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1. High performance transparent silver grid electrodes for organic photovoltaics fabricated by selective metal condensation, Philip Bellchambers, Charlie Handerson, Szymon Abrahamczyk, Seungsoo Choi, Jin-Kyun Lee, Ross A. Hatton, Advanced Materials, 2023

2. Passivating Polycrystalline Copper with an Ultrathin Samarium Layer, Szymon Abrahamczyk, Marc Walker, Yisong Han, Steven Huband, David Walker, Ross Hatton, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2023


1. High-Performance Transparent Copper Grid Electrodes Fabricated by Microcontact Lithography for Organic Photovoltaics, Philip Bellchambers, Silvia Varagnolo, Corinne Maltby, Ross A. Hatton, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2021

2. A Microcontact Printed Nickel-Passivated Copper Grid Electrode for Perovskite Photovoltaics, Anjana Wijesekara, Marc Walker, Yisong Han, Ross Hatton, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2021

2. Enhanced Stability of Tin Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics Using a Bathocuproine—Copper Top Electrode, Anjana Wijesekara, Marc Walker, Yisong Han, David Walker, Steven Huband, Ross Hatton, Advanced Energy Materials, 2021


1. Transparent Fused Nanowire Electrodes by Condensation Coefficient Modulation, Jaemin Lee, Silvia Varagnolo, Marc Walker, Ross A. Hatton, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020

2. Embedded-grid silver transparent electrodes fabricated by selective metal condensation, Silvia Varagnolo, Keun-Woo Park, Jin-Kyun Lee, Ross A. Hatton, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020


1. High figure-of-merit transparent copper-zinc oxide window electrodes for organic photovoltaics, H. Jessica Pereira, Ross A. Hatton, Frontiers in Materials, 2019, Advance Article

2. An electrode design rule for organic photovoltaics elucidated using a low surface area electrode, G. Dinesha M. R. Dabera, Jaemin Lee, Ross A. Hatton, Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, Advance article.

3. Selective deposition of silver and copper films by condensation coefficient modulation, Silvia Varagnolo, Jaemin Lee, Houari Amari, Ross A. Hatton, Materials Horizons, 2019m Advance article

4. Enhanced Oxidation Stability of Transparent Copper Films Using a Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nucleation LayerLink opens in a new window Philip Bellchambers, Dr. Marc Walker, Dr. Steven Huband, Aivaras Dirvanauskas, Dr. Ross A. Hatton, ChemNanoMat, 2019, 5, 1 –7.

5. Copper Substrate Electrode for Efficient Top-illuminated Organic PhotovoltaicsLink opens in a new window H. Jessica Pereira & Ross A. Hatton, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2019) 11 (1), pp 43–48.


1. Elucidating the Exceptional Passivation Effect of 0.8 nm Evaporated Aluminium on Transparent Copper Films(Free access) Philip Bellchambers, Jaemin Lee, Silvia Varagnolo, Houari Amari, Marc Walker and Ross A. Hatton Front. Mater., (2018) 5:71.

2. Assessing the suitability of copper thiocyanate as a hole-transport layer in inverted CsSnI3 perovskite photovoltaicsLink opens in a new window, Anjana Wijesekara, Silvia Varagnolo , G. Dinesha M. R. Dabera , Kenneth P. Marshall, H. Jessica Pereira & Ross A. Hatton Scientific Reports (2018) 8:15722.

3. Fabrication of Copper Window Electrodes with ≈108 Apertures cm−2 for Organic Photovoltaics, H. Jessica Pereira, Joseph Reed, Jaemin Lee, Silvia Varagnolo, G. Dinesha M. R. Dabera and Ross A. Hatton*, Advanced Functional Materials (2018) 1802893.

4.Cs1−xRbxSnI3 light harvesting semiconductors for perovskite photovoltaics, Kenneth P. Marshall, Shuxia Tao, Marc Walker, Daniel S. Cook, James Lloyd-Hughes, Silvia Varagnolo, Anjana Wijesekara, David Walker, Richard I. Walton and Ross A. Hatton* Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2 (2018) 1515-1522.

5. Efficient Intraband Hot Carrier Relaxation in the Perovskite Semiconductor Cs1-xRbxSnI3 Mediated by Strong Electron-Phonon Coupling, M. Monti, S. Tao, M. Staniforth, A. Crocker, E. Griffin, A. Wijesekara, R. A. Hatton, J. Lloyd-Hughes*, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07792.

6. Stabilizing Lead-Free All-Inorganic Tin Halide Perovskites by Ion Exchange, Jiang, Junke; Onwudinanti, Chidozie; R. Hatton, P. Bobbert, S. Tao*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C,122 (2018) 122 p 17660–17667.


1. Retarding oxidation of copper nanoparticles without electrical isolation and the size dependence of work function, G Dinesha M R Dabera, Marc Walker, Ana M Sanchez, H. Jessica Pereira, Richard Beanland and Ross A Hatton Nature Communications (2017) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01735-6 (open access)

2.Copper light-catching electrodes for organic photovoltaics, H. Jessica Pereira, Oliver S. Hutter, G. Dinesha M. R. Dabera, Luke Rochford & Ross. A. Hatton, Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2017) DOI:10.1039/c7se00077d (open access)

3. Elucidating the role of the hole-extracting electrode on the stability and efficiency of inverted CsSnI3/C60 perovskite photovoltaics, K. P. Marshall, M. Walker, R. I. Walton and R. A. Hatton, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017 DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05967A (open access)


1. An electrode design rule for high performance top-illuminated organic photovoltaics*, Martin S. Tyler, Immad M. Nadeed, Ross A. Hatton*, Materials Horizons (2016) DOI:10.1039/C6MH00124F (open access)

2. High performance silver window electrodes for top-illuminated organic photovoltaics using an organo-molybdenum oxide bronze interlayer, Martin S. Tyler, Marc Walker, Ross A. Hatton, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2016), DOI:10.1021/acsami.6b02647 (open access)

3. Enhanced stability and efficiency in hole-transport-layer-free CsSnI3 perovskite photovoltaics, Kenneth P. Marshall, Marc Walker, Richard I. Walton, Ross A. Hatton, Nature Energy (2016), DOI:10.1038/nenergy.2016.178


1. A Silver-Free, Reflective Substrate Electrode for ElectronExtraction in Top-Illuminated Organic Photovoltaics, M. S. Tyler, O. S. Hutter, M. Walker and R. A. Hatton*, ChemPhysChem, 16, (2015), 1203 –1209.

2. Tin perovskite/ fullerene planar layer photovoltaics: improving the efficiency and stability of lead-free devices, K. P. Marshall, R. I. Walton, R. A. Hatton*, J. Mater. Chem. A, 3 (2015), 11631-11640. (Open access)


1. A Hybrid Copper:Tungsten Suboxide Window Electrode for Organic Photovoltaics, O. S. Hutter, R. A. Hatton*, Advanced Materials, 27 (2015), 326-331


1. An indium-free low work function window electrode for organic photovoltaics which improves with insitu oxidation, O. S. Hutter, H. M. Stec, R. A. Hatton*, Advanced Materials 25 (2013) 284-288.

2. Plasmon-active nano-aperture window electrodes for organic photovoltaics, H. M. Stec, R. A. Hatton*, Advanced Energy Materials 3 (2013) 193-199 FRONT COVER article.

3. Ultra-High Voltage Multi-junction Organic Solar Cells for Low Power Electronic Applications, P. Sullivan, S. Schumann, R. Da Campo, T. Howells, A. Duraud, M. Shipman, R. A. Hatton*, T. S. Jones*, Advanced Energy Materials 3 (2013) 239-244.


1. Nanoscale Geometric Electric Field Enhancement in Organic Photovoltaics, L-J. Pegg, R.A. Hatton*, ACS Nano, 6 (2012) 4722-4730.

2. Widely applicable coinage metal window electrodes on flexible polyester substrates applied to organic photovoltaics H.M. Stec, R. A. Hatton*, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2012) 4(11) 6013-6020.


1. An Electrode Design Rule for Organic Photovoltaics Elucidated using Molecular Nanolayers, R. M. Cook, L-J. Pegg, S. L. Kinnear, O. S. Hutter, R. J. H. Morris, R. A. Hatton*, Advanced Energy Materials, 1 (2011) 440-447.

2. Ultrathin transparent Au Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics Fabricated Using a Mixed Mono-Molecular Nucleation Layer, H. M. Stec, R. J. Williams, T. S. Jones, R. A. Hatton*, Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (2011) 1709-1706.

3. Halogenated Boron Subphthalocyanines as Light-Harvesting Electron Acceptors in Organic Photovoltaics, Paul Sullivan, Amelie Duraud, lan Hancox, Nicola Beaumont, Giorgio Mirri, James H.R. Tucker, Ross A. Hatton*, Michael Shipman* and Tim S. Jones*, Advanced Energy Materials 1(3) (2011) 305.

4. Increased efficiency in small molecule organic photovoltaic cells through electrode modification with self-assembled monolayers, N. Beaumont, I. Hancox, P. Sullivan P., R. A. Hatton, T. S. Jones, Energy and Environmental Science, 4, (2011), 1708-1711.


1. Enhancing the Open-Circuit Voltage of Molecular Photovoltaics using Oxidized Au Nanocrystals L-J. Pegg, S. Schumann, R. A. Hatton*, ACS Nano, 4 (2010) 5671-5678.

2. Elucidating the factors that determine the open-circuit voltage in discrete heterojunction organic photovoltaic cells, V. Chauhan, R. A. Hatton*, P. Sullivan, T. Jones*, S. W. Cho, L. Piper, A. deMasi, K. Smith, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (2010) 1173-1178.

3. Copper hexadecafluorophthalocyanine (F16CuPc) as an electron-accepting material in bilayer small molecule organic photovoltaic cells
J.L. Yang, S. Schumann, R. A. Hatton, T. S. Jones, Organic Electronics, 11 (2010) 1399-1402.


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