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Perovskite solar cells: High voltage from ordered fullerenes

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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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Figure 1: Operation mechanism for a perovskite solar cell.

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Yan, Y. Perovskite solar cells: High voltage from ordered fullerenes. Nat Energy 1, 15007 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2015.7

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