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Hybrid nanocomposites composed of cesium lead-halide perovskite quantum dots and semiconducting polymers for third generation solar cells

Grant number: 16/02268-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Ana Flávia Nogueira
Grantee:Raphael Fernando Moral
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/11019-5 - Cs-based lead perovskite nanocrystals nucleation and growth studies via in situ SAXS and WAXS., BE.EP.MS


Perovskite based solar cells have attracted much attention over the last 5 years. A formamidinium lead-halide perovskite (FAPbI3) solar cell has been reported to have achieved a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 20.1%: and outstanding breakthrough in this field. A hybrid organic-inorganic solar cell using as active layer a nanocomposite film composed of methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) nanocrystals and MEH-PPV was reported with 3% PCE; a promising result for organic-inorganic solar cells. The full inorganic cesium lead-halide (CsPbX3) perovskites are also promising in the field of photovoltaics, and no works have been published applying them for solar cells. In this Master project the main goal is to explore these promising materials and prepare nanocomposites by dispersing cesium lead-halide perovskite quantum-dots (PQDs) into semiconducting polymers such as MEH-PPV, P3HT, and PTB7. For the first time these nanocomposites films will be used as the pair donor/acceptor in third-generation solar cells.

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BONATO, LUIZ G.; MORAL, RAPHAEL F.; NAGAMINE, GABRIEL; ALO, ARTHUR; GERMINO, JOSE C.; DA SILVA, DOUGLAS S.; ALMEIDA, DIOGO B.; ZAGONEL, LUIZ F.; GALEMBECK, FERNANDO; PADILHA, LAZARO A.; et al. Revealing the Role of Tin(IV) Halides in the Anisotropic Growth of CsPbX3 Perovskite Nanoplates. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, . (14/50906-9, 18/15574-6, 17/11986-5, 16/02268-9, 13/16911-2)
MORAL, RAPHAEL F.; BONATO, LUIZ GUSTAVO; GERMINO, JOSE CARLOS; COELHO OLIVEIRA, WILLIAN XERXES; KAMAT, RUPINI; XU, JUNWEI; TASSONE, CHRISTOPHER J.; STRANKS, SAMUEL D.; TONEY, MICHAEL F.; NOGUEIRA, ANA FLAVIA. Synthesis of Polycrystalline Ruddlesden-Popper Organic Lead Halides and Their Growth Dynamics. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, v. 31, n. 22, p. 9472-9479, . (17/11019-5, 16/02268-9, 17/11986-5)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MORAL, Raphael Fernando. Materiais de Perovskita com aplicação em células solares. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Química Campinas, SP.

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