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Perovskite Solar Cell Stability Workshop: Quick Look Report

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Technical Report,11 Aug 2016,12 Aug 2016

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Office of Naval Research Arlington United States

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On 11-12 August, 2016, the Office of Naval Research held a workshop focused on our scientific understanding of the instability of perovskite solar cells PVSC, an emerging class of solar cells with promising performance and favorable absorber material characteristics. PVSCs may offer the ability to manufacture solar cells based on solution chemistry with low cost precursors suggesting a pathway towards low cost, high efficiency solar cells. However, their promise is currently challenged by a lack of demonstrated stability resulting in a rapid degradation of the absorber as observed through a marked drop in power conversion efficiency PCE and power output over time. This lack of demonstrated stability is a challenge to their potential to become a prolific, low-cost solar cell solution. The primary objectives of the workshop were to communicate and review the latest research in PVSC efficiency and stability, discuss our current gaps in knowledge relating to the stability of the materials and devices, and discuss scientific opportunities to improve our fundamental understanding of the stability issues. This Quick-Look report documents the initial workshop results.

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  • Information Science
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

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