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Formation of Thin Films of Organic-Inorganic Perovskites for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Stranks, Samuel D., Nayak, Pabitra K., Zhang, Wei, Stergiopoulos, Thomas and Snaith, Henry J. (2015) Formation of Thin Films of Organic-Inorganic Perovskites for High-Efficiency Solar Cells Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54 (11). pp. 3240-3248.

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Organic–inorganic perovskites are currently one of the hottest topics in photovoltaic (PV) research, with power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of cells on a laboratory scale already competing with those of established thin-film PV technologies. Most enhancements have been achieved by improving the quality of the perovskite films, suggesting that the optimization of film formation and crystallization is of paramount importance for further advances. Here, we review the various techniques for film formation and the role of the solvents and precursors in the processes. We address the role chloride ions play in film formation of mixed-halide perovskites, which is an outstanding question in the field. We highlight the material properties that are essential for high-efficiency operation of solar cells, and identify how further improved morphologies might be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Stranks, Samuel D.
Nayak, Pabitra K.
Stergiopoulos, Thomas
Snaith, Henry J.
Date : 9 March 2015
DOI : 10.1002/anie.201410214
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Uncontrolled Keywords : Crystallinity; Morphology; Organic–inorganic perovskites; Photovoltaics; Precursors
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 05 Jun 2017 09:48
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:53

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