skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Tin–lead halide perovskites with improved thermal and air stability for efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells

Abstract

We report the fabrication of monolithic all-perovskite tandem solar cells with a stabilized power conversion efficiency of 19.1% and demonstrate improved thermal, atmospheric, and operational stability of the tin–lead perovskite (FA 0.75Cs 0.25Sn 0.5Pb 0.5I 3) used as the low gap absorber.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [6];  [4];  [7]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science; National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science
  3. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Cavendish Lab.
  4. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  5. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
  7. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science; Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF); European Union (EU)
OSTI Identifier:
1490726
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-76SF00515; N00014-17-1-2212; 699935]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 11]; Journal ID: ISSN 2398-4902
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Leijtens, Tomas, Prasanna, Rohit, Bush, Kevin A., Eperon, Giles E., Raiford, James A., Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Wolf, Eli J., Swifter, Simon A., Boyd, Caleb C., Wang, Hsin-Ping, Toney, Michael F., Bent, Stacey F., and McGehee, Michael D. Tin–lead halide perovskites with improved thermal and air stability for efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/c8se00314a.
Leijtens, Tomas, Prasanna, Rohit, Bush, Kevin A., Eperon, Giles E., Raiford, James A., Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Wolf, Eli J., Swifter, Simon A., Boyd, Caleb C., Wang, Hsin-Ping, Toney, Michael F., Bent, Stacey F., & McGehee, Michael D. Tin–lead halide perovskites with improved thermal and air stability for efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells. United States. doi:10.1039/c8se00314a.
Leijtens, Tomas, Prasanna, Rohit, Bush, Kevin A., Eperon, Giles E., Raiford, James A., Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Wolf, Eli J., Swifter, Simon A., Boyd, Caleb C., Wang, Hsin-Ping, Toney, Michael F., Bent, Stacey F., and McGehee, Michael D. Tue . "Tin–lead halide perovskites with improved thermal and air stability for efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells". United States. doi:10.1039/c8se00314a. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490726.
@article{osti_1490726,
title = {Tin–lead halide perovskites with improved thermal and air stability for efficient all-perovskite tandem solar cells},
author = {Leijtens, Tomas and Prasanna, Rohit and Bush, Kevin A. and Eperon, Giles E. and Raiford, James A. and Gold-Parker, Aryeh and Wolf, Eli J. and Swifter, Simon A. and Boyd, Caleb C. and Wang, Hsin-Ping and Toney, Michael F. and Bent, Stacey F. and McGehee, Michael D.},
abstractNote = {We report the fabrication of monolithic all-perovskite tandem solar cells with a stabilized power conversion efficiency of 19.1% and demonstrate improved thermal, atmospheric, and operational stability of the tin–lead perovskite (FA0.75Cs0.25Sn0.5Pb0.5I3) used as the low gap absorber.},
doi = {10.1039/c8se00314a},
journal = {Sustainable Energy & Fuels},
number = [11],
volume = [2],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 32 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Highly Efficient Perovskite-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells Reaching 80% of the Theoretical Limit in Photovoltage
journal, July 2017

  • Rajagopal, Adharsh; Yang, Zhibin; Jo, Sae Byeok
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 34
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201702140

Stabilizing Perovskite Structures by Tuning Tolerance Factor: Formation of Formamidinium and Cesium Lead Iodide Solid-State Alloys
journal, December 2015


The effect of temperature on the power drop in crystalline silicon solar cells
journal, January 2003


Efficient vacuum deposited p-i-n and n-i-p perovskite solar cells employing doped charge transport layers
journal, January 2016

  • Momblona, Cristina; Gil-Escrig, Lidón; Bandiello, Enrico
  • Energy Environ. Sci., Vol. 9, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02100J

Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Metal-Migration-Induced Degradation in Perovskite Solar Cells
journal, May 2016

  • Domanski, Konrad; Correa-Baena, Juan-Pablo; Mine, Nicolas
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 10, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02613

Four-Terminal All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells Achieving Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 23%
journal, January 2018


23.6%-efficient monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with improved stability
journal, February 2017

  • Bush, Kevin A.; Palmstrom, Axel F.; Yu, Zhengshan J.
  • Nature Energy, Vol. 2, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.9

Metal Halide Perovskite Polycrystalline Films Exhibiting Properties of Single Crystals
journal, September 2017


Low-bandgap mixed tin–lead iodide perovskite absorbers with long carrier lifetimes for all-perovskite tandem solar cells
journal, March 2017


Iodide management in formamidinium-lead-halide–based perovskite layers for efficient solar cells
journal, June 2017


The Potential of Multijunction Perovskite Solar Cells
journal, October 2017


Silver Iodide Formation in Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells with Silver Top Electrodes
journal, July 2015

  • Kato, Yuichi; Ono, Luis K.; Lee, Michael V.
  • Advanced Materials Interfaces, Vol. 2, Issue 13
  • DOI: 10.1002/admi.201500195

High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange
journal, May 2015


Solar cell efficiency tables (version 50)
journal, June 2017

  • Green, Martin A.; Hishikawa, Yoshihiro; Warta, Wilhelm
  • Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Vol. 25, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1002/pip.2909

Flexible Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cells With >30% Efficiency
journal, March 2014


Cesium-containing triple cation perovskite solar cells: improved stability, reproducibility and high efficiency
journal, January 2016

  • Saliba, Michael; Matsui, Taisuke; Seo, Ji-Youn
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 9, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1039/C5EE03874J

Unveiling the Influence of pH on the Crystallization of Hybrid Perovskites, Delivering Low Voltage Loss Photovoltaics
journal, October 2017


35.8% space and 38.8% terrestrial 5J direct bonded cells
conference, June 2014

  • Chiu, P. T.; Law, D. C.; Woo, R. L.
  • 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)
  • DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2014.6924957

High Open-Circuit Voltages in Tin-Rich Low-Bandgap Perovskite-Based Planar Heterojunction Photovoltaics
journal, November 2016

  • Zhao, Baodan; Abdi-Jalebi, Mojtaba; Tabachnyk, Maxim
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604744

Predicting and optimising the energy yield of perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells under real world conditions
journal, January 2017

  • Hörantner, Maximilian T.; Snaith, Henry J.
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 10, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01232B

Band Gap Tuning via Lattice Contraction and Octahedral Tilting in Perovskite Materials for Photovoltaics
journal, August 2017

  • Prasanna, Rohit; Gold-Parker, Aryeh; Leijtens, Tomas
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 139, Issue 32
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04981

Efficient Monolithic Perovskite/Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
journal, December 2016

  • Forgács, Dávid; Gil-Escrig, Lidón; Pérez-Del-Rey, Daniel
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 7, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602121

Compositional Engineering for Efficient Wide Band Gap Perovskites with Improved Stability to Photoinduced Phase Segregation
journal, January 2018


Incorporation of rubidium cations into perovskite solar cells improves photovoltaic performance
journal, September 2016


Lead-free solid-state organic–inorganic halide perovskite solar cells
journal, May 2014

  • Hao, Feng; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Cao, Duyen Hanh
  • Nature Photonics, Vol. 8, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2014.82

A mixed-cation lead mixed-halide perovskite absorber for tandem solar cells
journal, January 2016


Facile fabrication of large-grain CH3NH3PbI3−xBrx films for high-efficiency solar cells via CH3NH3Br-selective Ostwald ripening
journal, August 2016

  • Yang, Mengjin; Zhang, Taiyang; Schulz, Philip
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 7, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12305

Mechanism of Tin Oxidation and Stabilization by Lead Substitution in Tin Halide Perovskites
journal, August 2017


Perovskite-perovskite tandem photovoltaics with optimized band gaps
journal, October 2016


Controlling Thin-Film Stress and Wrinkling during Perovskite Film Formation
journal, May 2018


Methylamine-Gas-Induced Defect-Healing Behavior of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Thin Films for Perovskite Solar Cells
journal, June 2015

  • Zhou, Zhongmin; Wang, Zaiwei; Zhou, Yuanyuan
  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 54, Issue 33
  • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201504379

Scalable fabrication of perovskite solar cells
journal, March 2018


Lead-free organic–inorganic tin halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications
journal, January 2014

  • Noel, Nakita K.; Stranks, Samuel D.; Abate, Antonio
  • Energy Environ. Sci., Vol. 7, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01076K

Barrier Design to Prevent Metal-Induced Degradation and Improve Thermal Stability in Perovskite Solar Cells
journal, June 2018


    Works referencing / citing this record:

    Two‐Terminal Perovskites Tandem Solar Cells: Recent Advances and Perspectives
    journal, May 2019


    Highly efficient monolithic perovskite silicon tandem solar cells: analyzing the influence of current mismatch on device performance
    journal, January 2019

    • Köhnen, Eike; Jošt, Marko; Morales-Vilches, Anna Belen
    • Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Vol. 3, Issue 8
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9se00120d