Journal papers:

  1. Zinc oxide family semiconductors for ultraviolet radiation emission – A cathodoluminescence study, Ashok Chaudhari, Xin Cui, Bram Hoex, Lachlan Hyde, Charlie N. Ironside, Wojciech M. Jadwisienczak, Martin E.Kordesch, Faiz Rahman, R.D. Vispute, Materials Research Bulletin
    Volume 153, September 2022, 111906
  2. Plasma Focused Ion Beam Tomography for Accurate Characterization of Black Silicon Validated by Full Wave Optical Simulation, Yu Zhang, Tom Veeken, Shaozhou Wang, Giuseppe Scardera, Malcolm Abbott, David Payne, Albert Polman, and Bram Hoex, Advanced Materials Technology 2200068 (2022).
  3. Designing 3d Metal Oxides: Selecting Optimal Density Functionals for Strongly Correlated Materials, I. Oestroem, Md., A. Hossain, P. A. Burr, J. N. Hart and B. Hoex, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2CP01303G
  4. Increased Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells by Seeded Control of the Molecular Morphology in the Active Layer Md Habibur Rahaman, Jason Holland, Md. Anower Hossain, Leiping Duan,Bram Hoex, Pablo Mota-Santiago, Valerie D. Mitchell, Ashraf Uddin,* and John A. Stride, Solar RRL, 2200184 (2022).
  5. Techno-economic analysis of the use of atomic layer depositedtransition metal oxides in silicon heterojunction solar cells, Nathan L. Chang, Geedhika K. Poduval, Borong Sang, Kean Khoo, Michael Woodhouse, Fred Qi, Mohammad Dehghanimadvar, Wei Min Li, Renate J. Egan, Bram Hoex, Progress in Photovoltaics (2022)
  6. Quantifying the Effect of Nanofeature Size on the Electrical Performance of Black Silicon Emitter by Nanoscale Modeling, Shaozhou Wang, Giuseppe Scardera, Fa-Jun Ma, Yu Zhang, David Payne, Malcolm Abbott, Bram Hoex, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, (2022).
  7. Large Volume Tomography Using Plasma FIB-SEM: A Comprehensive Case Study on Black Silicon, Yu Zhang, Charlie Kong, Giuseppe Scardera, Malcolm Abbott, David N.R. Payne, Bram Hoex, Ultramicroscopy,
  8. Recent Advances in Materials Design Using Atomic Layer Deposition for Energy Applications, Bikesh Gupta, Md. Anower Hossain, Asim Riaz, Astha Sharma, Doudou Zhang, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Kylie Catchpole, Bram Hoex, and Siva Karuturi, Advanced Functional Materials, 2109105 (2021)
  9. A novel passivating electron contact for high-performance silicon solar cells by ALD Al-doped TiO2, Ying Liu, Borong Sang, Md. Anower Hossain, Kun Gao, HaoCheng, Xiaomin Song, Sihua Zhong, Linxing Shi, Wenzhong Shen, Bram Hoex, Zengguang Huang, Solar Energy 228, 531 (2021).
  10. Understanding Light- and Elevated Temperature-Induced Degradation in Silicon Wafers Using Hydrogen Effusion Mass Spectroscopy Sahar Jafari , Utkarshaa Varshney, Bram Hoex, Sylke Meyer, and Dominik Lausch, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3104194
  11. Doped Nickel Oxide Carrier-Selective Contact for Silicon Solar Cells, Md. Anower Hossain , Tian Zhang, Yahya Zakaria, Daniel Lambert, Patrick A Burr, Sergey N Rashkeev, Amir Abdallah, and Bram Hoex, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3095458
  12. Impact of Pre-grown SiOx on the Carrier Selectivity and Thermal Stability of Molybdenum-Oxide-Passivated Contact for Si Solar Cells, Jingnan Tong, Tien T. Le, Wensheng Liang, Md. Anower Hossain, Keith R. McIntosh, Parvathala Narangari, Stephane Armand, Teng C. Kho, Kean T. Khoo, Yahya Zakaria, Amir A. Abdallah, Sachin Surve, Marco Ernst, Bram Hoex, and Kean Chern Fong, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Doi:10.1021/acsami.1c06765
  13. Silicon Nanotexture Surface Area Mapping Using Ultraviolet Reflectance, Giuseppe Scardera, David N. R. Payne, Muhammad Umair Khan, Yu Zhang, Anastasia Soeriyadi, Shuai Zou, Daqi Zhang, Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen, Ole Hansen, Bram Hoex, and Malcolm David Abbott, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3086439
  14. Field-Effect Passivation of Undiffused Black Silicon Surfaces, Shaozhou Wang, Xinyuan Wu, Fa-Jun Ma, David Payne, Malcolm Abbott, Bram Hoex, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3069124
  15. Progress in Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells, Leiping Duan, Bram Hoex, Ashraf Uddin, Solar Rapid Research Letters,  doi: 10.1002/solr.202100041
  16. On the Enhanced Phosphorus Doping of Nanotextured Black Silicon, Giuseppe Scardera, Shaozhou Wang, Yu Zhang, Muhammad Umair Khan, Shuai Zou, Daqi Zhang, Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen, Ole Hansen, Ly Mai, David N. R. Payne, Bram Hoex , and Malcolm D. Abbott, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3047420
  17. Impact of Substrate Thickness on the Degradation in Multicrystalline Silicon, Utkarshaa Varshney, Moonyong Kim, Muhammad Umair Khan, Phillip Hamer, Catherine Chan, Malcolm Abbott, and Bram Hoex, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, DOI:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3038412 (2020).
  18. Interface Modication Enabled by Atomic Layer Deposited Ultra-Thin Titanium Oxide for High-Efficiency and Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells, Leiping Duan, Borong Sang, Mingrui He, Yu Zhang, Md Anower Hossain,Md Habibur Rahaman, Qingya Wei, Yingping Zou, Ashraf Uddin, and Bram Hoex, Solar Rapid Research Letters 2000497 (2020).
  19. Investigation of light-induced degradation in N-Type silicon heterojunction solar cells during illuminated annealing at elevated temperatures, Chukwuka Madumelu, Brendan Wright, Anastasia Soeriyadi, Matthew Wright, Daniel Chen, Bram Hoex, Brett Hallam, Solar Cell Materials and Solar Cells, (2020).
  20. 3D characterisation using plasma FIB-SEM: A large-area tomographytechnique for complex surfaces like black silicon, Yu Zhang, Charlie Kong, Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen, Giuseppe Scardera, Leiping Duan, Kean Thong Khoo, David N.R. Payne, Bram Hoex, Malcolm Abbott, Ultramicroscopy 218, 113084 (2020).
  21. Bilayer MoOX/CrOX Passivating Contact Targeting Highly Stable Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells, Jingye Li, Tianyu Pan, Jilei Wang, Shuangying Cao, Yinyue Lin, Bram Hoex, Zhongquan Ma, Linfeng Lu, Liyou Yang, Baoquan Sun, and Dongdong Li, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2020).
  22. Optimized Ni1xAlxO hole transport layer for siliconsolar cells, S. Halilov, M. L. Belayneh, M. A. Hossain, A. A. Abdallah, B. Hoex and S. N. Rashkeev, RSC Advances 10, 22377 (2020).
  23. Md. Anower Hossain, Kean Thong Khoo, Xin Cui, Geedhika K Poduval, Tian Zhang, Xiang Li, Wei Min Li, BramHoex, Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review, Nano Material Science, (2019).
  24. Utkarshaa Varshney, Brett Hallam, Phillip Hamer, Alison Ciesla, Daniel Chen, Shaoyang Liu, Chandany Sen, Aref Samadi, Malcolm Abbott, Catherine Chan, Bram Hoex, Controlling Light- and Elevated-Temperature-Induced Degradation With Thin Film Barrier Layers, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945199 (2019).
  25. Xin Cui, Kaiwen Sun, Jialiang Huang, Jae S. Yun, Chang-Yeh Lee, Chang Yan, Heng Sun, Yuanfang Zhang, Chaowei Xue, Katja Eder, Limei Yang, Julie M. Cairney, Jan Seidel, N. J. Ekins-Daukes, Martin Green, Bram Hoex and Xiaojing Hao, Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers, Energy & Environmental Science,  10.1039/c9ee01726g (2019)
  26. Z.G.Huang, K.Gao, X.G.Wang, C.Xu, X.M.Song, L.X.Shi, Y.Zhang, B.Hoex, W.Z.Shen, Large-area MACE Si nano-inverted-pyramids for PERC solar cell application, Solar Energy 188, 300 (2019).
  27. Jian He, Md. Anower Hossain, Hao Lin, Wenjie Wang, Siva Krishna Karuturi, Bram Hoex, Jichun Ye, Pingqi Gao, James Bullock, and Yimao Wan, 15% Efficiency Ultrathin Silicon Solar Cells with Fluorine-Doped Titanium Oxide and Chemically Tailored Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):Poly(styrenesulfonate) as Asymmetric Heterocontact, ACS NANO, 10.1021/acsnano.9b01754 (2019).
  28. Utkarshaa Varshney , Malcolm Abbott, Alison Ciesla, Daniel Chen , Shaoyang Liu , Chandany Sen, Moonyong Kim, Stuart Wenham, Bram Hoex, and Catherine Chan, Evaluating the Impact of SiN_x Thickness on Lifetime Degradation in Silicon, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2896671 (2019)
  29. Tian Zhang, Md. Anower Hossain, Chang-Yeh Lee, Yahya Zakaria, Amir A. Abdallah, and Bram Hoex, Atomic layer deposited ZnxNi1−xO: A thermally stable hole selective contact for silicon solar cells, Applied Physics Letters 113, 262102 (2018).
  30. Xin Cui , Kaiwen Sun , Jialiang Huang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Chang Yan, Heng Sun, Yuanfang Zhang, Fangyang Liu , Md. Anower Hossain, Yahya Zakaria, Lydia Helena Wong , Martin Green, Bram Hoex, and Xiaojing Hao, Enhanced Heterojunction Interface Quality To Achieve 9.3% Efficient Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Using Atomic Layer Deposition ZnSnO Buffer Layer, Chemistry of Materials, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03398
  31. T. Zhang, C.Y. Lee, Y. Wan, S. Lim, B. Hoex, Investigation of the thermal stability of MoOx as hole-selective contacts for Si solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics 124, 073106 (2018)
  32. Open Access: C.-Y. Lee, S. Deng, T. Zhang, X. Cui, K. T. Khoo, K. Kim, B. Hoex, Evaluating the impact of thermal annealing on c-Si/Al2O3 interface: Correlating electronic properties to infrared absorption, AIP Advances 8 (7), 10.1063/1.5036738
  33. Chang‐Yeh Lee Shaozhou Wang Xin Cui Tian Zhang Rong Deng Kean T. Khoo, Bram Hoex, Improving the Silicon Surface Passivation by Aluminum Oxide Grown Using a Non‐Pyrophoric Aluminum Precursor, Physica Status Solidi: Rapid Research Letters, 1800156 (2018)
  34. Tian Zhang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Bil Gong, Sean Lim, Stuart Wenham, Bram Hoex, In situ x-ray photoelectron emission analysis of the thermal stability of atomic layer deposited WOx as hole-selective contacts for Si solar cells, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 36, 031601 (2018)
  35. Rahman T, To A, Pollard ME, Grant NE, Colwell J, Payne DNR, Murphy JD, Bagnall DM, Hoex B, Boden SA, Minimising bulk lifetime degradation during the processing of interdigitated back contact silicon solar cells, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 26(1), 38-47 (2018)
  36. To A, Hoex B, Extracting dielectric fixed charge density on highly doped crystalline-silicon surfaces using photoconductance measurements, Journal of Applied Physics 122(19), 21 (2017)
  37. To A, Tahir S, Garavaglia A, Li WM, Li X, Hoex B, The Effect of Bifacial AlOx Deposition on PERC Solar Cell Performance IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 7(6), 1528-1538 (2017).
  38. Tong J, To A, Lennon A, Hoex B, Unintentional consequences of dual mode plasma reactors: Implications for upscaling lab-record silicon surface passivation by silicon nitride, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 56(8), 08MB12 (2017)
  39. Lee C-Y, Aziz MIA, Wenham S, Hoex B, Characterisation of thermal annealed WOx on p-type silicon for hole-selective contacts, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 56(8), 08MA08 (2017)
  40. Bonilla RS, Hoex B, Hamer P, Wilshaw PR, Dielectric surface passivation for silicon solar cells: A review, Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science 214(7), 1700293
  41. Hallam B, Chen D, Kim M, Stefani B, Hoex B, Abbott M, Wenham S, The role of hydrogenation and gettering in enhancing the efficiency of next-generation Si solar cells: An industrial perspective, Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science 214(7), 1700305
  42. Li M, Ma FJ, Peters IM, Shetty KD, Aberle AG, Hoex B, Samudra GS, Numerical Simulation of Doping Process by BBr3 Tube Diffusion for Industrial n -Type Silicon Wafer Solar Cells, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 7(3), 755-762 (2017)
  43. Li H, Kim K, Hallam B, Hoex B, Wenham S, Abbott M, POCl3 diffusion for industrial Si solar cell emitter formation, Frontiers in Energy 11(1), 42-51 (2017)
  44. Han J, Abbott MD, Hamer PG, Hoex B, Wang L, Lochtefeld A, Barnett AM, Ultrathin Silicon Solar Cell Loss Analysis, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 6(5), 1160-1166 (2016)
  45. Payne DNR, Chan CE, Hallam BJ, Hoex B, Abbott MD, Wenham SR, Bagnall DM, Rapid passivation of carrier-induced defects in p-type multi-crystalline silicon, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 158, 102-106 (2016)
  46. Payne DNR, Chan CE, Hallam BJ, Hoex B, Abbott MD, Wenham SR, Bagnall DM, Acceleration and mitigation of carrier-induced degradation in p-type multi-crystalline silicon, Physica Status Solidi – Rapid Research Letters 10(3), 237-241 (2016)

Conference papers:

  1. Md. Anower Hossain, Sergey Rashkeev, Vinod Madhavan, Tian Zhang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Bram Hoex, Nouar Tabet, and Amir Abdallah, Transition metal oxides as passivated hole-contacts layer for silicon solar cells: Intrinsic and extrinsic defects in MoO3 from first-principles calculations, presented at the 35th EUPVSEC
  2. Bram Hoex, Marc Dielen, Meng Lei, Tian Zhang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Quantifying Optical Losses of Silicon Solar Cells with Carrier Selective Hole Contacts, AIP Conference Proceedings 1999, 040010 (2018); (open access)
  3. Tian Zhang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Bin Gong, Bram HoexThermal, Stability Analysis of WOx and MoOx as Hole-Selective Contacts for Si Solar Cells Using In situ XPS, AIP Conference Proceedings 1999, 040027 (2018); (open access)
  4. To A, Min Li W, Li X, Hoex B, The effects of bifacial deposition of ALD AlOx on the contact properties of screen-printed contacts for p-type PERC solar cells, Energy Procedia. 124, 914 (2017)