Numerical optimization of lead free perovskite solar cell

Mohammad Hossain, Ounsi Daif, Nowshad Amin, Fahhad Alharbi, Nouar Tabet

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Abstract

Alternative perovskite solar cells are emerging rapidly to compete with other conventional photovoltaic materials. However, toxic lead content of organic-inorganic perovskite is an issue to be addressed briefly. In this work, we propose to use organo-tin halide perovskite absorber layer to replace toxic Pb-based light harvester. We perform a numerical optimization of the layer thicknesses both from the optical and electrical points of view, using SCAPS (Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator) and analytical calculations. We study two types of electron conducting materials (n-ZnO and n-TiO2). Both ZnO/CH3NH3SnI3/Spiro-OMETAD and TiO2/CH3NH3SnI3/Spiro-OMETAD structures show the conversion efficiencies above 15% of (respectively 15.44% and 15.64%). Accordingly, we present a fully optimized device architecture. The analyzed results indicate the feasible fabrication of high efficiency Pb-free perovskite solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015
EditorsIbrahim Karaman, Raymundo Arroyave, Eyad Masad, Eyad Masad
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.
Pages335-338
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781119065272
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventTMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 11 Jan 201514 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015

Other

OtherTMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period11/1/1514/1/15

Keywords

  • Electron transport materials
  • Lead free perovskite solar cell
  • TiO etc
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction

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    Hossain, M., Daif, O., Amin, N., Alharbi, F., & Tabet, N. (2015). Numerical optimization of lead free perovskite solar cell. In I. Karaman, R. Arroyave, E. Masad, & E. Masad (Eds.), Proceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015 (pp. 335-338). (Proceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015). John Wiley and Sons Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119090427.ch34