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Barrier layer for space

Perovskite solar cells hold potential for space applications yet they need to withstand harsh space stressors. Now, researchers develop a low-cost and lightweight barrier layer of silicon oxide thermally evaporated atop the finished solar cell that affords protection against proton radiation, atomic oxygen and alpha particles.

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Fig. 1: Protection mechanism of silicon oxide barrier layer in a perovskite solar cell.


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Yaghoobi Nia, N. Barrier layer for space. Nat Energy 8, 117–118 (2023).

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