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Water Infiltration in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite: Fast and Inconspicuous

Mueller, C., Glaser, T., Plogmeyer, M., Sendner, M., Doering, S., Bakulin, A. A., Brzuska, C., Scheer, R., Pshenichnikov, M. S., Kowalsky, W., Pucci, A. & Lovrincic, R., 24-Nov-2015, In : Chemistry of Materials. 27, 22, p. 7835-7841 7 p.

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  • Christian Mueller
  • Tobias Glaser
  • Marcel Plogmeyer
  • Michael Sendner
  • Sebastian Doering
  • Artem A. Bakulin
  • Carlo Brzuska
  • Roland Scheer
  • Maxim S. Pshenichnikov
  • Wolfgang Kowalsky
  • Annemarie Pucci
  • Robert Lovrincic

While the susceptibility of CH3NH3PbI3 to water is well-documented, the influence of water on device performance is not well-understood. Herein, we use infrared spectroscopy to show that water infiltration into CH3NH3PbI3 occurs much faster and at a humidity much lower than previously thought. We propose a molecular model in which water molecules have a strong effect on the hydrogen bonding between the methylammonium cations and the Pb-I cage. Furthermore, the exposure of CH3NH3PbI3 to the ambient environment increases the photo current of films in lateral devices by more than 1 order of magnitude. The observed slow component in the photocurrent buildup indicates that the effect is associated with enhanced proton conduction when light is combined with water and oxygen exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7835-7841
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume27
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 24-Nov-2015

    Keywords

  • ORGANOMETAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES, SOLAR-CELLS, CH3NH3PBI3 PEROVSKITE, SINGLE-CRYSTALS, DEGRADATION, HYSTERESIS, DYNAMICS, FILMS, POLARIZATION, PHOTOPHYSICS

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