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Title: Scalable Deposition of High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Spray-Coating

Abstract

Spray-deposition is a low-cost, roll-to-roll compatible technique that could potentially replace spin-coating for the deposition of highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Here, perovskite active layers were fabricated in air using an ultrasonic spray system and compared with equivalent spin-coated films. A chlorine-containing perovskite ink with a wide processing window coupled with an antisolvent extraction resulted in perovskite films with relatively rougher surfaces than those spin-coated. A power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 17.3% was achieved with an average of 16.3% from 24 devices. Despite observing differences in film roughness and structure, the performance of sprayed perovskite solar cells was comparable to that of the spin-coated cells processed in an inert atmosphere, showing the versatility of perovskite processing.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States
  3. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1439361
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1596253
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5K00-75908
Journal ID: ISSN 2574-0962
Grant/Contract Number:  
DE AC36-08G028308; AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Applied Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: ACS Applied Energy Materials Journal Volume: 1 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2574-0962
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; perovskite solar cell; solution processing; ultrasonic spraying; scalable atmospheric deposition; wide processing window ink

Citation Formats

Uličná, Soňa, Dou, Benjia, Kim, Dong Hoe, Zhu, Kai, Walls, John M., Bowers, Jake W., and van Hest, Maikel F. A. M. Scalable Deposition of High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Spray-Coating. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00328.
Uličná, Soňa, Dou, Benjia, Kim, Dong Hoe, Zhu, Kai, Walls, John M., Bowers, Jake W., & van Hest, Maikel F. A. M. Scalable Deposition of High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Spray-Coating. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00328
Uličná, Soňa, Dou, Benjia, Kim, Dong Hoe, Zhu, Kai, Walls, John M., Bowers, Jake W., and van Hest, Maikel F. A. M. Wed . "Scalable Deposition of High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Spray-Coating". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00328.
@article{osti_1439361,
title = {Scalable Deposition of High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Spray-Coating},
author = {Uličná, Soňa and Dou, Benjia and Kim, Dong Hoe and Zhu, Kai and Walls, John M. and Bowers, Jake W. and van Hest, Maikel F. A. M.},
abstractNote = {Spray-deposition is a low-cost, roll-to-roll compatible technique that could potentially replace spin-coating for the deposition of highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Here, perovskite active layers were fabricated in air using an ultrasonic spray system and compared with equivalent spin-coated films. A chlorine-containing perovskite ink with a wide processing window coupled with an antisolvent extraction resulted in perovskite films with relatively rougher surfaces than those spin-coated. A power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 17.3% was achieved with an average of 16.3% from 24 devices. Despite observing differences in film roughness and structure, the performance of sprayed perovskite solar cells was comparable to that of the spin-coated cells processed in an inert atmosphere, showing the versatility of perovskite processing.},
doi = {10.1021/acsaem.8b00328},
journal = {ACS Applied Energy Materials},
number = 5,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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