The roles of black phosphorus in performance enhancement of halide perovskite solar cells

Damir Aidarkhanov, Charles Surya, Annie Ng

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Abstract

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are considered to be the most promising third-generation photovoltaic (PV) technology with the most rapid rate of increase in the power conversion efficiency (PCE). To date, their PCE values are comparable to the established photovoltaic technologies such as crystalline silicon. Intensive research activities associated with PSCs have been being performed, since 2009, aiming to further boost the device performance in terms of efficiency and stability via different strategies in order to accelerate the progress of commercialization. The emerging 2D black phosphorus (BP) is a novel class of semiconducting material owing to its unique characteristics, allowing them to become attractive materials for applications in a variety of optical and electronic devices, which have been comprehensively reviewed in the literature. However, comprehensive reviews focusing on the application of BP in PSCs are scarce in the community. This review discusses the research works with the incorporation of BP as a functional material in PSCs. The methodology as well as the effects of employing BP in different regions of PSCs are summarized. Further challenges and potential research directions are also highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Black phosphorus
  • Power conversion efficiency
  • Stability
  • Low dimensional materials

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