As renewable energy increasingly becomes a priority around the world, the demand for inexpensive, efficient solar cells is greater than ever. Lead halide perovskites show promising potential, but have their share of drawbacks that could be improved through slight changes to its elemental composition. We used time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy to probe the differences created by doping lead halide perovskites with bismuth. We found that all samples, regardless of bismuth content, had a recombination time longer than one nanosecond, and that charge-carrier mobility decreased with the addition of bismuth.

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