Dopant-Free Squaraine-Based Polymeric Hole-Transporting Materials with Comprehensive Passivation Effects for Efficient All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells

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Author(s)

  • Qi Xiao
  • Jingjing Tian
  • Qifan Xue
  • Bijin Xiong
  • Mengmeng Han
  • Zhen Li
  • Hin-Lap Yip
  • Zhong'an Li

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17724-17730
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Volume58
Issue number49
Online published22 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

Abstract

Development of high-performance dopant-free hole-transporting materials (HTMs) with comprehensive passivation effects is highly desirable for all-inorganic perovskite solar cells (PVSCs). Squaraines (SQs) could be a candidate for dopant-free HTMs as they are natural passivators for perovskites. One major limitation of SQs is their relatively low hole mobility. Herein we demonstrate that polymerizing SQs into pseudo two dimensional (2D) p-π conjugated polymers could overcome this problem. By rationally using N,N-diarylanilinosquaraines as the comonomers, the resulting polysquaraine HTMs not only exhibit suitable energy levels and efficient passivation effects, but also achieve very high hole mobility close to 0.01 cm-2 V-1 s-1. Thus as dopant-free HTMs for alpha-CsPbI2Br-based all-inorganic PVSCs, the best PCE reached is 15.5 %, outperforming those of the doped-Spiro-OMeTAD (14.4 %) based control devices and among the best for all-inorganic PVSCs.

Research Area(s)

  • all-inorganic perovskite solar cells, dopant-free, passivation, hole-transporting materials, polysquaraines, ALPHA-CSPBI3 PEROVSKITE, PERFORMANCE, DYES, INDACENODITHIOPHENE

Citation Format(s)

Dopant-Free Squaraine-Based Polymeric Hole-Transporting Materials with Comprehensive Passivation Effects for Efficient All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells. / Xiao, Qi; Tian, Jingjing; Xue, Qifan; Wang, Jing; Xiong, Bijin; Han, Mengmeng; Li, Zhen; Zhu, Zonglong; Yip, Hin-Lap; Li, Zhong'an.

In: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), Vol. 58, No. 49, 02.12.2019, p. 17724-17730.

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