Advanced search
Start date

Synthesis of KBiFe2O5 phase (KBFO) with perovskite type structure with potential for application in solar cells

Grant number: 18/06232-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Márcio Raymundo Morelli
Grantee:Jhonata Rafael Verza
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The search for renewable energy sources is something widespread in society, because the non-renewable sources have the same scarce and yet they disfavor the environment, as well as, have a great interest in solar energy, because the sun is a clean source and in practically inexhaustible. As solar cells are triggered by a solar power converter in electric power, this way, the search acquires active energy from solar cells of materials with low-energy band (Eg) gaps, where the optimal value is approximately 1.4 eV. The Perovskites are materials that present a great potential of application and can present an emission of calories of solar energy in greater than 20%. The iron-ceramic oxides present band gap between 2.7-4 eV, high values for the application of solar cells, thus the discovery of complex perovskitas, particularly the KBiFe2O5 (KBFO), with low for example, has been motivated the Development of this phase for solar cells. The journeys that can be obtained with high homogeneity, with the size of small and medium and low variables are essential for obtaining solar cells. This form of dissertation is done in a single-phase system, with nanometrics and with small Gap Band, for this, the following version of mixture of oxides is used, by reaction of combustion and hydrothermal. X-ray difference (XRD), thermogravimetric Analysis (TG) and differential exploratory calorimetry (DSC), specific surface area (ASE), electronic scanning (VEM) microscopy and transmission (TEM), and absorption spectroscopy in the region of Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis), among others. It is noteworthy that a literature is scarce in KBFO studies, especially with a single account of the use of the hydrothermal method of post synthesis for the development of that phase. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

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)
VERZA, JHONATA RAFAEL; MORELLI, MARCIO RAYMUNDO. Solution combustion synthesis of the KBiFe2O5 phase for photovoltaic applications: The fuel effect on phase formation and powder morphology. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, v. 291, p. 12-pg., . (18/06232-4)
VERZA, JHONATA RAFAEL; ALVES DA SILVA, GISLAYNE RAYANE; MORELLI, MARCIO RAYMUNDO. Analysis of the thermal stability and optical properties of KBiFe2O5 perovskite obtained by a polymeric precursor method. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, v. 19, n. 3, p. 9-pg., . (18/06232-4)

Please report errors in scientific publications list using this form.