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Modification of the fluorinated tin oxide/electron-transporting material interface by a strong reductant and its effect on perovskite solar cell efficiency

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To date, the most efficient hybrid metal halide peroskite solar cells employ TiO2 as electron-transporting material (ETM), making these devices unstable under UV light exposure. Replacing TiO2 with fullerene derivatives has been shown to result in improved electronic contact and increased device lifetime, making it of interest to assess whether similar improvements can be achieved by using other organic semiconductors as ETMs. In this work, we investigate perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic bis(benzimidazole) as a vacuum-processable ETM, and we minimize electron-collection losses at the electron-selective contact by depositing pentamethylcyclopentadienyl cyclopentadienyl rhodium dimer, (RhCp*Cp)2, on fluorinated tin oxide. With (RhCp*Cp)2 as an interlayer, ohmic contacts can be formed, there is interfacial doping of the ETM, and stabilized power conversion efficiencies of up to 14.2% are obtained.

Graphical abstract: Modification of the fluorinated tin oxide/electron-transporting material interface by a strong reductant and its effect on perovskite solar cell efficiency

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The article was received on 05 Jun 2018, accepted on 01 Aug 2018 and first published on 09 Aug 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00031J
Citation: Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2018, Advance Article
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    Modification of the fluorinated tin oxide/electron-transporting material interface by a strong reductant and its effect on perovskite solar cell efficiency

    F. Pulvirenti, B. Wegner, N. K. Noel, G. Mazzotta, R. Hill, J. B. Patel, L. M. Herz, M. B. Johnston, M. K. Riede, H. J. Snaith, N. Koch, S. Barlow and S. R. Marder, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00031J

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