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Molecularly Engineered Materials and process for Perovskite solar cell technology

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city: LEIOA
postcode: 48940
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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙878˙085 €
 EC max contribution 1˙878˙085 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-11-01   to  2022-10-31


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 Project objective

Societal pressure to develop inexpensive yet efficient solar energy conversion requires a new approach. Recently emerged organic-inorganic perovskites, offer to harvest light at cost effective price. Perovskites hold merits to the existing materials, however, a fundamental challenge for high performance devices is to optimize the crystals for maximize charge carrier generation and minimize recombination losses. Their widespread use is, however, limited by insufficient stability, scalability and reproducibility. We have recently developed new concepts to fabricate efficient and stable perovskite solar cells at lab scale that are potentially up-scalable to industrial production. MOLEMAT will accomplish this by, pioneering innovative methods and will demonstrate that molecularly engineered materials enable the tuning of the charge transport and interface. Our interdisciplinary approach, combining materials science, chemistry, device physics and engineering, will not only lead to improvements in the performance and stability of perovskite solar cell beyond 24% at lab scale, but will also provide deep insights in the functioning of solar cells. The success of MOLEMAT will rapidly advance the field by enabling reproducible and stable performance adding a significant value with respect to current state of the art. However, for making it marketable product, several developments are required and the MOLEMAT targets will provide relevant answers to three key limitations: encapsulation, stability and cost competitive materials. MOLEMAT envisages the development of 30×30 cm2 modules, with a power conversion efficiency of c.a 18% and a lifetime of 10 years. MOLEMAT is divided into two parallel research directions, a fundamental research line, dealing with rational design of materials and to gain its understanding. Simultaneously an applied research line targets the development of module by the identification of scale up process to pave the way for its industrialization.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Manuel Salado, Samrana Kazim, Shahzada Ahmad
The role of Cs+ inclusion in formamidinium lead triiodide-based perovskite solar cell
published pages: 1645-1650, ISSN: 2585-7290, DOI: 10.1007/s11696-017-0373-7
Chemical Papers 72/7 2019-07-02
2018 Manuel Salado, Laura Calió, Lidia Contreras-Bernal, Jesus Idígoras, Juan Anta, Shahzada Ahmad, Samrana Kazim
Understanding the Influence of Interface Morphology on the Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 1073, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11071073
Materials 11/7 2019-09-04
2019 Ahmad Esmail Shalan, Samrana Kazim, Shahzada Ahmad
Lead Free Perovskite Materials: Interplay of Metals Substitution for Environmentally Compatible Solar Cells Fabrication
published pages: , ISSN: 1864-5631, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201901296
ChemSusChem 2019-07-02
2018 Laura Caliò, Manuel Salado, Samrana Kazim, Shahzada Ahmad
A Generic Route of Hydrophobic Doping in Hole Transporting Material to Increase Longevity of Perovskite Solar Cells
published pages: 1800-1815, ISSN: 2542-4351, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.06.012
Joule 2/9 2019-07-02
2019 Manuel Salado, Samrana Kazim, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Shahzada Ahmad
Appraisement of Crystal Expansion in CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 on Doping: Improved Photovoltaic Properties
published pages: , ISSN: 1864-5631, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201803043
ChemSusChem 2019-09-04
2018 Manuel Salado, Erfan Shirzadi, Samrana Kazim, Zhaofu Fei, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Paul J. Dyson, Shahzada Ahmad
Oxazolium Iodide Modified Perovskites for Solar Cell Fabrication
published pages: 279-284, ISSN: 2192-6506, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201700471
ChemPlusChem 83/4 2019-09-04
2018 Laura Caliò, Bhushan R. Patil, Johannes Benduhn, Koen Vandewal, Horst-Günter Rubahn, Morten Madsen, Samrana Kazim, Shahzada Ahmad
Benzothiadiazole–triphenylamine as an efficient exciton blocking layer in small molecule based organic solar cells
published pages: 2296-2302, ISSN: 2398-4902, DOI: 10.1039/c8se00251g
Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2/10 2019-09-04
2018 Manuel Salado, Alexander D. Jodlowski, Cristina Roldan-Carmona, Gustavo de Miguel, Samrana Kazim, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Shahzada Ahmad
Surface passivation of perovskite layers using heterocyclic halides: Improved photovoltaic properties and intrinsic stability
published pages: 220-228, ISSN: 2211-2855, DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.05.035
Nano Energy 50 2019-07-02

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