Efficient and environmental-friendly perovskite solar cells via embedding plasmonic nanoparticles: an optical simulation study on realistic device architectures.

@article{Perrakis2019EfficientAE,
  title={Efficient and environmental-friendly perovskite solar cells via embedding plasmonic nanoparticles: an optical simulation study on realistic device architectures.},
  author={George Perrakis and George Kakavelakis and George Kenanakis and Constantinos Petridis and Emmanuel Stratakis and Maria Kafesaki and Emmanuel Kymakis},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2019},
  volume={27 22},
  pages={
          31144-31163
        }
}
Solution-processed, lead halide-based perovskite solar cells have recently overcome important challenges, offering low-cost and high solar power conversion efficiencies. However, they still undergo unoptimized light collection due mainly to the thin (∼350 nm) polycrystalline absorber layers. Moreover, their high toxicity (due to the presence of lead in perovskite crystalline structures) makes it necessary that the thickness of the absorber layers to be further reduced. Here we address these… 

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