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Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with Tunable Structural Color

Zhang, Wei, Anaya, Miguel, Lozano, Gabriel, Calvo, Mauricio E., Johnston, Michael B., Míguez, Hernán and Snaith, Henry J. (2015) Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with Tunable Structural Color Nano Letters, 15 (3). pp. 1698-1702.

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The performance of perovskite solar cells has been progressing over the past few years and efficiency is likely to continue to increase. However, a negative aspect for the integration of perovskite solar cells in the built environment is that the color gamut available in these materials is very limited and does not cover the green-to-blue region of the visible spectrum, which has been a big selling point for organic photovoltaics. Here, we integrate a porous photonic crystal (PC) scaffold within the photoactive layer of an opaque perovskite solar cell following a bottom-up approach employing inexpensive and scalable liquid processing techniques. The photovoltaic devices presented herein show high efficiency with tunable color across the visible spectrum. This now imbues the perovskite solar cells with highly desirable properties for cladding in the built environment and encourages design of sustainable colorful buildings and iridescent electric vehicles as future power generation sources.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Anaya, Miguel
Lozano, Gabriel
Calvo, Mauricio E.
Johnston, Michael B.
Míguez, Hernán
Snaith, Henry J.
Date : 4 February 2015
DOI : 10.1021/nl504349z
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 American Chemical Society. ACS AuthorChoice - This is an open access article published under an ACS AuthorChoice License, which permits copying and redistribution of the article or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Building integrated photovoltaic; Multilayers; Perovskite solar cells; Porous photonic crystal; Structural color
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 01 Jun 2017 13:14
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:53

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