Date/Time: 04-04-2018 - Wednesday - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Xiongfeng Lin1

1, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskites are low-cost solution-processable solar cell materials with photovoltaic properties that rival those of crystalline silicon. The perovskite films are typically sandwiched between thin layers of hole and electron transport materials, which efficiently extract photogenerated charges. This affords high-energy conversion efficiencies but results in significant performance and fabrication challenges. Herein we present a simple charge transport layer-free perovskite solar cell (PSC), comprising only a perovskite layer with two interdigitated gold back-contacts. Charge extraction is achieved via self-assembled molecular monolayers (SAMs) and their associated dipole fields at the metal/perovskite interface. Photovoltages of approximately 600 mV generated by SAM-modified PSCs are equivalent to the built-in potential generated by individual dipole layers. Efficient charge extraction results in photocurrents of up to 12.1 mA cm-2 under simulated sunlight, despite a large electrode spacing. Full control of the charge extraction process in photovoltaic devices via SAM dipole-fields as shown here renders electronically matched charge extraction layers redundant and has potential application well beyond the field of PSCs.

Meeting Program

5:00 PM–7:00 PM Apr 4, 2018 (America - Denver)

PCC North, 300 Level, Exhibit Hall C-E