Bruno Teixeira de Poças Falcão

Junior Researcher


Ph.D. in Physics Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2020

M.Sc. in Physics Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2011

Research interests

Solid state physics, low-dimensional semiconductors; group IV and III-V compound semiconductors; sustainable materials; structural, optical, and electrical properties, Raman spectroscopy; photoluminescence; photovoltaics; optoelectronics

Scientific projects

  • Superhard@extreme - Search for novel superhard materials at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature (PTDC/FIS-MAC/31326/2017)
  • THINC - Thin-film solar cell based on nanocrystalline silicon and structured backside reflectors (10-0939691DSF)
  • LabOPTO - Extension of technical facilities (RECI/FIS-NAN/0183/2012)
  • Si QuaDot PV - Low temperature controlled incorporation of Si quantum dots in amorphous matrices (Si, SiC, and SiN) for application as active layers in single- and multi-junction solar cells (PTDC/CTM- ENE/2514/2012)
  • Core-shell and core-host interactions in functional silicon-nanoparticles (PTDC/FIS/112885/2009)
  • NANOSI-PVCELL - Development, production and marketing of amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon thin film solar cells (QREN, ADI). Consortium: i3N/UA, CENIMAT/FCT-UNL and SolarPlus S.A
  • NANOMORPH - High deposition rate of nanomorph solar cells by using novel depo- sition conditions (PTDC/CTM/099719/2008)


Insights into recombination channels in a CVT grown ZnSe single crystal

Kannappan, P; Falcao, BP; Asokan, K; Leitao, JP; Dhanasekaran, R

Label-Free Nanoscale ZnO Tetrapod-Based Transducers for Tetracycline Detection

Bras, M; Zanoni, J; Falcao, BP; Leitao, JP; Costa, FM; Monteiro, T; Pereira, SO; Rodrigues, J
2022, ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 5, 1, 1232-1243.

The impact of physiological buffer solutions on zinc oxide nanostructures: zinc phosphate conversion

Rodrigues, J; Pereira, SO; Zanoni, J; Falcao, BP; Santos, NF; Moura, JP; Soares, MR; Rino, L; Costa, FM; Monteiro, T

Recombination of photo-generated charge carriers in H-terminated and (photo-)oxidized silicon nanoparticles

B. P. Falcão; J. P. Leitão; L. Ricardo; H. Águas; R. Martins; R. N. Pereira
2021, Applied Materials Today, 23, 101071.

Size-dependent critical transition in the origin of the light emission from core-shell Si-SiO2 nanoparticles

Bruno Poças Falcão, Joaquim Leitão, Maria Rosário Soares, Joana Rodrigues, Lídia Ricardo, Hugo Águas, Rodrigo Martins, Rui Pereira
2020, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8, 9012.

Recombination Channels in CIGS Thin Films: Impact of the Ga-Profile

Jennifer P. Teixeira, Ricardo B. L. Vieira, Bruno P. Falcao, Marika Edoff, Pedro Manuel Parracho Salomé, Joaquim Pratas Leitão
2020, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 124.

Silicon Nanoparticle Films Infilled with Al2O3 Using Atomic Layer Deposition for Photosensor, Light Emission, and Photovoltaic Applications

Botas, AMP; Leitao, JP; Falcao, BP; Wiesinger, M; Eckmann, F; Teixeira, JP; Wiggers, H; Stutzmann, M; Ferreira, RAS; Pereira, RN
2020, ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 3, 6, 5033-5044.

Oxidation and Strain in Free-standing Silicon Nanocrystals

Bruno P. Falcão, Joaquim P. Leitão, Maria R. Soares, Lídia Ricardo, Hugo Águas, Rodrigo Martins, Rui N. Pereira
2019, 11, 024054.

Intra-and inter-nanocrystal charge transport in nanocrystal films

Willi Aigner, Oliver Bienek, Bruno P Falcão, Safwan U Ahmed, Hartmut Wiggers, Martin Stutzmann, Rui N Pereira
2018, Nanoscale, 10, 8042.

Raman spectrum of nanocrystals: Phonon dispersion splitting and anisotropy

Bruno P. Falcão, Joaquim P. Leitão, Hugo Águas, Rui N. Pereira
2018, Physical Review B, 98, 195406.

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