Laser Processing in the Manufacture of Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cell Technologies
Girolamo Mincuzzi, Alessandro L. Palma, Aldo Di Carlo, and Thomas M. Brown
Dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells have seen tremendous efforts in their development in recent years. Amongst these developments are the design and implementation of fabrication techniques that can guarantee high performance as well as scalability over large areas. Laser processing has become a versatile and important tool in many industries and has also been applied successfully to both types of solar cell technologies, culminating in the demonstration of dye solar devices where all temperature treatments have been replaced with laser techniques, and of high-performance solid-state perovskite modules. Herein, we introduce concepts and review the available literature, pertaining to the effective utilization of laser beams for the development of both dye-sensitized and perovskite photovoltaic technologies.
Chemelectrochem Vol 3 Issue 1 - 2015