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High-Throughput Perovskite Solar Cell Materials Discovery

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posted on 03.10.2021, 20:58 authored by MACIEJ ADAM SURMIAK
Combinatorial high-throughput methodologies accelerate the discovery of industry-ready candidates for the solar cells of tomorrow. A novel perovskite film fabrication method was developed in this research, making it possible to fabricate perovskite compositional space without human interference in a closely controlled environment. Subsequently, an automated additive concentration screening for better performance and stability of perovskite films was investigated. Furthermore, the ligand-modified, scalable low-temperature deposition of nickel oxide nanoparticles via the employment of the Tesla-valve microfluidic mixer was developed. Moreover, a combinatorial high-throughput PSC characterization setup for standardized and accelerated precise PSC measurements was proposed, serving as the accelerator for rapid screening and discovery of perovskite materials. Lastly, a modular perovskite solar panel prototype was developed to enable real-world application and stability data acquisition of PSCs that can contribute to current and future research efforts and commercialization of PSCs.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Udo Bach

Additional supervisor 1

Salvy Russo

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash University Chemical and Biological Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering