Wet device operation of an inverted perovskite halide photovoltaic with integral ultrathin atomic layer deposition (ALD) barrier layer. Adapted from Kim et. al., Nano Lett., 2016, 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03989.
We seek new insights into the fundamental chemistry and physics that control interface formation and electron transfer phenomena by pushing the limits of digital materials synthesis. In so doing, we ascertain and influence the arrangement of atoms for specifically designed functionalities.
The efficient harvesting and use of renewable energy sources can be greatly improved by the development of new materials. The Materials Science Division’s unique capabilities are used to develop new materials for high-performance solar-to-electricity and solar-to-fuels technologies as well as wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors for efficient use (e.g. lighting) and distribution (e.g. high performance DC-DC voltage conversion).