Perovskite Solar Cells: From Materials Science to Device Engineering


Thembinkosi Donald Malevu, PhD – Senior Lecturer, Physics Department, Sefako Makgatho Health Science University, South Africa

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: SCI077000; TEC021040; SCI024000

Perovskite Solar Cells: From Materials Science to Device Engineering is an authoritative and indispensable resource for researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This comprehensive book provides a deep understanding of perovskite solar cell technology, from fundamental principles to the latest research and development efforts.

With the growing demand for clean and sustainable energy solutions, perovskite solar cells have emerged as a promising technology. This book offers a systematic and in-depth exploration of the materials science and device engineering aspects of perovskite solar cells, covering topics such as crystal structure, synthesis techniques, optoelectronic properties, and device optimization.

Readers will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with perovskite materials, as well as strategies to enhance device performance, stability, and durability. The book also discusses advanced concepts like tandem solar cells and hybrid devices, shedding light on cutting-edge research in the field.

Moreover, the book showcases real-world case studies and applications of perovskite solar cells, demonstrating their potential to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape. It addresses current debates surrounding stability, scalability, and commercial viability, making it an invaluable resource for industry professionals and policymakers involved in the solar energy sector.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Solar Cells
1.1 Overview of Photovoltaic Devices and Solar Energy
1.1.1 A Brief History of Solar Energy
1.1.2 Current Technology
1.2 An Introduction to Perovskite Materials and Their Properties
1.3 Classification of Perovskites
1.4 A Brief History of Perovskite Solar Cell Development
1.4.1 The Early Development of Perovskite Solar Cells
1.5 Advancements in Perovskite Solar Cell Technology
1.5.1 The Optimization of Perovskite Materials
1.6 Improved Device Architectures
1.7 The Development of New Electron and Hole-Transporting Materials
1.8 Challenges and Future Directions
1.8.1 Scalability
1.8.2 Cost
1.8.3 Efficiency
1.8.4 Toxicity and Environmental Impact

2. Materials Science of Perovskite Solar Cells
2.1 The Synthesis and Characterization of Perovskite Thin Films
2.1.1 One-Step Method
2.1.2 Two-Step Method
2.1.3 Principles of VASM
2.1.4 Thermal Vapor Deposition (TVD)
2.1.5 Templating Methods
2.2 The Characterization of Perovskite Thin Films
2.2.1 Film Thickness and Surface Morphology
2.2.2 Crystal Structure and Phase Purity
2.2.3 Electronic Properties
2.2.4 Current-Voltage (I-V) Electronic Properties of Perovskite Thin Films
2.2.5 Optical Properties of Perovskite Thin Films

3. Device Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells
3.1 Device Architecture and Operation Principles
3.1.1 The Active Layer
3.1.2 Charge Transport Layers
3.1.3 Electrodes
3.1.4 Other Components
3.1.5 The Optimization of Perovskite Solar Cell Performance
3.1.6 The Stability and Durability of Perovskite Solar Cells
3.1.7 The Commercialization and Market Outlook for Perovskite Solar Cells

4. Advanced Concepts in Perovskite Solar Cell Research
4.1 Tandem Solar Cells and Hybrid Devices
4.2 Emerging Technologies and Future Directions in Perovskite Solar Cell Research

5. Conclusion
5.0.1 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
5.0.2 Portable Power Devices
5.0.3 Large-Scale Power Plants
5.0.4 The Potential Impact on the Renewable Energy Landscape

Author’s ORCID iD

Thembinkosi D. Malevu0000-0003-0266-011X

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