Perovskite Research & Development
Solar cell efficiencies of devices using Perovskite materials have increased from 3.8% in 2009i to 22.1%ii in early 2016, making this the fastest advancing solar technology to date. Recent publications demonstrate that perovskite PV could even reach a theoretical peak efficiency of 31%iii. Similar to organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and organic PV (OPV), the deposition of the required thin film can be realized by a coating solution based process (e.g. printing, slot-die coating, etc.), or via physical vapor depositions under vacuum conditions. As both processes have their own advantages, a clear favorite for the intended mass production is not yet evident.
To reclaim full process control, MBRAUN with the combined expertise from CreaPhys (Part of the MBRAUN Group) designed a specific deposition chamber for perovskite PV based on a novel concept. This system does, of course, include the modifications to ensure long system lifetime. Furthermore, our team developed a special deposition source for the organic halide deposition. Together with our novel system design, we are able to improve process control, resulting in a higher repeatability of subsequent depositions. Furthermore, we give the operator an additional lever to fine-tune the perovskite deposition, making our system the ideal tool for efficient R&D in this vivid field.
Deposition Systems for Perovskite Research Include the Following Features:
- Protection of the pump system via cold trap
- All component materials chosen for high corrosion resistance
- Special organic halide deposition source
- Optimized operating regime for a controlled process
Try Before You Buy - Visit our Applications Lab
Want to experience the benefits of a solution from The MBRAUN Group? A joint collaboration between MBRAUN & CreaPhys offers a unique opportunity for our customers to visit the R&D Application lab and to work with our equipment and our team of experts to evaluate processes, test materials and explore the right setup for your needs.
Application Lab Includes:
- Inert gas glovebox line with Unidirectional flow and integrated equipment
- Glovebox integrated vacuum deposition system
- Glovebox integrated wet coating via spin coating and ink jetting
- Material Vacuum Sublimation Systems
- Characterization testing equipment
- All Equipment Provided Inside Cleanroom
Please contact us for a complete list of products and solutions related to Perovskite research and development.
i A. Kojima, et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050 (2009), doi: 10.1021/ja809598
ii Certified (KRICT and UNIST); NREL Efficiency Chart: http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv/images/efficiency_chart.jpg
iii Sibel Y. Leblebici, et al., Nature Energy 1, 16093 (2016), doi: 10.1038/nenergy.2016.93