Solar Energy Materials

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Solar technology has advanced rapidly as efforts have increased to use less carbon energy and employ more renewable resources and green energy to stay abreast of global energy demands. Research in this area has focused on maximizing solar cell efficiency by applying new technologies and developing efficient, low-cost manufacturing materials. We offer powerful and stable solar energy materials that make the difference in your commercial and research solar energy applications.


Perovskite Solar Cell Materials

The structure of the materials used and the ability to form thin films significantly affects solar cell efficiency. Hybrid perovskites have a distinctive crystal structure of organic-inorganic complexes. Perovskites with lead as the central cation produce the best photovoltaic efficiency. We offer lead iodide, specifically designed for enhanced solar cell performance. Our perovskite-structured hybrid compounds are well-suited for photovoltaics due to their self-assembling characteristics, and tunable compositions and structures. We also offer 2D perovskites that can be processed in liquid solutions or dispersions to attain a layered 2D structure over traditional 3D structures. Due to their stability and material versatility, our 2D perovskites find use in solar cells, LEDs, and phototransistors.

Alternative Solar Cell Materials

We offer a complete portfolio of precursors for the synthesis of organometallic perovskites. Our lead-free, nontoxic materials exhibit good stability and superior optoelectronic properties. We provide quantum-dot based perovskites, CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) that possess high photoluminescence efficiency and narrow emission, emit in the visible spectral regime, and have increased power conversion efficiency. Our cadmium-free perovskite quantum dots are a unique class of hybrid inorganic and organic metal halide-based perovskite materials. They have a direct bandgap which can be useful for a variety of optoelectronic devices. Moreover, perovskite light-absorbing layers can be fabricated via a spin-coating process with our large selection of organohalides.

We also offer advanced materials for organic photovoltaics (OPV) including non-fullerene acceptors, polymeric donors, transport layer materials to support the entire workflow.

Our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge solar energy materials is continuously expanding to power your scientific advancement.