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New Light on an Old Story: Perovskites Go Solar

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  • Prof. Bettina V. Lotsch

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    1. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)
    2. Chemistry Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Butenandtstr. 5–13, 81377 München (Germany)
    • Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

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Abstract

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All in one: Perovskites are currently undergoing a renaissance as “allrounder” materials for solar cells. For a special type of methylammonium lead halide perovskites, a unique combination of properties, including high charge-carrier mobilities, exciton lifetimes, and panchromatic absorption, was observed, which renders this class of hybrid perovskites one of the most promising absorber and ambipolar charge-transport materials for all-solid-state solar cells.

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