FURI | Summer 2023

Scaling of All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells through Improved Thermodynamic and Mechanical Stability

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Currently, silicon solar cells are the industry standard for solar technology. However, the perovskite (PVSK) photosensitive semiconductor family of materials has recently proven to be a competitor due to its potential for low-cost processing and high efficiency. Inorganic PVSK is a group of PVSK that have been determined by researchers to be more compositionally and thermodynamically stable in comparison to their organic counterparts with the tradeoff of poor phase formation. This research seeks to study the scalability, stability, and efficiency of inorganic PVSK through additives such as the polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and in-air processing techniques such as blade coating.

Student researcher

Hanson Nguyen

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025