FURI | Spring 2024

Solvent Vapor Anneal of Perovskite Films Fabricated by Electrical Field Direct Ink Deposition Technique

FURI Semiconductor Research theme icon

The overall objective is to fabricate the entire perovskite solar cell device using a deposition technique that uses an electrical field to spray coat thin films onto substrates. This experiment will include a solvent vapor anneal to improve the surface qualities of spray-coated MAPbI3 films. Currently, the films are uneven and rough as a result of spray-coating, which results in a low efficiency output from the solar devices. Using solvent vapor anneal could allow us to spray coat perovskite and still have high efficiency readings.

Student researcher

Raveena Phadnis

Computer science

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2026