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How this Simple Science could Improve Efficiency of Solar Cells

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Published on : Jun 10, 2019

According to a recent research, halide perovskite solar cells prove to be a promising next-generation solar cell technology. This new research reflects the science behind the engineering, improved techniques, and enables engineering better and improved halide perovskite solar cells.

Operational Analysis of Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

Halide perovskite are primarily salts that have positive and negative charge elements to form neutral components. They possess several characteristics that are beneficial for producing highly efficient solar cells. They can easily dissolve into a liquid and form quality crystals. This feature makes them viable for manufacturing high efficiency solar cells. Moreover, their ability to restore adds to their advantages. Further, they can also withstand any defects in the material not affecting the semi-conductor properties.

Aram Amassian, a researcher, says, this research gives a better understanding of the material and help them proceed further. Further, he is an associate professor of material science, North Carolina State University. 

As we say this, a team of researchers is exploring the main factors of halide pervoskite solar cells process and synthesis. It proves that adding caesium and rubidium in while synthesis results in more chemically homogenous solar cells. This feature is desirable to induce uniformity in materials, which remains unknown until now.

The researchers tested them on X-ray diagnostics to study the track changes of crystal components in during the synthesis. The test is taking place at Cornell High Energy Synchroton Source. Steffan De Wolf, an associate professor of material science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology says, these tests are crucial to know the market readiness of these solar cells and take necessary steps to move forward.

The next step is to take it from laboratory to bigger area of manufacturing units to produce high output in halide pervoskite solar cells.