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DR. KAIWEN SUN

ACAP Research Fellow

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Sep.2014-Mar.2018  PhD Degree in Photovoltaic Engineering

                                  School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

Sep.2011-Jun.2014  Master Degree in Nonferrous Metallurgy

                                  School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University

Sep.2007-Jun.2011  Bachelor Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

                                  School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering, Central South University

EMPLOYMENT

Jan.2018 - Present  ACAP Research Fellow

                                School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

Sep.2015 – Jan.2018  Research Assistant (Casual)

                                School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

AWARDS

Dec.2018    Engineering Staff Excellence Award in the category Research Excellence 
Jun.2018     IEEE PVSC & WCPEC Best Poster Award
Jan.2018     Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Research Fellowship (AU$ 420,000)
Oct. 2013    National Scholarship (top 1%)
Nov.2013    Top Ten Outstanding Graduate Students of CSU
Jun. 2011    Excellent Graduate of Hunan Province (top 1%)  
Jun. 2011    Excellent Graduate of CSU

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. K. Sun, C. Yan, J. Huang, F. Liu*, J. Li, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Cui, A. Wang, Z. Fang, J. Cong, Y. Lai, M. Green, X. Hao*, Beyond 10% efficiency Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells enabled by modifying the heterojunction interface chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7(48) 27289-27296.

  2. X. Cui, K. Sun*, J. Huang, J. Yun, C. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, C. Xue, K. Eder, L. Yang, J. Cairney, J. Seidel, N. Ekins-Daukes, M. Green, B. Hoex*, X. Hao*, Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers, Energy Environment Science, 2019,12, 2751-2764. (first coauthor)

  3. K. Sun, F. Liu, J. Huang, C. Yan, N. Song, H. Sun, C. Xue, Y. Zhang, A. Pu, Y. Shen, J. Stride, M. Green, X. Hao*, Flexible kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with sodium-doped molybdenum back contacts on stainless steel substrates, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 182 (2018) 14-20.

  4. K. Sun, J. Huang, C. Yan, A. Pu, F. Liu, X. Liu, J.A. Stride, H. Sun, M. Green, X. Hao*, Self-assembled nanometer-scale ZnS structure at the CZTS/ZnCdS hetero-interface for high efficiency wide bandgap Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018) 4008-4016.

  5. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu*, J. Huang, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, M. Green, X. Hao*, Over 9% efficient kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell fabricated by using Zn1–xCdxS buffer layer, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016).

  6. K. Sun, F. Liu, C. Yan, F. Zhou, J. Huang, Y. Shen, R. Liu, X. Hao*, Influence of sodium incorporation on kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells fabricated on stainless steel substrates, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 157 (2016) 565-571.

  7. C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, S. Johnston, Y. Zhang, H. Sun, A. Pu, M. He, F. Liu*, K. Eder, L. Yang, J. M Cairney, NJ Ekins-Daukes, Z. Hameiri, J. A Stride, S. Chen, M. A Green, X. Hao*, Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with over 10% power conversion efficiency enabled by heterojunction heat treatment, Nature Energy, 2018, (first coauthor)

  8. C. Yan, K. Sun, J. Huang, S. Johnston, F. Liu, B.P. Veettil, K. Sun, A. Pu, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, Beyond 11% Efficient Sulfide Kesterite Cu2Zn x Cd1–x SnS4 Solar Cell: Effects of Cadmium Alloying, ACS Energy Letters, 2 (2017) 930-936. (first coauthor)

  9. X. Cui, K. Sun, J. Huang, C. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, M. Hossain, Y. Zakaria, L. Wong, M. Green, B. Hoex*, X. Hao*, Enhanced heterojunction interface quality to achieve 9.3% efficient Cd-free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells using ALD ZnSnO buffer layer, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018) 7860-7871 (first coauthor)

  10. Z. Chen, K. Sun, Z. Su, F. Liu*, D. Tang, H. Xiao, L. Shi, L. Jiang, X. Hao, Y. Lai*, Solution-Processed Trigonal Cu2BaSnS4 Thin-Film Solar Cells, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 7 (2018) 3420-3427. (first coauthor)

  11. H Sun, K Sun, J Huang, C Yan, F Liu*, J Park, A Pu, JA Stride, MA Green, X. Hao*, Efficiency enhancement of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells via solution-processed ultra-thin tin oxide intermediate layer at absorber/buffer interface, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, 1, 1, 154-160.(first coauthor)

  12. K. Sun, Z. Su, J. Yang, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu*, Fabrication of pyrite FeS2 thin films by sulfurizing oxide precursor films deposited via successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, Thin Solid Films, 542 (2013) 123-128.

  13. K. Sun, Z. Su, C. Yan, F. Liu, H. Cui, L. Jiang, Y. Shen, X. Hao, Y. Liu*, Flexible Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells based on successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 17703-17708.

  14. K. Sun, Z. Su, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu*, Fabrication of flexible Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) solar cells by sulfurizing precursor films deposited via successive ionic layer absorption and reaction method, Acta Phys. Sin., 1 (2014) 018801.

  15. C. Yan, K. Sun, F. Liu, J. Huang, F. Zhou, X. Hao*, Boost Voc of pure sulfide kesterite solar cell via a double CZTS layer stacks, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160 (2017) 7-11.

  16. F. Zeng, K. Sun, L. Gong, L. Jiang, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, Back contact–absorber interface modification by inserting carbon intermediate layer and conversion efficiency improvement in Cu2ZnSn (S, Se) 4 solar cell, Physica Status Solidi (RRL)-Rapid Research Letters, 9 (2015) 687-691.

  17. Z. Su, K. Sun, Z. Han, H. Cui, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, X. Hao*, Y. Liu, M.A. Green, Fabrication of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells with 5.1% efficiency via thermal decomposition and reaction using a non-toxic sol–gel route, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 500-509.

  18. F. Liu, K. Sun, W. Li, C. Yan, H. Cui, L. Jiang, X. Hao*, M.A. Green, Enhancing the Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell efficiency by back contact modification: Inserting a thin TiB2 intermediate layer at Cu2ZnSnS4/Mo interface, Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014) 051105.

  19. Z. Su, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Fabrication of ternary Cu–Sn–S sulfides by a modified successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (2012) 16346-16352.

  20. F. Liu, C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, M.A. Green, X. Hao, Nanoscale Microstructure and Chemistry of Cu2ZnSnS4/CdS Interface in Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016).

  21. F. Liu, J. Huang, K. Sun, C. Yan, Y. Shen, J. Park, A. Pu, F. Zhou, X. Liu, John A Stride, Martin A Green, Xiaojing Hao, Beyond 8% ultrathin kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by interface reaction route controlling and self-organized nanopattern at the back contact, NPG Asia Materials, 9 (7) 2017, e401.

  22. F. Liu, C. Yan, K. Sun, F. Zhou, X. Hao, M.A. Green, Light bias-dependent External Quantum Efficiency of Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, ACS Photonics, (2017).

  23. J Huang, C Yan, K Sun, F Liu, H Sun, A Pu, X Liu, M Green, X Hao, Boosting the kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells performance by diode laser annealing, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 175, 71-76.

  24. Z. Su, C. Yan, D. Tang, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Fabrication of Cu2ZnSnS4 nanowires and nanotubes based on AAO templates, CrystEngComm, 14 (2012) 782-785.

  25. Z. Su, C. Yan, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu, J. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Preparation of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 thin films by sulfurizing stacked precursor thin films via successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, Applied Surface Science, 258 (2012) 7678-7682.

  26. C. Yan, F. Liu, K. Sun, N. Song, J.A. Stride, F. Zhou, X. Hao, M. Green, Boosting the efficiency of pure sulfide CZTS solar cells using the In/Cd-based hybrid buffers, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 144 (2016) 700-706.

  27. Z. Tong, K. Zhang, K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, L. Jiang, Y. Lai, X. Hao, J. Li, Modification of absorber quality and Mo-back contact by a thin Bi intermediate layer for kesterite Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 144 (2016) 537-543.

  28. F. Liu, S. Shen, K. Sun, C. Yan, X. Hao, Kesterite Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 thin film solar cells by a facile DMF-based solution coating process, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3 (2015) 10783-10792.

  29. J. Park, J. Huang, K. Sun, Z. Ouyang, F. Liu, C. Yan, H. Sun, A. Pu, M. Green, X. Hao, The effect of thermal evaporated MoO3 intermediate layer as primary back contact for kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Thin Solid Films, 648 (2018) 39-45.

  30. J Park, Z Ouyang, C Yan, K Sun, H Sun, F Liu, M Green, X Hao, Hybrid Ag Nanowire–ITO as Transparent Conductive Electrode for Pure Sulfide Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (38), 20597-20604.

  31. A Cazzaniga, A Crovetto, C Yan, K Sun, X Hao, JR Estelrich, S Canulescu, Ultra-thin Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell by pulsed laser deposition, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 166, 91-99.

  32. X. Liu, J. Huang, F. Zhou, F. Liu, K. Sun, C. Yan, J.A. Stride, X. Hao, Understanding the key factors of enhancing phase and compositional controllability for 6% efficient pure-sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells prepared from quaternary wurtzite nanocrystals, Chemistry of Materials, 28 (2016) 3649-3658.

  33. A. Pu, F. Ma, C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, M. Green, X. Hao, Sentaurus modelling of 6.9% Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 device based on comprehensive electrical & optical characterization, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160 (2017) 372-381.

  34. F. Zhou, F. Zeng, X. Liu, F. Liu, N. Song, C. Yan, A. Pu, J. Park, K. Sun, X. Hao, Improvement of J sc in a Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cell by Using a Thin Carbon Intermediate Layer at the Cu2ZnSnS4/Mo Interface, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7 (2015) 22868-22873.

  35. X. Liu, F. Zhou, N. Song, J. Huang, C. Yan, F. Liu, K. Sun, J.A. Stride, X. Hao, M.A. Green, Exploring the application of metastable wurtzite nanocrystals in pure-sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by forming nearly micron-sized large grains, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015) 23185-23193.

  36. D. Tang, Q. Wang, F. Liu, L. Zhao, Z. Han, K. Sun, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, An alternative route towards low-cost Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells, Surface and Coatings Technology, 232 (2013) 53-59.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. K. Sun, J. Huang, S. Johnston, C. Yan, F. Liu, X. Hao, M. Green Towards 10% State-of-the-Art Pure Sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cell by modifying the Interface Chemistry, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2017 IEEE 44th, 25-30 June 2017, Washington DC,US. [Kaiwen Sun was nominated as the best student presentation award]

  2. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, A. Pu, X. Hao, 9.7% efficient pure sulphide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells employing ZnCdS buffer  & the influence of chemical composition of the absorber, PVSEC-26, 24-28 Oct 2016, Singapore

  3. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, X. Hao, Over 9% efficient kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell fabricated by using Zn1-xCdxS buffer, 6th European Kesterite Workshop, 19-20 Nov 2015, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

  4. K. Sun, Sodium-doped molybdenum back contact for flexible kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells on stainless steel substrates, 5th Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BAJC) Conference 2017, 20-21 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

  5. K.Sun, Kesterite CZTS thin film solar cells on stainless steel substrates, 4th Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BAJC) Conference 2016, 22-23 Feb 2016, Hobart, Australia

  6. K. Sun, C. Yan, J. Huang, A. Pu, F. Liu, M. Green, X. Hao, Boosting the efficiency of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by optimizing the heterojunction interface quality, 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa, Hawaii, US [Best Poster Presentation Award Winner]

PATENTS

  1. Xiaojing Hao, Fangyang Liu, Jialiang Huang, Kaiwen Sun, Marin Green, “A method of forming a photovoltaic cell and a photovoltaic cell”, [Australia], Application Number: 2016902434

  2. Liu Fangyang, Sun Kaiwen, Su Zhenghua, Jiang Liangxing, Han Zili, Lai Yanqing, Li Jie, “Method of Making FeS2 Semiconductor Thin Films”, Application Number: 201210128381.2, April 27, 2012. (Authorized)

  3. Lai Yanqing, Su Zhenghua, Sun Kaiwen, Liu Fangyang, Jia Ming, Zhang Zhian, Liu Yexiang, “Method of Making Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films”, Application Number: 201110189391.2, July 7, 2011. (Authorized)

  4. Liu Fangyang, Sun Kaiwen, Su Zhenghua, Jiang Liangxing, Han Zili, Lai Yanqing, Li Jie, Liu Yexiang, “Method of Making Metal Chalcogenide Thin Films”, Application Number: 201310424108.9, September 18, 2013.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Sep.2014-Mar.2018  PhD Degree in Photovoltaic Engineering

                                  School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

Sep.2011-Jun.2014  Master Degree in Nonferrous Metallurgy

                                  School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University

Sep.2007-Jun.2011  Bachelor Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

                                  School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering, Central South University

EMPLOYMENT

Jan.2018 - Present  ACAP Research Fellow

                                School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

Sep.2015 – Jan.2018  Research Assistant (Casual)

                                School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales

AWARDS

Dec.2018    Engineering Staff Excellence Award in the category Research Excellence 
Jun.2018     IEEE PVSC & WCPEC Best Poster Award
Jan.2018     Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Research Fellowship (AU$ 420,000)
Oct. 2013    National Scholarship (top 1%)
Nov.2013    Top Ten Outstanding Graduate Students of CSU
Jun. 2011    Excellent Graduate of Hunan Province (top 1%)  
Jun. 2011    Excellent Graduate of CSU

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. K. Sun, C. Yan, J. Huang, F. Liu*, J. Li, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Cui, A. Wang, Z. Fang, J. Cong, Y. Lai, M. Green, X. Hao*, Beyond 10% efficiency Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells enabled by modifying the heterojunction interface chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7(48) 27289-27296.

  2. X. Cui, K. Sun*, J. Huang, J. Yun, C. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, C. Xue, K. Eder, L. Yang, J. Cairney, J. Seidel, N. Ekins-Daukes, M. Green, B. Hoex*, X. Hao*, Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers, Energy Environment Science, 2019,12, 2751-2764. (first coauthor)

  3. K. Sun, F. Liu, J. Huang, C. Yan, N. Song, H. Sun, C. Xue, Y. Zhang, A. Pu, Y. Shen, J. Stride, M. Green, X. Hao*, Flexible kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with sodium-doped molybdenum back contacts on stainless steel substrates, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 182 (2018) 14-20.

  4. K. Sun, J. Huang, C. Yan, A. Pu, F. Liu, X. Liu, J.A. Stride, H. Sun, M. Green, X. Hao*, Self-assembled nanometer-scale ZnS structure at the CZTS/ZnCdS hetero-interface for high efficiency wide bandgap Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018) 4008-4016.

  5. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu*, J. Huang, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, M. Green, X. Hao*, Over 9% efficient kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell fabricated by using Zn1–xCdxS buffer layer, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016).

  6. K. Sun, F. Liu, C. Yan, F. Zhou, J. Huang, Y. Shen, R. Liu, X. Hao*, Influence of sodium incorporation on kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells fabricated on stainless steel substrates, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 157 (2016) 565-571.

  7. C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, S. Johnston, Y. Zhang, H. Sun, A. Pu, M. He, F. Liu*, K. Eder, L. Yang, J. M Cairney, NJ Ekins-Daukes, Z. Hameiri, J. A Stride, S. Chen, M. A Green, X. Hao*, Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with over 10% power conversion efficiency enabled by heterojunction heat treatment, Nature Energy, 2018, (first coauthor)

  8. C. Yan, K. Sun, J. Huang, S. Johnston, F. Liu, B.P. Veettil, K. Sun, A. Pu, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, Beyond 11% Efficient Sulfide Kesterite Cu2Zn x Cd1–x SnS4 Solar Cell: Effects of Cadmium Alloying, ACS Energy Letters, 2 (2017) 930-936. (first coauthor)

  9. X. Cui, K. Sun, J. Huang, C. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, M. Hossain, Y. Zakaria, L. Wong, M. Green, B. Hoex*, X. Hao*, Enhanced heterojunction interface quality to achieve 9.3% efficient Cd-free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells using ALD ZnSnO buffer layer, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018) 7860-7871 (first coauthor)

  10. Z. Chen, K. Sun, Z. Su, F. Liu*, D. Tang, H. Xiao, L. Shi, L. Jiang, X. Hao, Y. Lai*, Solution-Processed Trigonal Cu2BaSnS4 Thin-Film Solar Cells, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 7 (2018) 3420-3427. (first coauthor)

  11. H Sun, K Sun, J Huang, C Yan, F Liu*, J Park, A Pu, JA Stride, MA Green, X. Hao*, Efficiency enhancement of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells via solution-processed ultra-thin tin oxide intermediate layer at absorber/buffer interface, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, 1, 1, 154-160.(first coauthor)

  12. K. Sun, Z. Su, J. Yang, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu*, Fabrication of pyrite FeS2 thin films by sulfurizing oxide precursor films deposited via successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, Thin Solid Films, 542 (2013) 123-128.

  13. K. Sun, Z. Su, C. Yan, F. Liu, H. Cui, L. Jiang, Y. Shen, X. Hao, Y. Liu*, Flexible Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells based on successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 17703-17708.

  14. K. Sun, Z. Su, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu*, Fabrication of flexible Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) solar cells by sulfurizing precursor films deposited via successive ionic layer absorption and reaction method, Acta Phys. Sin., 1 (2014) 018801.

  15. C. Yan, K. Sun, F. Liu, J. Huang, F. Zhou, X. Hao*, Boost Voc of pure sulfide kesterite solar cell via a double CZTS layer stacks, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160 (2017) 7-11.

  16. F. Zeng, K. Sun, L. Gong, L. Jiang, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, Back contact–absorber interface modification by inserting carbon intermediate layer and conversion efficiency improvement in Cu2ZnSn (S, Se) 4 solar cell, Physica Status Solidi (RRL)-Rapid Research Letters, 9 (2015) 687-691.

  17. Z. Su, K. Sun, Z. Han, H. Cui, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, X. Hao*, Y. Liu, M.A. Green, Fabrication of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells with 5.1% efficiency via thermal decomposition and reaction using a non-toxic sol–gel route, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 500-509.

  18. F. Liu, K. Sun, W. Li, C. Yan, H. Cui, L. Jiang, X. Hao*, M.A. Green, Enhancing the Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell efficiency by back contact modification: Inserting a thin TiB2 intermediate layer at Cu2ZnSnS4/Mo interface, Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014) 051105.

  19. Z. Su, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu*, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Fabrication of ternary Cu–Sn–S sulfides by a modified successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (2012) 16346-16352.

  20. F. Liu, C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, F. Zhou, J.A. Stride, M.A. Green, X. Hao, Nanoscale Microstructure and Chemistry of Cu2ZnSnS4/CdS Interface in Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016).

  21. F. Liu, J. Huang, K. Sun, C. Yan, Y. Shen, J. Park, A. Pu, F. Zhou, X. Liu, John A Stride, Martin A Green, Xiaojing Hao, Beyond 8% ultrathin kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by interface reaction route controlling and self-organized nanopattern at the back contact, NPG Asia Materials, 9 (7) 2017, e401.

  22. F. Liu, C. Yan, K. Sun, F. Zhou, X. Hao, M.A. Green, Light bias-dependent External Quantum Efficiency of Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, ACS Photonics, (2017).

  23. J Huang, C Yan, K Sun, F Liu, H Sun, A Pu, X Liu, M Green, X Hao, Boosting the kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells performance by diode laser annealing, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 175, 71-76.

  24. Z. Su, C. Yan, D. Tang, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Fabrication of Cu2ZnSnS4 nanowires and nanotubes based on AAO templates, CrystEngComm, 14 (2012) 782-785.

  25. Z. Su, C. Yan, K. Sun, Z. Han, F. Liu, J. Liu, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, Preparation of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 thin films by sulfurizing stacked precursor thin films via successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction method, Applied Surface Science, 258 (2012) 7678-7682.

  26. C. Yan, F. Liu, K. Sun, N. Song, J.A. Stride, F. Zhou, X. Hao, M. Green, Boosting the efficiency of pure sulfide CZTS solar cells using the In/Cd-based hybrid buffers, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 144 (2016) 700-706.

  27. Z. Tong, K. Zhang, K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, L. Jiang, Y. Lai, X. Hao, J. Li, Modification of absorber quality and Mo-back contact by a thin Bi intermediate layer for kesterite Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 144 (2016) 537-543.

  28. F. Liu, S. Shen, K. Sun, C. Yan, X. Hao, Kesterite Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 thin film solar cells by a facile DMF-based solution coating process, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3 (2015) 10783-10792.

  29. J. Park, J. Huang, K. Sun, Z. Ouyang, F. Liu, C. Yan, H. Sun, A. Pu, M. Green, X. Hao, The effect of thermal evaporated MoO3 intermediate layer as primary back contact for kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Thin Solid Films, 648 (2018) 39-45.

  30. J Park, Z Ouyang, C Yan, K Sun, H Sun, F Liu, M Green, X Hao, Hybrid Ag Nanowire–ITO as Transparent Conductive Electrode for Pure Sulfide Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (38), 20597-20604.

  31. A Cazzaniga, A Crovetto, C Yan, K Sun, X Hao, JR Estelrich, S Canulescu, Ultra-thin Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell by pulsed laser deposition, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 166, 91-99.

  32. X. Liu, J. Huang, F. Zhou, F. Liu, K. Sun, C. Yan, J.A. Stride, X. Hao, Understanding the key factors of enhancing phase and compositional controllability for 6% efficient pure-sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells prepared from quaternary wurtzite nanocrystals, Chemistry of Materials, 28 (2016) 3649-3658.

  33. A. Pu, F. Ma, C. Yan, J. Huang, K. Sun, M. Green, X. Hao, Sentaurus modelling of 6.9% Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 device based on comprehensive electrical & optical characterization, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160 (2017) 372-381.

  34. F. Zhou, F. Zeng, X. Liu, F. Liu, N. Song, C. Yan, A. Pu, J. Park, K. Sun, X. Hao, Improvement of J sc in a Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cell by Using a Thin Carbon Intermediate Layer at the Cu2ZnSnS4/Mo Interface, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7 (2015) 22868-22873.

  35. X. Liu, F. Zhou, N. Song, J. Huang, C. Yan, F. Liu, K. Sun, J.A. Stride, X. Hao, M.A. Green, Exploring the application of metastable wurtzite nanocrystals in pure-sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by forming nearly micron-sized large grains, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015) 23185-23193.

  36. D. Tang, Q. Wang, F. Liu, L. Zhao, Z. Han, K. Sun, Y. Lai, J. Li, Y. Liu, An alternative route towards low-cost Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells, Surface and Coatings Technology, 232 (2013) 53-59.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. K. Sun, J. Huang, S. Johnston, C. Yan, F. Liu, X. Hao, M. Green Towards 10% State-of-the-Art Pure Sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cell by modifying the Interface Chemistry, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2017 IEEE 44th, 25-30 June 2017, Washington DC,US. [Kaiwen Sun was nominated as the best student presentation award]

  2. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, A. Pu, X. Hao, 9.7% efficient pure sulphide Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells employing ZnCdS buffer  & the influence of chemical composition of the absorber, PVSEC-26, 24-28 Oct 2016, Singapore

  3. K. Sun, C. Yan, F. Liu, X. Hao, Over 9% efficient kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell fabricated by using Zn1-xCdxS buffer, 6th European Kesterite Workshop, 19-20 Nov 2015, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

  4. K. Sun, Sodium-doped molybdenum back contact for flexible kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells on stainless steel substrates, 5th Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BAJC) Conference 2017, 20-21 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

  5. K.Sun, Kesterite CZTS thin film solar cells on stainless steel substrates, 4th Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BAJC) Conference 2016, 22-23 Feb 2016, Hobart, Australia

  6. K. Sun, C. Yan, J. Huang, A. Pu, F. Liu, M. Green, X. Hao, Boosting the efficiency of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by optimizing the heterojunction interface quality, 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa, Hawaii, US [Best Poster Presentation Award Winner]

PATENTS

  1. Xiaojing Hao, Fangyang Liu, Jialiang Huang, Kaiwen Sun, Marin Green, “A method of forming a photovoltaic cell and a photovoltaic cell”, [Australia], Application Number: 2016902434

  2. Liu Fangyang, Sun Kaiwen, Su Zhenghua, Jiang Liangxing, Han Zili, Lai Yanqing, Li Jie, “Method of Making FeS2 Semiconductor Thin Films”, Application Number: 201210128381.2, April 27, 2012. (Authorized)

  3. Lai Yanqing, Su Zhenghua, Sun Kaiwen, Liu Fangyang, Jia Ming, Zhang Zhian, Liu Yexiang, “Method of Making Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films”, Application Number: 201110189391.2, July 7, 2011. (Authorized)

  4. Liu Fangyang, Sun Kaiwen, Su Zhenghua, Jiang Liangxing, Han Zili, Lai Yanqing, Li Jie, Liu Yexiang, “Method of Making Metal Chalcogenide Thin Films”, Application Number: 201310424108.9, September 18, 2013.