The project work focuses on the study of the currently very active and timely research area of photovoltaic materials namely (i) hybrid perovskite materials for which high efficiency of up to about 23% has been achieved and (ii) weakly interacting layered materials. Both the materials are becoming promising in terms of low cost and high efficiency for photovoltaic applications. These materials need more detailed theoretical understanding of their properties which could help in better design of these materials. In this context, we plan to do a systematic exploration of electronic, structural and optical properties of such novel photovoltaic materials using density functional theory .
Title: ab initio Studies of Optical Properties of Novel Photovoltaic Materials
Duration: 3 years (15 September 2016 - 18 September 2019)