Microwave-Synthesized Tin Oxide Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Planar Junction Organo-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623096
Title:
Microwave-Synthesized Tin Oxide Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Planar Junction Organo-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Authors:
Abulikemu, Mutalifu ( 0000-0002-3366-4239 ) ; Neophytou, Marios; Barbe, Jeremy ( 0000-0002-1204-4727 ) ; Tietze, Max Lutz; El Labban, Abdulrahman ( 0000-0001-9891-0851 ) ; Anjum, Dalaver H.; Amassian, Aram ( 0000-0002-5734-1194 ) ; McCulloch, Iain ( 0000-0002-6340-7217 ) ; Del Gobbo, Silvano
Abstract:
Tin oxide has been demonstrate to possess outstanding optoelectronic properties such as optical transparency and high electron mobility, therefore, it was successfully utilized as electron transporting layer in various kind of solar cells. In this study, for the first time, highly dispersible SnO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by microwave-assisted non-aqueous sol-gel route in an organic medium. Ethanol dispersion of the as-prepared nanoparticles was used to cast an uniform thin layer of SnO2 without the aid of aggregating agent and at low temperatures. Organohalide perovskite solar cells were fabricated using SnO2 as electron transporting layer. Morphological and spectroscopic investigations, in addition to the good photoconversion efficiency obtained evidenced that nanoparticles synthesized by this route have optimal properties such small size and crystallinity to form a continuous film, furthermore, this method allows high reproducibility and scalability of the film deposition process.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Solar Center (KSC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 23955-6900 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Abulikemu M, Neophytou M, Barbé J, Tietze ML, El Labban A, et al. (2017) Microwave-Synthesized Tin Oxide Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Planar Junction Organo-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. J Mater Chem A. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta00975e.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
J. Mater. Chem. A
Issue Date:
25-Mar-2017
DOI:
10.1039/c7ta00975e
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2050-7488; 2050-7496
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http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/TA/C7TA00975E#!divAbstract
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dc.contributor.authorAbulikemu, Mutalifuen
dc.contributor.authorNeophytou, Mariosen
dc.contributor.authorBarbe, Jeremyen
dc.contributor.authorTietze, Max Lutzen
dc.contributor.authorEl Labban, Abdulrahmanen
dc.contributor.authorAnjum, Dalaver H.en
dc.contributor.authorAmassian, Aramen
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
dc.contributor.authorDel Gobbo, Silvanoen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T07:49:51Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-10T07:49:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-25en
dc.identifier.citationAbulikemu M, Neophytou M, Barbé J, Tietze ML, El Labban A, et al. (2017) Microwave-Synthesized Tin Oxide Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Planar Junction Organo-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. J Mater Chem A. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta00975e.en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7488en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7496en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c7ta00975een
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623096-
dc.description.abstractTin oxide has been demonstrate to possess outstanding optoelectronic properties such as optical transparency and high electron mobility, therefore, it was successfully utilized as electron transporting layer in various kind of solar cells. In this study, for the first time, highly dispersible SnO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by microwave-assisted non-aqueous sol-gel route in an organic medium. Ethanol dispersion of the as-prepared nanoparticles was used to cast an uniform thin layer of SnO2 without the aid of aggregating agent and at low temperatures. Organohalide perovskite solar cells were fabricated using SnO2 as electron transporting layer. Morphological and spectroscopic investigations, in addition to the good photoconversion efficiency obtained evidenced that nanoparticles synthesized by this route have optimal properties such small size and crystallinity to form a continuous film, furthermore, this method allows high reproducibility and scalability of the film deposition process.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/TA/C7TA00975E#!divAbstracten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to J. Mater. Chem. Aen
dc.titleMicrowave-Synthesized Tin Oxide Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Planar Junction Organo-Halide Perovskite Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 23955-6900 Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journalJ. Mater. Chem. Aen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institution3- SPECIFIC – Swansea University College of Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea SA18EN, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Molecular Science and Engineering, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, 555 Moo 1, Payupnai, Wangchan, Rayong, Thailanden
kaust.authorAbulikemu, Mutalifuen
kaust.authorNeophytou, Mariosen
kaust.authorBarbe, Jeremyen
kaust.authorTietze, Max Lutzen
kaust.authorEl Labban, Abdulrahmanen
kaust.authorAnjum, Dalaver H.en
kaust.authorAmassian, Aramen
kaust.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
kaust.authorDel Gobbo, Silvanoen
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