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Optoelectronic Properties of Low-Bandgap Halide Perovskites for Solar Cell Applications.

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Dey, Krishanu 
Roose, Bart 


Riding on the coat tails of rapid developments in single-junction halide perovskite solar cells, all-perovskite multijunction solar cells have recently garnered significant attention, with the highest power-conversion efficiency already reaching 25.6%. Much of this progress has been fueled by the rapid rise in the photovoltaic performance of low-bandgap halide perovskite absorbers, materials, which, to date, have only been achievable by the partial or complete substitution of lead with tin. However, much room still exists to develop a more critical understanding of key material properties in these low-bandgap perovskites. Herein, the key optoelectronic properties of absorption, carrier generation, recombination, and transport in these tin-containing perovskites are discussed, showing that intrinsic doping distinctively impacts many of these properties, thereby rendering this class of halide perovskites unique within the family. Current understanding of the mechanisms that degrade optoelectronic performance in these materials and the corresponding devices are also summarized. These collective results highlight an important interplay between doping, defects, and degradation that will need to be controlled. Finally, the current gaps in understanding of these low-bandgap perovskites are outlined, thereby providing guidelines for further research, which will unlock their full potential for realizing a plethora of high-performance optoelectronic devices.



defects, degradation, doping, lead-tin, low-bandgap perovskites, optoelectronics, solar cells

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Adv Mater

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Royal Society (UF150033)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/R023980/1)
EPSRC (EP/T02030X/1)
K.D. acknowledges the support of the Cambridge Trust in the form of Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship. The authors acknowledge the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, Grant number EP/T02030X/1 and EP/R023980/1). S.D.S. acknowledges funding from the Royal Society and Tata Group (UF150033).