|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Frontiers in Advanced Functional Thin Films and Nanostructured Materials
||Unravelling Defects in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cell Structures
||C. Saiz, L. M. Martinez, Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The hybrid organic-inorganic halogenoplumbate perovskites (MeNH3PbX3, where X is I and/or Br) have shown extraordinary photovoltaic properties with the record 22% power conversion efficiency. The defects are known to cause unwanted hysteretic effects and device degradation. However, the usage of suitable defect-sensitive experimental techniques is necessary for their atomic level identification. In this work, we extensively employed electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy at cryogenic temperatures to atomically identify the defects. For our study, we chose the inverted solar cell structure: PCBM/CH3NH2PbI/PDOT:PSS/Glass, where, the PCBM and PDOT:PSS act as electron and hole transport layers. To accomplish this task, we prepared a series of samples as a function of ex situ simulated solar irradiation up to 4 hours 30 minutes including the sample which was not exposed to light. Controlled measurements were performed on moisturized, N2 gas, and UV-ozone treated samples to trace out the origin of ESR signals.
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