Performance Investigation of Mott-Insulator LaVO3 as a Photovoltaic Absorber Material

  • Himanshu DixitEmail author
  • Deepak Punetha
  • Saurabh Kumar Pandey


Mott insulators have recently been identified as potential solar energy conversion material due to their favorable parameters. In this paper, we have investigated the cell performance by exploring the photovoltaic properties of Mott Insulator LaVO3 (LVO). The LVO thin films were grown by the sol–gel technique followed by a sintering pathway under various processing conditions. We investigated the influence of processing parameters on the structural, optical and electrical properties of the films through different characterization techniques. A correlation between the material parameters with the device performance has been established to ensure LVO perovskite for photovoltaic applications. This analysis will aid researchers to realize Mott insulators as light absorber material.


Thin film solar cell photovoltaic material Mott insulator oxide perovskites 


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The authors are thankful to the characterization facilities carried out at Department of Physics, Material science, and Mechanical Engineering, IIT Patna.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electronics Engineering DepartmentRajasthan Technical UniversityKotaIndia
  2. 2.Sensors and Optoelectronics Research Group (SORG), Department of Electrical EngineeringIIT PatnaPatnaIndia

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