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Interface engineering of high efficiency perovskite solar cells based on ZnO nanorods using atomic layer deposition

Li, S; Zhang, P; Wang, Y; Sarvari, H; Liu, D; Wu, J; Yang, Y; ... Chen, ZD; + view all (2017) Interface engineering of high efficiency perovskite solar cells based on ZnO nanorods using atomic layer deposition. Nano Research , 10 (3) pp. 1092-1103. 10.1007/s12274-016-1407-0. Green open access

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Abstract

Despite the considerably improved efficiency of inorganic–organic metal hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs), electron transport is still a challenging issue. In this paper, we report the use of ZnO nanorods prepared by hydrothermal self-assembly as the electron transport layer in perovskite solar cells. The efficiency of the perovskite solar cells is significantly enhanced by passivating the interfacial defects via atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 monolayers on the ZnO nanorods. By employing the Al2O3 monolayers, the average power conversion efficiency of methylammonium lead iodide PSCs was increased from 10.33% to 15.06%, and the highest efficiency obtained was 16.08%. We suggest that the passivation of defects using the atomic layer deposition of monolayers might provide a new pathway for the improvement of all types of PSCs..

Type: Article
Title: Interface engineering of high efficiency perovskite solar cells based on ZnO nanorods using atomic layer deposition
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s12274-016-1407-0
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12274-016-1407-0
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12274-016-1407-0.
Keywords: perovskite solar cell; ZnO nanorods; oxygen vacancy; Al2O3 monolayer; charge recombination
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1539033
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