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, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 1227–1233 | Cite as

Fabrication and characterization of next generation nano-structured organo-lead halide-based perovskite solar cell

  • Abhishek Dhar
  • Argha Dey
  • Pradip Maiti
  • Pabitra Kumar Paul
  • Subhasis Roy
  • Sharmistha Paul
  • Rohit L. Vekariya
Original Paper

Abstract

Generation of alternative source of energy is one of the talks of the present decade. In the present work, the focus has been given to produce energy from perovskite-based solar cells. For this purpose, a unique and novel nano-structured perovskite material ethyl ammonium lead chloride (C2H5NH3 +PbCl3 ) was prepared through a novel co-precipitation route using ethyl amine (C2H5NH2) and hydrochloric acid as the starting precursors with aqueous solution of Pb(CH3COO)23H2O. Finally acetic acid was added in the solution, and this solution was allowed to concentrate and cooled down at room temperature. Then the synthesized material was deposited over TiO2 film in order to fabricate the solar cell. Systematic study using XRD, SEM, UV, and photo conversion were conducted to properly analyze the structural, optical, and electrical properties of device. In the presence of light, this perovskite-based solar cell has shown energy conversion efficiency (η) of around 5.2% which is appreciably good. This result has depicted that this material is promising material for fabrication of highly efficient solar cells. This technology can be applied in industrial scale as substitute of the conventional energy in the future.

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Keywords

Energy Band gap Solar cell Perovskite materials 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Dr. Rohit L. Vekariya was thankful to Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU-DEMASTED) for financial support.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhishek Dhar
    • 1
  • Argha Dey
    • 2
  • Pradip Maiti
    • 1
  • Pabitra Kumar Paul
    • 3
  • Subhasis Roy
    • 2
  • Sharmistha Paul
    • 1
  • Rohit L. Vekariya
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.West Bengal State Council of Science & TechnologyKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, Rajabazar Science CollegeUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Department for Management of Science and Technology DevelopmentTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  5. 5.Faculty of Applied SciencesTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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