24 - 28 October 2016 • Marina Bay Sands Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Perovskite is a promising light harvester for use in photovoltaic solar cells. In recent years, the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells has been dramatically increased, making them a competitive source of renewable energy. This work will discusses new directions related to organic inorganic perovskite and their applications in solar cells.
In low dimensional systems, stability of excitons in quantum wells is greatly enhanced due to the confined effect and the coulomb interaction. The exciton binding energy of the typical 2D organic-inorganic perovskites is up to 300 meV and their self-assembled films exhibit bright photoluminescence at room temperature.
Lioz Etgar obtained his Ph.D. (2009) at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral research with Prof. Michael Grätzel (2009–2012) at EPFL, Switzerland. During his post-doctoral research, he received a Marie Curie Fellowship and won the Wolf Prize for young scientists. Since 2012, he has been a senior lecturer in the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. Etgar’s research group focuses on the development of innovative solar cells. Dr. Etgar is researching new excitonic solar cells structures/architectures while designing and controlling the inorganic sensitizer structure and properties to improve the PV parameters. Dr. Etgar published a pioneer work in the emerging field of perovskite-based solar cells; he was the first to demonstrate the possibility to work without hole conductor in perovskite based solar cells. Recently Dr. Etgar was awarded the prestigious Krill prize.