IonMonger: a free and fast planar perovskite solar cell simulator with coupled ion vacancy and charge carrier dynamics

N. E. Courtier, J. M. Cave, A. B. Walker, G. Richardson, Jamie Foster

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Abstract

Details of an open-source planar perovskite solar cell simulator, that includes ion vacancy migration within the perovskite layer coupled to charge carrier transport throughout the perovskite and adjoining transport layers in one dimension, are presented. The model equations are discretised in space using a finite element scheme and temporal integration of the resulting system of differential-algebraic equations is carried out in MATLAB. The user is free to modify device parameters, as well as the incident illumination and applied voltage. Time-varying voltage and/or illumination protocols can be specified, e.g. to simulate current-voltage sweeps, or to track the open-circuit conditions as the illumination is varied. Typical simulations, e.g. current-voltage sweeps, only require computation times of seconds to minutes on a modern personal computer. An example set of hysteretic current-voltage curves is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1449
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Volume18
Early online date13 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • perovskite solar cell
  • drift-diffusion
  • device simulation
  • ion vacancy migration
  • RCUK
  • EPSRC
  • EP/L01551X/1
  • EP/R513325/1

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