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Title: Temperature-Dependent Carrier Extraction and the Effects of Excitons on Emission and Photovoltaic Performance in Cs0.05FA0.79MA0.16Pb(I0.83Br0.17)3 Solar Cells

Journal Article · · ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

The photovoltaic parameters of triple cation perovskite [Cs0.05FA0.79MA0.16Pb(I0.83Br0.17)3] solar cells are investigated focusing on the electro-optical properties and differences in performance at low and high temperatures. The signature of a parasitic barrier to carrier extraction is observed at low temperatures, which results in a loss of performance at T < 200 K. Intensity-dependent measurements indicate extraction across this parasitic interface is limited by a combination of the exciton binding energy and thermionic emission. However, the photovoltaic performance of the device is recovered at low intensity - where the photocarrier generation rate threshold is lower than the thermionic extraction rate. Loss of solar cell performance is also observed to be strongly correlated to an increase in photoluminescence intensity, indicating inhibited carrier extraction results in strong radiative recombination and that these systems do not appear to be limited by significant thermally activated non-radiative processes. Evidence of limited carrier extraction due to excitonic effects is also observed with a strong anti-correlation in photoluminescence and carrier extraction observed at lower temperatures.

Research Organization:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-83378; MainId:84151; UUID:74657173-bc6b-4581-8a85-1398f46c69f9; MainAdminID:67770
Journal Information:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 14, Issue 39
Country of Publication:
United States

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