Molecular design enabled reduction of interface trap density affords highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells with over 83% fill factor

Xiangyue Meng, Carr Hoi Yi Ho, Shuang Xiao, Yang Bai, Teng Zhang, Chen Hu, He Lin, Yinglong Yang, Shu Kong SO, Shihe Yang*

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Abstract

Advancing perovskite solar cell (PVSC) technologies toward its theoretical power conversion efficiency (PCE) and optimum stability requires stringent control over interfacial trap densities in the devices. By introducing a new macromolecular interlayer material of PPDIN6 at the PCBM/Ag interface for planar p-i-n PVSCs, we succeeded in significantly reducing the trap density, thereby facilitating electron extraction and suppressing electron recombination at the interface. Consequently, a PCE of 20.43% was achieved with a record fill factor of 83.4%, which is one of the highest values for planar p-i-n PVSCs. Moreover, the amine groups in PPDIN6 could neutralize the migrating iodide ions and thus inhibit the formation of the insulating Ag–I bonds on the surface of the Ag electrode. As a result, we realized long-term stability for PPDIN6 based PVSCs, which maintained 85% of their initial performance after continuous operation at their maximum power point for 200 h under 1-sun illumination in air with a relative humidity of 30–50%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-306
Number of pages7
JournalNano Energy
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Fill factor
  • Interlayer
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Trap density

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