Perovskite Photovoltaics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129159

Perovskite Photovoltaics

1st Edition

Basic to Advanced Concepts and Implementation

Editors: Aparna Thankappan Sabu Thomas
Paperback ISBN: 9780128129159
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th June 2018
Page Count: 520
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Perovskite Photovoltaics: Basic to Advanced Concepts and Implementation examines the emergence of perovskite photovoltaics, associated challenges and opportunities, and how to achieve broader development. Consolidating developments in perovskite photovoltaics, including recent progress solar cells, this text also highlights advances and the research necessary for sustaining energy. Addressing different photovoltaics fields with tailored content for what makes perovskite solar cells suitable, and including commercialization examples of large-scale perovskite solar technology. The book also contains a detailed analysis of the implementation and economic viability of perovskite solar cells, highlighting what photovoltaic devices need to be generated by low cost, non-toxic, earth abundant materials using environmentally scalable processes.

This book is a valuable resource engineers, scientists and researchers, and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge on flexible perovskite solar cells.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions by leading solar cell academics, industrialists, researchers and institutions across the globe
  • Addresses different photovoltaics fields with tailored content for what makes perovskite solar cells different
  • Provides commercialization examples of large-scale perovskite solar technology, giving users detailed analysis on the implementation, technical challenges and economic viability of perovskite solar cells


R&D researchers, PhD students and technical persons in renewable energy, on particular on solar photovoltaics in advanced levels and scientific knowledge

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: why perovskites and perovskite solar cells?
2. Organo –metal lead halide perovskite
3. Evolution of perovskite solar cells
4. Perovskite solar cell architectures
5. Optical bandgap positions and engineering of perovskites
6. Properties in hybrid perovskites
7. Ion migration in hybrid perovskites
8. Low dimensional perovskite
9. Lifetime of perovskite solar cells
10. Hole conductor free perovskite solar cells
11. Flexible perovskite solar cells
12. Commercialisation of large-scale perovskite solar energy technology and scaling up issues
13. Perovskite photovoltaics: life-cycle assessment


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About the Editor

Aparna Thankappan

Aparna Thankappan is a post doc fellow from the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post Doc Fellow, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University

Sabu Thomas

Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.

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Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

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