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The STAR Lab (Solar cell Technology for Advanced Research Laboratory) is a laboratory that researches next-generation solar cells. Solar cells can be divided into first-generation, second-generation, and third-generation solar cells. The first generation is silicon-based solar cell, and the second generation is a thin film solar cell. Third-generation solar cells include organic photovoltaic, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC), quantum dot solar cells (QDs), and perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Among them, PSCs have the shortest research history, but the world’s highest efficiency is exceeding 26%, which is comparable to that of silicon solar cells. In order to realize the high efficiency of the next-generation solar cell, it is necessary to select an optimized photo absorption layer, to manufacture a thin film that can efficiently move the electrons and holes formed by light, and to study to manufacture whole process. Our laboratory is to realize the world’s best efficiency by utilizing various photo absorption materials and characteristics of next-generation solar cells. In addition, research that can manufacture small-area source technology in a large area is also researched. The goal of this laboratory is to contribute to responding to climate change by improving the efficiency of next-generation solar cells through analysis of characteristics and altitudes related to next-generation solar cells and applying them to various fields.

Major research field

High efficiency of next-generation solar cell devices with small area, High efficiency of next-generation solar cells by applying new materials

Desired field of research

Application technology with solar cells, Hydrogen production technology with solar cells, Energy storage technology with solar cells

Research Keywords and Topics

Next generation solar cells, High efficiency, Large area module, Commercialization

Research Publications

· Conformal quantum-dot electron-SnO2 transporters for efficient perovskite solar cells, Dong Suk Kim*, Science 2022, 375, 302.
· Pseudo-halide anion engineering for α-FAPbI3 perovskite solar cells, Dong Suk Kim*, Michael Grätzel*, Jin Young Kim*, Nature 2021, 592, 381.
· Stable perovskite solar cells with efficiency exceeding 24.8% and 0.3-V voltage loss, Sang Kyu Kwak*, Dong Suk Kim*, Changduk Yang*, Science 2020, 369 (6511), 1615.8


· 10-2018-0128719, Highly stable organic-inorganic hybrid photovoltaic solar cell and method for manufacturing the same
· 10-2018-0113101, Method of manufacturing uniform perovskite layer and solar cell with the perovskite layer and the same using
· 10-2016-0150515, Fabrication method of perovskite solar cell


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