Bernardi Research Group

Selected Publications

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Highlighted authors are group members.


V. A. Jhalani*, J. Zhou*, M. Bernardi
Ultrafast Hot Carrier Dynamics in GaN and its Impact on the Efficiency Droop
Nano Letters 2017, 17, 5012-5019.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02212. (*Equal contributors).
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E. Najafi, V. Ivanov, A. Zewail, M. Bernardi
Super-Diffusion of Excited Carriers in Semiconductors
Nature Communications 2017 8:15177. DOI:10.1038/ncomms15177
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I. Lu, M. Bernardi
Using Defects to Store Energy in Materials - a Computational Study
Scientific Reports 2017 7:3403.
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J. Zhou, M. Bernardi
Ab initio Electron Mobility and Polar Phonon Scattering in GaAs
Physical Review B (Rapid Communication) 2016, 94, 201201.
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M. Bernardi
First-Principles Dynamics of Electrons and Phonons
European Journal of Physics B 2016, 89, 239. DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2016-70399-4
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M. Bernardi and J. C. Grossman
Computer Calculations across Time and Length Scales in Photovoltaics.
Energy and Environmental Science 2016, 9, 2197. DOI:10.1039/C6EE01010E
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J. Mustafa*, M. Bernardi*, J. B. Neaton, and S. G. Louie
Ab Initio Electronic Relaxation Times and Transport in Noble Metals
Physical Review B 2016, 94, 155105. (*Equal Contributors).
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M. Bernardi, C. Ataca, M. Palummo, and J. C. Grossman
Optical and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Layered Materials.
Nanophotonics 2016, 5, 111-125. DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2015-0030
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M. Bernardi, J. Mustafa, J. B. Neaton, and S. G. Louie
Theory and Computation of Hot Carriers Generated by Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Noble Metals.
Nature Communications 20156, 7044. DOI:10.1038/ncomms8044
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M. Bernardi, D. Vigil-Fowler, C. S. Ong, J. B. Neaton, and S. G. Louie
Ab Initio Study of Hot Electrons in GaAs.
Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. (PNAS) 2015, 112, 5291-5296
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1419446112
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M. Palummo*, M. Bernardi*, and J. C. Grossman
Exciton Radiative Lifetimes in Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides.
Nano Letters 201515, 2794. DOI: 10.1021/nl503799t. (*Equal Contributors).
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M. Bernardi, D. Vigil-Fowler, J. Lischner, J. B. Neaton, and S. G. Louie
Ab Initio Study of Hot Carriers in the First Picosecond after Sunlight Absorption in Silicon.
Physical Review Letters 2014, 112, 257402.
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Read the news story from LBL about this article: "First Ab Initio Method for Characterizing Hot Carriers Could Hold the Key to Future Solar Cell Efficiencies".


M. Gong, T. A. Shastry, Y. Xie, M. Bernardi, D. Jasion, K. A. Luck, 
T. J. Marks, J. C. Grossman, S. Ren, and M. Hersam
Polychiral Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube-Fullerene Solar Cells.
Nano Letters 2014 (DOI: 10.1021/nl5027452)
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Read more about this work in the feature articles on IEEE Spectrum NewsPhysics World, and Solar Daily. 


F. Risplendi, M. Bernardi, G. Cicero, J. C. Grossman
Structure-Property Relations in Amorphous Carbon for Photovoltaics
Applied Physics Letters 2014, 105, 043903.
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A. El-Ballouli, E. Alarousu, M. Bernardi,  S. Aly, A. LaGrow, O. Bakr, O. Mohammed
Quantum Confinement-Tunable Ultrafast Charge Transfer at the PbS Quantum Dot and PCBM Fullerene Interface.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014136, 6952-6959.
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This article was featured in the cover of JACS!


M. Bernardi and J. C. Grossman
Optimal Sunlight Harvesting in Photovoltaics and Photosynthesis.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C  2013117, 26896.
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M. Bernardi, M. Palummo, and J. C. Grossman
Extraordinary Sunlight Absorption and 1 nm-Thick Photovoltaics using Two-Dimensional Monolayer Materials.
Nano Letters  2013, 13, 3664.
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Read more about this work in the MIT NewsMaterials 360Energy VultureNERSC news.
This article was one of the top ten most read article in year 2013 in Nano Letters!


P. V. Kumar, M. Bernardi, and J. C. Grossman
The Impact of Functionalization on the Stability, Work Function and Photoluminescence of Reduced Graphene Oxide.
ACS Nano  2013, 7, 1638.
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M. Bernardi, M. Palummo, and J. C. Grossman
Semiconducting Monolayer Materials as a Tunable Platform for Excitonic Solar Cells. 
ACS Nano  2012, 6, 10082.
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M. Bernardi, J. Lohrman, P. Kumar, A. Kirkeminde, N. Ferralis, J. C. Grossman, and S. Ren
Nanocarbon-Based Photovoltaics.
ACS Nano  2012, 6, 8896.
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Read more about this work in Scientific American.


M. Bernardi, M. Palummo, and J. C. Grossman
Optoelectronic Properties and Excitons in Hybridized Boron Nitride and Graphene Hexagonal Monolayers.
Physical Review Letters  2012, 108, 226805.
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M. Bernardi, N. Ferralis, J. H. Wan, R. Villalon, and J. C. Grossman
Solar Energy Generation in Three Dimensions.
Energy and Environmental Science  2012, 5, 6880 (Communication).
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Read more about this work in the MIT News and Technology Review


S. Ren*, M. Bernardi*, R.R. Lunt, V. Bulovic, J. C. Grossman, and S. Gradecak
Towards Efficient Carbon Nanotube/P3HT Solar Cells: Active Layer Morphology, Electrical and Optical Properties.
Nano Letters  2011, 11, 5316. (*Equal Contributors).
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M. Bernardi, M. Giulianini, and J. C. Grossman
Self-Assembly and Its Impact on Interfacial Charge Transfer in Carbon Nanotube/P3HT Solar Cells.
ACS Nano  2010, 4, 6599.
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B. Myers, M. Bernardi, and J. C. Grossman
Three-Dimensional Photovoltaics.
Applied Physics Letters  2010, 96, 071902.
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