Dr Xin Cui
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Xin Cui

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Xin Cui is now an Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Postdoc fellow in UNSW. She received her Ph.D. degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2020. She was involved in the fundamental study of the atomic layer deposition (ALD) process and its application for thin-film solar cells. Her research focuses on the development and characterization of photovoltaic materials and devices, especially on interface engineering by ALD for high-performance earth-abundant solar cells.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Chaudhari A; Cui X; Hoex B; Hyde L; Ironside CN; Jadwisienczak WM; Kordesch ME; Rahman F; Vispute RD, 2022, 'Zinc oxide family semiconductors for ultraviolet radiation emission – A cathodoluminescence study', Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2022.111906
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sun H; Huang J; O’Neill A; Yun JS; Young TL; Yan C; Sun K; Li J; Nielsen MP; Cui X; Wang A; Seidel J; Stride JA; Green MA; Hao X, 2022, 'Manipulating the Distributions of Na and Cd by Moisture-Assisted Postdeposition Annealing for Efficient Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells', Solar RRL, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202200442
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sun H; Huang J; Young TL; Cong J; Li J; Sun K; Yan C; Soufiani AM; Cui X; Nielsen MP; Zhang X; Stride JA; Green MA; Hao X, 2022, 'Defect Engineering for Efficient Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells via Moisture-Assisted Post-Deposition Annealing', Advanced Optical Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.202200607
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li J; Huang J; Huang Y; Tampo H; Sakurai T; Chen C; Sun K; Yan C; Cui X; Mai Y; Hao X, 2021, 'Interface Recombination of Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Leveraged by High Carrier Density and Interface Defects', Solar RRL, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202100418
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hossain MA; Khoo KT; Cui X; Poduval GK; Zhang T; Li X; Li WM; Hoex B, 2020, 'Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review', Nano Materials Science, vol. 2, pp. 204 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoms.2019.10.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cui X; Sun K; Huang J; Yun JS; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Xue C; Eder K; Yang L; Cairney JM; Seidel J; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2019, 'Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 12, pp. 2751 - 2764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ee01726g
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gao Y; Zheng J; Chen W; Yuan L; Teh ZL; Yang J; Cui X; Conibeer G; Patterson R; Huang S, 2019, 'Enhancing PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Tandem Solar Cell Performance by Graded Band Alignment', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 10, pp. 5729 - 5734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02423
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sun K; Yan C; Huang J; Liu F; Li J; Sun H; Zhang Y; Cui X; Wang A; Fang Z; Cong J; Lai Y; Green MA; Hao X, 2019, 'Beyond 10% efficiency Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells enabled by modifying the heterojunction interface chemistry', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 27289 - 27296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ta09576d
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang Y; Huang J; Yan C; Sun K; Cui X; Liu F; Liu Z; Zhang X; Liu X; Stride JA; Green MA; Hao X, 2019, 'High open-circuit voltage CuSbS2 solar cells achieved through the formation of epitaxial growth of CdS/CuSbS2 hetero-interface by post-annealing treatment', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 27, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3061
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zheng J; Mehrvarz H; Liao C; Bing J; Cui X; Li Y; Goncąles VR; Lau CFJ; Lee DS; Li Y; Zhang M; Kim J; Cho Y; Caro LG; Tang S; Chen C; Huang S; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2019, 'Large-area 23%-efficient monolithic perovskite/homojunction-silicon tandem solar cell with enhanced uv stability using down-shifting material', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 4, pp. 2623 - 2631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01783
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cui X; Sun K; Huang J; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Liu F; Hossain MA; Zakaria Y; Wong LH; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2018, 'Enhanced Heterojunction Interface Quality to Achieve 9.3% Efficient Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Using Atomic Layer Deposition ZnSnO Buffer Layer', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 30, pp. 7860 - 7871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03398
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lee CY; Deng S; Zhang T; Cui X; Khoo KT; Kim K; Hoex B, 2018, 'Evaluating the impact of thermal annealing on c -Si/Al2O3 interface: Correlating electronic properties to infrared absorption', AIP Advances, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5036738
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lee CY; Wang S; Cui X; Zhang T; Deng R; Khoo KT; Hoex B, 2018, 'Improving the Silicon Surface Passivation by Aluminum Oxide Grown Using a Non-Pyrophoric Aluminum Precursor', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201800156
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zheng J; Lau CFJ; Mehrvarz H; Ma FJ; Jiang Y; Deng X; Soeriyadi A; Kim J; Zhang M; Hu L; Cui X; Lee DS; Bing J; Cho Y; Chen C; Green MA; Huang S; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2018, 'Large area efficient interface layer free monolithic perovskite/homo-junction-silicon tandem solar cell with over 20% efficiency', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 11, pp. 2432 - 2443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee00689j
    Journal articles | 2017
    Huang X; Chen W; Feng J; Xu Q; Chen W; Cui X; Tseng B-H; Yun D; Cheng Q; Chen C; Liu J; Fu Y; Zhang F, 2017, 'Enhanced Carrier Collection in Silver Nanoparticle Embedded Zinc Oxide Nanorod Top Electrodes for Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices', IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 38, pp. 349 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/led.2017.2661681
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zheng J; Cheng Q; Wu J; Cui X; Chen R; Chen W; Chen C, 2016, 'A novel single-phase white phosphor NaBaBO3:Dy3+,K+ for near-UV white light-emitting diodes', Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 73, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2015.08.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cui X; Yun D; Zhong C; Chen W; Cheng Q; Feng J; Zhang F, 2015, 'A facile route for synthesis of CuInxGa1−xSe2 nanocrystals with tunable composition for photovoltaic application', Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, vol. 76, pp. 469 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10971-015-3795-0
    Journal articles |
    Zheng J; Mehrvarz H; Liao C; Bing J; Cui X; Li Y; Gonçales VR; Lau CFJ; Lee DS; Li Y; Zhang M; Kim J; Cho Y; Caro LG; Tang S; Chen C; Huang S; Ho-Baillie AWY, 'Large Area 23%-Efficient Monolithic Perovskite/Homo-Junction-Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Enhanced UV Stability Using Down-Shifting Material', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3430705
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Cui X; Hao X; Sun K; Huang J; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Green M; Hoex B, 2019, 'High-efficient Cd-free CZTS solar cells achieved by nanoscale atomic layer deposited aluminium oxide', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, pp. 2482 - 2484, presented at 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16 June 2019 - 21 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980884
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Cui X; Sun K; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Liu F; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2018, 'ALD ZnSnO buffer layer for enhancing heterojunction interface quality of CZTS solar cells', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 1511 - 1513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547988
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Lee CY; Cui X; Zhang T; Deng R; Kim K; Hoex B, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of Thermal Annealing on Al 2 O 3 /c-Si Interface Properties by Non-Destructive Measurements', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 2788 - 2791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547787