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High performance low-bandgap perovskite solar cells based on a high-quality mixed Sn–Pb perovskite film prepared by vacuum-assisted thermal annealing

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Abstract

Tandem perovskite solar cells are an effective concept to overcome the Shockley–Queisser limit of a single-junction perovskite solar cell. For a high-performance tandem cell, besides a wide-bandgap perovskite top cell, a high-quality low-bandgap perovskite bottom cell with an optimum bandgap of ∼1.2 eV is urgently needed. Moreover, a simple process technique needs to be developed for a high-quality perovskite film with good reproducibility, in order to further simplify the whole tandem-cell fabrication. Accordingly, we develop a simple one-step process (vacuum-assisted thermal annealing) for a high-quality low-bandgap CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5IxCl3−x film, where the absorption edge can exceed 1000 nm. After comparing CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5IxCl3−x films annealed in a vacuum and in a nitrogen environment, we find that vacuum-assisted thermal annealing can result in CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5IxCl3−x films with better film coverage and crystallinity. This process can also accelerate the sublimation of methylammonium chloride and reduce the trap density in the CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5IxCl3−x film. With this process, we successfully fabricated an efficient low-bandgap perovskite solar cell with a power conversion efficiency of more than 12% and good device reproducibility as well as long-term stability.

Graphical abstract: High performance low-bandgap perovskite solar cells based on a high-quality mixed Sn–Pb perovskite film prepared by vacuum-assisted thermal annealing

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2018, accepted on 05 Aug 2018 and first published on 07 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA05444D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 16347-16354
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    High performance low-bandgap perovskite solar cells based on a high-quality mixed Sn–Pb perovskite film prepared by vacuum-assisted thermal annealing

    M. Liu, Z. Chen, Q. Xue, S. H. Cheung, S. K. So, H. Yip and Y. Cao, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 16347
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA05444D

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