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Issue 3, 2019
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Enhancement in lifespan of halide perovskite solar cells

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While perovskite solar cells have skyrocketed in recent years to power conversion efficiencies competitive with those of silicon and thin-film photovoltaics, the lagging behind stability stands in the way of commercialisation. In this review, we discuss the reasons and factors that induce the degradation in photovoltaic performance of perovskite solar cells, and furthermore, we summarise the most promising strategies to enhance the lifespan. We show that each component of the device, including the charge selective contacts, perovskite layer, and electrodes, can be engineered to reduce the influence of heat, UV light, oxygen, moisture and their synergetic effect on the operating lifetime of devices. We conclude that inorganic contacts and inorganic perovskite compositions are the most promising direction toward stable perovskite solar cells.

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The article was received on 28 Sep 2018, accepted on 07 Dec 2018 and first published on 07 Dec 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8EE02852D
Energy Environ. Sci., 2019,12, 865-886

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    Enhancement in lifespan of halide perovskite solar cells

    Q. Wang, N. Phung, D. Di Girolamo, P. Vivo and A. Abate, Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 865
    DOI: 10.1039/C8EE02852D

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