Defective TiO 2 with high photoconductive gain for efficient and stable planar heterojunction perovskite solar cellsFormation of planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells exhibiting both high efficiency and stability under continuous operation remains a challenge. Here, we show this can be achieved by using a defective TiO 2 thin film as the electron transport layer. TiO 2 layers with native defects are deposited by electron beam evaporation in an oxygen-deficient environment. Deep-level hole traps are introduced in the TiO 2 layers and contribute to a high photoconductive gain and reduced photocatalytic activity. The high photoconductivity of the TiO 2 electron transport layer leads to improved efficiency for the fabricated planar devices. A maximum power conversion efficiencymore »
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