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Influence of Nanostructures in Perovskite Solar Cells

Ghosh, P.; Senthilarasu, S.; Nixon, T.; Krishnamurthy, S.


P. Ghosh

T. Nixon

S. Krishnamurthy


Inorganic–organic hybrid perovskite solar cells, a low-cost viable substitute to conventional silicon technology, have seen an unparalleled efficiency improvement within a span of few years due to their unique tunable properties. These hybrid structures are greatly influenced by nanomaterials /nanostructures in determining their properties. Nanostructures implemented into sensitizing, hole transporting and electron selective layers in these devices, aid in increasing surface area-to-volume ratio, facilitates charge accumulation, and transport through interfaces. Nanocarbons are seen as potential alternatives to organic hole conductors, boasting inexpensive earth-abundant components, and good stability. Perovskite devices have prospects of becoming an important source of clean energy in near future.

Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2016
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2023
Publisher Elsevier
Book Title Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering
Keywords Ambipolar, Band gap, Blocking layer, Counter electrode, Dye-sensitized solar cell, Graphene oxide, Mesoporous, Nanostructure, Perovskite, Sensitizer, Solar cells, Solution-processed, Titania