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Xiang-Hua Zhang

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CNRS Director of Research

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Building 10A, Room 254/1
Phone: +33 (0)

Education and Professional Experience

  • Sept 1979 - Jul 1983 Bachelor student at Zhejiang University, China.
  • Sept 1984 - Oct 1988 Master and Ph.D. Student at University of Rennes I, France.
  • 1988 – 1996 Researcher at French CNRS (National Center for Scientific research).
  • 1996 – 2002 Founding President of Umicore IR Glass. From 2002 Research director of CNRS

Current Themes of Research

  • Infrared transmitting glass, glass-ceramics and ceramics
  • Semiconducting chalcogenide glass ceramics and ceramics for photovoltaic applications
  • Chalcogenide based solid electrolytes


  • Chalcogenide glass and ceramics
  • Infrared
  • Photovoltaic solar cells


  • Transparent ceramics

Selected publications

  • Facile preparation and enhanced photoelectrical performance of Sb2Se3 nano-rods by magnetron sputtering deposition.
    Guang-Xing Lianga, Xiang-Hua Zhang, Hong-Li Ma, Ju-Guang Hu, Bo Fan, Zhong-Kuan Luo, Zhuang-Hao Zheng, Jing-Ting Luo, Ping Fan
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 2017, 160, 257-262
  • Enhancement of charge photo-generation and transport via an internal network of Sb2Se3/Cu2GeSe3 heterojunctions.
    Xianghua Zhang, Yang Xu, Qianhong Shen, Bo Fan, Xusheng Qiao, Xianping Fan, Hui Yang, Qun Luo, Laurent Calvez, Hongli Ma, Michel Cathelinaud, and Jean-Jacques Simon
    J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 17099

Publications referenced in HAL