Perovskite Solar Cells
Technology and Practices

Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, PhD
Pham Thi Thu Trang, PhD
Anita Ho-Baillie, PhD
Kunwu Fu, PhD

Perovskite Solar Cells

In production
Pub Date: Oct 2018
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887281
Pages: Approx 299p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 134 b/w illustrations

The increasing use of metal halide perovskites as light harvesters has stunned the photovoltaic community. The book, Perovskite Solar Cells: Technology and Practices, covers the basics and provides up-to-date research in the field of perovskite photovoltaics—a fast trending branch of the thin film photovoltaic generation. This comprehensive handbook provides a broad and overall picture of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), starting with the history of development and revolution of PSCs. The authors then delve into electron-transporting materials, hole-transporting materials, and lead-free alternatives. An important chapter on tandem solar cells is also included.

The chapters discuss how different layers in PSCs are fabricated and function and how their roles are as important as the perovskite layer itself. It explores what has been done and what can probably be done to further improve the performance of this device. The novel processing methodologies that are useful for lab-scale and large-scale commercialization are introduced here, making the book relevant for academia as well as appealing to small-scale industries looking to commercialize perovskite solar cells. The information presented here is relevant to readers of many backgrounds, including physics, chemistry, materials sciences, electronic engineering, and others.

Key features:

  • Provides an update on a hot trending topic of renewable energy and energy conversion technologies
  • Introduces emerging materials processing methods of PSCs
  • Covers electron-transporting layers in PSCs, hole-transporting layers in PSCs, and lead-free PSCs
  • Includes easy-to-understand diagrams and configurations
  • Serves as a quick guide on PSCs for young researchers


1. Introduction to Perovskite Solar Cells
Anita Ho-Baillie, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, and Pham Thi Thu Trang

A. 1 Structure and Properties of Perovskites
A.2 Typical Configurations of Perovskite Solar Cells
A.3 Current Status of High-Efficiency Solar Cells
A.4 Durability and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

2. Electron-Transporting Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells
Pham Thi Thu Trang and Hemant Kumar Mulmudi

B.5 Metal Oxides as Electron Selective Contacts
B.6 Organic N-Type Materials

3. Hole-Transporting Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells
Kunwu Fu and Pham Thi Thu Trang

C.7 Organic Hole-Transporting Materials
C.8 Inorganic Hole-Transporting Materials
C.9 Hole-Transporting Free Perovskite Solar Cells

4. Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells
Hemant Kumar Mulmudi and Anita Ho-Baillie

D.10 Tin-Based Perovskites
D.11 Germanium-Based Perovskites
D.12 Copper-Based Perovskites
D.13 Double Perovskites
D.14 Bismuth-Based Perovskites
D.15 Antimony-Based Perovskites

5. Tandem Perovskite Solar Cells and Other Aspects
Anita Ho-Baillie

E.16 Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells for Photovoltaics
E.17 Life Cycle Assessments
E.18 Commercial Prospects and Manufacturing Costs


About the Authors / Editors:
Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, PhD
Research Fellow, Research School of Engineering, Australian National University

Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, PhD, is currently working as a research fellow at the Research School of Engineering, Australian National University on perovskite solar cells. His interests span from solution processed material synthesis to integration of these materials in functional solar photovoltaic devices and fuels. He received his PhD from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2014.

Pham Thi Thu Trang, PhD
Lecturer, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Pham Thi Thu Trang, PhD, is currently a lecturer at the University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Her research focuses on chemical synthesis of nanostructured materials for dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells and device fabrication and characterization. She obtained her PhD degree at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and completed her postdocs in CNRS, France.

Anita Ho-Baillie, PhD
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Anita Ho-Baillie, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Her research interests in the field of photovoltaics include high-efficiency silicon solar cells, tandem solar cells, perovskite solar cells, integration of photovoltaics for a wide range of applications, and manufacturing cost analysis. She has been leading the perovskite solar cell research group at UNSW since 2013 and in 2016 announced the energy conversion efficiency records for the largest certified monolithic perovskite solar cells. She obtained her PhD at UNSW in 2005.

Kunwu Fu, PhD
Quality Engineering, Wieland Metals Singapore

Kunwu Fu, PhD, is now working in quality engineering in Wieland Metals Singapore. He was a visiting researcher to Professor Michael Gratzel’s research group in EPFL in 2014. He received his PhD in 2016 at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore after earning his bachelor degree at the same school in the area of organo-halide perovskite materials in mesoscopic solar cells, studying the morphological and electrical properties of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite in the mesoscopic solar cells. His research focused on understanding the varying nanostructures of perovskite materials and its implications to high-efficiency solar cell device. It also extended to exploring novel small molecule organic materials for hole-transporting layer in high-efficiency perovskite solar cells.

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