Today, one of the most pressing issues for our society is to meet the constant increase in energy demand with sustainable alternatives. For this reason, scientists are looking for clean and renewable energy sources. In the solar energy field, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted a lot of attention due to their incredible increase in efficiency from 3.8% to 25.2% in only 10 years of research. The main issues encountered in PSCs are the presence of toxic cations, low efficiency, and stability. Therefore, for future commercialization, it is necessary to develop eco-friendly, stable, and efficient perovskite materials. My work focus on finding new solution-processable environmentally-friendly perovskite crystals and enhancing their stability and efficiency by reducing surface and bulk defects.
Advisor: David Ginger – Chemistry