Inorganic metal halide perovskites such as CsPbI3 are promising for high-performance, reproducible and robust solar cells. However, inorganic perovskites are sensitive to humidity, which causes the transformation from the black phase to the yellow δ, non-perovskite phase. Such phase instability has been a significant challenge to long-term operational stability. Here, we report a surface dimensionality reduction strategy, using 2-(4-aminophenyl) ethylamine cation to construct a Dion-Jacobson 2D phase that covers the surface of the 3D inorganic perovskite structure. The Dion-Jacobson layer mainly grew at the grain boundaries of the perovskite, effectively passivating surface defects and providing favourable interfacial charge transfer. The resulting inorganic perovskite films exhibited excellent humidity resistance when submerged in an aqueous solution (Isopropanol: Water = 4: 1v/v) and exposed to a 50% humidity air atmosphere. The DJ 2D/3D inorganic perovskite solar cell (PSC) achieved a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 19.5% with a Voc of 1.197 eV. It retained 83% of initial PCE after 1260 h of maximum power point tracking under 1.2 sun illumination. Our work demonstrates an effective way for stabilising efficient inorganic perovskite solar cells. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Stabilisation of Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with A 2d Dion-Jacobson Passivating Layer

Wu, Luyan;Li, Meng;Marongiu, Daniela;Saba, Michele
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Inorganic metal halide perovskites such as CsPbI3 are promising for high-performance, reproducible and robust solar cells. However, inorganic perovskites are sensitive to humidity, which causes the transformation from the black phase to the yellow δ, non-perovskite phase. Such phase instability has been a significant challenge to long-term operational stability. Here, we report a surface dimensionality reduction strategy, using 2-(4-aminophenyl) ethylamine cation to construct a Dion-Jacobson 2D phase that covers the surface of the 3D inorganic perovskite structure. The Dion-Jacobson layer mainly grew at the grain boundaries of the perovskite, effectively passivating surface defects and providing favourable interfacial charge transfer. The resulting inorganic perovskite films exhibited excellent humidity resistance when submerged in an aqueous solution (Isopropanol: Water = 4: 1v/v) and exposed to a 50% humidity air atmosphere. The DJ 2D/3D inorganic perovskite solar cell (PSC) achieved a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 19.5% with a Voc of 1.197 eV. It retained 83% of initial PCE after 1260 h of maximum power point tracking under 1.2 sun illumination. Our work demonstrates an effective way for stabilising efficient inorganic perovskite solar cells. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
2023
2D/3D heterostructure; Dion-Jacobson phase; Humidity stability; Inorganic perovskite; Solar cells
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