Modulation of Defects and Interfaces through Alkylammonium Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

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Author(s)

  • Jie Zhang
  • Danjun Liu
  • Minchao Qin
  • Sin Hang Cheung
  • Xinhui Lu
  • Shu Kong So

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1262
Journal / PublicationJoule
Volume4
Issue number6
Online published27 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2020

Abstract

Perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) with p-i-n configuration bear great potential for flexible photovoltaics and all perovskite or Si-perovskite multijunction solar cells because of their low-temperature processability. Nevertheless, the state-of-the-art efficiencies of p-i-n structured PVSCs suffer from non-ideal interfacial recombination and charge-extraction losses. To address these challenges, we employed a large alkylammonium interlayer (LAI) to reduce the energy loss occurred between transport layers and perovskite. The use of LAIs, in contrast with the reported bottom or top surface passivation strategies, can simultaneously suppress the non-radiative energy losses at both top and bottom interfaces of perovskite. As a result, the reduced surface recombination velocity (SRV) and trap state density (Nt) enable a substantially improved photovoltage from 1.12 to 1.21 V for the PVSCs with an optical band gap (Eg) of 1.59 eV, leading to a champion power conversion efficiency (PCE) over 22%, which is among the highest efficiencies reported for inverted PVSCs.

Research Area(s)

  • defect passivation, interface engineering, perovskite, photovoltage loss, solar cell

Citation Format(s)

Modulation of Defects and Interfaces through Alkylammonium Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. / Wu, Shengfan; Zhang, Jie; Li, Zhen; Liu, Danjun; Qin, Minchao; Cheung, Sin Hang; Lu, Xinhui; Lei, Dangyuan; So, Shu Kong; Zhu, Zonglong; Jen, Alex.K.-Y.

In: Joule, Vol. 4, No. 6, 17.06.2020, p. 1248-1262.

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