Maximizing the external radiative efficiency of hybrid perovskite solar cells

Dane W. deQuilettes 1 , 2 , Madeleine Laitz 1 , 3 , Roberto Brenes 1 , 3 , Benjia Dou 1 , Brandon T. Motes 3 , Samuel D. Stranks 4 , Henry J. Snaith 5 , Vladimir Bulović 1 , 3  and David S. Ginger 2
  • 1 Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 3 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 4 Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK
  • 5 Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
Dane W. deQuilettes
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, Madeleine Laitz
  • Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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, Roberto Brenes
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  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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, Benjia Dou
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, Brandon T. Motes
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, Samuel D. Stranks, Henry J. Snaith
  • Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
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, Vladimir Bulović
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Abstract

Despite rapid advancements in power conversion efficiency in the last decade, perovskite solar cells still perform below their thermodynamic efficiency limits. Non-radiative recombination, in particular, has limited the external radiative efficiency and open circuit voltage in the highest performing devices. We review the historical progress in enhancing perovskite external radiative efficiency and determine key strategies for reaching high optoelectronic quality. Specifically, we focus on non-radiative recombination within the perovskite layer and highlight novel approaches to reduce energy losses at interfaces and through parasitic absorption. By strategically targeting defects, it is likely that the next set of record-performing devices with ultra-low voltage losses will be achieved.

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