Dr. Jinsong Huang Dr. Huang's Web Page e-mail: Dr. Huang NCMN Homepage
Dr. Jinsong Huang, Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
W308 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0526
office: (402) 472-2640
fax: (402) 472-1465
email: jhuang2@unl.edu
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Current Research

We are an organic electronics and nanoelectronics group whose overarching research goals include:

(i)combining material engineering with interface engineering to boost the performance of organic electronics devices
(ii) designing new device architecture and fabrication process to realize low cost and high performance devices and
(ii)synthesis high quality nanoparticles and integrate the nanoparticles into organic electronic devices for solid state lighting, energy conversion, energy storage, and low-cost sensor application.
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Recent Publications

4. Fullerene Photodetectors with Linear Dynamic-Range of 90 dB Enabled by a Cross-Linkable Buffer Layer
Fawen Guo , Zhengguo Xiao, and Jinsong Huang* , Advanced Optical Materials, Accepted (2013)

3. Room temperature organic ferromagnetism in the crystalline poly(3-hexylthiophene): phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blend film Bin Yang, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ralph Skomski, and Jinsong Huang* , Polymer, 54, 490-494 (2013)

2. Fluorine substituted thiophene-quinoxaline copolymer to reduce HOMO level and increase dielectric constant for high open circuit voltage organic solar cell Y. Lu, Z. Xiao, Y. Yuan, H. Wu, Z. An, Y. Hou, C. Gao and J. Huang* , Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1, 630-637 (2013)

1. Solution processed fullerene based organic Schottky-junction devices for large open circuit voltage organic solar cells Bin Yang, Fawen Guo, Yongbo Yuan, Zhengguo Xiao, Yunzhang Lu, Qingfeng Dong, and Jinsong Huang*, Advanced Materials, 25, 572-577 (2013) ( Highlighted as Frontispiece and Most Accessed in 11/2012)

5. A nanocomposite ultraviolet photodetector enabled by interfacial trap-controlled charge injection 
Fawen Guo, Bin Yang, Yongbo Yuan, Zhengguo Xiao, Qingfeng Dong, Yu Bi, and Jinsong Huang*, Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 798-802, (2012)

4. Understanding the effect of ferroelectric polarization on power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic devices Yongbo Yuan, Pankaj Sharma, Zhengguo Xiao, Shashi Poddar, Alexei Gruverman, Stephen Ducharme and Jinsong Huang*, Energy and Environmental Science 5, 8558 (2012) (Cover Page and Hot Article)

3. Utilizing insulating nanoparticles as spacer in the laminated flexible polymer solar cells for improved mechanical stability  Yunzhang Lu, Clement Alexander, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan, Runyu Zhang and Jinsong Huang*, Nanotechnology 23, 344007 (2012)

2. High-sensitivity, high-frequency extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometric fiber-tip sensor based a thin silver diaphragm  Fawen Guo, Thomas Fink, Ming Han*, Lucas Koester, Joseph Turner, and Jinsong Huang, Optics Letters, 37,1505 (2012)

1. Tuning the Energy Level Offset between Donor and Acceptor with Ferroelectric Dipole Layers for Increased Efficiency in Bilayer Organic Photovoltaic Cells Bin Yang, Yongbo Yuan, Pankaj Sharma, Shashi Poddar, Rafal Korlacki, Stephen Ducharme, Alexei Gruverman, Ravi Saraf, Jinsong Huang,* Advanced Materials, 24,1455 (2012)

5. Air Stable, Photosensitive, Phase Pure Iron Pyrite Nanocrystal Thin Films for Photovoltaic Application  
Y. Bi, Y. Yuan, C. L. Exstrom, S. A. Darveau, and J. Huang*, Nano Lett.. 11, 4953 (2011)

4. Increased efficiency of low band gap polymer solar cells at elevated temperature and its origins B. Yang, J. Cox, Y. Yuan, F. Guo, and J. Huang*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 133302 (2011)

3. Efficiency enhancement in organic solar cells with ferroelectric polymers  Y. Yuan, T. J. Reece, P. Sharma, S. Poddar, S. Ducharme, A. Gruverman, Y. Yang and J. Huang*, Nature Materials, 10, 296 (2011)

2. Achieving high efficiency laminated polymer solar cell with interfacial modified metallic electrode and pressure induced crystallization  Y. Yuan, Y. Bi, and J. Huang*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 063306 (2011)

1. Organic solar cell Intermediate layers in tandem organic solar cells  Y. Yuan, J. Huang*, and G. Li, Green, 1, 65 (2011)


1. Luminescence Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe Nanocomposites
M. Yao, X. Zhang, L. Ma, W. Chen, A. G. July, J. Huang, Q. Wang, , J. Appl. Phys. 108, 103104 (2010)


27. Measurement issues of organic solar cell G Li, V Shrotriya, J. Huang, Y Yang, Proceedings of SPIE 7052, 70520E

26. Control of the nanoscale crystallinity and phase separation in polymer solar cells C. W. Chu , H. Yang, W. J. Hou, J. Huang, Y. Yang and G. Li, . Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 103306 (2008)

25. Studies of mist deposition in the fabrication of blue organic light emitting diodes K Shanmugasundaram, SC Price, W Li, H Jiang, J. Huang, QK Wang, Y Yang, J Ruzyllo, Semiconductor Science and Technology 23, 075036

24. Semi-transparent plastic solar cell fabricated by lamination process J. Huang*, G. Li and Y. Yang, , Adv. Mater. 20, 415 (2008)

23. Origin of photomultiplication in C60 based devices J. Huang* and Y. Yang, , Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 203505 (2007)

22. Low work function surface formed by solution processed and thermal-deposited cesium carbonate nano-layer J. Huang, Z. Xu and Y. Yang, . Adv. Func. Mater. 17, 1966 (2007) (Featured cover story)

21.Highly Efficient Red Emission Polymer Phosphorescent Lighting Emitting Diodes based on two novel Ir(piq)3 derivativesJ. Huang, T. Watanabe and K. Ueno and Y. Yang, , Adv. Mater. 19, 739 (2007)

20. Improved hole-injection contact for top-emitting polymeric diodes J. Li, J. Huang, and Y. Yang.. Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 173505 (2007)

19. Low voltage and fast speed all-polymeric optocouplers Y. Yao, H. Chen, J. Huang, and Y. Yang.. Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 053509 (2007)

18. Manipulating regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) : [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blends-route towards high efficiency polymer solar cells G. Li, V. Shrotriya, Y. Yao, J. Huang, and Y. Yang, . J. Mater. Chem. 17, 3126 (2007)

17. Improving the power efficiency of white light-emitting-diode by doping electron transport materialJ. Huang, W. Hou, J. Li, G. Li and Y. Yang,, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 133509 (2006)

16. Achieving high efficiency white polymer light emitting devices J. Huang, G. Li, E. Wu, Q. Xu, and Y. Yang., Adv. Mater. 18, 114 (2006)

15. Efficient inverted polymer solar cells G. Li, C-W. Chu, V. Shrotriya, J. Huang and Y. Yang. , Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 253503 (2006)

14. Nanoparticle-induced negative differential resistance and memory effect in polymer bistable light-emitting device
R. J. Tseng, J. Ouyang, C. Chu, J. Huang, and Y. Yang. , Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 123506 (2006)

13. Influence of composition and heat-treatment on the charge transport properties of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester blends J. Huang, G. Li, and Y. Yang., Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 112105 (2005)

12. High-efficiency solution processable polymer photovoltaic cells by self-organization of polymer blends G. Li, V. Shrotriya, J. Huang, Y. Yao, T. Moriarty, K. Emery and Y. Yang. . Nature Materials. 4, 864 (2005)

11. Highly efficient green polymer light-emitting diodes through interface engineering Q. Xu, J. Huang, and Y. Yang. , Journal of the Society for Information Display, 3, 411 (2005)

10. Photoluminescence study of InGaN/GaN quantum dots grown on passivated GaN surface
J. Huang, Z. Y. Xu, Z. Chen, and W. K. Ge. , J. of Crystal Growth, 260, 13 (2004)

9.Abnormal energy dependence of photoluminescence decay Times in InGaN epilayer J. Huang, X. D. Luo, Z. Y. Xu, and W. K. Ge. , Chinese Physics Letter, 21, 2529 (2004)

8. Growth temperature effect on the optical and material properties of AlxInyGa1-x-yN epilayers grown by MOCVD
J. Huang, X. Dong, X. D. Luo, D. B. Li, X. L. Liu, Z. Y. Xu, and W. K. Ge., Journal of Crystal Growth, 247, 84 (2003)

7. Localized exciton dynamics in AlInGaN alloys J. Huang, X. Dong, X. D. Luo, X. L. Liu, Z. Y. Xu, and W. K. Ge., Solid State Communications, 126, 473 (2003)

6. A study of the growth and optical properties of AlInGaN alloys J. Huang, X. Dong, X. L. Liu, Z. Y. Xu, and W. K. Ge, , ACTA PHYSICA SINICA, 52,2632 (2003)

5. Alloy states in dilute GaAs1-xNx alloy (x<1%) X. D. Luo, J. Huang, Z. Y. Xu, C. L. Yang, J. Liu, and W. K. Ge. , Applied Physics Letter, 82, 1697 (2003)

4. Structural and optical properties of InAlGaN films grown directly on low-temperature buffer layer with (0001) sapphire substrate D. Li, X. Dong, J. Huang, X. Liu, Z. Xu, X. Wang, and Z. Wang, , Journal of Crystal Growth, 249, 72 (2003)

3. The effects of rapid thermal annealing on the optical properties of Zn1-xMnxSe epilayer grown by MOCVD on GaAs substrate S.L.Lu, J.N.Wang, J.Huang, L.F.Bian, D.S.Jiang, C.L.Yang, J.M.Dai, W.K.Ge, Y.Q.Wang, J.Y.Zhang, and D.Z.Shen, , Journal of Crystal Growth, 249, 538 (2003)

2. The effect of inserting strain-compensated GaNAs layers on the luminescence properties of GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well L.F. Bian, D.S. Jiang, S. L. Lu, J. Huang, K. Chang, L. H. Li, J. C. Harmand, , Journal of Crystal Growth, 250, 339 (2003)

1. Time-resolved photoluminescence studies of AlInGaN alloys X. Dong, J. Huang, D. B. Li and Z. G. Wang, , Chinese Physics Letters 20,1148 (2003)

Book Chapters

2. Transparent Solar Cells Based on Organic Polymers J. Huang , G. Li, and Y. Yang "", in Transparent Electronics: From Synthesis to Applications (eds A. Facchetti and TJ Marks), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester (2010)

1. Nanostructured Organic Light-Emitting Devices J. Li, J. Huang, and Y. Yang "", Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge,Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, , 403-434 (2010)