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6.5% efficient perovskite quantum-dot-sensitized solar cell

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Highly efficient quantum-dot-sensitized solar cell is fabricated using ca. 2–3 nm sized perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 nanocrystal. Spin-coating of the equimolar mixture of CH3NH3I and PbI2 in γ-butyrolactone solution (perovskite precursor solution) leads to (CH3NH3)PbI3 quantum dots (QDs) on nanocrystalline TiO2 surface. By electrochemical junction with iodide/iodine based redox electrolyte, perovskite QD-sensitized 3.6 μm-thick TiO2 film shows maximum external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 78.6% at 530 nm and solar-to-electrical conversion efficiency of 6.54% at AM 1.5G 1 sun intensity (100 mW cm−2), which is by far the highest efficiency among the reported inorganic quantum dot sensitizers.

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2011, accepted on 15 Aug 2011 and first published on 07 Sep 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10867K
Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4088-4093

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    6.5% efficient perovskite quantum-dot-sensitized solar cell

    J. Im, C. Lee, J. Lee, S. Park and N. Park, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4088
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10867K

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