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Author(s): Isabel Mesquita
Luísa Andrade
Adélio Mendes
Title: Perovskite solar cells: Materials, configurations and stability
Issue Date: 2017-09-04
Abstract: Perovskite solar cells (PSC) have recently emerged as a strong contender for the next generation of photovoltaic technologies, having received the attention of the photovoltaic community, both scientists and industry. In few years, power conversion efficiency of PSCs reached already 22%. A broad range of architectures and fabrication methods have been proposed, as well as several perovskite compositions and charge selective layers, suggesting that the performance of these devices is still far from being fully optimized. PSCs still exhibiting stability problems and the most efficient absorbers incorporate lead (ca. 13 mg m(-2)). Moreover, PSCs are sensitive to high temperatures, UV-light, moisture and oxygen: factors that are hindering their commercialization.The present review frames the last attempts for overcoming these challenges addressing degradation mechanisms and outlining the outstanding achievements. This article also reviews the basic working principles of PSCs, addresses new cell configurations, highlights the need of leak-free encapsulation for long-term stability and environmentally safer devices, and discusses new and lead-free absorbers.
Subject: Engenharia química
Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Agência Nacional de Inovação S.A./P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção/POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017796/Novos avanços tecnológicos para a terceira geração de células solaressensibilizadas com perovskita/WINPSC
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/COMISSÃO EUROPEIA/H2020|Excellence Science|FET/ 687008/New technological advances for the third generation of Solar cells/GOTSolar
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/COMISSÃO EUROPEIA/7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT/321315/Building Integrated Dye Sensitized Solar Cells/BI-DSC
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte/P2020|Norte2020-Projetos Integrados ICDT/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000005/LEPABE-2-ECO-INNOVATION/LEPABE-2-ECO-INNOVATION
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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