DOE Science Showcase - Perovskites
A class of materials called perovskites may hold promise in development of a low-cost, commercially viable solution for solar cells to capture sunlight for abundant solar energy. According to scientists at Ames Laboratory, “Perovskites are optically active, semiconducting compounds that are known to display intriguing electronic, light-emitting and chemical properties.” Department of Energy researchers say perovskites are attractive as an enhancement or replacement for silicon in solar cells because of their low cost, easy processability, and high power conversion efficiency. Perovskite materials are now considered to be the future of solar cells and are playing a role in next-generation electric batteries, sensors, lasers, fuel cells, memory devices, spintronics, and other applications. Visit perovskites research information and related resources shown below to learn more about these amazing materials.
Related Research Information in DOE Databases
- DOE PAGESBeta – journal articles and accepted manuscripts related to perovskites research.
- SciTech Connect – perovskites research results from DOE science, technology, and engineering programs.
- DOepatents – patent information resulting from DOE-sponsored perovskites research.
- In the OSTI Collections – Perovskites, Dr. William Watson, OSTI
For additional information, see the OSTI Catalogue of Collections.
- Perovskite (structure), Wikipedia
- Perovskite introduction and basic perovskite information, Perovskite-info.com
- Perovskite Solar Cells, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics, NREL
- High-Efficiency Crystalline Photovoltaics, NREL
- Perovskite Power, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
- Something new under the sun, LANL
- Flipping Crystals Leads to Better Solar Products, ScienceCinema, LANL
- Los Alamos develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, LANL
- New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances, AMES Laboratory
- A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns, ANL
- Nanoscale Confinement Leads to New All-inorganic Perovskite with Exceptional Solar Cell Properties, NREL
- ORNL tracks how halogen atoms compete to grow ‘winning’ perovskites, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
- Constructing a perovskite solar cell, University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, YouTube