Researchers: Dr Lethy Krishnan Jagadamma, Dr Paheli Ghosh and Shaoyang Wang
School of Physics and Astronomy Energy Harvesting Research Group
Solar cells or photovoltaic devices convert the energy of light into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. This project is focused on exploring novel materials and systems for solar cells to harvest light energy from indoor lamps. The primary objective is to tune the bandgap of perovskite semiconductors by compositional engineering for optimising the power output from perovskite solar cells under indoor light conditions. The perovskite-based indoor photovoltaics are high-performing, low-cost, and scalable in nature. They can be fabricated on flexible and wearable substrates such as textiles and plastics and can be used for powering wireless self-powered electronic devices in the Internet of Things.
Image produced by: Dr Paheli Ghosh and Dr Lethy Krishnan Jagadamma