Photo-Rechargeable Organo-Halide Perovskite Batteries
journal contributionposted on 2018-02-09, 00:00 authored by Shahab Ahmad, Chandramohan George, David J. Beesley, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Michael De Volder
Emerging autonomous electronic devices require increasingly compact energy generation and storage solutions. Merging these two functionalities in a single device would significantly increase their volumetric performance, however this is challenging due to material and manufacturing incompatibilities between energy harvesting and storage materials. Here we demonstrate that organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites can both generate and store energy in a rechargeable device termed a photobattery. This photobattery relies on highly photoactive two-dimensional lead halide perovskites to simultaneously achieve photocharging and Li-ion storage. Integrating these functionalities provides simple autonomous power solutions while retaining capacities of up to 100 mAh/g and efficiencies similar to electrodes using a mixture of batteries and solar materials.