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Title: Dynamic Impact of Electrode Materials on Interface of Single-Crystalline Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskite

One of the current challenges in methylammonium lead halide (MAPbX 3) perovskite application research is understanding contact formation and interfacial phenomena for highly efficient and stable device performance. For semiconductors, development of contact formation is inseparable from device performance and stability. Single–crystalline MAPbX3 has become of great interest for perovskite devices in photodetectors, light–emitting diodes, and more recently in high–energy radiation detection. Deeper research is required to understand interfacial interactions in single–crystalline MAPbX 3. This article focuses on the dynamic impact of electrode metal (Au and Cr) on methylammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr 3) single crystals. It is studied how charge transport properties of single crystal MAPbBr 3 can be tuned via electrode material selection at the metal/MAPbBr 3 interface to improve device performance with proper contact formation. The ability to create an ohmic–like or nonohmic contact by switching the electrode metal from Cr to Au, respectively, is demonstrated. It is observed that the interfacial charge transfer resistance (recombination resistance) of the Cr/MAPbBr 3 interface is 1.79 × 10 9 Ω, compared to 1.32 × 10 7 Ω for the Au/MAPbBr 3. Cr contacts can reduce hysteretic behavior by reducing interfacial recombination and interfacial polarization. Furthermore, these studies provide insight tomore » metal/MAPbX 3 interfacial interactions toward device engineering for hole transport layer–free MAPbX 3 device structures.« less
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  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Journal Name:
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Advanced Materials Interfaces; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-7350
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; hysteresis; impedance spectroscopy; interfaces; ion migration; metal electrodes; methylammonium lead halide perovskites
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