Organic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623059
Title:
Organic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cells
Authors:
Masi, Sofia; Rizzo, Aurora; Munir, Rahim ( 0000-0002-6029-3760 ) ; Listorti, Andrea; Giuri, Antonella; Esposito Corcione, Carola; Treat, Neil D.; Gigli, Giuseppe; Amassian, Aram ( 0000-0002-5734-1194 ) ; Stingelin, Natalie; Colella, Silvia
Abstract:
Low-molecular-weight organic gelators are widely used to influence the solidification of polymers, with applications ranging from packaging items, food containers to organic electronic devices, including organic photovoltaics. Here, this concept is extended to hybrid halide perovskite-based materials. In situ time-resolved grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering measurements performed during spin coating reveal that organic gelators beneficially influence the nucleation and growth of the perovskite precursor phase. This can be exploited for the fabrication of planar n-i-p heterojunction devices with MAPbI3 (MA = CH3NH3+) that display a performance that not only is enhanced by ≈25% compared to solar cells where the active layer is produced without the use of a gelator but that also features a higher stability to moisture and a reduced hysteresis. Most importantly, the presented approach is straightforward and simple, and it provides a general method to render the film formation of hybrid perovskites more reliable and robust, analogous to the control that is afforded by these additives in the processing of commodity “plastics.”
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Masi S, Rizzo A, Munir R, Listorti A, Giuri A, et al. (2017) Organic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials: 1602600. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201602600.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Energy Materials
Issue Date:
3-Mar-2017
DOI:
10.1002/aenm.201602600
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1614-6832
Sponsors:
S.C. and A.L. acknowledge Regione Puglia and ARTI for funding FIR—future in research projects “PeroFlex” project no. LSBC6N4 and “HyLight” project no. GOWMB21. The authors acknowledge the project Progetto di ricerca PON MAAT (Project Number: PON02_00563_3316357) and PERSEO-“PERovskite-based solar cells: towards high efficiency and long-term stability” (Bando PRIN 2015-Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR) Decreto Direttoriale 4 novembre 2015 n. 2488, project number 20155LECAJ) for funding. A.R. and S.M. gratefully acknowledge SIR project “Two-Dimensional Colloidal Metal Dichalcogenides based Energy-Conversion Photovoltaics” (2D ECO), Bando SIR (Scientific Independence of young Researchers) 2014 MIUR Decreto Direttoriale 23 gennaio 2014 no. 197 (project number RBSI14FYVD, CUP: B82I15000950008) for funding. The authors acknowledge Sonia Carallo for technical support. N.D.T. acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation's International Research Fellowship Program (OISE-1201915) and the European Research Council's Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under grant agreement number 300091. N.S. is by a European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Fellowship under grant agreement number 279587. We thank Dr. Detlef-M. Smilgies from the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) for his assistance with in situ GIWAXS measurements. CHESS is supported by the NSF & NIH/NIGMS via NSF award DMR-1332208. A.A. and R.M. are thankful for the support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the KAUST Solar Center.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aenm.201602600/full
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dc.contributor.authorMasi, Sofiaen
dc.contributor.authorRizzo, Auroraen
dc.contributor.authorMunir, Rahimen
dc.contributor.authorListorti, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorGiuri, Antonellaen
dc.contributor.authorEsposito Corcione, Carolaen
dc.contributor.authorTreat, Neil D.en
dc.contributor.authorGigli, Giuseppeen
dc.contributor.authorAmassian, Aramen
dc.contributor.authorStingelin, Natalieen
dc.contributor.authorColella, Silviaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-22T08:58:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-22T08:58:55Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03en
dc.identifier.citationMasi S, Rizzo A, Munir R, Listorti A, Giuri A, et al. (2017) Organic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials: 1602600. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201602600.en
dc.identifier.issn1614-6832en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/aenm.201602600en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623059-
dc.description.abstractLow-molecular-weight organic gelators are widely used to influence the solidification of polymers, with applications ranging from packaging items, food containers to organic electronic devices, including organic photovoltaics. Here, this concept is extended to hybrid halide perovskite-based materials. In situ time-resolved grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering measurements performed during spin coating reveal that organic gelators beneficially influence the nucleation and growth of the perovskite precursor phase. This can be exploited for the fabrication of planar n-i-p heterojunction devices with MAPbI3 (MA = CH3NH3+) that display a performance that not only is enhanced by ≈25% compared to solar cells where the active layer is produced without the use of a gelator but that also features a higher stability to moisture and a reduced hysteresis. Most importantly, the presented approach is straightforward and simple, and it provides a general method to render the film formation of hybrid perovskites more reliable and robust, analogous to the control that is afforded by these additives in the processing of commodity “plastics.”en
dc.description.sponsorshipS.C. and A.L. acknowledge Regione Puglia and ARTI for funding FIR—future in research projects “PeroFlex” project no. LSBC6N4 and “HyLight” project no. GOWMB21. The authors acknowledge the project Progetto di ricerca PON MAAT (Project Number: PON02_00563_3316357) and PERSEO-“PERovskite-based solar cells: towards high efficiency and long-term stability” (Bando PRIN 2015-Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR) Decreto Direttoriale 4 novembre 2015 n. 2488, project number 20155LECAJ) for funding. A.R. and S.M. gratefully acknowledge SIR project “Two-Dimensional Colloidal Metal Dichalcogenides based Energy-Conversion Photovoltaics” (2D ECO), Bando SIR (Scientific Independence of young Researchers) 2014 MIUR Decreto Direttoriale 23 gennaio 2014 no. 197 (project number RBSI14FYVD, CUP: B82I15000950008) for funding. The authors acknowledge Sonia Carallo for technical support. N.D.T. acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation's International Research Fellowship Program (OISE-1201915) and the European Research Council's Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under grant agreement number 300091. N.S. is by a European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Fellowship under grant agreement number 279587. We thank Dr. Detlef-M. Smilgies from the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) for his assistance with in situ GIWAXS measurements. CHESS is supported by the NSF & NIH/NIGMS via NSF award DMR-1332208. A.A. and R.M. are thankful for the support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the KAUST Solar Center.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aenm.201602600/fullen
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Organic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cells, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201602600. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.subjectHalide perovskitesen
dc.subjectOrganic gelatorsen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen
dc.titleOrganic Gelators as Growth Control Agents for Stable and Reproducible Hybrid Perovskite-Based Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Energy Materialsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionIstituto di Nanotecnologia CNR-Nanotec; Polo di Nanotecnologia c/o Campus Ecotekne; Via Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionDipartimento di Matematica e Fisica “E. De Giorgi,”; Università del Salento; Via per Arnesano 73100 Lecce Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionDipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione; Università del Salento; Via per Arnesano 73100 Lecce Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics; Imperial College London; Exhibition Road London SW7 2AZ UKen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Materials Science and Engineering and School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; 311 Ferst Drive Atlanta GA 30332 USAen
kaust.authorMunir, Rahimen
kaust.authorAmassian, Aramen
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