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Performance Investigation of Mott-Insulator LaVO3 as a Photovoltaic Absorber Material

Authors: Himanshu Dixit, Deepak Punetha and Saurabh Kumar Pandey

Abstract: Mott insulators have recently been identified as potential solar energy conversion material due to its favorable parameters. In this paper, we have investigated the cell performance by exploring the photovoltaic properties of Mott Insulator LaVO3 (LVO). The LVO thin films were grown by sol-gel technique followed by sintering pathway under various processing conditions. We investigated the influence of processing parameters on the structural, optical and electrical properties of the films through different characterization techniques. A correlation between the material parameters with the device performance has been established to ensure LVO perovskite for photovoltaic applications. This analysis will aid researchers to realize Mott insulators as light absorber material.

Publishing Date: 21 August 2019