Perovskite solar cells are one of the hottest topics today in materials research. Perovskite materials are inexpensive to produce and simple to manufacture. They have witnessed unprecedented progress since initial seminal work in 2009. After key breakthroughs with solid-state perovskite photovoltaics in 2012, research efforts have grown exponentially, and several groups have demonstrated that the perovskite acts as a light absorber and a charge transporter, where the perovskite layer can be deposited using a broad range of techniques. By optimizing the material quality, a remarkable power-conversion efficiency of over 20% has been demonstrated, highlighting the exceptional photovoltaic properties of perovskite materials.
This webinar, complementing the August issue of MRS Bulletin, will highlight various synthesis methods and properties of perovskite solar cells.