Report of Dr. Victor Yushankhai 
4 May 2016

On May 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. the leading researcher of the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (BLTP) of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Moscow region) Dr. Victor Yushankhai presented the report “Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites for next generation solar cells” at SCTMS conference hall.

Specific combination of structural, chemical and physical characteristics of hybrid perovskites enabled to create the laboratory samples of unconventional solar cells (SC) with the energy conversion efficiency over 20%. Dr. Yushankhai reviewed the main principles of solar cells functioning. Chronology of development and architecture evolution of perovskite solar cells, their structural and chemical composition as well as physical properties including the model representations underlying their description was discussed. A rapid progress in the development of heterostructure perovskite SC until the present is mostly conditioned upon a successful empirical search of conjugated materials providing, first, an effective selection of the electron and hole carriers being photo-induced in the active perovskite layer of SC, and, second, their further transport to external metal contacts. Dr. Yushankhai also defined practical pending tasks for industrial production of perovskite solar cells.