Frontiers, opportunities, and challenges in perovskite solar cells: A critical review

The breakthrough discovery of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials for converting solar energy into electrical energy has revolutionized the third generation photovoltaic devices. Within less than half a decade of rigorous research and development in perovskite solar cells, the efficiency is boosted upto 22%. Aforesaid high PCE is accredited to high optical absorption properties, balanced charge transport properties, and longer diffusion lengths of carriers. Two dominant perovskite solar cell architecture has evolved; n-i-p, and p-i-n with mesoporous or planar heterojunction. In planar heterojunction configuration, perovskite light harvester is layered between hole/electron transport layers and the electrodes. The electron and hole transporting films increase charge collection efficiency and reduce recombination at interfaces. In the following review, we present a critical survey of the recent progress in perovskite absorber and charge transport materials that account for the exceptionally higher PCE of perovskite devices. Furthermore, numerous fabrication techniques and device architectures are summarized. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Journal Of Photochemistry And Photobiology C-Photochemistry Reviews, 35, 1-24
Year:
Jun 01 2018
Publisher:
Amsterdam, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
ISSN:
1389-5567
1873-2739
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