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Carbon Materials in Perovskite Solar Cells: Prospects and Future Challenges

Ferguson, Victoria, Silva, S. Ravi P. and Zhang, Wei (2019) Carbon Materials in Perovskite Solar Cells: Prospects and Future Challenges Energy and Environmental Materials, 2 (2). pp. 107-118.

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Abstract

Metal halide perovskite solar cells are emerging candidates for next‐generation thin‐film photovoltaic devices with the potential for extremely low fabrication cost and high power conversion efficiency. Perovskite solar cells have demonstrated a rapid development in device performance over the last decade, from an initial 3.81% to a most recently certified 24.2%, though the challenges of long‐term stability and lead toxicity still remain. Carbon materials, ranging from zero‐dimensional carbon quantum dots to three‐dimensional carbon black materials, are promising candidates for the enhancement of both efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells, offering unique advantages for incorporation into various device architectures. In this review article, we present a concise overview of important and exciting advancements of perovskite solar cells that incorporate different dimensions of carbon material in their device architectures in an effort to simultaneously improve device performance and long‐term stability. We also discuss the major advantages and potential challenges of each technique that has been developed in the most recent work. Finally, we outline the future opportunities toward more efficient and stable perovskite solar cells utilizing carbon materials.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ferguson, Victoriav.p.ferguson@surrey.ac.uk
Silva, S. Ravi P.S.Silva@surrey.ac.uk
Zhang, Weiwz0003@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 29 June 2019
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Society, European Union's Horizon 2020
DOI : 10.1002/eem2.12035
Grant Title : New Investigator Award
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Zhengzhou University
Uncontrolled Keywords : Carbon materials; Long‐term stability; Metal halide perovskite; Photovoltaics
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 30 Sep 2019 13:54
Last Modified : 30 Sep 2019 14:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852839

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