High efficiency planar Sn-Pb binary perovskite solar cells: controlled growth of large grains via a one-step solution fabrication process

Lingang Li, Fan Zhang, Yuying Hao*, Qinjun Sun, Zhanfeng Li, Hua Wang, Yanxia Cui, Fu Rong ZHU

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Abstract

One-step solution fabrication of high-performance Sn-including perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is very challenging due to the rapid crystallization of the Sn-based perovskite layer, leading to a poor film morphology and low surface coverage. In this work, a well-controlled one-step method, assisted by a multi-step solvent treatment, is developed for the growth of a high-quality CH3NH3Pb(1−x)SnxI3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) perovskite film on a planar PEDOT:PSS substrate. The CH3NH3Sn0.25Pb0.75I3 perovskite films consisting of densely packed and uniformly distributed large crystal grains were obtained using sec-butyl alcohol solvent engineering and N,N-dimethylformamide solvent annealing under an N2 atmosphere. The CH3NH3Sn0.25Pb0.75I3-based PSCs with a maximum power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 12.08% and an average PCE of 11.01% were obtained. The PSCs also exhibit excellent performance reproducibility, good air stability and weak hysteresis behavior. The enhancement in the performance of the PSCs is attributed to the well-crystallized CH3NH3Sn0.25Pb0.75I3 film, resulting in simultaneous improvement in charge-carrier transport properties and reduction in charge-carrier recombination, a very promising approach to obtain high performance Sn-including perovskite solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2360-2367
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume5
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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