Passivation Strategies for Efficient and Stable Polymer-Perovskite Devices

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editor

Key Laboratory of Semiconductor Photovoltaic Technology at Universities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, School of Physical Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China
Interests: perovskite solar cells; semitransparent perovskite solar cell; perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perovskite devices, with their convenient manufacturing process, flexibility and excellent efficiency, have become the most attractive laboratory-scale photovoltaic devices of the past decade. However, defects at the device interface/surface and grain boundaries of perovskite crystals are detrimental to the performance and stability of perovskite devices, which limits the commercialization of large-scale perovskite solar technologies.

In recent years, many passivation engineering methods have been reported as successful strategies for curing defects in perovskite devices. These methods can be employed in conjunction with defects to reduce the trap state of charge carriers, significantly inhibiting non-radiative recombination and thus greatly improving efficiency. Moreover, certain passivating agents can protect perovskite films from the degradation caused by water entry and the escape of volatiles. This phenomenon increases the long-term stability, thermal stability and operational stability of perovskite devices. However, at present, perovskite solar cells can not feasibly replace silicon-based solar cells.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original papers and reviews reporting valuable findings regarding the application of polymer materials in perovskite optoelectronics. In addition, articles presenting insights into polymer functionalization, copolymerization, surface modification or the utilization of polymeric additives in order to widen the development and performance of perovskite solar cells are welcome. The topics covered in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The introduction of polymer passivators into perovskite devices;
  • The relationship between polymer passivation behavior and the stability of perovskite devices;
  • Analysis of carrier dynamics caused by polymer passivation;
  • Methods for promoting large-scale production of perovskite equipment through polymer passivation technology;
  • Efficient polymer passivation synergies of perovskite solar modules;
  • Computer calculation of the effect of using polymers for defect passivation on perovskite devices.

Dr. Fuhua Hou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • perovskite devices
  • polymers
  • passivation
  • stability
  • defects
  • solar cells

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