Development of stable electrodes for perovskite solar cells

  • White, Thomas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Weber, Klaus J. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Catchpole, Kylie R. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bach, Udo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Simonov, Alexandr (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this proposal is to apply world-leading research expertise at ANU and Monash University in the design, characterisation and modelling of perovskite solar cells to address one of the most significant challenges for these devices: the development of stable, cost effective electrodes. The project aims to eliminate high cost metals such as gold in perovskite solar cells by replacing them with low cost alternatives that maintain efficiency and allow improved stability. Most previous work on alternative electrodes has involved compromising the optical and electrical properties of the cell, leading to low cost and sometimes high stability, but limited efficiency. In this proposal we will use an integrated approach to the transport and electrode layers to create novel stacked structures that enable both low cost and high efficiency. The project will accelerate the pathway to market for perovskite solar cells by providing a high efficiency alternative to the costly gold, allowing the cost of perovskite cells to be reduced. The technologies developed in this project will be applicable to a range of types of perovskite solar cells, giving them widespread potential for commercial application.
Effective start/end date1/04/1831/03/22