Special Issue "Passivation in Perovskite Solar Cells"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Byeong Jo Kim
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry—Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: perovskite solar cells; photovoltaics; flexible device; interface engineering; charge transport layer
Dr. Min-cheol Kim
Guest Editor
NanoEngineering Department, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Interests: perovskite solar cells; long-term stability; interfacial engineering; carrier dynamics; surface treatment; mechanical property

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perovskite solar cells have been one of the brightest spotlights in the energy-conversion research field in recent decades. Most recently, perovskite photovoltaics have been heading towards commercialization, with a power conversion efficiency of over 25% in lab-scale devices. However, some undesirable properties, such as defect trap states and carrier transport barrier, being present in perovskite devices prevent them from achieving their theoretical efficiency and high stability. Further, the unsatisfactory stability against external environments of perovskite solar cells have slowed their commercialization. Chemical and physical passivation might be a promising method to solve those inherent disadvantages of perovskite solar cells. Chemical passivation generally refers to reducing the defects of trap states to optimize the charge transfer between various interfaces, and physical passivation means isolating certain layers from the external environment to avoid degradation of the device.

In this Special Issue of Energies, we would like to focus on research articles and review papers relating chemical- and physical-passivation strategies for perovskite solar cells. Especially, we are interested in new interface/surface passivation media to enhance the efficiency and the stability of perovskite solar cells. However, this Special Issue welcomes state-of-the-art research on perovskite solar cells even if it falls outside this scope.

Dr. Byeong Jo Kim
Dr. Min-cheol Kim
Guest Editors

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  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Passivation effects in perovskite solar cells
  • Passivation and photovoltaic performance
  • Chemical and physical passivation
  • Interface and surface passivation
  • Interfacial engineering
  • Defect engineering
  • Passivation layer
  • Encapsulation strategy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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