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Charge Transfer from Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite to Organic Transport Materials: Efficiencies, Transfer Rates, and Interfacial Recombination

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Pablo Docampo



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© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Perovskite-based photovoltaics have been rapidly developed, with record power conversion efficiencies now exceeding 22%. In order to rationally design efficient and stable perovskite solar cells, it is important to understand not only charge trapping and recombination events, but also processes occurring at the perovskite/transport material (TM) interface, such as charge transfer and interfacial recombination. In this work, time-resolved microwave conductivity measurements are performed to investigate these interfacial processes for methylammonium lead iodide and various state-of-the-art organic TMs. A global kinetic model is developed, which accurately describes both the dynamics of excess charges in the perovskite layer and transfer to charge-specific TMs. The authors conclude that for state-of-the-art materials, such as Spiro-OMeTAD and PCBM, the charge extraction efficiency is not significantly affected by intra-band gap traps for trap densities under 1015 cm-3. Finally, the transfer rates to C60, PCBM, EDOT-OMeTPA, and Spiro-OMeTAD are sufficient to outcompete second order recombination under excitation densities representative for illumination by AM1.5.

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Author(s): Hutter EM, Hofman J-J, Petrus ML, Moes M, Abellon RD, Docampo P, Savenije TJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Advanced Energy Materials

Year: 2017

Volume: 7

Issue: 13

Print publication date: 05/07/2017

Online publication date: 17/02/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 25/04/2017

ISSN (print): 1614-6832

ISSN (electronic): 1614-6840

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag


DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602349


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