Apple Academic Press
316 pages | 130 B/W Illus.
The increasing use of metal halide perovskites as light harvesters has stunned the photovoltaic community. The book, Perovskite Solar Cells: Technology and Practices, covers the basics and provides up-to-date research in the field of perovskite photovoltaics—a fast trending branch of the thin film photovoltaic generation. This comprehensive handbook provides a broad and overall picture of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), starting with the history of development and revolution of PSCs. The authors then delve into electron-transporting materials, hole-transporting materials, and lead-free alternatives. An important chapter on tandem solar cells is also included.
The chapters discuss how different layers in PSCs are fabricated and function and how their roles are as important as the perovskite layer itself. It explores what has been done and what can probably be done to further improve the performance of this device.
“Working in the field of perovskite materials and devices for applications in optoelectronics, I particularly appreciated the scope and structure of the book, which aims at providing a comprehensive overview on perovskite solar cells. . . . The authors give in their book a quite exhaustive presentation of this particularly dynamic field, including its historical developments and current status and prospects. After a short introduction to the field, the main aspects of device operation are addressed, including the specific features of active and charge extraction layers. Specific considerations are finally presented regarding device stability, lead-free materials, and silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells. Considering the current status of perovskite devices, I am confident that this book will be of great support for students, technicians, engineers and researchers working in the field.”
—Dr. Johann Bouclé, Associate Professor, XLIM UMR 7252, Université de Limoges/CNRS, France
Introduction to Perovskite Solar Cells
Anita Ho-Baillie, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, and Pham Thi Thu Trangi Electron
Transporting Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells
Pham Thi Thu Trang and Hemant Kumar Mulmudi
Hole-Transporting Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells
Kunwu Fu and Pham Thi Thu Trang
Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells
Hemant Kumar Mulmudi and Anita Ho-Baillie
Tandem Perovskite Solar Cells and Other Aspects