Solution processed graphene structures for perovskite solar cells

Munkhbayar Batmunkh, Cameron Shearer, Mark Biggs, Joseph Shapter

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    Abstract

    Organometallic trihalide perovskite light absorber based solar cells have drawn increasing attention because of their recent rapid increase in power conversion efficiency (PCE). These photovoltaic cells have relied significantly on transparent conducting oxide (TCO) electrodes which are costly and brittle. Herein, solution processed transparent conductive graphene films (TCGFs) are utilized, for the first time, as an alternative to traditional TCO electrodes at the electron collecting layer in perovskite solar cells (PSCs). By investigating and optimizing the trade-off between transparency and sheet resistance (Rs) of the graphene films, a PCE of 0.62% is achieved. This PCE is further improved to 0.81% by incorporating graphene structures into both compact and mesoporous TiO2 layers of the solar cell. We anticipate that the present study will lead to further work to develop graphene-based transparent conductive electrodes for future solar cell devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2605-2616
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
    Volume4
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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