Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627426
Title:
Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells
Authors:
Zhang, Xu; Munir, Rahim ( 0000-0002-6029-3760 ) ; Xu, Zhuo; Liu, Yucheng; Tsai, Hsinhan; Nie, Wanyi; Li, Jianbo; Niu, Tianqi; Smilgies, Detlef-M.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.; Mohite, Aditya D.; Zhao, Kui; Amassian, Aram ( 0000-0002-5734-1194 ) ; Liu, Shengzhong Frank
Abstract:
Ruddlesden-Popper reduced-dimensional hybrid perovskite (RDP) semiconductors have attracted significant attention recently due to their promising stability and excellent optoelectronic properties. Here, the RDP crystallization mechanism in real time from liquid precursors to the solid film is investigated, and how the phase transition kinetics influences phase purity, quantum well orientation, and photovoltaic performance is revealed. An important template-induced nucleation and growth of the desired (BA)(MA)PbI phase, which is achieved only via direct crystallization without formation of intermediate phases, is observed. As such, the thermodynamically preferred perpendicular crystal orientation and high phase purity are obtained. At low temperature, the formation of intermediate phases, including PbI crystals and solvate complexes, slows down intercalation of ions and increases nucleation barrier, leading to formation of multiple RDP phases and orientation randomness. These insights enable to obtain high quality (BA)(MA)PbI films with preferentially perpendicular quantum well orientation, high phase purity, smooth film surface, and improved optoelectronic properties. The resulting devices exhibit high power conversion efficiency of 12.17%. This work should help guide the perovskite community to better control Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite structure and further improve optoelectronic and solar cell devices.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program; KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Citation:
Zhang X, Munir R, Xu Z, Liu Y, Tsai H, et al. (2018) Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Materials: 1707166. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201707166.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Materials
Issue Date:
3-Apr-2018
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201707166
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0935-9648
Sponsors:
X.Z., R.M., and Z.X. contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFA0204800, 2016YFA0202403), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61604092, 61674098), the National University Research Fund (Grant Nos. GK261001009, GK201603055), the 111 Project (B14041), and the Chinese National 1000‐talent‐plan program (1110010341). GIWAXS measurements were performed at D‐line in the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and helped by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). CHESS is supported by the NSF and the NIH/NIGMS via NSF award DMR‐1332208.
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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.201707166
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xuen
dc.contributor.authorMunir, Rahimen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhuoen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yuchengen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Hsinhanen
dc.contributor.authorNie, Wanyien
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jianboen
dc.contributor.authorNiu, Tianqien
dc.contributor.authorSmilgies, Detlef-M.en
dc.contributor.authorKanatzidis, Mercouri G.en
dc.contributor.authorMohite, Aditya D.en
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Kuien
dc.contributor.authorAmassian, Aramen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shengzhong Franken
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-10T08:38:13Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-10T08:38:13Z-
dc.date.issued2018-04-03en
dc.identifier.citationZhang X, Munir R, Xu Z, Liu Y, Tsai H, et al. (2018) Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Materials: 1707166. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201707166.en
dc.identifier.issn0935-9648en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adma.201707166en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627426-
dc.description.abstractRuddlesden-Popper reduced-dimensional hybrid perovskite (RDP) semiconductors have attracted significant attention recently due to their promising stability and excellent optoelectronic properties. Here, the RDP crystallization mechanism in real time from liquid precursors to the solid film is investigated, and how the phase transition kinetics influences phase purity, quantum well orientation, and photovoltaic performance is revealed. An important template-induced nucleation and growth of the desired (BA)(MA)PbI phase, which is achieved only via direct crystallization without formation of intermediate phases, is observed. As such, the thermodynamically preferred perpendicular crystal orientation and high phase purity are obtained. At low temperature, the formation of intermediate phases, including PbI crystals and solvate complexes, slows down intercalation of ions and increases nucleation barrier, leading to formation of multiple RDP phases and orientation randomness. These insights enable to obtain high quality (BA)(MA)PbI films with preferentially perpendicular quantum well orientation, high phase purity, smooth film surface, and improved optoelectronic properties. The resulting devices exhibit high power conversion efficiency of 12.17%. This work should help guide the perovskite community to better control Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite structure and further improve optoelectronic and solar cell devices.en
dc.description.sponsorshipX.Z., R.M., and Z.X. contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFA0204800, 2016YFA0202403), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61604092, 61674098), the National University Research Fund (Grant Nos. GK261001009, GK201603055), the 111 Project (B14041), and the Chinese National 1000‐talent‐plan program (1110010341). GIWAXS measurements were performed at D‐line in the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and helped by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). CHESS is supported by the NSF and the NIH/NIGMS via NSF award DMR‐1332208.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.201707166en
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201707166. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.subjectIn situ diagnosticsen
dc.subjectPhase transitionsen
dc.subjectRuddlesden-Popper perovskitesen
dc.subjectSolar cellsen
dc.subjectSolution processingen
dc.titlePhase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Materialsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing 100049 Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionKey Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry; Ministry of Education; Shaanxi Key Laboratory for Advanced Energy Devices; Shaanxi Engineering Lab for Advanced Energy Technology; School of Materials Science and Engineering; Shaanxi Normal University; Xi'an 710119 Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionDalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy; iChEM; Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Dalian 116023 Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionLos Alamos National Laboratory; Los Alamos NM 87545 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionCornell High Energy Synchrotron Source; Cornell University; Ithaca NY 14850 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionEngineering and Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center; Northwestern University; Evanston IL 60208 USAen
kaust.authorMunir, Rahimen
kaust.authorAmassian, Aramen
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