Bandgap calculations and trends of organometal halide perovskites

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Abstract

Energy production from the Sun requires a stable efficient light absorber. Promising candidates in this respect are organometal perovskites (ABX3), which have been intensely investigated during the last years. Here, we have performed electronic structure calculations of 240 perovskites composed of Cs, CH3NH3, and HC(NH2)2 as A-cation, Sn and Pb as B-ion, and a combination of Cl, Br, and I as anions. The calculated gaps span over a region from 0.5 to 5.0 eV. In addition, the trends over bandgaps have been investigated: the bandgap increases with an increase of the electronegativities of the constituent species, while it reduces with an increase of the lattice constants of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number081514
JournalA P L Materials
Volume2
Issue number8
Number of pages7
ISSN2166-532X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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