MORE | Spring 2021

Investigating the Effect of Silver Oxide (AgOx) Layer on the Optical and Electrical Properties of a Perovskite-Based Structure/Device

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In recent years, perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) have emerged as highly promising solar advancements. This is due to their highly cost-effective manufacturing processes while demonstrating excellent performance. However, the commercialization of perovskite solar cells is hampered by the fact that they are highly unstable, and power conversion efficiency degrades as a result of photo-degradation. The goal of this work is to investigate how the electrical and optical properties of the perovskite device are impacted by the addition of Silver Oxide(AgOx) layer. The team also plans to fabricate devices using a glass/ITO (indium-doped tin-oxide)/AgO /PEDOT:PSS(poly(3,4ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate))/ MAPbI3(methylammonium lead iodide)/ PCBM(phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester)/ Ag (silver) device configuration.

Student researcher

Priscilla AbenaYeboah Agyemang

Materials science and engineering

Hometown: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Graduation date: Spring 2021