Title: Optimisation of high efficiency tin halide perovskite solar cells using SCAPS-1D

Authors: Usha Mandadapu; S. Victor Vedanayakam; K. Thyagarajan; B.J. Babu

Addresses: Department of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapuramu, Andhrapradesh, India ' Department of Physics, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapuramu College of Engineering, Pulivendula, A.P., India ' Department of Physics, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle, A.P., India

Abstract: Hybrid perovskite solar cells are creating attention due to the enormous growth of efficiency exceeding 20%, indicating in near future these cells will become an alternative to the traditional silicon photovoltaics. For the commercialisation of low-cost, high efficiency perovskite solar cells, better investigation of the relation between the various material parameters, the device architectures and power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the device is needed. Three types of architectures are designed and simulated using the solar cell capacitance simulator (SCAPS-1D), used for the analysis of thin film photovoltaic architecture. One architecture is Glass/ZnO:Al/TiO2/CH3NH3SnI3/Au, second one is Glass/TiO2/ZnO:Al/CH3NH3SnI3/CuI/Au and Glass/ZnO:Al/TiO2/CH3NH3SnI3/CH3NH3SnBr3/CuI/Au is the architecture of third model. Analysis was done by studying the various material parameters effect on the device performance. It was observed that the second one [model (2)] showed the maximum PCE of 25.91%. This simulation work is useful to the researchers in the design of low cost, non-toxic, high efficiency tin halide perovskite solar cells.

Keywords: optimisation; SCAPS-1D; design; material parameters; solar cell; efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2018.093097

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2018 Vol.13 No.3, pp.221 - 227

Received: 24 Mar 2017
Accepted: 30 Oct 2017

Published online: 09 Jul 2018 *

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