FURI | Spring 2021

Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of Perovskite Film for Solar Cell Fabrication

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This research project aims to control the density and morphology of the 3D printed nanofilm for optimum energy conversion efficiency. To fabricate individual solar cell layers, an additive manufacturing (AM) process is used in conjunction with an electric field. Challenges include accurately controlling the parameters to produce an even density coating. In this project, printing parameters such as voltage, distance, and extrusion speed will be adjusted to develop the ideal micro/nanostructure. Post-process techniques will include annealing procedures to further refine the substrate. Upon successful completion of this project, the research could lead to a shift in the solar cell manufacturing approach.

Student researcher

Leena Jalaghi

Leena Jalaghi

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022