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I-V performance characterisation of perovskite solar cells

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posted on 2018-08-24, 11:02 authored by Martin BlissMartin Bliss, Alex SmithAlex Smith, Jenny Baker, Francesca de Rossi, Trystan Watson, Kelly Schutt, Henry Snaith, Tom BettsTom Betts, Ralph Gottschalg
Interlaboratory comparisons of I-V performance measurements of perovskite solar cells have highlighted a clear need for development in application of measurement routines to deliver repeatable and comparable results. This work investigates the impact of applied measurement methodologies and conditions on I-V performance. Dependencies on light soaking, temperature effects and I-V curve trace speed are investigated. Furthermore, the problems faced with tracking the maximum power point are detailed. Measurement results on slow responding perovskite solar cells highlight the problems when tracing the I-V curve and show that maximum power point trackers can easily fail to track the real maximum output. Best practice advice is given with the aim to achieve realistic and reproducible characterisation results that are comparable among laboratories.


The authors are grateful for funding of this work through the EPSRC SUPERGEN SuperSolar Hub (EP/J017361/1).



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BLISS, M. ... et al, 2018. I-V performance characterisation of perovskite solar cells. IN: Proceedings of the Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-14), London, UK, 18-19 April 2018, pp.5-8.


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