCBM/ZnO double electron transport layer and a short air-aging step

Qiu, W., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Paetzold, U. W., Froyen, L., Heremans, P. & Cheyns, D., 14 Jul 2015, In : Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications. 26, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Citations (Scopus)

Highly ordered hollow oxide nanostructures: The kirkendall effect at the nanoscale

El Mel, A. A., Buffière, M., Tessier, P. Y., Konstantinidis, S., Xu, W., Du, K., Wathuthanthri, I., Choi, C. H., Bittencourt, C. & Snyders, R., 9 Sep 2013, In : Small. 9, 17, p. 2838-2843 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of the Cd2+ treatment on the electrical properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells

Ben Messaoud, K., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., ElAnzeery, H., Oueslati, S., Hamon, J., Kniknie, B. J., Meuris, M., Amlouk, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Nov 2015, In : Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 23, 11, p. 1608-1620 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

In-situ monitoring of the accelerated performance degradation of thin film solar cells

Theelen, M., Steijvers, H., Barreau, N., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Flammini, M. G., Van Vugt, R. J., Vroon, Z. & Zeman, M., 14 Dec 2015, 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7355639

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Interpretation of beneficial annealing of CIGSe cell buffured with co-evaporated In 2S 3

Laurencic, C., Buffière, M., Arzel, L. & Barreau, N., 1 Dec 2011, Program - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011. p. 2746-2748 3 p. 6186515. (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigation of properties limiting efficiency in Cu2ZnSnSe4-based solar cells

Brammertz, G., Oueslati, S., Buffiere, M., Bekaert, J., El Anzeery, H., Messaoud, K. B., Sahayaraj, S., Nuytten, T., Köble, C., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Mar 2015, In : IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 5, 2, p. 649-655 7 p., 6994260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

KCN Chemical Etch for Interface Engineering in Cu2ZnSnSe4 Solar Cells

Buffière, M., Brammertz, G., Sahayaraj, S., Batuk, M., Khelifi, S., Mangin, D., El Mel, A. A., Arzel, L., Hadermann, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 15 Jul 2015, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 7, 27, p. 14690-14698 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical synthesis of high purity Cu-In-Se alloy nanopowder as precursor for printed cise thin film solar cells

Zaghi, A. E., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Batuk, M., Lenaers, N., Kniknie, B., Hadermann, J., Meuris, M., Poortmans, J. & Vleugels, J., 2014, In : Advanced Powder Technology. 25, 4, p. 1254-1261 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructural analysis of 9.7% efficient Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film solar cells

Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Batuk, M., Verbist, C., Mangin, D., Koble, C., Hadermann, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 3 Nov 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 18, 183903.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructural characterization of chemical bath deposited and sputtered Zn(O,S) buffer layers

Gautron, E., Buffière, M., Harel, S., Assmann, L., Arzel, L., Brohan, L., Kessler, J. & Barreau, N., 15 May 2013, In : Thin Solid Films. 535, 1, p. 175-179 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Minimizing metastabilities in Cu(In,Ga)Se2/(CBD)Zn(S,O,OH)/i-ZnO-based solar cells

Buffiere, M., Barreau, N., Arzel, L., Zabierowski, P. & Kessler, J., 1 Apr 2015, In : Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 23, 4, p. 462-469 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling of Cu2ZnSnSe4-CdS-ZnO thin film solar cell

Messaoud, K. B., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Oueslati, S., Elanzeery, H., Meuris, M., Amlouk, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Materials Research Express. 4, 11, 116403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Multistep deposition of Cu2Si(S,Se)3 and Cu2ZnSiSe4high band gap absorber materials for thin film solar cells

Elanzeery, H., Buffière, M., Messaoud, K. B., Oueslati, S., Brammertz, G., Daif, O. E., Cheyns, D., Guindi, R., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Jun 2015, In : Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters. 9, 6, p. 338-343 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Photoluminescence study and observation of unusual optical transitions in Cu2ZnSnSe4/CdS/ZnO solar cells

Oueslati, S., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Köble, C., Oualid, T., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 2015, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 134, p. 340-345 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Physical and electrical characterization of high-performance Cu2ZnSnSe4based thin film solar cells

Oueslati, S., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Elanzeery, H., Touayar, O., Köble, C., Bekaert, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 May 2015, In : Thin Solid Films. 582, p. 224-228 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

Physical characterization of Cu2ZnGeSe4thin films from annealing of Cu-Zn-Ge precursor layers

Buffiere, M., Elanzeery, H., Oueslati, S., Ben Messaoud, K., Brammertz, G., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 May 2015, In : Thin Solid Films. 582, p. 171-175 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers

Zaghi, A. E., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Vanmeensel, K., Meuris, M., Poortmans, J. & Vleugels, J., 26 Nov 2012, Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012. p. 2628-2631 4 p. 6318134. (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Process variability in Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cell devices: Electrical and structural investigations

Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Verbist, C., Oueslati, S., Bekaert, J., Elanzeery, H., Ben Messaoud, K., Sahayaraj, S., Batuk, M., Hadermann, J., Koble, C., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 14 Dec 2015, 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7355797

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Recombination stability in polycrystalline Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin films

Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Mel, A. A. E., Lenaers, N., Ren, Y., Zaghi, A. E., Mols, Y., Koeble, C., Vleugels, J., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Jan 2013, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1941-1944 4 p. 6744850. (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

19 Citations (Scopus)

Red-blue effect in Cu(In,Ga)Se2-based devices revisited

Igalson, M., Urbaniak, A., Zabierowski, P., Maksoud, H. A., Buffiere, M., Barreau, N. & Spiering, S., 15 May 2013, In : Thin Solid Films. 535, 1, p. 302-306 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Refractive index extraction and thickness optimization of Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film solar cells

ElAnzeery, H., El Daif, O., Buffière, M., Oueslati, S., Ben Messaoud, K., Agten, D., Brammertz, G., Guindi, R., Kniknie, B., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Sep 2015, In : Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science. 212, 9, p. 1984-1990 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Selenization of printed Cu-In-Se alloy nanopowder layers for fabrication of CuInSe2thin film solar cells

Zaghi, A. E., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Lenaers, N., Meuris, M., Poortmans, J. & Vleugels, J., 1 May 2015, In : Thin Solid Films. 582, p. 18-22 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Solution processed CZTSSe thin film solar cell absorber: Ink formulation and characterization

Dhawale, D., Lokhande, A. C., Buffiere, M., Ali, A. & Zakaria, Y., 26 Nov 2018, 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 802-804 3 p. 8547347

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Spectral current-voltage analysis of kesterite solar cells

Buffière, M., Brammertz, G., Oueslati, S., El Anzeery, H., Bekaert, J., Messaoud, K. B., Köble, C., Khelifi, S., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 30 Apr 2014, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 47, 17, 175101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Study of alternative back contacts for thin film Cu2ZnSnSe4-based solar cells

Oueslati, S., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., ElAnzeery, H., Mangin, D., ElDaif, O., Touayar, O., Köble, C., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 28 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 48, 3, 035103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Surface cleaning and passivation of chalcogenide thin films using s(NH4)2 chemical treatment

Buffiere, M., Mel, A. A. E., Lenaers, N., Brammertz, G., Zaghi, A. E., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 2015, Ultra Clean Processing of Semiconductor Surfaces XII. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 219. p. 320-323 4 p. (Solid State Phenomena; vol. 219).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Surface cleaning and passivation using (NH4)2S treatment for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells: A safe alternative to KCN

Buffière, M., Mel, A. A. E., Lenaers, N., Brammertz, G., Zaghi, A. E., Meuris, M. & Poortmans, J., 1 Mar 2015, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 5, 6, 1401689.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis and characterization of (Cd,Zn)S buffer layer for Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells

Messaoud, K. B., Buffiere, M., Brammertz, G., Lenaers, N., Boyen, H. G., Sahayaraj, S., Meuris, M., Amlouk, M. & Poortmans, J., 22 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 50, 28, 285501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Zn based nanoparticle-carbon nanotube hybrid materials: Interaction and charge transfer

Mel, A. A. E., Buffière, M., Ewels, C. P., Molina-Luna, L., Faulques, E., Colomer, J. F., Kleebe, H. J., Konstantinidis, S., Snyders, R. & Bittencourt, C., 1 Jan 2014, In : Carbon. 66, p. 442-449 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)