Enhanced electronic properties in CH3NH3PbI3via LiCl mixing for hole-conductor-free printable perovskite solar cells
By mixing perovskite MAPbI3 (MA = CH3NH3+) with LiCl, an effective one-step drop-coating approach was developed to improve the performance of hole-conductor-free printable perovskite solar cells. The LiCl-mixed perovskite exhibited superior electronic properties because of the improved conductivity of the perovskite layer enabling faster electron transport. LiCl-mixing also improved the crystallinity and morphology of the perovskite layer. As a consequence, perovskite solar cells prepared using the LiCl-mixed perovskite as the light harvester produced higher performances compared with the unmixed perovskite, improving the power conversion efficiency from 10.0% to 14.5%.