An Improbable Amino-Functionalized Fullerene Spacer Enables 2D/3D Hybrid Perovskite with Enhanced Electron Transport in Solar Cells

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Author(s)

  • Weiran Zhou
  • Lingbo Jia
  • Muqing Chen
  • Xingcheng Li
  • Zhenhuang Su
  • Yanbo Shang
  • Xiaofen Jiang
  • Xingyu Gao
  • Tao Chen
  • Mingtai Wang
  • Yalin Lu
  • Shangfeng Yang

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2201374
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Publication statusOnline published - 11 Jun 2022

Abstract

2D perovskites possess superior humidity stability but inferior power conversion efficiency (PCE) compared with 3D perovskites due to their typically insulating spacers. Size of the spacer cation is determinative for the formation of 2D perovskite, and fullerene is believed not to be capable of templating 2D perovskite structure because of its larger size than the width of the lead-halide octahedron despite its well-known strong electron-accepting ability. Herein, a novel amino-functionalized fullerene derivative (abbreviated as C60-BPAM) is developed and an 'improbable' spacer for 2D/3D hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs), achieving enhanced electron transport is applied. Unlike most of the reported alkylammonium spacers that are based on insulating organic tails, the incorporation of a highly conductive fullerene tail within C60-BPAM2+ leads to increased electron density in 2D/3D perovskite and induces an additional built-in electric field, facilitating electron transport in PSCs. Besides, the 2D/3D hybrid structure helps to passivate both of the shallow- and deep-level defects within perovskite. As a result, the PCE of 2D/3D PSCs improves from 19.36% (3D MAPbI3 PSCs) to 20.21%. Moreover, the 2D/3D PSCs show significant improvement in the humidity stability compared to the 3D counterparts.

Research Area(s)

  • 2D, 3D hybrid perovskites, electron transport, fullerenes, perovskite solar cells, trap passivation, CH3NH3PBI3 PEROVSKITE, EFFICIENT

Citation Format(s)

An Improbable Amino-Functionalized Fullerene Spacer Enables 2D/3D Hybrid Perovskite with Enhanced Electron Transport in Solar Cells. / Zhou, Weiran; Jia, Lingbo; Chen, Muqing; Li, Xingcheng; Su, Zhenhuang; Shang, Yanbo; Jiang, Xiaofen; Gao, Xingyu; Chen, Tao; Wang, Mingtai; Zhu, Zonglong; Lu, Yalin; Yang, Shangfeng.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, 11.06.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review