Recent Progress of Innovative Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells

Jin Hyuck Heo, Dae Ho Song, Basavaraj Rudragouda Patil, Sang Hyuk Im

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Recently, innovative perovskite hybrid solar cells have attracted great interest in solar cell research fields, such as dye-sensitized solar cells, organic photovoltaics, thin-film solar cells, and silicon solar cells, because their device efficiencies are gradually approaching those of crystalline Si solar cells, and they can be fabricated by cheap low-temperature solution processes. Here, we review the recent progress of innovative perovskite hybrid solar cells. The introduction includes the general concerns about solar cells and why we need innovative solar cells. The second part explains the structure and the material properties of hybrid perovskite materials. We focus on why the hybrid perovskite materials can exhibit excellent solar cell properties, such as high open-circuit voltage. The third part introduces recent progress in innovative perovskite hybrid solar cells, in terms of device architecture and deposition methods for dense perovskite thin films with full surface coverage. The device architecture is important in attaining high power conversion efficiency; the device operating mechanism is dependent on the device structure; and the pinhole-free dense perovskite thin films with full surface coverage are crucial for achieving high efficiency. Finally, we summarize the recent progress in perovskite hybrid solar cells, and the issues to be solved, in the summary and outlook section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-977
Number of pages12
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • deposition methods
  • hybrid solar cells
  • materials science
  • perovskite
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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