High-throughput ensemble-learning-driven band gap prediction of double perovskites solar cells absorber

Sabrina Djeradi, Tahar Dahame, Mohamed Abdelilah Fadla, Bachir Bentria, Mohammed Benali Kanoun, Souraya Goumri-Said

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Perovskite materials have attracted much attention in recent years due to their high performance, especially in the field of photovoltaics. However, the dark side of these materials is their poor stability, which poses a huge challenge to their practical applications. Double perovskite compounds, on the other hand, can show more stability as a result of their specific structure. One of the key properties of both perovskite and double perovskite is their tunable band gap, which can be determined using different techniques. Density functional theory (DFT), for instance, offers the potential to intelligently direct experimental investigation activities and predict various properties, including band gap. In reality, however, it is still difficult to anticipate the energy band gap from first principles, and accurate results often require more expensive methods such as hybrid functional or GW methods. In this paper, we present our development of high-throughput supervised ensemble learning-based methods: random forest, XGBoost, and Light GBM using a database of 1306 double perovskites materials to predict the energy band gap. Based on elemental properties, characteristics have been vectorized from chemical compositions. Our findings demonstrate the efficiency of ensemble learning methods and imply that scientists would benefit from recently employed methods in materials informatics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-447
Number of pages13
JournalMachine Learning and Knowledge Extraction
Issue number1
Early online date16 Feb 2024
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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