Tuning the Energetic Landscape of Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Films for Efficient Solar Cells

Shao, S., Duim, H., Wang, Q., Xu, B., Dong, J., Adjokatse, S., Blake, G. R., Protesescu, L., Portale, G., Hou, J., Saba, M. & Loi, M. A., Jan-2020, In : ACS Energy Letters. 5, 1, p. 39-46 15 p.

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Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite films deposited with different methods show very diverse phase segregation and composition. When DMSO is used as solvent, the conventional method based on spin-coating and annealing produces very poor devices, whereas the vacuum-assisted method proposed here allows obtaining devices with efficiency up to 14.14%. The conventional method gives rise to a three-dimensional (3D)-like phase on the top of the film but dominant n = 2 phase with large domains (similar to 40 mu m) at the bottom of the film. These n = 2 domains are oriented with their inorganic slabs parallel to the substrate and inhibit the charge transport in the vertical direction. Consequently, severe mono molecular and bimolecular charge recombination occurs in the solar cells. Conversely, the vacuum-assisted method yields films with a 3D like phase dominant throughout their entire thickness and only a small amount of n

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages15
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2020



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