Degradation Kinetics of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells.
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Alsari, M., Pearson, A., Wang, J. T., Wang, Z., Montisci, A., Greenham, N., Snaith, H. J., et al. (2018). Degradation Kinetics of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells.. Scientific reports, 8 (1), 5977. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24436-6
We explore the degradation behaviour under continuous illumination and direct oxygen exposure of inverted unencapsulated formamidinium(FA)0.83Cs0.17Pb(I0.8Br0.2)3, CH3NH3PbI3, and CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite solar cells. We continuously test the devices in-situ and in-operando with current-voltage sweeps, transient photocurrent, and transient photovoltage measurements, and find that degradation in the CH3NH3PbI3-xClx solar cells due to oxygen exposure occurs over shorter timescales than FA0.83Cs0.17Pb(I0.8Br0.2)3 mixed-cation devices. We attribute these oxygen-induced losses in the power conversion efficiencies to the formation of electron traps within the perovskite photoactive layer. Our results highlight that the formamidinium-caesium mixed-cation perovskites are much less sensitive to oxygen-induced degradation than the methylammonium-based perovskite cells, and that further improvements in perovskite solar cell stability should focus on the mitigation of trap generation during ageing.
M.A. acknowledges the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (UAE) for supporting her doctoral studies. A.J.P. acknowledges support from the EPSRC through the grant EP/M024873/1. J.T.-W.W. acknowledges the EPSRC funding.
EPSRC (via Loughborough University) (EP/P02484X/1)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24436-6
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