CsPbIBr2 perovskite solar cell by spray-assisted deposition

Cho Fai Jonathan Lau, Xiaofan Deng, Qingshan Ma, Jianghui Zheng, Jae S. Yun, Martin A. Green, Shujuan Huang, Anita W. Y. Ho-Baillie*

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In this work, an inorganic halide perovskite solar cell using a spray-assisted solution-processed CsPbIBr2 film is demonstrated. The process allows sequential solution processing of the CsPbIBr2 film, overcoming the solubility problem of the bromide ion in the precursor solution that would otherwise occur in a single-step solution process. The spraying of CsI in air is demonstrated to be successful, and the annealing of the CsPbIBr2 film in air is also successful in producing a CsPbIBr2 film with an optical band gap of 2.05 eV and is thermally stable at 300 °C. The effects of the substrate temperature during spraying and the annealing temperature on film quality and device performance are studied. The substrate temperature during spraying is found to be the most critical parameter. The best-performing device fabricated using these conditions achieves a stabilized conversion efficiency of 6.3% with negligible hysteresis. Cesium metal halide perovskites remain viable alternatives to organic metal halide perovskites as the cesium-containing perovskites can withstand higher temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-577
Number of pages5
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


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