Chemistry Letters, Vol.48, No.3, 249-252, 2019
Development of a Mixed Halide-chalcogenide Bismuth-based Perovskite MABiI(2)S with Small Bandgap and Wide Absorption Range
During the last years, lead perovskites have achieved high power conversion efficiency of 23%. However, their long-term stability and toxicity are still crucial issues that required attention. In this study, we are the first to report on the synthesis and characterizations of a new lead-free mixed halide-chalcogenide perovskite MABiI(2)S (MBIS), and have determined its physical and optical properties by various testing methods. The MBIS has a low bandgap of 1.52 eV, with an extended absorption onset up to over 1000 nm. Solar cells fabricated with the MBIS were inspected and device improvements were applied.