Simulation study of Formamidinium Lead Halide (FAPbX3; X = I and Br) Based Perovskite Solar Cells Using SCAPS-1D Device Simulator

Authors R. Saha , K. Chakraborty , M.G. Choudhury , S. Paul

Advanced Materials Research and Energy Application Laboratory (AMREAL), Department of Energy Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022, India

Issue Volume 13, Year 2021, Number 3
Dates Received 10 January 2021; revised manuscript received 15 June 2021; published online 25 June 2021
Citation R. Saha, K. Chakraborty, M.G. Choudhury, S. Paul, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 13 No 3, 03019 (2021)
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Keywords Perovskite (6) , Solar cell (51) , Formamidinium, SCAPS (22) , Power conversion efficiency.

Perovskite nanomaterials have emerged as promising materials for its applications not only in solar energy field but also in optoelectronic devices. Now-a-days, simulation-based study of perovskite solar cells is gaining interest among the photovoltaic researchers to understand in depth the influences of material characteristics on the device performances of a solar cell. In this work, we have studied the simulation analysis of formamidinium lead halide (FAPbX3; X = I and Br) based perovskite solar cells using SCAPS-1D device simulator namely FAPbI3, and FAPbBr3 based Perovskite solar cells. In this study, spiro-OMeTAD and TiO2 was used as Electron Transport Layer (ETL) and Hole Transport Layer (HTL) in the solar cell configuration. We have evaluated the impact of various thicknesses of perovskite layers and working temperatures on the performance of the perovskite solar cells. The study provides the current-voltage (I-V) characteristic curves with respect to various thickness and temperature for each of the two Perovskite active materials, respectively.

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