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  • Electric vehicle battery health expected at end of life in the upcoming years based on UK data 

    Canals Casals, Lluc; Etxandi Santolaya, Maite; Bibiloni Mulet, Pere Antoni; Corchero García, Cristina; Trilla Romero, Lluís (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-10-07)
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    Second-life businesses from Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries are gaining attention considering that these batteries are deemed as inappropriate for transport purposes once they reach 80 or 70% of State of Health (SoH). ...
  • Dual extended Kalman filter for state of charge estimation of lithium–sulfur batteries 

    Trilla Romero, Lluís; Canals Casals, Lluc; Jacas Biendicho, Jordi; Paradell, Pol (2022-09-23)
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    Lithium-Sulfur is a promising technology for the next generation of batteries and research efforts for early-stage prototype implementation increased in recent years. For the development of a suitable Battery Management ...
  • Procedure for Assessing the Suitability of Battery Second Life Applications after EV First Life 

    Montes Torre, Tomás; Etxandi Santolaya, Maite; Eichman, Josh; Ferreira Ferreira, Victor José; Trilla Romero, Lluís; Corchero García, Cristina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-09-09)
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    Using batteries after their first life in an Electric Vehicle (EV) represents an opportunity to reduce the environmental impact and increase the economic benefits before recycling the battery. Many different second life ...
  • Towards low cost and sustainable thin film thermoelectric devices based on quaternary chalcogenides 

    Isotta, Eleonora; Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Syafiq, Ubaidah; Jiménez Arguijo, Alex; Navarro Güell, Alejandro; Guc, Maxim; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Scardi, Paolo (2022-05-20)
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    A major challenge in thermoelectrics (TEs) is developing devices made of sustainable, abundant, and non-toxic materials. Furthermore, the technological drive toward low sizes makes crucial the study of nano and micro ...
  • Combining 2D organic and 1D inorganic nanoblocks to develop free-standing hybrid nanomembranes for conformable biosensors 

    García Torres, José Manuel; Sylla, Dioulde Huguette; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2022-03-02)
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    Covenantee:   Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu / Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    We report a simple approach to fabricate free-standing perforated 2D nanomembranes hosting well-ordered 1D metallic nanostructures to obtain hybrid materials with nanostructured surfaces for fexible electronics. Nanomembranes ...
  • Controlling the anionic ratio and gradient in kesterite technology 

    Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sylla, Dioulde Huguette; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Thomere, Angélica; Giraldo, Sergio; Tiwari, Kunal; Resalati, Shahaboddin; Guc, Maxim; Placidi, Marcel Jose (2022-01-03)
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    Accurate anionic control during the formation of chalcogenide solid solutions is fundamental for tuning the physicochemical properties of this class of materials. Compositional grading is the key aspect of band gap engineering ...
  • Does Sb2Se3 admit nonstoichiometric conditions? How modifying the overall se content affects the structural, optical, and optoelectronic properties of Sb2Se3 thin films 

    Caño Prades, Ivan; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Calvo Barrio, Lorenzo; Alcobé Olle, Xavier; Giraldo, Sergio; Sánchez González, Yudania; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Asensi López, José Miguel (2022-03-09)
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    Sb2Se3 is a quasi-one-dimensional (1D) semiconductor, which has shown great promise in photovoltaics. However, its performance is currently limited by a high Voc deficit. Therefore, it is necessary to explore new strategies ...
  • Molecular engineering to tune the ligand environment of atomically dispersed nickel for efficient alcohol electrochemical oxidation 

    Liang, Zhifu; Jiang, Daochuan; Wang, Xiang; Shakouri, Mohsen; Zhang, Ting; Li, Zhongjun; Tang, Pengyi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Liu, Lijia; Yuan, Yupeng; Heggen, Marc; Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Cabot Codina, Andreu; Arbiol, Jordi (2021-09-16)
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    Atomically dispersed metals maximize the number of catalytic sites and enhance their activity. However, their challenging synthesis and characterization strongly complicates their optimization. Here, the aim is to demonstrate ...
  • Insights on the thermal stability of the Sb2Se3 quasi-1D photovoltaic technology 

    Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Guc, Maxim; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sylla, Dioulde Huguette; Alcobé Olle, Xavier; Sánchez González, Yudania; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor (Wiley, 2021-10-13)
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    This work explores the thermal stability of antimony-based photovoltaic (PV) technologies investigating the effect of low-temperature (50—350¿°C) postdeposition annealings (PDAs) on bare Sb2Se3 absorbers and complete ...
  • High efficiency Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells over FTO substrates and their CZTS/CdS interface passivation via thermal evaporation of Al2O3 

    Ojeda Durán, Esteban; Monfil Leyva, Karim; Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sánchez González, Yudania; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Guc, Maxim; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Luna Lópeza, José A.; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2021-04-28)
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    The fabrication of soda lime glass/fluorine-doped tin oxide (SLG/FTO) transparent substrates represents an important advance in the fabrication of tandem solar cells. In addition, possible passivation using Al2O3, which ...
  • Insights on the limiting factors of Cu2ZnGeSe4 based solar cells 

    Anefnaf, Ikram; Aazou, Safae; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Tiwari, Ashish Kumar; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Guc, Maxim; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Sekkat, Zouheir (2021-08-01)
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    Germanium-based wide band gap kesterite semiconductor Cu2ZnGe(S,Se)4 (CZGeSSe) is considered a very promising absorber compound as top cell in tandem devices. Autonomy to tailor the band gap from ~1.47 eV (Cu2ZnGeSe4-CZGeSe) ...
  • Ultrathin wide-bandgap a-Si:H-based solar cells for transparent photovoltaic applications 

    Lopez-Garcia, Alex J.; Blazquez, Oriol; Voz Sánchez, Cristóbal; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro (Wiley, 2022-01-01)
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    Herein, the fabrication of UV-blue selective transparent solar cells based on ultrathin (<30¿nm) intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon films (a-Si:H) as absorber and using a fully inorganic architecture is reported, ...

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