Device physics of hybrid perovskite solar cells

Tejas Sherkar

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There is a current global demand for clean and renewable energy sources. The use of fossil fuel (non-renewables) is expected to dwindle because of their high cost (e.g. oil wells need to be dug deeper and in sensitive reservoirs thus increasing production costs) and environmentally damaging byproducts. An efficient option is harvesting energy from the Sun. Hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) provide an attractive way to convert solar energy into usable energy. The commercial success of PSCs hinges on them having high efficiencies and improved stability, so that the associated energy and money payback period is as small as possible. To achieve these goals, a deeper understanding of the fundamental physical processes that govern their operation is required. This thesis focuses on physics of hybrid perovskite solar cells, providing insight in to performance-limiting physical processes.
Translated title of the contributionFysica van hybride perovskiet zonnecellen
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Koster, Jan Anton, Supervisor
  • Hummelen, Kees, Supervisor
Award date29-Jun-2018
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-0461-5
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-0460-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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