Highly Efficient Ruddlesden–Popper Halide Perovskite PA2MA4Pb5I16 Solar Cells
Journal article, 2018

Two-dimensional (2D) Ruddlesden-Popper (RP) organic-inorganic perovskites have emerged as promising candidates for solar cells with technologically relevant stability. Herein, a new RP perovskite, the fifth member («n» = 5) of the (CH3(CH2)2NH3)2(CH3NH3)n-1PbnI3n+1 family (abbreviated as PA2MA4Pb5I16), was synthesized and systematically investigated in terms of photovoltaic application. The obtained pure PA2MA4Pb5I16 crystal exhibits a direct band gap of Eg = 1.85 eV. Systematic analysis on the solid film highlights the key role of the precursor-solvent interaction in the quantum well orientation, phase purity, grain size, surface quality, and optoelectronic properties, which can be well-tuned with addition of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) into the N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) precursor solution. These findings present opportunities for designing a high-quality RP film with well-controlled quantum well orientation, micrometer-sized grains, and optoelectronic properties. As a result, we achieved power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 10.41%.


Peirui Cheng

Shaanxi Normal University

Zhuo Xu

Shaanxi Normal University

Jianbo Li

Shaanxi Normal University

Yucheng Liu

Shaanxi Normal University

Yuanyuan Fan

Shaanxi Normal University

Liyang Yu

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Christian Müller Group

Detlef M. Smilgies

Cornell University

Christian Müller

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Christian Müller Group

Kui Zhao

Shaanxi Normal University

Shengzhong Frank Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shaanxi Normal University

ACS Energy Letters

2380-8195 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 8 1975-1982

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Polymer Technologies

Materials Chemistry



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