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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory



Metal halide perovskites, organic and other emerging materials for Light-Emitting Devices, detectors, solar cells and other optoelectronic devices.

Understanding of structural and photophysical properties of emerging semiconductors at the nanoscale.

Optical modelling of photovoltaic and light-emitting devices to control light-matter interactions.

Design and fabrication of photonic structures for its application in real-world devices.


Key publications: 

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(†Joint first author)

  1. Anaya, M. et al. Resonant photocurrent generation in dye-sensitized periodically nanostructured photoconductors by optical field confinement effectsJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7803-7806.
  2. Zhang, W.†; Anaya, M.  et al. Highly efficient perovskite solar cells with tuneable structural colorNano Lett., 2015, 15, 1698-1702.
  3. Galisteo-López, F. J.; Anaya, M. et al. Environmental effects on the photophysics of organic-inorganic halide perovskitesJ. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 2200-2205.
  4. Correa-Baena, J.P.†; Anaya, M.;  et al. Unbroken perovskite: interplay of morphology, electro-optical properties and ionic movementAdv. Mater., 2016, 28, 5031-5037.
  5. Anaya, M. et al. Optical analysis of CH3NH3SnxPb1-xI3 absorbers: a roadmap for perovskite-on-perovskite tandem solar cellsJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 11214-11221. Highlighted as cover.
  6. Anaya, M. et al. Strong quantum confinement and fast photoemission activation in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite nanocrystals grown within periodically mesostructured filmsAdv. Opt. Mater., 2017, 5, 1601087. Highlighted as cover.
  7. Anaya, M.; L et al. ABX3 perovskites for tandem solar cellsJoule, 2017, 4, 769-793.
  8. Anaya, M. et al. Origin of light-induced photophysical effects in organic metal halide perovskites in the presence of oxygen, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 3891-3896. Highlighted as Editor´s Choice Article.
  9. Ruggeri, E.; Anaya, M.; Gałkowski, K.; Delport, G.; Kosasih, F. U.; Abfalterer, A.; Mackowski, S.; Ducati, C.; *Stranks, S. D. Controlling the Growth Kinetics and Optoelectronic Properties of 2D/3D Lead–Tin Perovskite HeterojunctionsAdv. Mater.2019, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201905247
  10. Anaya, M.; Rand, B. P.; Holmes, R. J.; Credgington, D.; Bolink, H. J.; Friend, R. H.; Wang, J.; Greenham, N. C.; *Stranks, S. D. Best practices for measuring emerging light-emitting diode technologiesNat. Photonics, 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-019-0543-y
  11. Andaji‐Garmaroudi, Z.; Anaya, M.; Pearson, A. J.; *Stranks, S. D. Photobrightening in Lead Halide Perovskites: Observations, Mechanisms, and Future Potential Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, DOI:10.1002/aenm.201903109
  12. Chiang, Y.-H.; Anaya, M; *Stranks, S. D. Multi-source Vacuum Deposition of Methylammonium-free Perovskite Solar Cells ACS Energy Lett. 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00839
Junior Research Fellow at Darwin College
Marie Curie Fellow
Dr Miguel  Anaya

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