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State-of-the-art photovoltaics use high-purity, large-area, wafer-scale single-crystalline semiconductors grown by sophisticated, high-temperature crystal growth processes. We demonstrate a solution-based hot-casting technique to grow continuous, pinhole-free thin films of organometallic perovskites with millimeter-scale crystalline grains. We fabricated(More)
Three-dimensional organic-inorganic perovskites have emerged as one of the most promising thin-film solar cell materials owing to their remarkable photophysical properties, which have led to power conversion efficiencies exceeding 20 per cent, with the prospect of further improvements towards the Shockley-Queisser limit for a single‐junction solar cell(More)
Solution-processed organometallic perovskite solar cells have emerged as one of the most promising thin-film photovoltaic technology. However, a key challenge is their lack of stability over prolonged solar irradiation. Few studies have investigated the effect of light soaking on hybrid perovskites and have attributed the degradation in the optoelectronic(More)
Solution-processed organometallic perovskites have rapidly developed into a top candidate for the active layer of photovoltaic devices. Despite the remarkable progress associated with perovskite materials, many questions about the fundamental photophysical processes taking place in these devices, remain open. High on the list of unexplained phenomena are(More)
The synthesis and characterization of a soluble high molecular weight copolymer based on 4,8-bis(1-pentylhexyloxy)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene and 2,1,3-benzoxadiazole is presented. High efficiency organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices comprised of this polymer and phenyl-C(71) -butyric acid methyl ester (PC(71) BM) were fabricated by additive processing(More)
Precise manipulation of organic donor-acceptor interfaces using spacer layers is demonstrated to suppress interface recombination in an organic photo-voltaic device. These strategies lead to a dramatic improvement in a model bilayer system and bulk-heterojunction system. These interface strategies are applicable to a wide variety of donor-acceptor systems,(More)
Understanding and controlling charge and energy flow in state-of-the-art semiconductor quantum wells has enabled high-efficiency optoelectronic devices. Two-dimensional (2D) Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites are solution-processed quantum wells wherein the band gap can be tuned by varying the perovskite-layer thickness, which modulates the effective(More)
In this study, we report the fabrication of n-type flexible thermoelectric fabrics using layered Bi2Se3 nanoplate/polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) composites as the thermoelectric material. These composites exhibit room temperature Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity values of -80 μV K(-1) and 5100 S m(-1), respectively, resulting in a power(More)
Low-bandgap CH3 NH3 (Pbx Sn1-x )I3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) hybrid perovskites (e.g., ≈1.5-1.1 eV) demonstrating high surface coverage and superior optoelectronic properties are fabricated. State-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) performance is reported with power conversion efficiencies approaching 10% in planar heterojunction architecture with small (<450 meV) energy loss(More)
A prerequisite for carbon nanotube-based optoelectronic devices is the ability to sort them into a pure semiconductor phase. One of the most common sorting routes is enabled through using specific wrapping polymers. Here we show that subtle changes in the polymer structure can have a dramatic influence on the figures of merit of a carbon nanotube-based(More)