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Title: Critical Role of Interface and Crystallinity on the Performance and Photostability of Perovskite Solar Cell on Nickel Oxide

Abstract

Hybrid perovskites are on a trajectory toward realizing the most efficient single-junction, solution-processed photovoltaic devices. However, a critical issue is the limited understanding of the correlation between the degree of crystallinity and the emergent perovskite/hole (or electron) transport layer on device performance and photostability. Here, the controlled growth of hybrid perovskites on nickel oxide (NiO) is shown, resulting in the formation of thin films with enhanced crystallinity with characteristic peak width and splitting reminiscent of the tetragonal phase in single crystals. Photophysical and interface sensitive measurements reveal a reduced trap density at the perovskite/NiO interface in comparison with perovskites grown on poly(3,4-ethylene dioxy thiophene) polystyrene sulfonate. Photovoltaic cells exhibit a high open circuit voltage (1.12 V), indicating a near-ideal energy band alignment. Moreover, photostability of photovoltaic devices up to 10-Suns is observed, which is a direct result of the superior crystallinity of perovskite thin films on NiO. Here, these results elucidate the critical role of the quality of the perovskite/hole transport layer interface in rendering high-performance and photostable optoelectronic devices.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [4]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [6];  [3];  [5]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  4. Univ. de Rennes, Rennes (France)
  5. INSA de Rennes, Rennes (France)
  6. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1415423
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1412593
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28579
Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648; TRN: US1800816
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396; 08SPCE973
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; crystallinity; LiNiO; perovskite solar cells; photostability

Citation Formats

Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Blancon, Jean -Christophe, Liu, Fangze, Stoumpos, Costas C., Traore, Boubacar, Kepenekian, Mikael, Durand, Olivier, Katan, Claudine, Tretiak, Sergei, Crochet, Jared, Ajayan, Pulickel M., Kanatzidis, Mercouri, Even, Jacky, and Mohite, Aditya D. Critical Role of Interface and Crystallinity on the Performance and Photostability of Perovskite Solar Cell on Nickel Oxide. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201703879.
Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Blancon, Jean -Christophe, Liu, Fangze, Stoumpos, Costas C., Traore, Boubacar, Kepenekian, Mikael, Durand, Olivier, Katan, Claudine, Tretiak, Sergei, Crochet, Jared, Ajayan, Pulickel M., Kanatzidis, Mercouri, Even, Jacky, & Mohite, Aditya D. Critical Role of Interface and Crystallinity on the Performance and Photostability of Perovskite Solar Cell on Nickel Oxide. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201703879.
Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Blancon, Jean -Christophe, Liu, Fangze, Stoumpos, Costas C., Traore, Boubacar, Kepenekian, Mikael, Durand, Olivier, Katan, Claudine, Tretiak, Sergei, Crochet, Jared, Ajayan, Pulickel M., Kanatzidis, Mercouri, Even, Jacky, and Mohite, Aditya D. Mon . "Critical Role of Interface and Crystallinity on the Performance and Photostability of Perovskite Solar Cell on Nickel Oxide". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201703879.
@article{osti_1415423,
title = {Critical Role of Interface and Crystallinity on the Performance and Photostability of Perovskite Solar Cell on Nickel Oxide},
author = {Nie, Wanyi and Tsai, Hsinhan and Blancon, Jean -Christophe and Liu, Fangze and Stoumpos, Costas C. and Traore, Boubacar and Kepenekian, Mikael and Durand, Olivier and Katan, Claudine and Tretiak, Sergei and Crochet, Jared and Ajayan, Pulickel M. and Kanatzidis, Mercouri and Even, Jacky and Mohite, Aditya D.},
abstractNote = {Hybrid perovskites are on a trajectory toward realizing the most efficient single-junction, solution-processed photovoltaic devices. However, a critical issue is the limited understanding of the correlation between the degree of crystallinity and the emergent perovskite/hole (or electron) transport layer on device performance and photostability. Here, the controlled growth of hybrid perovskites on nickel oxide (NiO) is shown, resulting in the formation of thin films with enhanced crystallinity with characteristic peak width and splitting reminiscent of the tetragonal phase in single crystals. Photophysical and interface sensitive measurements reveal a reduced trap density at the perovskite/NiO interface in comparison with perovskites grown on poly(3,4-ethylene dioxy thiophene) polystyrene sulfonate. Photovoltaic cells exhibit a high open circuit voltage (1.12 V), indicating a near-ideal energy band alignment. Moreover, photostability of photovoltaic devices up to 10-Suns is observed, which is a direct result of the superior crystallinity of perovskite thin films on NiO. Here, these results elucidate the critical role of the quality of the perovskite/hole transport layer interface in rendering high-performance and photostable optoelectronic devices.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201703879},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 5,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Dec 11 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Dec 11 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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