Constructing Hybrid Semiconductor Thin-Films for Advanced Photovoltaics

Tamsen Orange, Kevin Tambwe, Christopher Arendse, Thembinkosi Malevu, Natasha Ross*

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This comprehensive review explores recent advancements in creating hybrid semiconductor perovskite thin films, driving progress in photovoltaic technology. It covers aspects like material design, fabrication techniques, and device structures, all aimed at addressing challenges and guiding the way to efficient and sustainable solar energy conversion. The review reveals the intricate interplay between energy conversion, device processing, and stability enhancement, providing context to the evolving field of photovoltaics. While hybrid metal halide perovskites exhibit innovation, challenges in stability and reproducibility persist. A collective push for progress drives scientific efforts, involving the optimization of absorber layers, innovative deposition methods, and strategic interlayer integration. The synthesis of research and insights traces the evolution of perovskite technology, from the early days of methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) to a symphony of innovation. With determination and creativity, hybrid semiconductor perovskite thin films emerge as key players in shaping the future of solar energy conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202400015
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • device fabrication
  • Metal halide perovskites
  • photovoltaics


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