MXene-Modulated Electrode/SnO2 Interface Boosting Charge Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells
KAUST DepartmentComputational Physics and Materials Science (CPMS)
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Embargo End Date2021-11-17
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AbstractInterface engineering is imperative to boost the extraction capability in perovskite solar cells (PSCs). We propose a promising approach to enhance the electron mobility and charge transfer ability of tin oxide (SnO2) electron transport layer (ETL) by introducing a two-dimensional carbide (MXene) with strong interface interaction. The MXene-modified SnO2 ETL also offers a preferable growth platform for perovskite films with reduced trap density. Through a spatially resolved imaging technique, profoundly reduced non-radiative recombination and charge transport losses in PSCs based on MXene-modified SnO2 are also observed. As a result, the PSC achieves an enhanced efficiency of 20.65% with ultralow saturated current density and negligible hysteresis. We provide an in-depth mechanistic understanding of MXene interface engineering, offering an alternative approach to obtain efficient PSCs.
CitationWang, Y., Xiang, P., Ren, A., Lai, H., Zhang, Z., Xuan, Z., … Zhao, D. (2020). MXene-Modulated Electrode/SnO2 Interface Boosting Charge Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c17338
SponsorsWe would like to thank Dr. Yingming Zhu for SEM images capturing and analysis. This work was financially supported by the Science and Technology Program of Sichuan Province (nos. 2017GZ0052, 2019ZDZX0015, 2020YFH0079, and 2020JDJQ0030), the National Key Research, Development Program of China (no. 2019YFB2203400), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (nos. YJ201722, YJ201955, and ZYGX2019Z018), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 61974014), and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (no. 232888). The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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