Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

ScienceDaily | Jul 3, 2020 at 7:46 AM
  • Not all materials with the structure, known as perovskites, are semiconductors.
  • John Labram of the OSU College of Engineering is the corresponding author on two recent papers on perovskite stability, in Communications Physics and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, and also contributed to a paper published today in Science.
  • In 2012, one of Labram’s collaborators, Henry Snaith of Oxford, made the breakthrough discovery that perovskites could be used as the main component in solar cells, rather than just as a sensitizer.