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Crystal Solar

Organic-Inorganic perovskite and organic semiconductor films with improved crystal properties via reel-to-reel solution coating; application to photovoltaics and field effect transistors

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Organization address
city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 251˙857 €
 EC max contribution 251˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-12-31


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 Project objective

This project will develop low cost and scalable solution–based coating techniques to yield electrically tunable films with macroscopic crystalline domains of both organic–inorganic perovskite and organic semiconductors. These layers will be used to prepare solution processed hybrid perovskite-based photovoltaic (PV) devices surpassing 20 % solar-to-electricity power conversion efficiency, to provide a low cost and renewable energy supply. The researcher will carry out the processing and characterization of the materials at Professor Zhenan Bao's laboratory at Stanford University. Professor Bao is a world leader in using solution deposition techniques to tune the physical and electronic properties of solution-processed semiconductors for use in FETs, and is well suited to extend this approach to perovskite PV. The skills and knowledge obtained at Stanford University will be brought back to Professor Henry Snaith's laboratory at Oxford University and to Oxford Photovoltaics ltd to prepare low cost, scalable perovskite PV with enhanced macroscopic crystal properties and performance. Professor Snaith is recognized as one of the pioneers in perovskite based PV, and is thus excellently placed to guide the researcher in the development of PV with superior performance for eventual employment as large-scale energy supply. This project will form a unique union of two world leading research groups with complementary expertise. There is great potential for the transfer of skills, generation of intellectual property, and industrial involvement within the EU via the ISIS program at Oxford University, and the company Oxford Photovoltaics of which Professor Snaith is the CTO.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Kevin A. Bush, Colin D. Bailie, Ye Chen, Andrea R. Bowring, Wei Wang, Wen Ma, Tomas Leijtens, Farhad Moghadam, Michael D. McGehee
Thermal and Environmental Stability of Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells for Tandems Enabled by a Solution-Processed Nanoparticle Buffer Layer and Sputtered ITO Electrode
published pages: 3937-3943, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505279
Advanced Materials 28/20 2020-01-29
2016 Giles E. Eperon, Tomas Leijtens, Kevin A. Bush, Rohit Prasanna, Thomas Green, Jacob Tse-Wei Wang, David P. McMeekin, George Volonakis, Rebecca L. Milot, Richard May, Axel Palmstrom, Daniel J. Slotcavage, Rebecca A. Belisle, Jay B. Patel, Elizabeth S. Parrott, Rebecca J. Sutton, Wen Ma, Farhad Moghadam, Bert Conings, Aslihan Babayigit, Hans-Gerd Boyen, Stacey Bent, Feliciano Giustino, Laura M. Herz, Michael B. Johnston, Michael D. McGehee, Henry J. Snaith
Perovskite-perovskite tandem photovoltaics with optimized band gaps
published pages: 861-865, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9717
Science 354/6314 2020-01-29
2018 Tomas Leijtens, Kevin A. Bush, Rohit Prasanna, Michael D. McGehee
Opportunities and challenges for tandem solar cells using metal halide perovskite semiconductors
published pages: 828-838, ISSN: 2058-7546, DOI: 10.1038/s41560-018-0190-4
Nature Energy 3/10 2020-01-29
2017 Tomas Leijtens, Kevin Bush, Rongrong Cheacharoen, Rachel Beal, Andrea Bowring, Michael D. McGehee
Towards enabling stable lead halide perovskite solar cells; interplay between structural, environmental, and thermal stability
published pages: 11483-11500, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c7ta00434f
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5/23 2020-01-29
2016 Rebecca A. Belisle, Pratham Jain, Rohit Prasanna, Tomas Leijtens, Michael D. McGehee
Minimal Effect of the Hole-Transport Material Ionization Potential on the Open-Circuit Voltage of Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 556-560, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00270
ACS Energy Letters 1/3 2020-01-29
2016 Rachel E. Beal, Daniel J. Slotcavage, Tomas Leijtens, Andrea R. Bowring, Rebecca A. Belisle, William H. Nguyen, George F. Burkhard, Eric T. Hoke, Michael D. McGehee
Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites with Improved Stability for Tandem Solar Cells
published pages: 746-751, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00002
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7/5 2020-01-29
2017 Rohit Prasanna, Aryeh Gold-Parker, Tomas Leijtens, Bert Conings, Aslihan Babayigit, Hans-Gerd Boyen, Michael F. Toney, Michael D. McGehee
Band Gap Tuning via Lattice Contraction and Octahedral Tilting in Perovskite Materials for Photovoltaics
published pages: 11117-11124, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04981
Journal of the American Chemical Society 139/32 2020-01-29
2017 Kevin A. Bush, Axel F. Palmstrom, Zhengshan J. Yu, Mathieu Boccard, Rongrong Cheacharoen, Jonathan P. Mailoa, David P. McMeekin, Robert L. Z. Hoye, Colin D. Bailie, Tomas Leijtens, Ian Marius Peters, Maxmillian C. Minichetti, Nicholas Rolston, Rohit Prasanna, Sarah Sofia, Duncan Harwood, Wen Ma, Farhad Moghadam, Henry J. Snaith, Tonio Buonassisi, Zachary C. Holman, Stacey F. Bent, Michael D. McGehee
23.6%-efficient monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with improved stability
published pages: 17009, ISSN: 2058-7546, DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.9
Nature Energy 2/4 2020-01-29
2017 Tomas Leijtens, Rohit Prasanna, Aryeh Gold-Parker, Michael F. Toney, Michael D. McGehee
Mechanism of Tin Oxidation and Stabilization by Lead Substitution in Tin Halide Perovskites
published pages: 2159-2165, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00636
ACS Energy Letters 2/9 2020-01-29
2017 Maximilian T. Hörantner, Tomas Leijtens, Mark E. Ziffer, Giles E. Eperon, M. Greyson Christoforo, Michael D. McGehee, Henry J. Snaith
The Potential of Multijunction Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 2506-2513, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00647
ACS Energy Letters 2/10 2020-01-29

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