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Halide perovskite materials for solar cells: a theoretical review

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Abstract

Halide perovskites have recently emerged as promising materials for low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells has increased rapidly, from 3.8% in 2009 to 19.3% in 2014, by using the all-solid-state thin-film architecture and engineering cell structures with mixed-halide perovskites. The emergence of perovskite solar cells revolutionized the field not only because of their rapidly increased efficiency, but also flexibility in material growth and architecture. The superior performance of the perovskite solar cells suggested that perovskite materials possess intrinsically unique properties. In this review, we summarize recent theoretical investigations into the structural, electrical, and optical properties of halide perovskite materials in relation to their applications in solar cells. We also discuss some current challenges of using perovskites in solar cells, along with possible theoretical solutions.

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Submitted
23 Sep 2014
Accepted
21 Oct 2014
First published
21 Oct 2014

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 8926-8942
Article type
Review Article
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Halide perovskite materials for solar cells: a theoretical review

W. Yin, J. Yang, J. Kang, Y. Yan and S. Wei, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 8926 DOI: 10.1039/C4TA05033A

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