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Formamidine-assisted fast crystallization to fabricate formamidinium-based perovskite films for high-efficiency and stable solar cells

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In the past decade, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have experienced a rapid development with the goal of achieving both high efficiency and high stability. Avoiding the use of unstable methylammonium, formamidinium-based perovskites, with better thermal stability and lower band gap, have became promising candidate absorbers. However, the methylammonium-free PSCs usually show inferior PCEs, which is closely related to the crystalline quality of these perovskites. In this study, we propose a formamidine-assisted fast crystallization (FAAFC) method to regulate the nucleation and improve the crystallization by using an FA-containing chlorobenzene antisolvent. It was found that RbCsFAPbI3 films prepared using the FAAFC method have a preferred orientation, larger crystal size and less grain boundary and traps. As a result, their inverted PSCs exhibit much better photovoltaic performance and stability compared to with the control method, achieving a PCE of 20.58% and <10% degradation after 500 h illumination.

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Submitted
06 Oct 2019
Accepted
18 Dec 2019
First published
19 Dec 2019

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, Advance Article
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Formamidine-assisted fast crystallization to fabricate formamidinium-based perovskite films for high-efficiency and stable solar cells

S. Zhang, S. Wu, R. Chen, W. Chen, Y. Huang, Z. Yang and W. Chen, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9TC05465K

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