"Turning Molecular Springs into Nano-Shock Absorbers: The Effect of Macroscopic Morphology and Crystal Size on the Dynamic Hysteresis of Water Intrusion−Extrusion into-from Hydrophobic Nanopores".
Paweł Zajdel, David G. Madden, Robin Babu, Marco Tortora, Diego Mirani, Nikolay Nikolaevich Tsyrin, Luis Bartolomé, Eder Amayuelas, David Fairen-Jimenez, Alexander Rowland Lowe, Mirosław Chorążewski, Juscelino B. Leao, Craig M. Brown, Markus Bleuel, Victor Stoudenets, Carlo Massimo Casciola, María Echeverría, Francisco Bonilla, Giulia Grancini, Simone Meloni, and Yaroslav Grosu.
More info at: ACS Publications
We are pleased to announce that the third Edition of the workshop “Innovative Materials for Energy“ IME 2021 will take place on 30 September and 1 October 2021, 9.00 CET. The workshop is the result of the synergy between the organizing institutions, represented by the Prof. Giovanna d’Angelo and Prof Gabriele Centi from University of Messina, Prof. Giulia Grancini from University of Pavia, Prof. Aldo Di Carlo (CNR-ISM) from University of Tor Vergata and Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso from BeDimensional. More info at: IME2021
“Materiali innovativi per l’energia. Materiali nanostrutturati funzionalizzati per smart device, dal solare alle batterie”
On 15 June 2021, 6 p.m CET, G. Grancini, Carlo S. Casari and F. Bonaccorso will present their research at the webinar organized by OSA – Office for Sustainable Actions.
11 March 9:00 GMT and 25th March 13:00 GMT
Professor Giulia Grancini, 2020 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship recipient, will present “Engineering Low-Dimensional Perovskite Interfaces for State of the art Perovskite Solar Cells: interface structure and processes therein”.
"Two-step Thermal Annealing: An Effective Route for 15% Efficient Quasi-2D Perovskite Solar Cells"
Low‐dimensional perovskites (LDP) are nowadays recognized as promising materials for the realization of highly performing photovoltaic cells. However, issues related to film morphology, composition, crystal quality and material homogeneity limit the device performances and reproducibility. In this work, we implement a robust method for the deposition of a LDP mixing methylammonium (MA) and phenylethylammonium (PEA) cations to create the mixed system (PEA)2MA39Pb40I121 by using a two‐step thermal annealing treatment (at 60 and 100 °C). Our approach results in LDP films with high crystal quality and enhanced carrier lifetime, which double the power conversion efficiency of reference devices, reaching up to 15%.
Giulia as panelist at the 6th International Day of women and girl in science Assemby at United Nation
Giulia invited as panelist at the 6th International Day of women and girl in science Assemby at United Nation (virtually) on the 11th Feb. More at: Women and girls in science day. Program: Womeninscienceday.
PVsquared2 group research highlighted in the Italian newspaper "Il Sole24Ore"
Prof. Giulia Grancini's research has been highlighted in the prestigious Italian newspaper "Il Sole24Ore", available on Monday 21/12/2020.
In this article, Prof. Grancini explains the advantages and enormous potential of perovskite solar cells for a true revolution in the energy sector, allowing us to harvest increasing amounts of renewable energy at low cost.
Pvsquared Laboratory at the University of Pavia is at the forefront of the research in this exciting new field.
(article in italian)
We are pleased to announce that the Second Edition of the workshop “Innovative Materials for Energy“ IME 2020 will take place on December 2nd , 2020 (CET 15.00), with a full-online format. The workshop is the result of the synergy between the organizing institutions, represented by the Prof. Giovanna d’Angelo from University of Messina, Prof. Giulia Grancini from University of Pavia and Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso from BeDimensional.
"Lead or No Lead? Availability, Toxicity, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Lead-Free Perovskites Solar Cells"
In this perspective we analysed LCA and other data for the most suitable elements proposed as substituents for lead in perovskite solar cells (PSCs), since lead is a well-known neurotoxic and persistent pollutant. However, all other elements present one to three orders of magnitude higher environmental impact than lead, are too scarce, or - except for Ge and Ag - are also dangerous for human health to various degrees. Furthermore, lead can be easily recycled and can be safely encapsulated in solar panels, whereas every year by burning coal alone we emit 80'000 metric tons of lead into the atmosphere.
In summary, it is argued that the advantages of using lead in photovoltaic panels – when including proper encapsulation and recycling - outweigh the risks associated with its manufacturing.
Professor Giulia Grancini has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2020. To celebrate, we have put together a collection of her publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
The Journal of Materials Chemistry annual lectureship, established in 2010, honours early-career scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.
The Lectureship recipient receives expenses to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting. The recipient is also invited to contribute an article to one of the Journal of Materials Chemistry journals and to receive a complimentary back cover for the issue in which the article appears.
The 2nd Moscow Autumn Perovskite Photovoltaic International Conference (MAPPIC-2020) will be held on 26-28 October 2020.
MAPPIC is an annual meeting in Russia organized by Lomonosov Moscow State University as international event for industry, researchers and students working in field of perovskite photovoltaic and hybrid perovskite materials. This year, we extend the scope of the conference to all perspective applications of hybrid perovskites and make a focus on the most painful topics.
The theme of the Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) conference is renewable energy, its transformative future global utilization, and applications in enabling technologies. The scope of the conference includes novel materials, devices and architectures for renewable energy. At the end of this one-day conference, a round table with a group of panellists will discuss the role that female leadership has played in scientific research, education and innovation, especially in the field of renewable energy.
Webinar registration link: https://icn2.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bg_mbgguTyyzs3u32PXlaw
Youtube video presentations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwkvFiVzsnA&feature=youtu.be
Nei mezzi di informazione moderni (TV, giornali) a spiegare i fenomeni sociali e politici sono quasi sempre gli uomini (82% dei casi). Eppure le esperte ci sono. Per ridurre questo gender gap l'Osservatorio di Pavia e l'associazione Gi.U.Li.A., con lo sviluppo di Fondazione Bracco e con il supporto della Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione Europea, hanno lanciato www.100esperte.it, una banca dati online a disposizione degli operatori dell'informazione con oltre 130 nomi e CV di esperte in STEM (Science Technology Engineerings and Mathematics), fra cui la Prof.ssa Giulia Grancini, e oltre 70 in Economia e Finanza.
In today's media (TV, newspapers) the vast majority of experts are men (82%), even though there are many women experts. To reduce this gender gap Osservatorio di Pavia and Associazione Gi.U.Li.A., in collaboration with Fondazione Bracco and the support of the European Commission, launched www.100esperte.it, an online database for journalists to select over 130 names and CVs of femal experts in STEM (Science Technology Engineerings and Mathematics), among which features Prof. Giulia Grancini , and over 70 in Economy and Finance.
Profile: Prof. Giulia Grancini
Prof. Giulia Grancini features in the 1MWIS campaign, a global effort to promote the role of women in STEM disciplines and celebrate their achievements. By providing a series of role models, this campaign wants to encourage young girls to pursue or stay in a career in science.
1MWIS Campaign homepage
Prof. Giulia Grancini profile
From 2 to 5 July 2020 "NanoValbruna", the first local festival focused on the use of nanotechnologies to tackle environmental issues, will take place in and around Valbruna, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in North-East Italy.
The main goals of the event are to identify innovative solutions to support a truly Green Economy and promote the social and economic resources of this beautiful region.
President: Paola del Zotto Ferrari, Accademia di Gagliato
Scientific Director: Prof. Giulia Grancini, University of Pavia
Event Coordinator: Annalisa Chirico
More info and program at: http://nanovalbruna.com/
20-12-2019. PvSquared2 group wishes you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year.
19-11-2019. Giulia Grancini recognized as one of the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
ERC grantees meet in Bruxelles
24-09-2019. Giulia Grancini, with other 40 ERC grantees attending the ERCEA event on how to successfully manage ERC project. Great opportunity to share ideas, experience and meet a small community of Italian ERC grantees.
Meeting with Prof. Bao Zhang
05-07-2019. PVsquared2 lab welcomes Prof. Bao Zhang from the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University (China) for a visit of the PVsquared2 lab and fruitful discussion for future collaboration.