Improved air stability of perovskite hybrid solar cells via blending poly(dimethylsiloxane)-urea copolymers

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Author(s)

  • Wanchun Xiang
  • Qi Chen
  • Yiyuan Wang
  • Fuzhi Huang
  • Tongle Bu
  • Taishan Wang
  • Yi-Bing Cheng
  • Xiao Gong
  • Jie Zhong
  • Xiujian Zhao

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5486-5494
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume5
Issue number11
Online published15 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2017

Abstract

A new kind of PDMS-urea co-polymer has been synthesized and successfully incorporated into the fabrication process of perovskite solar cells. Such a polymer possesses both a flexible and hydrophobic PDMS backbone and urea groups capable of hydrogen binding. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the morphology of the perovskite layer was greatly improved after addition of 10 mg ml−1 PDMS-urea into perovskite precursor solution. As a result, the short circuit current of the devices was improved by 10% and the energy conversion efficiency by 27%, reaching 16.15% under 1 sun simulated sunlight. Steady-state photoluminescence spectra reveal a much improved photoluminescence intensity after the introduction of PDMS-urea into the perovskite layer. The devices with the perovskite-PDMS-urea (20 mg ml−1) hybrid demonstrate an almost unchanged efficiency for 2500 h, proving its remarkable effect on improving the stability of perovskite solar cells.

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Improved air stability of perovskite hybrid solar cells via blending poly(dimethylsiloxane)-urea copolymers. / Xiang, Wanchun; Chen, Qi; Wang, Yiyuan; Liu, Meijin; Huang, Fuzhi; Bu, Tongle; Wang, Taishan; Cheng, Yi-Bing; Gong, Xiao; Zhong, Jie; Liu, Peng; Yao, Xi; Zhao, Xiujian.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, No. 11, 21.03.2017, p. 5486-5494.

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