Novel Materials for Ferroelectric Photovoltaics
- Speaker :
Affiliation : Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Date : March 27, 2018 3:00 PM
Place : Building 110 Room N102
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Host : Prof. Noejung Park
Despite their potential to exceed the theoretical Shockley-Queisser limit, ferroelectric photovoltaics (FPVs) have performed inefficiently due to their extremely low photocurrents. In this talk, I will suggest novel ferroelectric materials that are likely to overcome the challenge, as a result of density functional theory calculations. These works indicate that the large band-gap and inefficient e-h separations of active layer materials are the most important issues to be addressed for FPVs to compete with conventional devices.