Understanding perovskite growth could lead to cheaper, more versatile solar panels

Perovskite semiconductors are the hot topic in photovoltaic research. They’re able to produce electricity from light like silicon photovoltaic panels but have many potential advantages, including a theoretically greater maximum efficiency and the fact that they can be sprayed or printed onto a variety of surfaces. Exploiting these advantages first requires a good understanding of how the compounds form, a topic that provides the underlying focus of this research.