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Symposium ES1—Perovskite Solar Cells—Towards Commercialization

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite materials are currently under the spotlight as promising materials for new generation low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell technology. With merely five years of intensive research, power conversion efficiencies of laboratory-scale cells have rapidly increased to a level that is nearly on par with even the best crystalline silicone solar cells. On the other hand, there is still plenty of room for further improvements. In particular, in the next stage one of the most prominent tasks is to further advance such a technology and to make it amenable to industrialization. For example, rigorous perovskite synthesis processes need be established with minimum batch-to-batch variations. It is necessary to advance our capability to fabricate large-area modules. A major issue related to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells is the use of lead, the potential environmental impact of which need be thoroughly investigated. Because perovskite materials are susceptible to degradation upon air exposure, encapsulation is a must for long-term stability. Detailed realistic cost analysis is urgently needed in evaluating various fabrication processes taking into account cost-effectiveness in a mass production scenario. Various coating techniques with high throughput fabrication potential have been reported, and are likely the promising cost-efficient candidate fabrication methods. In parallel, continuing strong efforts are needed to address fundamental aspects of perovskite materials and solar cells.

The goal of this symposium is to gather scientists and engineers to discuss recent progresses, challenges, and future directions for perovskite solar cells. Invited leaders in this field will provide insights on the current status regarding technological aspects as well as the critical topics such as hysteresis, ion migration, toxicity, device stability under operation conditions, and so on.

Topics will include:

  • Cost analysis and commercial opportunities
  • Large-area perovskite solar cells and modules
  • Flexible perovskite solar cells
  • Surfaces and interfaces of perovskite materials and devices
  • Rational design of perovskite materials and solar cells
  • Novel perovskite synthesis processes with high reproducibility
  • Degradation mechanisms of perovskite solar cells and strategies to improve cell lifetime
  • Assessment of toxicity of Pb based perovskites and development of alternatives
  • Utilization of coating techniques and vapor-based methods in high-throughput fabrication of perovskite solar cells
  • Applications of perovskite and alike beyond photovoltaics, e.g. lasers and light-emitting diodes
  • Device physics and photophysics in perovskite based optoelectronic devices

Invited Speakers:

  • Henk Bolink (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • David Cahen (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Chris Case (Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd, United Kingdom)
  • Tzung-Fang Guo (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Hongwei Han (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Liyuan Han (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Shuzi Hayase (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Jinsong Huang (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA)
  • Hyun Suk Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Biwu Ma (Florida State University, USA)
  • Tingli Ma (Dalian University of Technology, China)
  • Qingbo Meng (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Kenjiro Miyano (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Tsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Iván Mora-Seró (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Luis K. Ono (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)
  • Nitin P. Padture (Brown University, USA)
  • Annamaria Petrozza (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Guichuan Xing (Nanjing Tech University, China)
  • Yanfa Yan (University of Toledo, USA)
  • Shihe Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Yang Yang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Huanping Zhou (Peking University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Yabing Qi
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit

Wei Huang
Nanjing Tech University
Institute of Advanced Materials

Nam-Gyu Park
Sungkyunkwan University
School of Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea

Kai Zhu
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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