Inorganic hole conductor-based lead halide perovskite solar cells with 12.4% conversion efficiency

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597000
Title:
Inorganic hole conductor-based lead halide perovskite solar cells with 12.4% conversion efficiency
Authors:
Qin, Peng; Tanaka, Soichiro; Ito, Seigo; Tetreault, Nicolas; Manabe, Kyohei; Nishino, Hitoshi; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Grätzel, Michael
Abstract:
Organo-lead halide perovskites have attracted much attention for solar cell applications due to their unique optical and electrical properties. With either low-temperature solution processing or vacuum evaporation, the overall conversion efficiencies of perovskite solar cells with organic hole-transporting material were quickly improved to over 15% during the last 2 years. However, the organic hole-transporting materials used are normally quite expensive due to complicated synthetic procedure or high-purity requirement. Here, we demonstrate the application of an effective and cheap inorganic p-type hole-transporting material, copper thiocyanate, on lead halide perovskite-based devices. With low-temperature solution-process deposition method, a power conversion efficiency of 12.4% was achieved under full sun illumination. This work represents a well-defined cell configuration with optimized perovskite morphology by two times of lead iodide deposition, and opens the door for integration of a class of abundant and inexpensive material for photovoltaic application. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited.
Citation:
Qin P, Tanaka S, Ito S, Tetreault N, Manabe K, et al. (2014) Inorganic hole conductor-based lead halide perovskite solar cells with 12.4% conversion efficiency. Nat Comms 5. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4834.
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Nature Communications
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
12-May-2014
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms4834
PubMed ID:
24815001
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
We acknowledge financial contribution from Greatcell Solar SA, Epalinges, Switzerland, The research leading to these results have received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement no. 604032 of the MESO project, under grant agreement no. 246124 of the SANS project, CE-Mesolight EPFL, the ECR advanced grant agreement no. 247404 and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award no. KUS-C1-015-21). M.K.N. thanks the Global Research Laboratory (GRL) Program, Korea, and World Class University programs (Photovoltaic Materials, Department of Material Chemistry, Korea University) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology through the National Research Foundation of Korea (No. R31-2008-000-10035-0). Part of this work was supported by the Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program (ALCA) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
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dc.contributor.authorQin, Pengen
dc.contributor.authorTanaka, Soichiroen
dc.contributor.authorIto, Seigoen
dc.contributor.authorTetreault, Nicolasen
dc.contributor.authorManabe, Kyoheien
dc.contributor.authorNishino, Hitoshien
dc.contributor.authorNazeeruddin, Mohammad Khajaen
dc.contributor.authorGrätzel, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T13:52:11Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-23T13:52:11Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05-12en
dc.identifier.citationQin P, Tanaka S, Ito S, Tetreault N, Manabe K, et al. (2014) Inorganic hole conductor-based lead halide perovskite solar cells with 12.4% conversion efficiency. Nat Comms 5. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4834.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.pmid24815001en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms4834en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597000en
dc.description.abstractOrgano-lead halide perovskites have attracted much attention for solar cell applications due to their unique optical and electrical properties. With either low-temperature solution processing or vacuum evaporation, the overall conversion efficiencies of perovskite solar cells with organic hole-transporting material were quickly improved to over 15% during the last 2 years. However, the organic hole-transporting materials used are normally quite expensive due to complicated synthetic procedure or high-purity requirement. Here, we demonstrate the application of an effective and cheap inorganic p-type hole-transporting material, copper thiocyanate, on lead halide perovskite-based devices. With low-temperature solution-process deposition method, a power conversion efficiency of 12.4% was achieved under full sun illumination. This work represents a well-defined cell configuration with optimized perovskite morphology by two times of lead iodide deposition, and opens the door for integration of a class of abundant and inexpensive material for photovoltaic application. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge financial contribution from Greatcell Solar SA, Epalinges, Switzerland, The research leading to these results have received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement no. 604032 of the MESO project, under grant agreement no. 246124 of the SANS project, CE-Mesolight EPFL, the ECR advanced grant agreement no. 247404 and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award no. KUS-C1-015-21). M.K.N. thanks the Global Research Laboratory (GRL) Program, Korea, and World Class University programs (Photovoltaic Materials, Department of Material Chemistry, Korea University) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology through the National Research Foundation of Korea (No. R31-2008-000-10035-0). Part of this work was supported by the Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program (ALCA) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).en
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.rightsOpen access articles are published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleInorganic hole conductor-based lead halide perovskite solar cells with 12.4% conversion efficiencyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.contributor.institutionEcoles polytechniques federales, , Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Hyogo, Kobe, Kobe, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionOsaka Gas Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japanen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en

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