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Title: Mg Doped CuCrO2 as Efficient Hole Transport Layers for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells

Abstract

The electrical and optical properties of the hole transport layer (HTL) are critical for organic and halide perovskite solar cell (OSC and PSC, respectively) performance. In this work, we studied the effect of Mg doping on CuCrO2 (CCO) nanoparticles and their performance as HTLs in OSCs and PSCs. CCO and Mg doped CCO (Mg:CCO) nanoparticles were hydrothermally synthesized. The nanoparticles were characterized by various experimental techniques to study the effect of Mg doping on structural, chemical, morphological, optical, and electronic properties of CCO. We found that Mg doping increases work function and decreases particle size. We demonstrate CCO and Mg:CCO as efficient HTLs in a variety of OSCs, including the first demonstration of a non-fullerene acceptor bulk heterojunction, and CH3NH3PbI3 PSCs. A small improvement of average short-circuit current density with Mg doping was found in all systems.

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Research Org.:
Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1562137
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1613381
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0006712; DMR-1305893; 1350800
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nanomaterials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nanomaterials Journal Volume: 9 Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2079-4991
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; materials science; Mg doped CuCrO2; hole transport layer; organic solar cells; perovskite solar cells

Citation Formats

Zhang, Boya, Thampy, Sampreetha, Dunlap-Shohl, Wiley A., Xu, Weijie, Zheng, Yangzi, Cao, Fong-Yi, Cheng, Yen-Ju, Malko, Anton V., Mitzi, David B., and Hsu, Julia W. P. Mg Doped CuCrO2 as Efficient Hole Transport Layers for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells. Switzerland: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3390/nano9091311.
Zhang, Boya, Thampy, Sampreetha, Dunlap-Shohl, Wiley A., Xu, Weijie, Zheng, Yangzi, Cao, Fong-Yi, Cheng, Yen-Ju, Malko, Anton V., Mitzi, David B., & Hsu, Julia W. P. Mg Doped CuCrO2 as Efficient Hole Transport Layers for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells. Switzerland. doi:10.3390/nano9091311.
Zhang, Boya, Thampy, Sampreetha, Dunlap-Shohl, Wiley A., Xu, Weijie, Zheng, Yangzi, Cao, Fong-Yi, Cheng, Yen-Ju, Malko, Anton V., Mitzi, David B., and Hsu, Julia W. P. Fri . "Mg Doped CuCrO2 as Efficient Hole Transport Layers for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells". Switzerland. doi:10.3390/nano9091311.
@article{osti_1562137,
title = {Mg Doped CuCrO2 as Efficient Hole Transport Layers for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells},
author = {Zhang, Boya and Thampy, Sampreetha and Dunlap-Shohl, Wiley A. and Xu, Weijie and Zheng, Yangzi and Cao, Fong-Yi and Cheng, Yen-Ju and Malko, Anton V. and Mitzi, David B. and Hsu, Julia W. P.},
abstractNote = {The electrical and optical properties of the hole transport layer (HTL) are critical for organic and halide perovskite solar cell (OSC and PSC, respectively) performance. In this work, we studied the effect of Mg doping on CuCrO2 (CCO) nanoparticles and their performance as HTLs in OSCs and PSCs. CCO and Mg doped CCO (Mg:CCO) nanoparticles were hydrothermally synthesized. The nanoparticles were characterized by various experimental techniques to study the effect of Mg doping on structural, chemical, morphological, optical, and electronic properties of CCO. We found that Mg doping increases work function and decreases particle size. We demonstrate CCO and Mg:CCO as efficient HTLs in a variety of OSCs, including the first demonstration of a non-fullerene acceptor bulk heterojunction, and CH3NH3PbI3 PSCs. A small improvement of average short-circuit current density with Mg doping was found in all systems.},
doi = {10.3390/nano9091311},
journal = {Nanomaterials},
number = 9,
volume = 9,
place = {Switzerland},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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