Recent Advances in Modeling of Perovskite Solar Cells Using SCAPS-1D: Effect of Absorber and ETM Thickness

  • Eli Danladi Department of Physics, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-4690
  • Douglas Saviour Dogo Department of Physics, Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Samuel Udeh Michael Department of Physics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Felix Omachoko Uloko Department of Physics, Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria
  • AbdulAzeez Omeiza Salawu Department of Computer Science, Nile University of Nigeria
Keywords: perovskite solar cells, absorber, electron transport medium, SCAPS

Abstract

With the massive breakthrough recorded in the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) from 3.8 % to > 25 %, PSCs have attracted considerable attention in both the academia and industries. However, some challenges remain as barrier in realizing its deployment. To develop a highly efficient PSCs as well as environmentally benign device, simulation and optimization of such devices is desirable. Its impractical as well as wastage of time and money to design a solar cell without simulation works. It minimizes not only the risk, time and money rather analyzes layers’ properties and role to optimize the solar cell to best performance. Numerical modeling to describe PV thin layer devices is a convenient tool to better understand the basic factors limiting the electrical parameters of the solar cells and to increase their performance. In this review article, we focused on the recent advances in modelling and optimization of PSCs using SCAPS-1D with emphasis on absorber and electron transport medium (ETM) thickness.

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Danladi, E., Dogo, D. S., Michael, S. U., Uloko, F. O., & Salawu, A. O. (2021). Recent Advances in Modeling of Perovskite Solar Cells Using SCAPS-1D: Effect of Absorber and ETM Thickness. East European Journal of Physics, (4), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.26565/2312-4334-2021-4-01