A single-phase brookite TiO2 nanoparticle bridge enhances the stability of perovskite solar cells

Md Shahiduzzaman*, Ashish Kulkarni, Sem Visal, Liangle Wang, Masahiro Nakano, Makoto Karakawa, Kohshin Takahashi, Shinjiro Umezu, Atsushi Masuda, Satoru Iwamori, Masao Isomura, Tsutomu Miyasaka, Koji Tomita, Tetsuya Taima


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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) based planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs) suffer from poor long-term stability and show hysteretic behaviour in the device characteristic curve. In addition to the exceptional bulk properties of the perovskite, the performance and stability are also highly dependent on the conduction band energy, conductivity, and electronic trap states of the TiO2 compact layer (CL). In this work, single-phase brookite (BK) TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs), synthesized via a hydrothermal method using a water-soluble titanium complex, are incorporated as a bridge between the perovskite and TiO2 CL. This resulted in uniform large perovskite grain growth with enhanced crystallinity, significant reduction in trap/defect sites and interfacial recombination as revealed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence (PL), and impedance spectroscopy results, respectively. The resulting PSCs show highly reproducible power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) up to ∼18.2% (vs. ∼15%) with a stable performance of 18% under continuous light illumination (1 sun) at the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) in contrast to only TiO2 CL based planar devices. To the best of our knowledge, this is so far the best photo-stability data reported for brookite NP based PSCs. Based on our present study, at the end we provide further direction to enhance the stability of planar PSCs.

ジャーナルSustainable Energy and Fuels
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 4月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 燃料技術
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術


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