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rokas apanavicius

Masters Student

MSc by Research project title: Performance of solution processable solar cells under mimic Mars environment

Compared to other triple junction III–V compound semiconductor cells commonly used for space applications, perovskite cells have a higher power-to-weight ratio and are significantly cheaper to be manufactured. They have high radiation tolerance and can be fabricated onto flexible substrates for expand-on-demand solar panels commonly used in space applications. The rapid rate of performance improvement and bandgap tunability make them suitable for high-efficiency multi-junction tandem solar cells.

The performance of currently available Perovskite solar cells under mimic Mars conditions will be evaluated during research. Experiments include studying the power conversion efficiency, stability, including fabrication and characterization of Perovskite solar cells degradation.

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