Yttrium-substituted nanocrystalline TiO 2 photoanodes for perovskite based heterojunction solar cells

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600202
Title:
Yttrium-substituted nanocrystalline TiO 2 photoanodes for perovskite based heterojunction solar cells
Authors:
Qin, Peng; Domanski, Anna L.; Chandiran, Aravind Kumar; Berger, Rüdiger; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Dar, M. Ibrahim; Moehl, Thomas; Tetreault, Nicolas; Gao, Peng; Ahmad, Shahzada; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad K.; Grätzel, Michael
Abstract:
We report the use of Y3+-substituted TiO2 (0.5%Y-TiO2) in solid-state mesoscopic solar cells, consisting of CH3NH3PbI3 as the light harvester and spiro-OMeTAD as the hole transport material. A power conversion efficiency of 11.2% under simulated AM 1.5 full sun illumination was measured. A 15% improvement in the short-circuit current density was obtained compared with pure TiO2, due to the effect of Y3+ on the dimensions of perovskite nanoparticles formed on the semiconductor surface, showing that the surface modification of the semiconductor is an effective way to improve the light harvesters' morphology and electron transfer properties in the solid-state mesoscopic solar cells. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Citation:
Qin P, Domanski AL, Chandiran AK, Berger R, Butt H-J, et al. (2014) Yttrium-substituted nanocrystalline TiO 2 photoanodes for perovskite based heterojunction solar cells . Nanoscale 6: 1508–1514. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3nr05884k.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Nanoscale
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.1039/c3nr05884k
PubMed ID:
24322660
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2040-3364; 2040-3372
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge financial contribution from Greatcell Solar SA, Epalinges, Switzerland, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award no. KUS-C1-015-21), the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement. no. 246124 of the SANS project, "ORION" grant agreement no. NMP-229036 and "CE-Mesolight" EPFL ECR advanced grant agreement no. 247404. MKN 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). ALD thanks the International Training Research Group 1404 (IRTG) "Self-Organized Materials for Optoelectronics" and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for their financial support. The authors thank Carole Gratzel, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin and S. A. Shivashankar, IISC for helpful discussion.
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dc.contributor.authorQin, Pengen
dc.contributor.authorDomanski, Anna L.en
dc.contributor.authorChandiran, Aravind Kumaren
dc.contributor.authorBerger, Rüdigeren
dc.contributor.authorButt, Hans-Jürgenen
dc.contributor.authorDar, M. Ibrahimen
dc.contributor.authorMoehl, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorTetreault, Nicolasen
dc.contributor.authorGao, Pengen
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, Shahzadaen
dc.contributor.authorNazeeruddin, Mohammad K.en
dc.contributor.authorGrätzel, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:45:07Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:45:07Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationQin P, Domanski AL, Chandiran AK, Berger R, Butt H-J, et al. (2014) Yttrium-substituted nanocrystalline TiO 2 photoanodes for perovskite based heterojunction solar cells . Nanoscale 6: 1508–1514. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3nr05884k.en
dc.identifier.issn2040-3364en
dc.identifier.issn2040-3372en
dc.identifier.pmid24322660en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c3nr05884ken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600202en
dc.description.abstractWe report the use of Y3+-substituted TiO2 (0.5%Y-TiO2) in solid-state mesoscopic solar cells, consisting of CH3NH3PbI3 as the light harvester and spiro-OMeTAD as the hole transport material. A power conversion efficiency of 11.2% under simulated AM 1.5 full sun illumination was measured. A 15% improvement in the short-circuit current density was obtained compared with pure TiO2, due to the effect of Y3+ on the dimensions of perovskite nanoparticles formed on the semiconductor surface, showing that the surface modification of the semiconductor is an effective way to improve the light harvesters' morphology and electron transfer properties in the solid-state mesoscopic solar cells. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge financial contribution from Greatcell Solar SA, Epalinges, Switzerland, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award no. KUS-C1-015-21), the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement. no. 246124 of the SANS project, "ORION" grant agreement no. NMP-229036 and "CE-Mesolight" EPFL ECR advanced grant agreement no. 247404. MKN 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). ALD thanks the International Training Research Group 1404 (IRTG) "Self-Organized Materials for Optoelectronics" and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for their financial support. The authors thank Carole Gratzel, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin and S. A. Shivashankar, IISC for helpful discussion.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.titleYttrium-substituted nanocrystalline TiO 2 photoanodes for perovskite based heterojunction solar cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNanoscaleen
dc.contributor.institutionEcoles polytechniques federales, , Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionAbengoa - Innovative technology solutions for sustainability, Sevilla, Spainen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en

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