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Dr. Daniel Tune

Postdoctoral Researcher
Carbon nanotube photovoltaics
Research Unit: Charge Transport and Light-Matter Interaction in Carbon Nanosystems
Room: 0-133
Phone: 0721/608-28912
daniel tuneRbt6∂kit edu


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


Qualifications

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Nanotechnology, Flinders University (2013)
MRACI CChem - Chartered Chemist, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2013)
BScNano(Hons) - Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology, Flinders University (2009)

 

Honours, awards and grants

South Australian Science Excellence Award - PhD Research Category (2014)
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers (2013)
Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2013)
Flinders University Best Student Research Paper (2013)
Australian Academy of Science Early Career Researchers Program (2013)
Flinders University Academic Internship for Doctoral Students Program (2011)
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2009)
The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund Honours Scholarship (2008)

 

Research interests

The physics and chemistry of nanomaterials and nanoelectronics systems, with a focus on the understanding of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and graphene and the application of this in the development of new and improved devices and materials. Current work involves the use of carbon nanotubes as active materials in solar cells and sensors, the development of new techniques in the targeted preparation of carbon nanomaterial thin films with desired properties, and the theoretical and experimental investigation of new and emerging carbon nanostructure-based energy generation and storage systems.

 

Publications (metrics)

Journal articles

Fitting single walled carbon nanotube optical absorption spectra
Pfohl, M.; Tune, D.D.; Graf, A.; Zaumseil, J.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
ACS Omega 2 (2017) 1163-1171. [10.1021/acsomega.6b00468]

The effect of dry shear aligning of nanotube thin films on the photovoltaic performance of carbon nanotube–silicon solar cells
Stolz, B.W.; Tune, D.D.; Flavel, B.S.
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 7 (2016) 1486-1491. [10.3762/bjnano.7.141]

Probing the diameter limit of single walled carbon nanotubes in SWCNT:fullerene solar cells
Pfohl, M.; Glaser, K.; Graf, A.; Mertens, A.; Tune, D.D.; Puerckhauer, T.; Alam, A.; Wei, L.; Chen, Y.; Zaumseil, J.; Colsmann, A.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
Advanced Energy Materials 6(21) (2016) 1600890. [10.1002/aenm.201600890]

The effect of carbon nanotube diameter  and wall number in carbon nanotube/silicon heterojunction solar cells
Grace, T.; Yu, L.; Gibson, C.; Tune, D.D.; Alturaif, H.; Al Othman, Z.; Shapter, J.G.
Nanomaterials 6(3) (2016) 52. [10.3390/nano6030052]

Heterojunction solar cells based on silicon and composite films of polyaniline and carbon nanotubes
Yu, L.; Tune, D.D.; Shearer, C.J.; Grace, T.; Shapter, J.G.
IEEE Photovoltaics 6(3) (2016) 688-695. [10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2528408]

SWCNT photocathodes sensitised with InP/ZnS core-shell nanocrystals
Macdonald, T.J.; Tune, D.D.; Dewi, M.R.; Bear, J.C.; McNaughter, P.D.; Mayes, A.; Skinner, W.M.; Parkin, I.P.; Shapter, J.; Nann, T.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4 (2016) 3379-3384. [10.1039/C5TC03833B]  -journal cover

Dry shear aligning: a simple and versatile method to smooth and align the surfaces of carbon nanotube thin films
Tune, D.D.; Stolz, B.W.; Pfohl, M.; Flavel, B.S.
Nanoscale 8 (2016) 3232-3236. [10.1039/C5NR08784H]

Performance enhancement of polymer-free carbon nanotube solar cells via transfer matrix modeling
Pfohl, M.; Glaser, K.; Ludwig, J.; Tune, D.D.; Dehm, S.; Kayser, C.; Colsmann, A.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
Advanced Energy Materials 6(1) (2016) 1501345/1-9. [10.1002/aenm.201501345]

Aligned carbon nanotube thin films from liquid crystal polyelectrolyte inks
Tune, D.D.; Blanch, A.J.; Shearer, C.J.; Moore, K.E.; Pfohl, M.; Shapter, J.G; Flavel, B.S.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(46) (2015) 25857-25864. [10.1021/acsami.5b08212]

A TiO2 nanofiber-carbon nanotube-composite photoanode for improved efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells
Macdonald, T.J.; Tune, D.D.; Dewi, M.R.; Gibson, C.T.; Shapter, J.G.; Nann, T.
ChemSusChem 8(20) (2015) 3396-3400. [10.1002/cssc.201500945]  -journal cover

Invited review: Double walled carbon nanotube processing
Moore, K.E.; Tune, D.D.; Flavel, B.S.
Advanced Materials 27(20) (2015) 3105-3137. [10.1002/adma.201405686]

Implementation of antireflection layers for improved efficiency of carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Yu, L.; Tune, D.D.; Shearer, C.J.; Shapter, J.G.
Solar Energy 118 (2015) 592-599. [10.1016/j.solener.2015.06.014]

Sorting of double-walled carbon nanotubes according to their outer wall electronic type via a gel permeation method
Moore, K.E.; Pfohl, M.; Tune, D.D.; Hennrich, F.; Dehm, S.; Chakradhanula, V.S.K.; Kübel, C.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
ACS Nano 9(4) (2015) 3849-3857. [10.1021/nn506869h]

Heterojunction solar cells based on silicon and composite films of graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes
Yu, L.; Tune, D.D.; Shearer, C.J.; Shapter, J.G.
ChemSusChem 8(17) (2015) 2940-2947. [10.1002/cssc.201500169]

Application of polymer interlayers in silicon-carbon nanotube heterojunction solar cells
Yu, L.; Tune, D.D.; Shearer, C.J.; Shapter, J.G.
ChemNanoMat 1(2) (2015) 115-121. [10.1002/cnma.201400005]

Nanotube film metallicity and its effect on the performance of carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Blanch, A.J.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.; Shapter, J.G.
Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science 211(7) (2014) 1479-1487. [10.1002/pssa.201431043]  -journal cover

The potential sunlight harvesting efficiency of carbon nanotube solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Shapter, J.G.
Energy & Environmental Science 6(9) (2013) 2572-2577. [10.1039/C3EE41731J]

Single-walled carbon nanotube/polyaniline/n-silicon solar cells: fabrication, characterisation, and performance measurements
Tune, D.D.; Flavel, B.S; Quinton, J.S.; Ellis, A.V.; Shapter, J.G.
ChemSusChem 6(2) (2013) 320-327. [10.1002/cssc.201200600]

The role of nanotubes in carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Hennrich, F.; Dehm, S.; Klein, M.F.G.; Glaser, K.; Colsmann, A.; Shapter, J.G.; Lemmer, U.; Kappes, M.M.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
Advanced Energy Materials 3(8) (2013) 1091-1097. [10.1002/aenm.201200949]

Effect of nanotube film thickness on the performance of nanotube-silicon hybrid solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Shapter, J.G.
Nanomaterials 3(4) (2013) 655-673. [10.3390/nano3040655]

Carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Flavel, B.S.; Krupke, R.; Shapter, J.G.
Advanced Energy Materials 2(9) (2012) 1043-1055. [10.1002/aenm.201200249]  -journal cover

Increased performance of single walled carbon nanotube photovoltaic cells through the addition of dibenzo[b,def]chrysene derivative
Larsen, L.J.; Tune, D.D.; Kemppinen, P.; Winzenberg, K.N.; Watkins, S.E.; Shapter, J.G.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A-Chemistry 235 (2012) 72-76. [10.1016/j.jphotochem.2012.03.001]

High-order graphene oxide nanoarchitectures
Vogt, A.P.; Gibson, C.T.; Tune, D.D.; Bissett, M.A.; Voelcker, N.H.; Shapter, J.G.; Ellis, A.V.
Nanoscale 3(8) (2011) 3076-3079. [10.1039/c1nr10406c]

Single walled carbon nanotube network electrodes for dye solar cells
Tune, D.D.; Flavel, B.S.; Quinton, J.S.; Ellis, A.V.; Shapter, J.G.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 94 (2010) 1665-1672. [10.1016/j.solmat.2010.05.026]


Conference presentations

Fitting single walled carbon nanotube optical absorption spectra
Pfohl, M.; Tune, D.D.*; Graf, A.; Zaumseil, J.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B.S.
International Winterschool on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials (IWEPNM17)
Kirchberg, Tirol, Austria. March 2017, p. 151. 

Centimetre-scale, invisibility cloaked carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Schumann, M.; Wegener, M.; Flavel, B.S.
Seventeenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials (NT16)
University of Vienna, Austria. August 2016, p. 121.

Universal method of carbon nanotube alignment
Tune, D.D.*; Flavel, B.S.
Sixteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes (NT15)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. June 2015, p. 324.

Carbon nanotube thin films from liquid crystal phase polyelectrolytes
Tune, D.D.*; Flavel, B.S.
International Winterschool on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials (IWEPNM15)
Kirchberg, Tirol, Austria. March 2015, p. 158.

Simple and scalable aligned nanotube films
Tune, D.D.*; Shapter, J.G.
Fifteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes (NT14)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US. June 2014, p. 198.

Recent advances in carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Blanch, A.J.; Flavel, B.S.; Krupke, R.; Shapter, J.G.
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2014)
Adelaide, South Australia. February 2014, p. 33.

Simulating the optical properties of single walled carbon nanotubes for photovoltaic applications
Tune, D.D.*; Shapter, J.G.
Annual Meeting of the Australian Carbon Society (OzCarbon2013)
Graduate House, University of Melbourne, Australia. December 2013, p. 42.

The potential sunlight harvesting efficiency of carbon nanotube solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Shapter, J.G.
Fourteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes (NT13)
Dipoli Congress Centre, Espoo, Finland. June 2013, p. 150.

Comparison by chirality of the sunlight absorption efficiency of carbon nanotube solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Shapter, J.G.
3rd ISESCO International Workshop and Conference on Nanotechnology (IWCN12)
Selangor, Malaysia. December 2012, p. 97.

The role of nanotubes in carbon nanotube-silicon heterojunction solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Flavel, B.S.; Krupke, R.; Hennrich, F.; Kappes, M.M.; Shapter, J.G.
Annual Meeting of the Australian Carbon Society (OzCarbon2012)
Ingkarni Wardli, University of Adelaide, South Australia. July 2012, p. 63.

Carbon nanotube-silicon solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Flavel, B.S.; Hennrich, F.; Krupke, R.; Shapter, J.G.
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2012)
Perth, Western Australia. February 2012, p. 820.

Single walled carbon nanotube array as working electrode for dye solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Gibson, C.; Quinton, J.S.; Ellis, A.V.; Shapter, J.G.
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010)
Sydney, Australia. February 2010, pp. 171-173.

Single walled carbon nanotube network electrodes for dye solar cells
Tune, D.D.*; Quinton, J.S.; Ellis, A.V.; Shapter, J.G.
Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM) Annual Workshop and Conference
Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. February 2009.


Books

Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Third Generation Solar Cells
Grace, T.; Shearer, C.J.; Tune, D.D.; Yu, L.; Batmunkh, M.; Biggs, M.J.; ALOthman, Z.; Shapter, J.G.
In 'Industrial Applications of Carbon Nanotubes: 1st Edition' ed. Peng, H.; Li, Q.: Chen, T.
2016. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

Nanotechnology Matters: A Teacher Resource
Tune, D.D., ed. Alford, K. and Shapter, J.G.
2008. Adelaide, Australia: Bridge8.