Dr Lefteris Danos


Research Overview

Lefteris research interests encompass the field of photovoltaics and solar energy conversion. In particular he is interested in developing light harvesting and photon management structures for applications in high efficiency low cost solar cells. Light harvesting structures can be fabricated based on ultra-thin film organic architectures for increased absorption of light and better solar energy utilization. Efficient spectral management of the solar spectrum can be applied to existing solar cell devices towards lower cost of solar electricity.

Light harvesting in silicon(111) surfaces using covalently attached protoporphyrin IX dyes
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Fang, L., Grossel, M.C., Markvart, T. 18/11/2017 In: Chemical Communications. 53, 89, p. 12120-12123. 4 p.
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Heterodimensional charge-carrier confinement in stacked submonolayer InAs in GaAs
Harrison, S., Young, M., Hodgson, P.D., Young, R.J., Hayne, M., Danos, E., Schliwa, A., Strittmatter, A., Lenz, A., Eisele, H., Pohl, U., Bimberg, D. 2/02/2016 In: Physical Review B. 93, 9 p.
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GaSb quantum rings in GaAs/AlxGa1−xAs quantum wells
Hodgson, P., Hayne, M., Robson, A., Zhuang, Q., Danos, E. 28/01/2016 In: Journal of Applied Physics. 119, 4, 7 p.
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Photon tunneling into a single-mode planar silicon waveguide
Fang, L., Kiang, K.S., Alderman, N.P., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 30/11/2015 In: Optics Express. 23, 24, p. A1528-A1532 . 5 p.
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Modeling photon transport in fluorescent solar concentrators
Parel, T.S., Danos, L., Fang, L., Markvart, T. 10/2015 In: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 23, 10, p. 1357-1366. 10 p.
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Application of concentrating luminescent down-shifting structures to CdS/CdTe solar cells with poor short wavelength response
Parel, T., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 14/05/2015 In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 140, p. 306-311. 6 p.
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Modelling and experimental analysis of the angular distribution of the emitted light from the edge of luminescent solar concentrators
Parel, T.S., Pistolas, C., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 04/2015 In: Optical Materials. 42, p. 532-537. 6 p.
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Photon frequency management materials for efficient solar energy collection
Danos, L., Meyer, T.J.J., Kittidachachan, P., Fang, L., Parel, T.S., Soleimani, N., Markvart, T. 2015 In: Materials challenges. Cambridge : RSC Publishing p. 297-331. 35 p. ISBN: 9781849731874. Electronic ISBN: 9781849733465.

Silicon sensitisation using light harvesting layers
Fang, L., Alderman, N., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 7/11/2014 In: Materials Research Innovations. 18, 7, p. 494-499. 6 p.
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Activation of CdSe quantum dots after exposure to polysulfide
King, L.A., Zhao, W., Danos, L., Riley, D.J. 16/06/2014 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 6 p.
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Enhancing light capture by silicon: with the help of molecules
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Fang, L., Parel, T.S., Markvart, T. 8/06/2014 In: Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th. Denver, CO, USA : IEEE p. 17-21. 5 p.

Kelvin probe studies of alkyl monolayers on silicon (111) for surface passivation
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Grossel, M., Markvart, T. 21/11/2013 In: RSC Advances. 2013, 43, p. 20125-20131. 7 p.
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Determination of surface recombination velocities of organic monolayers on silicon through Kelvin probe
Alderman, N., Ibrahim, M.A., Danos, L., Grossel, M., Markvart, T. 19/08/2013 In: Applied Physics Letters. 103, 8, 5 p.
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Plasmonic Response of Ag- and Au-Infiltrated Cross-Linked Lysozyme Crystals
Muskens, O.L., England, M.W., Danos, L., Li, M., Mann, S. 21/01/2013 In: Advanced Functional Materials. 23, 3, p. 281-290. 10 p.
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A novel light-trapping scheme for efficient solar energy conversion
Danos, L., Weston, A., Alderman, N., Markvart, T. 2013

Novel recombination lifetime mapping technique through Kelvin probe studies
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Grossel, M., Markvart, T. 2013 In: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2013 IEEE 39th. IEEE p. 0209-0211. 3 p.

Photon transport in fluorescent solar concentrators
Parel, T., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 2013 In: 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). IEEE p. 1761-1765. 5 p.

Solar cell as a waveguide: quantum efficiency of ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cells
Fang, L., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 2013 In: 28th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. EU PVSEC p. 31-33. 3 p.

Emission wavelength tuning in rare earth fluoride upconverting nanoparticles decorated with dye coated titanate nanotubes
Bavykin, D.V., Stuchinskaya, T.L., Danos, L., Russell, D.A. 27/11/2012 In: Langmuir. 28, 50, p. 17419-17425. 7 p.
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Large surface photovoltages observed at methyl-terminated silicon surfaces synthesised through a two-step chlorination-alkylation method
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Grossel, M.C., Markvart, T. 10/07/2012 In: RSC Advances. 2, 20, p. 7669-7672. 4 p.
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Photon reabsorption in fluorescent solar collectors
Fang, L., Parel, T., Danos, L., Markvart, T. 11/04/2012 In: Journal of Applied Physics. 111, 7, 3 p.
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Increased efficiencies on CdTe solar cells via luminescence down-shifting with excitation energy transfer between dyes
Danos, L., Parel, T., Markvart, T., Barrioz, V., Brooks, W.S.M., Irvine, S.J.C. 03/2012 In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 98, p. 486-490. 5 p.
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Photon frequency management for trapping & concentration of sunlight
Markvart, T., Danos, L., Fang, L., Parel, T., Soleimani, N. 30/01/2012 In: RSC Advances. 2, 8, p. 3173-3179. 7 p.
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Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine: solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light
Markvart, T., Danos, L., Alderman, N., Parel, T. 2012 In: 27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. Frankfurt am Main : EU PVSEC p. 1-6. 6 p.

Passivation of n-type silicon (111) surfaces by the attachment of charged molecules
Alderman, N., Danos, L., Grossel, M., Markvart, T. 2012 In: 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). New York : IEEE p. 992-995. 4 p.

Comment on "Energy transfer in nanowire solar cells with photon-harvesting shells" [J. Appl. Phys. 105, 124509 (2009)]
Markvart, T., Danos, L., Greef, R. 15/07/2010 In: Journal of Applied Physics. 108, 2, 3 p.

Excitation energy transfer rate from Langmuir Blodgett (LB) dye monolayers to silicon: Effect of aggregate formation
Danos, L., Markvart, T. 26/04/2010 In: Chemical Physics Letters. 490, 4-6, p. 194-199. 6 p.
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Edge-illuminated ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cell
Markvart, T., Danos, L. 2010 In: Proceedings on 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. Munich : EU PVSEC p. 2692-2693. 2 p.

Efficient light harvesting with LB films for application in crystalline silicon solar cells
Danos, L., Markvart, T. 2009 In: MRS Proceedings.

Efficient fluorescence quenching near crystalline silicon from Langmuir-Blodgett dye films
Danos, L., Greef, R., Markvart, T. 30/08/2008 In: Thin Solid Films. 516, 20, p. 7251-7255. 5 p.
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Adsorption of rhodamine 6G at the water-air interface
Greef, R., Frey, J.G., Robinson, J., Danos, L. 05/2008 In: Physica Status Solidi C. 5, 5, p. 1187-1189. 3 p.
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Ultra-thin silicon solar cell: Modelling and characterisation
Danos, L., Jones, G., Greef, R., Markvart, T. 05/2008 In: Physica Status Solidi C. 5, 5, p. 1407-1410. 4 p.
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Photon collection efficiency of fluorescent solar collectors
Kittidachachan, P., Danos, L., Meyer, T.J.J., Alderman, N., Markvart, T. 2007 In: CHIMIA. 61, 12, p. 780-786. 7 p.
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Reflection second harmonic generation on a z-cut congruent lithium niobate crystal
Sono, T.J., Scott, J.G., Sones, C.L., Valdivia, C.E., Mailis, S., Eason, R.W., Frey, J.G., Danos, L. 11/2006 In: Physical Review B. 74, 20, 7 p.
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Statistical analysis of second harmonic generation experiments: a phenomenological model
Welsh, A., Mansson, R., Frey, J., Danos, L. 28/01/2005 In: Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems. 75, 1, p. 45-54. 10 p.
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The combustion of coal and biomass in a fixed bed furnace
Jones, J.M., Pourkashanian, M., Ross, A., Danos, L., Bartle, K.D., Williams, A., Kubica, K., Andersson, J., Kerst, M., Danihelka, P. 2000 In: Industrial Furnaces and Boilers. Rio Tinto : INFORMACAO UTILIZACAO BIOMASSAINFUB p. 45-54. 10 p.