Molecular weight effect of poly-TPD hole-transporting layer on the performance of inverted perovskite solar cells.

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Date: Apr. 2021
From: Solar Energy(Vol. 218)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 317 words

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Keywords Poly-TPD; Hole-transporting layer; Inverted perovskite solar cell; Molecular weight; Power conversion efficiency Highlights * Molecular weight has a significant effect on the mobility and electrical conductivity of the PTPD. * The interfacial charge transferring and transport between the perovskite and PTPD varies with the PTPD' molecular weight. * We fabricate the inverted PSCs based on MAPbI.sub.3 with a champion PCE of 19.24% with negligible hysteresis. Abstract Inverted planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with poly(N,N'-bis(4-butylphenyl)-N,N'-bis(phenyl)benzidine) (PTPD) layer as hole-transporting layer (HTL) exhibit high power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) over 20%. However, the influence of PTPD's molecular weight (Mw) on the performance of PSCs has not been reported yet. Herein, we employ PTPD with various molecular weights as HTL to fabricate highly efficient inverted planar PSCs. Our results show that PTPD with 75 kDa possesses superior conductivity, which can quicken the charge carrier extraction from perovskite to HTL. In addition, the MAPbI.sub.3 perovskite film atop the 75-kDa PTPD is smoother with higher crystallinity and lower defect density. As a result, inverted planar PSCs with 75-kDa PTPD as HTL deliver a highest PCE of 19.24%. Our work provides a beneficial reference for future preparation of stable and highly efficient inverted PSCs with polymer HTL. Author Affiliation: (a) Key Lab of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education of China, School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China (b) Shenzhen Institute, Wuhan University, Shenzhen 518055, People's Republic of China * Corresponding authors at: Key Lab of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education of China, School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China (G. Fang). Article History: Received 5 January 2021; Revised 24 February 2021; Accepted 26 February 2021 Byline: Xuzhi Hu (a,b), Chen Tao [taochen635@whu.edu.cn] (a,*), Jiwei Liang (a), Cong Chen (a), Xiaolu Zheng (a), Jiashuai Li (a), Jing Li (a), Yongjie Liu (a), Guojia Fang [gjfang@whu.edu.cn] (a,b,*)

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