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Quantification of spatial inhomogeneity in perovskite solar cells by hyperspectral luminescence imaging

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Abstract

Vacuum evaporated perovskite solar cells with a power conversion efficiency of 15% have been characterized using hyperspectral luminescence imaging. Hyperspectral luminescence imaging is a novel technique that offers spectrally resolved photoluminescence and electroluminescence maps (spatial resolution is 2 micrometer) on an absolute scale. This allows, using the generalized Planck’s law, the construction of absolute maps of the depth-averaged quasi-Fermi level splitting (Δμ), which determines the maximum achievable open circuit voltage (Voc) of the solar cells. In a similar way, using the generalized reciprocity relations the charge transfer efficiency of the cells can be obtained from the hyperspectral images. Very strong inhomogeneity, both in quasi-Fermi level splitting (Δμ) and in charge transfer efficiency, are found in these vacuum deposited perovskite solar cells. This implies that these efficient solar cells are still far from perfect as many areas in the device do not or only partially participate in the photon to electron conversion processes.

Graphical abstract: Quantification of spatial inhomogeneity in perovskite solar cells by hyperspectral luminescence imaging

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2016, accepted on 25 May 2016 and first published on 25 May 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00462H
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2016,9, 2286-2294
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    Quantification of spatial inhomogeneity in perovskite solar cells by hyperspectral luminescence imaging

    G. El-Hajje, C. Momblona, L. Gil-Escrig, J. Ávila, T. Guillemot, J. Guillemoles, M. Sessolo, H. J. Bolink and L. Lombez, Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 2286
    DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00462H

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