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Thi Kim, C. M., Atourki, L., Ouafi, M., & Hashmi, S. G. (2021). A synopsis of progressive transition in precursor inks development for metal halide perovskites-based photovoltaic technology. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9(47), 26650–26668.

A synopsis of progressive transition in precursor inks development for metal halide perovskites-based photovoltaic technology

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Author: Thi Kim, Cuc Mai1; Atourki, Lahoucine2; Ouafi, Mouad3,4;
Organizations: 1Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, P. O. Box 8000, Finland
2MANAPSE Lab, Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
3CBS, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Ben Guerir, Morocco
4LMER, Faculty of Science, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-20


Perovskite solar cell (PSC) technology has received considerable attention due to the rapid escalation of their solar-to-electrical energy conversion, which has recently surpassed 25% for lab-sized solar cells. Other benefits such as their fabrication through solution processing enable new opportunities for scaling up and rapid production. These features may play a key role in realizing quick installations worldwide, helping to meet the global energy production and consumption demand with a realistic energy pay-back time. This report provides an overview of the progress in developing liquid precursor inks for producing a variety of organic–inorganic halide perovskite-based light absorbing layers. In recent years, a variety of configurations for PSC technology have been reported, where intelligent inks of perovskite precursors have been formulated to facilitate novel designs with impressive solar-to-electrical energy conversions and promising stability. This report highlights the evolution of these novel perovskite precursor ink formulations, and discusses the emerging trends in developing efficient, scalable, and robust PSC technology. Moreover, the classification, advantages, and limitations of various types of perovskite precursor ink are addressed. Specifically, single- and multi-cation-based ink formulations are discussed in relation to their impact on producing efficient solar cells, which provides an overview of the recent progress in the development of this emerging and low-cost solar cell technology. Overall, this synopsis provides the current state of the art in designing novel perovskite precursor inks to be used in producing high performance, efficient, scalable, and stable configurations of perovskite solar cell technology.

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Series: Journal of materials chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability
ISSN: 2050-7488
ISSN-E: 2050-7496
ISSN-L: 2050-7488
Volume: 9
Issue: 47
Pages: 26650 - 26668
DOI: 10.1039/D1TA06556D
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: This work was financed by the CAPRINT project (Decision # 2430354811). CMTK and SGH are grateful to the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and to the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for financing the doctoral research work and awarding the project funding, respectively. Printed Intelligence Infrastructure is also acknowledged for this work.
Copyright information: © The Authors. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.