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Articles by Nicola Cefarin in JoVE
Low Pressure Vapor-assisted Solution Process for Tunable Band Gap Pinhole-free Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskite Films Carolin M. Sutter-Fella*1,2,3, Yanbo Li*1,4, Nicola Cefarin1,5,6, Aya Buckley1,7, Quynh Phuong Ngo8,9, Ali Javey2,3, Ian D. Sharp1, Francesca M. Toma1 1Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 3Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 4Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 5Department of Physics, Graduate School of Nanotechnology, University of Trieste, 6TASC Laboratory, IOM-CNR - Istituto Officina dei Materiali, 7Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 8Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 9Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Here, we present a protocol for the synthesis of CH3NH3I and CH3NH3Br precursors and the subsequent formation of pinhole-free, continuous CH3NH3PbI3-xBrx thin films for the application in high efficiency solar cells and other optoelectronic devices.
Other articles by Nicola Cefarin on PubMed
Interaction of Chlorogenic Acids and Quinides from Coffee with Human Serum Albumin Food Chemistry. Feb, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25172718 Chlorogenic acids and their derivatives are abundant in coffee and their composition changes between coffee species. Human serum albumin (HSA) interacts with this family of compounds with high affinity. We have studied by fluorescence spectroscopy the specific binding of HSA with eight compounds that belong to the coffee polyphenols family, four acids (caffeic acid, ferulic acid, 5-O-caffeoyl quinic acid, and 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid) and four lactones (3,4-O-dicaffeoyl-1,5-γ-quinide, 3-O-[3,4-(dimethoxy)cinnamoyl]-1,5-γ-quinide, 3,4-O-bis[3,4-(dimethoxy)cinnamoyl]-1,5-γ-quinide, and 1,3,4-O-tris[3,4-(dimethoxy)cinnamoyl]-1,5-γ-quinide), finding dissociation constants of the albumin-chlorogenic acids and albumin-quinides complexes in the micromolar range, between 2 and 30μM. Such values are comparable with those of the most powerful binders of albumin, and more favourable than the values obtained for the majority of drugs. Interestingly in the case of 3,4-O-dicaffeoyl-1,5-γ-quinide, we have observed the entrance of two ligand molecules in the same binding site, leading up to a first dissociation constant even in the hundred nanomolar range, which is to our knowledge the highest affinity ever observed for HSA and its ligands. The displacement of warfarin, a reference drug binding to HSA, by the quinide has also been demonstrated.