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)


Light-induced nonthermal population of optical phonons in nanocrystals

Bruno P. Falcão, Joaquim P. Leitão, Maria R. Correia, Maria R. Soares, Hartmut Wiggers, Andrés Cantarero, Rui N. Pereira
2017, Physical Review B, 59, 115439.

Efficient light-trapping with quasi-periodic uniaxial nanowrinkles for thin-film silicon solar cells

Sanjay K. Ram, Derese Desta, Rita Rizzoli, Bruno P. Falcão, Emil H. Eriksen, Michele Bellettato, Bjarke R. Jeppesen, Pia B. Jensen, Caterina Summonte, Rui N. Pereira, Arne Nylandsted Larsen, Peter Balling
2017, Nano Energy, 25, 341.

Substrate and Mg doping effects in GaAs nanowires

P. Kannappan, N. B. Sedrine, J. P. Teixeira, M. R. Soares, B. P. Falcão, M. R. Correia, N. Cifuentes, E. R. Viana, M. V. B. Moreira, G. M. Ribeiro, A. G. de Oliveira, J. C. González, Leitão
2017, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 8, 2126.

Down conversion photoluminescence on PVP/Ag-nanoparticles electrospun composite fibers

Ana C. Baptista, Alexandre M. Botas, Ana P. C. Almeida, Ana T. Nicolau, Bruno P. Falcão, Manuel J. Soares, Joaquim P. Leitão, Rodrigo Martins, João P. Borges, Isabel Ferreira
2015, Optical Materials, 39, 278.

Nanocrystalline thin film silicon solar cells: A deeper look into p/i interface formation

Andriy Lyubchyk, Sergej Alexandrovich Filonovich, Tiago Mateus, Manuel João Mendes, António Vicente, Joaquim Pratas Leitão, Bruno Poças Falcão, Elvira Fortunato, Hugo Águas, Rodrigo Martins
2015, Thin Solid Films, 591, 25.

New insights into the temperature-dependent photoluminescence of Mg-doped GaAs nanowires and epilayers

Bruno P. Falcão, Joaquim P. Leitão, Maria R. Correia, Miguel F. Leitão, Maria R. Soares, Marcus V. B. Moreira, Alfredo G. de Oliveira, Franklin M. Matinaga, and Juan C. González
2014, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, 7104.

A comparison between thin film solar cells made from co‐evaporated CuIn1‐xGaxSe2 using a one‐stage process versus a three‐stage process

Pedro M.P. Salomé, Viktor Fjällström, Piotr Szaniawski, Joaquim P. Leitão Adam Hultqvist Paulo A. Fernandes, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Bruno P. Falcão, Uwe Zimmermann, António F. da Cunha, and Marika Edoff
2014, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 23, 470.

Low-cost spectrograph based on a WebCam: a student project

Trindade, A; Falcao, B; Carramate, LFND; Marques, MISF; Ferreira, RAS; Andre, PS

Ag and Sn nanoparticles to enhance the near-infrared absorbance of a-Si: H thin films

D. Gaspar, A. C. Pimentel, M. J. Mendes, T. Mateus, B. P. Falcão, J. P. Leitão, J. Soares, A. Araújo, A. Vicente, S. A. Filonovich, H. Águas, R. Martins, I. Ferreira
2014, Plasmonics, 9, 1015.

Photoluminescence study of GaAs thin films and nanowires grown on Si(111)

B. P. Falcão, J. P. Leitão, J. C. González, M. R. Correia, K. G. Zayas-Bazán, F. M. Matinaga, M. B. Moreira, C. F. Leite, and A. G. de Oliveira
2013, Journal of Materials Science, 48, 1794.

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