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Perovskite solar cells: High voltage from ordered fullerenes

The open-circuit voltage is one of the parameters determining the efficiency of solar cells in converting solar radiation to electricity. Reducing the structural disorder in fullerene electron-transport layers is now shown to significantly improve the open-circuit voltage of perovskite solar cells.

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  1. Yanfa Yan is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA.

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