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Title: Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide to reduce parasitic absorption and improve stability in n–i–p perovskite solar cells for tandems

Abstract

ALD vanadium oxide and a low-absorbing hole transport material (HTM) enable semi-transparent perovskite solar cells with high photocurrent and thermal stability.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
  2. Physics Department, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
  4. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA
  6. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1509515
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0008154
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Sustainable Energy & Fuels Journal Volume: 3 Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2398-4902
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Raiford, James A., Belisle, Rebecca A., Bush, Kevin A., Prasanna, Rohit, Palmstrom, Axel F., McGehee, Michael D., and Bent, Stacey F. Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide to reduce parasitic absorption and improve stability in n–i–p perovskite solar cells for tandems. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C9SE00081J.
Raiford, James A., Belisle, Rebecca A., Bush, Kevin A., Prasanna, Rohit, Palmstrom, Axel F., McGehee, Michael D., & Bent, Stacey F. Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide to reduce parasitic absorption and improve stability in n–i–p perovskite solar cells for tandems. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9SE00081J.
Raiford, James A., Belisle, Rebecca A., Bush, Kevin A., Prasanna, Rohit, Palmstrom, Axel F., McGehee, Michael D., and Bent, Stacey F. Tue . "Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide to reduce parasitic absorption and improve stability in n–i–p perovskite solar cells for tandems". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9SE00081J.
@article{osti_1509515,
title = {Atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide to reduce parasitic absorption and improve stability in n–i–p perovskite solar cells for tandems},
author = {Raiford, James A. and Belisle, Rebecca A. and Bush, Kevin A. and Prasanna, Rohit and Palmstrom, Axel F. and McGehee, Michael D. and Bent, Stacey F.},
abstractNote = {ALD vanadium oxide and a low-absorbing hole transport material (HTM) enable semi-transparent perovskite solar cells with high photocurrent and thermal stability.},
doi = {10.1039/C9SE00081J},
journal = {Sustainable Energy & Fuels},
issn = {2398-4902},
number = 6,
volume = 3,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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