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Chemical doping engineering by utilizing trilacunary Keggin polyoxometalates as a dopant for high performance perovskite solar cells

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Chemical doping engineering is an effective strategy to modify the hole transport layer (HTL) and achieve high-efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In this work, we synthesize an infrequent trilacunary Keggin type polyoxometalate Na10[Zn2(H2O)6(WO2)2(BiW9O33)2] (BiW9-Zn) and apply it as an additive to enhance the hole mobility and electrical conductivity of Spiro-OMeTAD based HTLs. Thanks to the strong electron-accepting properties of polyoxometalate molecules, the as-synthesized BiW9-Zn can directly oxidize Spiro-OMeTAD under an inert atmosphere and avoid the tedious long-term oxidation process. Therefore, the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of optimal PSCs with BiW9-Zn doping is enhanced from 17.58% (without doping) to 19.56% with a significantly improved fill factor and open-circuit voltage. In addition, the assembly repeatability and long-term stability of PSCs are also improved. This work demonstrates the potential of using polyoxometalates (POMs) as low-cost, efficient and highly flexible chemical dopants for HTLs, and more importantly paves a new route to enhance the performance of PSCs.

Graphical abstract: Chemical doping engineering by utilizing trilacunary Keggin polyoxometalates as a dopant for high performance perovskite solar cells

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Submitted
14 Sep 2020
Accepted
26 Nov 2020
First published
26 Nov 2020

Dalton Trans., 2021,50, 279-286
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Chemical doping engineering by utilizing trilacunary Keggin polyoxometalates as a dopant for high performance perovskite solar cells

X. Fan, J. Zhang, Y. Yang, D. Xia, Y. Dong, L. Qiu, J. Wang, W. Cao, B. Hu, W. Wang and R. Fan, Dalton Trans., 2021, 50, 279
DOI: 10.1039/D0DT03201H

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