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Advanced Perovskite Solar Cells: Compatible Materials and Processes

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 227

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Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: condensed matter physics; inorganic oxide; quantum dots; perovskite solar cells; electron transport materials
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Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: self-assembled layer; perovskite solar cells; perovskite mini-modules; photodetectors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have shown great potential in the field of photovoltaics due to their high efficiency and low cost. One of the key factors in achieving efficient perovskite solar cells is the selection of compatible materials (e.g., transport layers and electrode contacts) and processes.

One challenge in designing perovskite solar cells is finding materials that are compatible with the perovskite layer. For example, highly stable novel all-inorganic-based charge transport materials for PSCs (TiOx, SnO2, ZnO, NiOx, CoOx, CuI, etc.). Moreover, many of the materials used in traditional silicon solar cells, such as silver and copper, can react with the perovskite layer and degrade its performance. Therefore, alternative materials, such as carbon-based materials and conductive functional polymers, are being explored as potential substitutes.

In addition to compatible materials, the manufacturing processes used to create perovskite solar cells also play a critical role in their efficiency. For example, the method used to deposit the perovskite layer, such as solution processing or vapor deposition, can impact the quality and uniformity of the layer. Similarly, the method used to create the other layers, such as spin coating or spray coating, can also affect the cell’s overall performance.

Original research articles and review papers that address compatible materials and PSC manufacturing processes optimization, as well as PSCs with high efficiency and long-term stability, such as additive-assisted manufacturing, are of great interest.

Dr. Zhiwei Ren
Dr. Tao Zhu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • perovskite solar cells
  • compatible materials
  • manufacturing processes

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