Thin Films to Single Crystals: Organometal Halide Perovskite Materials for Advanced Optoelectronics
Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology
Volume 2, Issue 3, November 2016, Pages: 25-31
Received: Oct. 24, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 12, 2016; Published: Dec. 12, 2016
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Padmaja Guggilla, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Alabama A&M University, Normal, USA
Ashwith Chilvery, Department of Physics and Dual Degree Engineering, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA
Kamala Bhat, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Alabama A&M University, Normal, USA
Edelmy J. Bernardez, Department of Physics and Dual Degree Engineering, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA
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Abstract
The recent emergence of perovskite materials has revolutionized the photovoltaic (PV) technology and offers solutions to contemporary energy and environmental issues. Moreover, the capabilities of single crystals are far superior to the thin film counterparts. This mini review outlines the growth parameters and crystal kinetics involved in the perovskite single crystal growth process for a superior wafer-style solar cell devices. Typically, perovskite solar cells with perovskite in the film form are attractive with their higher performance but, they degrade at faster rate, suffer immensely from a high density of traps and grain boundaries, which markedly limit the potential performance in devices. This review discusses a list of factors affecting it and provide future prospects of this thriving technology.
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Perovskites, Single Crystal, Growth Kinetics, Photovoltaics
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Padmaja Guggilla, Ashwith Chilvery, Kamala Bhat, Edelmy J. Bernardez, Thin Films to Single Crystals: Organometal Halide Perovskite Materials for Advanced Optoelectronics, Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2016, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.11648/j.jmpt.20160203.12
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