In an attempt to replace thermally vulnerable organic perovskites, considerable research effort has recently been focused on the development of all-inorganic perovskites in the field of photovoltaics. The preceding studies demonstrated that cesium lead halide perovskites are promising candidates for thermally stable and efficient solar cell materials. Here, the recent progress in cesium lead halide perovskite-based solar cells is summarized. Whether organic cations are essential for the superiority of halide perovskites is controversial. However, more than 13% efficient solar cells have been successfully fabricated by employing cesium lead halide perovskites in a short amount of time. The state-of-the-art materials engineering techniques will help to achieve a remarkable photovoltaic performance comparable to that of organic perovskites. In addition, improved understanding of the intrinsic photophysical behaviors will provide new insights that will facilitate further improvements in solar cell applications.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support from the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (20163010012450, 20173010013340). This work was also partially supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea (2016R1A2A1A05005216).
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