Numerical Simulation of Sandwiched Perovskite-Based Solar Cell Using Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator (SCAPS-1D)
Due to the superb characteristics of its light-harvesting, the Perovskite sensitizer ABX3 (A = CH3NH3, B = Pb, Sn, and X = Cl, Br, I) has recently attracted great attention. Perovskite is composed of inexpensive and earth abundant materials. It is processable at low temperature preferably via the printing techniques. In addition, the charges in the bulk material after light absorption that enhances low loss in energy charge generation and collection were generated freely. In this research work, Solar cell capacitance simulator (SCAPS-1D) was used to harnessing the real device hybrid Perovskite (PSC) solar cell with material parameters obtained from literatures and experiment used in the definition panel and the arrangement of an hybrid (FTO/ZnO/CZTS/PSCS/CZTS/HTM) model in the SCAPS-1D simulator. From the simulated results obtained the Band gap diagram and other curves were constructed. The efficiency greater than twenty percent (>20%) was achieved, which shows that having a combination of two different absorbers were achievable and calling for great attention from the researchers.
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