List of Publications


                                                                           h-index: 20(i10-28), Last updated: 01/08/2023


Book chapter:

1)     P. Kumar, A. Mahapatra, S. Kumar, and B. Pradhan, Photovoltaic application of carbon quantum dots, Book title “Carbon quantum dots for sustainable energy and optoelectronics”, Elsevier 2023, page 135-158.

2)     A. Banerjee, S.K. Batabyal, b. Pradhan, K. Mohanta, R. R. Bhattacharjee, Future perspectives of carbon quantum dots, 

        Book title “Carbon quantum dots for sustainable energy and optoelectronics”, Elsevier 2023, page 473-479


3)     S. Kumar, P. Kumar, A. Mahapatra, and B. Pradhan, Flexible quantum dot solar cells, editors: Gupta, R. K., Nguyen, T. A, Book title “Smart and Flexible Energy Devices”, CRC Press , 2022. 


Review article:

40)   Recent progress in bifacial perovskite solar cells, P. Kumar, G. Shankar, B. Pradhan*  Appl. Phys. A, 2023, 129,63(invited S.I.                50th Anniversary of   Applied Physics A ),   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00339-022-06337-8 



39)  Recent progress in perovskite solar cells: challenges from efficiency to stability, A. Mahapatra, S. Kumar, P. Kumar,                                              B. Pradhan* Mater. Today Chem.  2022, 23,100686.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468519421002664                                           

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 Published papers:    

40)     Synergetically optimized perovskite subcells with a Voc beyond 2 V in tandem architecture, G Shankar, P Kumar, B. Pradhan*, Energy & Fuels 2023(front cover page)

39)    Performance optimization of efficient PbS quantum dots solar cells through numerical simulation, S Kumar, P Bharti, B. Pradhan*, Scientific Reports 2023, 13 (1), 10511.

38)     Numerical simulation of stand-alone photovoltaic integrated with earth to air heat exchanger for space heating/cooling of a residential building, K. Anshu, P. Kumar, B. Pradhan*, Renewable Energy, 2023, 203, 763-778.

37)      Comparative study of natural dye-sensitized solar cells using inedible extracts from kumkum, kamala and malabar spinach fruits, A. Mahapatra, P. Kumar, A. K. Behera, A. Sen, B. Pradhan*, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem, 2023, 436, 114385. 

36)       All-perovskite two-terminal tandem solar cell with 32.3% efficiency by numerical simulation, G. Shankar, P. Kumar, B. Pradhan*, Mater. Today Sustain., 2022, 20, 100241. highlighted in PV Magazine international.

35)     Efficiency approaching 26% in triple cation mixed halide perovskite solar cells by numerical simulation, S. K. Tiwari, G. Shankar, P.                   Kumar, A. Laref, B. Pradhan*, IEEE  J. Photovolt., 2023, 13, 242-249.

34)     Development of dyesensitized solar cell using M. philippensis (kamala tree) fruit extract: A combined experimental and theoretical study, A. Mahapatra, P. Kumar, J. Bhansare, S.M. Surapaneni, A. Sen, B. Pradhan*, Int. J. Energy Res. 2021, 1-7. highlighted in The Hindu and other national media.

33)     Lyophilized tin-doped MoS2 as an efficient photocatalyst for overall degradation of Rhodamine B dye, P. Nandigana, S. Mahato, M. Dhandapani, B. Pradhan, B. Subramanian, S. K. Panda, J. Alloys Compd. 2022, 907, 25, 164470.

32)     Comparative performance analysis of lead-free perovskites solar cells by numerical simulation, S. Srivastava, A.K. Singh, P. Kumar, B. Pradhan*, J. Appl. Phys. 2022, 131, 175001.

31)      Sensing of alphacypermethrin pesticide using modified electrode of chitosan-silver nanowire nanocomposite langmuir blodgett film, S. Bhandari, A. Nath, L. R. Singh, M. Gogoi, B. Pradhan, M. Mahato, Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem.2022.

30)            Enhanced efficiency of DSSC by lyophilized tin doped molybdenum sulfide as counter electrode, S. Mahato, P. Nandigana, B. Pradhan, B. Subramanian, S. K. Panda, J. Alloys Compd. 2022, 894, 162406.

29)            Performance optimization of lead free-MASnI3 based solar cell with 27% efficiency by numerical simulation, A.K. Singh, S. Srivastava, A. Mahapatra, J.K. Baral, B. Pradhan*, Optical Materials, 2021, 117, 111193, highlighted in PV Magazine international.

28)        Ultrasensitive and ultrathin phototransistors and photonic synapses using perovskite quantum dots grown from graphene lattice,                      B. Pradhan, S. Das, J. Li, F. Chowdhury,  J. Cherusseri, D. Pandey, D. Dev, A. Krishnaprasad, E. Barrios, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard,  T. Roy, J. Thomas, Science Advances, 2020, Vol. 6, no. 7, eaay5225 (front cover page).  Highlighted in Nature Electronics 

27)        Predictions and strategies learned from machine learning to develop high-performing perovskite solar cells, J. Li, B. Pradhan (joint                               1stauthor), S. Gaur, J. Thomas, Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9, 1970181  (front cover page). 

26)            Performance enhancement of heterojunction ZnO/PbS quantum dot solar cells by interface engineering, S. Kumar, R. Upadhyay, B.                                Pradhan*,Solar Energy, 2020, 211, 283-290

25)         Perovskite quantum dot-reduced graphene oxide superstructure for efficient photodetection, F.A. Chowdhury, B. Pradhan, Y. Ding, A.                          Towers,  A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,2020, 12 (40), 45165-45173

24)        Optical tunability of lead free double perovskite Cs2AgInCl6 via composition variation, B. Nath, B. Pradhan, S.K. Panda, New J. Chem.,                    2020,44, 18656-18661. 

23)         Improved performance of cadmium sulfide-sensitized solar cells by interface engineering, A. Mahapatra, P. Kumar, B. Pradhan*, J. of                          Materials Science: Materials in Electronics2020, 31, 6274.

 22)       Synthesis of air-stable two-dimensional nanoplatelets of Ruddlesden-Popper organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites, J. Cherusseri,   S. Varma, 
             B. Pradhan,   J. Li,   J. Kumar,   E. Barrios ,   M. Amin,   A.Towers,   A. J Gesquiere  and  Jayan Thomas, Nanoscale , 2020, 12, 10072.

21)     Photophysical and photochemical properties of a family of isoelectronic tris chelated ruthenium(II) aza-/azo-aromatic complexes, S. Das*, and B. Pradhan* (2015), RSC. Adv. 2015, 5, 73726.

20)     Inverted organic solar cells comprising low temperature processed ZnO films,B. Pradhan*, S. Albrecht, B. Stiller, and D. Neher, Appl. Phy A115,365 (2014).

19)     Fabrication of in-plane aligned carbon nanotube-polymer composite thin films, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, and J. Chen, Carbon, 48, 217 (2010). 

18)    A simple hybrid inorganic-polymer photodiode, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.42,165008 (4pp) (2009).

17)      Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Hydroxylated Carbon Nanotube−Elastomer Composites, R. R. Kohlmeyer, A. Javadi, B. Pradhan, S. Pilla, K. Setyowati, J. Chen, and S. Gong, J. Phys. Chem. C113,17626 (2009).

16)       Advanced carbon nanotube-polymer composite infrared sensors, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, K. Setyowati, H. A. Owen, and J. Chen, Carbon 47, 1686 (2009).

15)           Nanoscale films of organic dyes for broadband environmental sensing, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray,

        Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 20, 267 (2009).

14)       Carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposite infrared sensor, B. Pradhan, K. Setyowati, H. Liu, D. H. Waldeck, and J. Chen, Nano Letters 8, 1142 (2008).

13)        Electron-doping of small-diameter carbon nanotubes with exohedral fullerenes, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, K. Setyowati, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 223102 (2008).

12)      Role of new bis(2,2′-bipyridyl)(triazolopyridyl)ruthenium(II) complex in the organic bistable memory application, B. Pradhan*, and S. Das*, Chem. Mater. 20, 1209 (2008).

11)             Electrical bistability in zinc oxide nanoparticle-polymer composites, B. Pradhan, S. K. Majee, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Journal of Nanosci. Nanotech. 7, 4534 (2007).

1o)      Conduction studies on chemical bath-deposited nanocrystalline CdS thin films, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, Journal of Crystal Growth 304, 388 (2007).

9)      Vetically aligned ZnO-nanowire arrays in rose bengal-based dye sensitized solar cell, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91, 769 (2007).

8)     Rectifying junction in a single ZnO vertical nanowire, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 233109 (2006). Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 14, issue 25, 2006). The 3rd most downloaded Applied Physics Letters paper in December 2006.

7)    Electrical bistability and memory phenomenon in carbon nanotube-conjugated polymer matrices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 8274 (2006).

6)     Functionalized carbon nanotubes in donor/acceptor-type photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett.88, 093106 (2006). Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 13, issue 10, 2006). Cited in “Carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics”, Wikipedia.

5)    Optical studies on chemical bath deposited nanocrystalline CdS thin films, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 5, 1130 (2005).

4)     Role of dielectric properties in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Chem. Phys. Lett. 416, 327 (2005).

3)     Organic photovoltaic devices: Concentration gradient of donor and acceptor materials in the molecular scale, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Synth. Met. 155, 555 (2005).

2)     Molecular level control of donor-acceptor heterostructures in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, A. Bandyopadhyay, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 663 (2004). Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 10, issue 6, 2004).

1)     Organic heterojuction photovoltaic cells: role of functional groups in electron acceptor materials, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 81, 469 (2004). Also in CSA Illumina

Conference papers:

1)      Inverted organic solar cells using low temperature annealed ZnO film as an electron transport layer, B. Pradhan, and D. Neher, IUMRS-ICA-2013 at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, from 16th -20th December (2013).  

 2)     Zinc oxide-based hybrid photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, and D. Neher, Network Meeting of the AvH Foundation, 02–04 February, Göttingen, Germany (2011).

3)     Electronic and optical data read out from single layer organic memory device, B. Pradhan, and G. E. Jabbour, MRS spring meeting 2008, Sun Francisco, USA (2008).

4)   Single nanowire p-n junction rectifier, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, ICMAT 2007, Singapore, (Oral Presentation), (2007).

5)       Programmable memory devices using semiconducting nanoparticles in insulating polymers, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, MRS Spring Meeting 2007, San Francisco, California, U.S.A, (Oral Presentation), (2007)

6)      High density, vertically aligned ZnO nanorectifier arrays at low temperature, S. K. Batabyal, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, MRS spring meeting 2007, Sun Francisco.

7)       Vertical ZnO nanowire-based dye-sensitized solar cell, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Eighth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Nano-2006, IISC, Bangalore, India, (2006).

8)     Controlled conductance switching and memory application of carbon nanotube polymer composite, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, MRS Spring Meeting 2006, San Francisco, California, U.S.A, (Oral Presentation), (2006).

9)      Conductance switching and memory applications of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, International Conference on Electronic and Photonic Materials, Devices and Systems (EPMDS) (Oral Presentation), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. (2006).

10)    Large response of a hybrid inorganic-polymer photodetector, B. Pradhan, A. K. Ray, and A. K. Sharma, 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE proceedings, 11-15 July 249 – 251 (2005).

11)      Role of functionalized carbon nanotubes in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, BARC, Mumbai, India (2005).

12)      Photocurrent responce of the CdS/PVK photodetector, B. Pradhan, A. Hassan, and A. K. Ray, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Amritsar, India (2004).

13)     Molecular scale architecture of organic photovoltaic devices based on layer-by-layer electrostatic Self-assembled films, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Gwalior, India (2003).

14)     Improved performance study of monolithic all perovskite tandem solar cell in nip and pin structure, P. Kumar, G. Shankar, B. Pradhan, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2022,66, 3392-3396.

 

 

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