Anastasia Markina

I joined the theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research as a Postdoctoral fellow in March 2018. In my current research, I am focusing on the design of non-fullerene acceptors for organic sollar cells.

I obtained my PhD in Physics from Moscow State University in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. V. Ivanov. My research addressed a hybrid simulation scheme which combines the fast equilibration on long times and large scales and the ability to account for the details of the chemical structure of molecules. As an intern, I worked in Schlumberger Moscow Research Center on a project aimed to improve the estimation methods of storage capacity and hydrocarbon flow through nanopores. I obtained my Diploma with Honours in Condensed Matter Physics (Polymer Physics) from Moscow State University in 2014.

Published in the group


Reduced bimolecular charge recombination in efficient organic solar cells comprising non-fullerene acceptors
Y. Wu, Y. Li, B. van der Zee, W. Liu, A. Markina, H. Fan, H. Yang, C. Cui, Y. Li, P. W. M. Blom, D. Andrienko, G.-J. A. H. Wetzelaer
submitted, 2022,


[pdf] Chemical design rules for non-fullerene acceptors in organic solar cells
A. Markina, K.-H. Lin, W. Liu, C. Poelking, Y. Firdaus, D. R. Villalva, J. I. Khan, S. H. K. Paleti, G. T. Harrison, J. Gorenflot, W. Zhang, S. De Wolf, I. McCulloch, T. D. Anthopoulos, D. Baran, F. Laquai, D. Andrienko
Adv. Energy Mater., 2102363, 2-11, 2021, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Impact of Acceptor Quadrupole Moment on Charge Generation and Recombination in Blends of IDT-Based Non-Fullerene Acceptors with PCE10 as Donor Polymer
J. I. Khan, M. A. Alamoudi, N. Chaturvedi, R. S. Ashraf, M. N. Nabi, A. Markina, W. Liu, T. A. Dela Pena, W. Zhang, W. Alsufyani, D. Andrienko, I. McCulloch, F. Laquai
Adv. Energy Mater., 2100839, 2021, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] N-Doping improves charge transport and morphology in the organic non-fullerene acceptor O-IDTBR
A. F. Paterson, R. Li, A. Markina, L. Tsetseris, S. MacPhee, H. Faber, A.-H. Emwas, J. Panidi, H. Bristow, A. Wadsworth, D. Baran, D. Andrienko, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, T. D. Anthopoulos
J. Mater. Chem. C, 9, 4486, 2021, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Intrinsic efficiency limits in low-bandgap non-fullerene acceptor organic solar cells
S. Karuthedath, J. Gorenflot, Y. Firdaus N. Chaturvedi, C. S. P. De Castro, G. T. Harrison, J. I. Khan, A. Markina, A. H. Balawi, T. A. D. Pena, W. Liu, R.-Z. Liang, A. Sharma, S. H. K. Paleti, W. Zhang, Y. Lin, E. Alarousu, D. H. Anjum, P. M. Beaujuge, S. De Wolf, I. McCulloch, T. D. Anthopoulos, D. Baran, D. Andrienko, F. Laquai
Nature Materials, 20, 378-384, 2021, [doi] [abstract]


[pdf] Charge Photogeneration in Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells: Influence of Excess Energy and Electrostatic Interactions
M. Saladina, P. S. Marques, A. Markina, S. Karuthedath, C. Woepke, C. Goehler, Y. Chen, M. Allain, P. Blanchard, C. Cabanetos, D. Andrienko, F. Laquai, J. Gorenflot, C. Deibel
Adv. Funct. Mater., 31, 2007479, 2020, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Long-range exciton diffusion in molecular non-fullerene acceptors
Y. Firdaus, V. M. Le Corre, S. Karuthedath, W. Liu, A. Markina, W. Huang, S. Chattopadhyay, M. M. Nahid, M. I. Nugraha, Y. Lin, A. Seitkhan, A. Basu, W. Zhang, I. McCulloch, H. Ade, J. Labram, F. Laquai, D. Andrienko, L. J. A. Koster, T. D. Anthopoulos
Nature Communications, 11, 5220, 2020, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Barrierless Free Charge Generation in the High-Performance PM6:Y6 Bulk Heterojunction Non-Fullerene Solar Cell
L. Perdigon-Toro, H. Zhang, A. Markina, J. Yuan, C. M. Wolff, M. Stolterfoht, Y. Zou, F. Gao, D. Andrienko, S. Shoaee, D. Neher
Advanced Materials, 32, 1906763, 2020, [doi] [abstract]