Revealing the atoms that control performance in photoactive perovskites

  • Etheridge, Joanne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Wong-Leung, Jennifer (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Johnson, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop new electron microscopy techniques that will unambiguously determine the elusive structures of photoactive perovskite compounds under static and operational conditions, while correlating crystal
structure with solar cell device performance. Photoactive perovskites are promising photovoltaic materials, however, many are sensitive to air and irradiation. This has impeded a huge international research effort to determine their structure reliably at the atomic scale. With these new techniques applied to leading compounds and devices, it is expected this project will reveal the structural effects controlling electrical properties and device
performance and so enable the design of superior perovskite photovoltaics.
Effective start/end date19/12/2018/12/23