Research Update: Bismuth-based perovskite-inspired photovoltaic materials
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Lee, L., Huq, T., Driscoll, J., & Hoye, R. (2018). Research Update: Bismuth-based perovskite-inspired photovoltaic materials. APL Materials, 6 (084502)https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5029484
Bismuth-based compounds have recently gained interest as solar absorbers with the potential to have low toxicity, be efficient in devices, and be processable using facile methods. We review recent theoretical and experimental investigations into bismuth- based compounds, which shape our understanding of their photovoltaic potential, with particular focus on their defect-tolerance. We also review the processing methods that have been used to control the structural and optoelectronic properties of single crystals and thin films. Additionally, we discuss the key factors limiting their device perfor- mance, as well as the future steps needed to ultimately realize these new materials for commercial applications.
materials, thin films, crystallography, solar energy, chemical compounds
L.C.L. would like to acknowledge funding from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. T.N.H. acknowledges funding from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology (No. EP/L016087/1). R.L.Z.H. acknowledges support from Magdalene College, Cambridge. All authors acknowledge support from the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5029484
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280681
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