Dr Laszlo Frazer | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

The current roll-out of photovoltaics is transforming our energy infrastructure, but classical photovoltaics have fundamental limitations on their efficiency. Laszlo is discovering new scattering processes that work around these limitations to generate more excitons, with the aim of improving access to energy while protecting the environment.

Laszlo Frazer's research website

PhD in Physics, Northwestern University
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion
2. Control of Excitons


Journal Articles
Sherrie, B.; Funston, A. M.; Frazer, L. Optimal quantum dot size for photovoltaics with fusion. Nanoscale 2020, 12 (48), 24362 - 24367 DOI: 10.1039/D0NR07061K. doi: 10.1039/D0NR07061K
Fürer, S. O.; Milhuisen, R. A.; Kashif, M. K.; Raga, S. R.; Acharya, S. S.; Forsyth, C.; Liu, M.; Frazer, L.; Duffy, N. W.; C. Ohlin, A.; et al. The Performance‐Determining Role of Lewis Bases in Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells Employing Copper‐Bisphenanthroline Redox Mediators. Advanced Energy Materials 2020, 10 (37), 2002067 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.v10.37,10.1002/aenm.202002067. doi: 10.1002/aenm.v10.37,10.1002/aenm.202002067
Frazer, L.; Higginbotham, H. F.; Bell, T. D. M.; Funston, A. M. “It’s Fundamental”: Quantum Dot Blinking Experiment to Teach Critical Thinking. Journal of Chemical Education 2020, 97 (1), 244 - 252 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679
Jefferies, D.; Schmidt, T. W.; Frazer, L. Photochemical Upconversion Theory: Importance of Triplet Energy Levels and Triplet Quenching. Physical Review Applied 2019, 12 (2) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.12.024023. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.12.024023
Frazer, L. Photochemical Upconversion Light Emitting Diode (LED): Theory of Triplet Annihilation Enhanced by a Cavity. Advanced Theory and Simulations 2019, 2 (1), 1800099 DOI: 10.1002/adts.201800099. doi: 10.1002/adts.201800099
Wang, C.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Yin, W.; Frazer, L.; Funston, A. M.; Jasieniak, J. J. Facile purification of CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) perovskite nanocrystals. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2019, 151 (12), 121105 DOI: 10.1063/1.5123306. doi: 10.1063/1.5123306
Yasarapudi, V. B.; Frazer, L.; Davis, N. J. L. K.; Booker, E. P.; Macmillan, A.; Gallaher, J. K.; Roberts, D.; Perrier, S.; Schmidt, T. W. Optimization of energy transfer in a polymer composite with perylene chromophores. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 6 (27), 7333 - 7342 DOI: 10.1039/C8TC02457J. doi: 10.1039/C8TC02457J
Pun, J. Ka Hei; Gallaher, J. K.; Frazer, L.; Prasad, S. K. K.; Dover, C. B.; MacQueen, R. W.; Schmidt, T. W. TIPS-anthracene: a singlet fission or triplet fusion material?. Journal of Photonics for Energy 2018, 8 (2), 022006 DOI: 10.1117/1.JPE.8.022006. doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.8.022006
Yasarapudi, V. B.; Frazer, L.; Webb, J. E. A.; Gallaher, J. K.; Macmillan, A.; Falber, A.; Thordarson, P.; Schmidt, T. W. Competing Energy Transfer Pathways in a Five-Chromophore Perylene Array. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (25), 13937 - 13943 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01084. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01084
Zhang, R.; Li, L.; Frazer, L.; Chang, K. B.; Poeppelmeier, K. R.; Chan, M. K. Y.; Guest, J. R. Atomistic determination of the surface structure of Cu 2 O(111): experiment and theory. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018, 20 (43), 27456 - 27463 DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06023A. doi: 10.1039/C8CP06023A
Dover, C. B.; Gallaher, J. K.; Frazer, L.; Tapping, P. C.; Petty, A. J.; Crossley, M. J.; Anthony, J. E.; Kee, T. W.; Schmidt, T. W. Endothermic singlet fission is hindered by excimer formation. Nature Chemistry 2018, 10 (3), 305 - 310 DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2926. doi: 10.1038/nchem.2926
Gholizadeh, E. M.; Frazer, L.; MacQueen, R. W.; Gallaher, J. K.; Schmidt, T. W. Photochemical upconversion is suppressed by high concentrations of molecular sensitizers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018, 20 (29), 19500 - 19506 DOI: 10.1039/C8CP02650E. doi: 10.1039/C8CP02650E
Frazer, L.; Gallaher, J. K.; Schmidt, T. W. Optimizing the Efficiency of Solar Photon Upconversion. ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2 (6), 1346 - 1354 DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00237. doi: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00237