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Researchers from University of Oxford Report on Findings in Photonics (The emergence of perovskite solar cells)

August 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Current study results on Photonics have been published. According to news originating from Oxford, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The past two years have seen the unprecedentedly rapid emergence of a new class of solar cell based on mixed organic-inorganic halide perovskites. Although the first efficient solid-state perovskite cells were reported only in mid-2012, extremely rapid progress was made during 2013 with energy conversion efficiencies reaching a confirmed 16.2% at the end of the year."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Oxford, "This increased to a confirmed efficiency of 17.9% in early 2014, with unconfirmed values as high as 19.3% claimed. Moreover, a broad range of different fabrication approaches and device concepts is represented among the highest performing devices this diversity suggests that performance is still far from fully optimized."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This Review briefly outlines notable achievements to date, describes the unique attributes of these perovskites leading to their rapid emergence and discusses challenges facing the successful development and commercialization of perovskite solar cells."

For more information on this research see: The emergence of perovskite solar cells. Nature Photonics, 2014;8(7):506-514. Nature Photonics can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (Nature Publishing Group -; Nature Photonics -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.A. Green, University of Oxford, Clarendon Lab, Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include A. Ho-Baillie and H.J. Snaith.

Keywords for this news article include: Oxford, Europe, Photonics, United Kingdom

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Source: Physics Week

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