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Ionic Influences on Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells / Adam Pockett; Matthew Carnie

ACS Energy Letters

Swansea University Author: Carnie, Matthew

Abstract

The origins of recombination processes, particularly those that relate to IV hysteresis, are still unclear in perovskite solar cells. Of particular interest, is the impact different contact materials have on the level of hysteresis observed. This work shows that there is a clear link between ionic m...

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Published in: ACS Energy Letters
ISSN: 2380-8195 2380-8195
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa34445
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Abstract: The origins of recombination processes, particularly those that relate to IV hysteresis, are still unclear in perovskite solar cells. Of particular interest, is the impact different contact materials have on the level of hysteresis observed. This work shows that there is a clear link between ionic movement and interfacial recombination, which have both been shown to be responsible for hysteresis. By performing low temperature transient photovoltage (TPV) measurements over a period in which ions redistribute within the perovskite layer, the dominant recombination mechanism, responsible for hysteresis and other slow dynamic processes, is found to occur at the TiO2/perovskite interface. We observe an anomalous negative transient upon firing the laser pulse which we attribute to interfacial recombination at the TiO2/perovskite interface. The impact of recombination at the perovskite/HTL interface is shown to be negligible by performing TPV measurements using different laser wavelengths to probe different depths into the perovskite layer, as well as by changing the type of HTL used.
College: College of Engineering