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  1. McCarthy, R.F., & Hillhouse, H.W., “The Shockley-Queisser Limit and Practical Limits of Nanostructured Photovoltaics,” 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2012).

  2. Guo, Q., Ford, G. M., Agrawal, R., Hillhouse, H. W., “Ink formulation and low-temperature incorporation of sodium to yield 12% efficient Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 solar cells from sulfide nanocrystal inks.” Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (2012), Available on-line DOI: 10.1002/pip.2200 (2012). Link to article

  3. Kar, M., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R., “Chemical liquid deposition of CuInSe2 and CuIn(S,Se)2 films for solar cells,” Thin Solid Films 520 (16), 5431–5437 (2012). Link to article

  4. Guo, Q., Ford, G. M., Yang, W.-C., Hages, C., Hillhouse, H. W., Agrawal, R., “Enhancing the performance of CZTSSe solar cells with Ge alloying”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 105, 132-136 (2012). Link to article

  5. 2011

  6. Kar, M., Agrawal, R. & Hillhouse, H.W., “On the Formation Pathway of CuInSe2 Nanocrystals for Solar Cells,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (43), 17239–17247 (2011). Link to article

  7. Ki, W. & Hillhouse, H.W., “Earth Abundant Element Photovoltaics Directly from Soluble Precursors using a Non-Toxic Solvent,” Advanced Energy Materials 1 (5), 732–735 (2011). Link to article

  8. Ford, G.M., Guo, Q., Agrawal, R. & Hillhouse, H.W., “Earth Abundant Element Cu2Zn(Sn1-xGex)S4 Nanocrystals for Tunable Band Gap Solar Cells: 6.8% Efficient Device Fabrication,” Chemistry of Materials 23 (10), 2626–2629 (2011). Link to article

  9. Ford, G.M., Guo, Q.J., Agrawal, R. & Hillhouse, H.W., “CuIn(S,Se)2 Thin Film Solar Cells from Nanocrystal Inks: Effect of Nanocrystal Precursors,” Thin Solid Films (2011). Link to article

  10. Dunphy, D.R., Garcia, F.L., Kaehr, B., Khripin, C.Y., Collord, A.D., Baca, H.K., Tate, M.P., Hillhouse, H.W., Strzalka, J.W., Jiang, Z., Wang, J., Brinker, C.J., “Tricontinuous Cubic Nanostructure and Pore Size Patterning in Mesostructured Silica Films Templated with Glycerol Monooleate,” Chemistry of Materials (2011). Link to article

  11. Ki, W., & Hillhouse, H.W. “A General Route to Earth Abundant Element Absorber Layers for Thin Film Photovoltaics with High Yield Using Molecular Precursors and Non-Toxic Solvents,” 36th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2011). Link to article

  12. Guo, Q., Ford, G.M., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R., “A Generalized and Robust Method for Efficient Photovoltaic Devices from Multinary Sulfide Nanocrystal Inks,” 36th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2011). Link to article

  13. 2010

  14. Ford, G.M., Guo, Q., Agrawal, R., Hillhouse, H.W., “Solar cells via selenization of CuInS2 nanocrystals: Effect of synthesis precursor,” 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2010). Link to article

  15. Dongaonkar, S., Servaites, J.D., Ford, G.M., Loser, S., Moore, J., Gelfand, R.M., Mohseni, M., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R., Ratner, M.A., Marks, T.J., Lundstrom, M.S., Alam, M.A., “Universality of Non-Ohmic Shunt Leakage in Thin-Film Solar Cells,” Journal of Applied Physics 108, 124509 (2010). Link to article

  16. Guo, Q.J., Ford, G.M., Yang, W.C., Walker, B.C., Stach, E.A., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R., "Fabrication of 7.2% Efficient CZTSSe Solar Cells using CZTS Nanocrystals," Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, 17384–17386 (2010). Link to article

  17. Midgett, A.G., Hillhouse, H.W., Huges, B.K., Nozik, A.J., Beard, M.C., “Flowing versus Static Conditions for Measuring Multiple Exciton Generation in PbSe Quantum Dots,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114 (41), 17486-17500 (2010). Link to article

  18. Chen, Z., Jiang, Y.B., Dunphy, D.R., Adams, D.P., Hodges, C., Liu, N.G., Zhang, N., Xomeritakis, G., Jin, X.Z., Aluru, N.R., Gaik, S.J., Hillhouse, H.W., Brinker, C.J., “DNA translocation through an array of kinked nanopores,” Nature Materials 9 (8), 667-675 (2010). Link to article

  19. Liu, Y., Gibbs, M., Puthussery, J., Gaik, S., Ihly, R., Hillhouse, H.W., Law, M., “Dependence of Carrier Mobility on Nanocrystal Size and Ligand Length in PbSe Nanocrystal Solids,” Nano Letters 10 (5), 1960-1969 (2010). Link to article

  20. Tate, M.P., Urade, V.N., Gaik, S.J., Muzzillo, C.P., Hillhouse, H.W., “How to Dip-Coat or Spin-Coat Nanoporous Double-Gyroid Silica Films with EO19-PO43-EO19 Surfactant (Pluronic P84) and Know it Using a Powder X-ray Diffractometer,” Langmuir 26 (6), 4357-4367 (2010). Link to article

  21. 2009

  22. Hillhouse H.W. & Beard M.C., “Solar Cells from Colloidal Nanocrystals: Fundamentals, Materials, Devices, and Economics,” Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 14, 245-259 (2009). Invited Review article. Link to article

  23. Khlebnikov, S. & Hillhouse, H.W. “Electronic Structure of Double-Gyroid Nanostructured Semiconductors: Perspectives for Carrier Multiplication Solar Cells,” Physical Review B 80, 115316 (2009). Link to article

  24. Guo, Q.J., Ford, G.M., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R. “Selenization of Copper Indium Gallium Disulfide Nanocrystal Films for Thin Film Solar Cells,” 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (2009) Link to article

  25. Guo, Q.J., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R., “Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystal Ink and Its Use for Solar Cells,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (33), 11672–11673 (2009). Link to article

  26. Guo, Q.J., Ford, G.M., Hillhouse, H.W., Agrawal, R. “Sulfide Nanocrystal Inks for Dense Cu(In1-xGax)(S1-ySey)2 Absorber Films and Their Photovoltaic Performance,” Nano Letters 9, 8 3060-3065 (2009). Link to article

  27. Dunphy, D.R., Alam, T.M., Tate, M.P., Hillhouse, H.W., Smarsly, B., Collord, A.D., Carnes, E., Baca, H.K., Köhn, R., Sprung, M., Wang, J., Brinker, C.J., “Characterization of Lipid-Templated Silica and Hybrid Thin Film Mesophases by Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering,” Langmuir 25, 9500-9509 (2009). Link to article

  28. 2008

  29. Guo, Q.J., Kim, S.J., Kar, M., Shafarman, W.N., Birkmire, R.W., Stach, E.A., Agrawal, R., Hillhouse, H.W., “Development of CuInSe2 Nanocrystal and Nanoring Inks for Low-Cost Solar Cells,” Nano Letters 8, 9, 2982-2987 (2008). Link to article

  30. Cheng, X., Dehen, C.J., Simpson, G.J., Tate, M.P., Hillhouse, H.W., Akkus, O., “An electrochemical fabrication process for the assembly of anisotropically oriented collagen bundles,” Biomaterials 29, 22, 3278-3288 (2008). Link to article

  31. Maruo, T., Tanaka, S., Hillhouse, H.W., Nishiyama, N., Egashira, Y., Ueyama, K., “Disordered mesoporous silica low-k thin films prepared by vapor deposition into a triblock copolymer template film,” Thin Solid Films 516, 15, 4771-4776 (2008). Link to article

  32. 2007

  33. Tanaka, S., Katayama, Y., Tate, M.P., Hillhouse, H.W., Miyake, Y., “Fabrication of continuous mesoporous carbon films with face-centered orthorhombic symmetry through a soft templating pathway,” 17, 3639-3645 (2007). Link to article

  34. Tate, M.P., & Hillhouse, H.W., "General Method for Simulation of 2D GISAXS Intensities for Any Nanostructured Film Using Discrete Fourier Transforms," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 (21), 7645-7654 (2007). Link to article

  35. Wei, T.C. & Hillhouse, H.W., “Mass Transport and Electrode Accessibility through Periodic Self- Assembled Nanoporous Silica Thin Films” Langmuir 23, 5689-5699 (2007). Link to article

  36. Bollmann, L., Urade, V.N., & Hillhouse, H.W., "Controlling Interfacial Curvature in Nanoporous Silica Films Formed by Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly from Nonionic Surfactants. I. Evolution of Nanoscale Structures in Coating Solutions," Langmuir, 23 (8) 4257-4267 (2007). Link to article

  37. Urade, V.N., Bollmann, L., Kowalski, J.D., Tate, M.P., & Hillhouse, H.W., "Controlling Interfacial Curvature in Nanoporous Silica Films Formed by Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly from Nonionic Surfactants. II. Effect of Processing Parameters on Film Structure," Langmuir 23 (8) 4268-4278 (2007). Link to article

  38. Urade, V.N., Wei, T.C., Tate, M.P., Kowalski, J.D., & Hillhouse, H.W., "Nanofabrication of double- gyroid thin films," Chemistry of Materials, 19 (4) 768-777 (2007). Link to article

  39. Tanaka, S., Tate, M.P., Nishiyama, N., Ueyama, K., & Hillhouse, H.W. “Structure of Mesoporous Silica Thin Films Prepared by Contacting PEO106-PPO70-PEO106 Films with Vaporized TEOS.” Chemistry of Materials 18, 5461-5466 (2006). Link to article

  40. 2006

  41. Nishiyama Y, Tanaka S, Hillhouse HW, Nishiyama N, Egashira Y, Ueyama K, “Synthesis of ordered mesoporous zirconium phosphate films by spin coating and vapor treatments,” Langmuir 22, 9469-9472 (2006). Link to article

  42. Tate, M.P., Urade, V.N., Kowalski, J.D., Wei, T.C., Hamilton, B.D., Eggiman, B.W., & Hillhouse, H.W., "Simulation and Interpretation of 2D Diffraction Patterns from Self-Assembled Nanostructured Films at Arbitrary Angles of Incidence: from Grazing Incidence (above the critical angle) to Transmission Perpendicular to the Substrate," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (20) 9882-9892 (2006). Link to article

  43. Tanaka, S., Hillhouse, H.W., “Mesophase control of mesoporous silica thin films by vapor-phase preparation,” Chemistry Letters 35, 928-929 (2006). Link to article

  44. Wei, T.C. & Hillhouse, H.W., "Ion transport in the microporous titanosilicate ETS-10," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (28) 13728-13733 (2006). Link to article

  45. Eggiman, B.W., Tate, M.P., & Hillhouse, H.W., "The Rhombohedral Structure of Highly Ordered and Oriented Self-Assembled Nanoporous Silica Thin Films," Chemistry of Materials, 18 (3), 723-730 (2006). Link to article

  46. Kasat, R.B., Zvinevich, Y., Hillhouse, H.W., Thomson, K.T., Wang, N.H.L., Franses, E.I., “Direct probing of sorbent-solvent interactions for amylose tris(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) using infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, solid-state NMR, and DFT modeling.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110, 14114-14122 (2006). Link to article

  47. Naik, S.P., Yokoi, T., Fan, W., Sasaki, Y., Wei, T.C., Hillhouse, H.W., Okubo, T., “Versatile Fabrication of Distorted Cubic Mesoporous Silica Film Using CTAB Together with a Hydrophobic Organic Additive.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(20), 9751-9754 (2006). Link to article

  48. 2005

  49. Tate, M.P., Eggiman, B.W., Kowalski J.D. & Hillhouse, H.W., “Order and Orientation Control of Mesoporous Silica Films on Conducting Gold Substrates Formed by Dip-Coating and Self-Assembly.” Invited contribution for the Robert Rowell Special Issue of Langmuir 21, 10112 (2005). Link to article

  50. Urade, V.N., & Hillhouse, H.W., “Synthesis of Thermally Stable Highly Ordered Orthorhombic Tin Oxide Thin Films.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109, 10538-10541 (2005). Link to article

  51. 2001

  52. Kuznicki, S.M., Bell, V.A., Nair, S., Hillhouse, H.W., Jacubinas, R.M., Braunbarth, C.M., Toby, B.H. & Tsapatsis, M., “A titanosilicate molecular sieve with adjustable pores for size-selective adsorption of molecules,” Nature 412, 720-724 (2001). Link to article

  53. Hillhouse, H.W. & Tuominen, M., “Modeling the Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Nanowires Embedded in Oriented Microporous and Mesoporous Films,”Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 47, 39-50 (2001). Link to article

  54. Hillhouse, H.W. & Tsapatsis, M., “The Interpretation of X-ray Diffraction Data for the Determination of Channel Orientation in Mesoporous Films,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 44-45, 639-643 (2001). Link to article

  55. 2000

  56. Giraldo, O., Marquez, M., Brock, S.L., Suib, S.L., Hillhouse H. & Tsapatsis, M., “Spontaneous Formation of Inorganic Helical Fibers and Rings,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 122, 12158-12163 (2000). Link to article

  57. Hillhouse, H.W., van Egmond, J.W., Tsapatsis, M., Hanson, J. & Larese, J.Z., "Synthesis and Characterization of Ordered Arrays of Topological Defects in Mesoporous Silica Films." Chemistry of Materials 12, 2888-2893 (2000). Featured on the cover. Link to article

  58. Braunbarth, C., Hillhouse, H.W., Tsapatsis, M., Burton, A., Lobo, R.F., Jacubinas, R. & Kuznicki, S., "Structure of Strontium-Ion-Exchanged ETS-4 Microporous Molecular Sieves," Chemistry of Materials 12, 1857-1865 (2000). Link to article

  59. Giraldo, O., Brock, S.L., Marquez, M., Suib, S.L., Hillhouse, H. & Tsapatsis, M., "Materials - Spontaneous Formation of Inorganic Helices." Nature 405 (6782), 38 (2000).

  60. 1999

  61. Hillhouse, H.W., van Egmond, J.W. & Tsapatsis, M. "Highly Oriented Mesostructured Thin Films: Shear-Induced Deposition of Optically Anisotropic Coatings of Tungsten Oxide/Surfactant Composites." Langmuir 15, 4544-4550 (1999). Featured on the cover. Link to article

  62. Tsapatsis, M., Xomeritakis, G., Hillhouse, H.W., Nikolakis, V., Bonilla, G., Lai, Z., "Zeolite Membranes." Cattech 3, 148-163 (1999).

  63. 1997

  64. Hillhouse, H.W., Okubo, T., van Egmond, J.W. & Tsapatsis, M. "Preparation of Supported Mesoporous Silica Layers in a Continuous Flow Cell." Chemistry of Materials 9, 1505-1507 (1997). Link to article