Hot-Air-Assisted Fully Air-Processed Barium Incorporated CsPbIBr Perovskite Thin Films for Highly Efficient and Stable All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells.

Author(s) Mali, S.S.; Patil, J.V.; Hong, C.Kook
Journal Nano Lett
Date Published 2019 Sep 11
Abstract

Replacement of conventional organic cations by thermally stable inorganic cations in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is one of the promising approaches to make thermally stable photovoltaics. However, conventional spin-coating and solvent-engineering processes in a controlled inert atmosphere hamper the upscaling. In this study, we demonstrated a dynamic hot-air (DHA) casting process to control the morphology and stability of all-inorganic PSCs which is processed under ambient conditions and free from conventional harmful antisolvents. Furthermore, CsPbIBr perovskite was doped with barium (Ba) alkaline earth metal cations (BaI:CsPbIBr). This DHA method facilitates the formation of uniform grain and controlled crystallization that makes stable all-inorganic PSCs which enables an intact black α-phase under ambient conditions. The DHA-processed BaI:CsPbIBr perovskite photovoltaics shows the champion power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.85% (reverse scan) for a small exposure area of 0.09 cm and 13.78% for a large area of 1 × 1 cm with excellent reproducibility. Interestingly, the hot-air-processed devices retain >92% of the initial efficiency after 300 h. This DHA method facilitates a wide processing window for upscaling the all-inorganic perovskite photovoltaics.

DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02277
ISSN 1530-6992
Citation Mali SS, Patil JV, Hong CK. Hot-Air-Assisted Fully Air-Processed Barium Incorporated CsPbIBr Perovskite Thin Films for Highly Efficient and Stable All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells. Nano Lett. 2019;19(9):6213-6220.