FURI | Spring 2024

Processing and Characterizing Flexible Perovskite Solar Modules for Lunar Applications

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This research investigates the feasibility of designing low-cost, lightweight, and flexible perovskite solar modules (PSMs) for lunar applications. With a focus on addressing challenges inhibiting the scalability of plastic substrate-based perovskite solar cells to PSMs, the study explores processing techniques, photoluminescence comparisons, and the effectiveness of flexible PSMs under simulated lunar conditions. Results aim to guide the development of durable PSM arrays crucial for powering future lunar missions.

Student researcher

Adam Westmoreland

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Sammamish, Washington, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024