Effect of Different Hole Transport Materials on Recombination in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite-Sensitized Mesoscopic Solar Cells
2013 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, ISSN 1948-7185, Vol. 4, no 9, 1532-1536 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3-sensitized solid-state solar cells using spiro-OMeTAD, poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) and 4-(diethylamino)benzaldehyde diphenylhydrazone (DEH) as hole transport materials (HTMs) with a light to electricity power conversion efficiency of 8.5%, 4.5%, and 1.6%, respectively, under AM 1.5G illumination of 1000 W/m(2) intensity. Photoinduced absorption spectroscopy (PIA) shows that hole transfer occurs from the (CH3NH3)PbI3 to HTMs after excitation of (CH3NH3)PbI3. The electron lifetime (tau(e)) in these devices are in the order Spiro-OMeTAD > P3HT > DEH, while the charge transport time (t(tr)) is rather similar. The difference in tau(e) can therefore explain the lower efficiency of the devices based on P3HT and DEH. This report shows that the nature of the HTM is essential for charge recombination and elucidates that finding an optimal HTM for the perovskite solar cell includes controlling the perovskite/HTM interaction. Design routes for new HTMs are suggested.
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2013. Vol. 4, no 9, 1532-1536 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201790DOI: 10.1021/jz400638xISI: 000318536500026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201790DiVA: diva2:629601