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Approaching the Shockley–Queisser limit for fill factors in lead–tin mixed perovskite photovoltaics

Jayawardena, K.D.G.I., Bandara, R. M. I., Monti, M., Butler-Caddle, E., Pichler, T., Shiozawa, H., Wang, Z., Jenatsch, S., Hinder, S. J., Masteghin, M. G. , Patel, M., Thirimanne, H.M., Zhang, W., Sporea, R.A., Lloyd-Hughes, J. and Silva, S.R.P. (2019) Approaching the Shockley–Queisser limit for fill factors in lead–tin mixed perovskite photovoltaics Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2). pp. 693-705.

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The performance of all solar cells is dictated by charge recombination. A closer to ideal recombination dynamics results in improved performances, with fill factors approaching the limits based on Shockley–Queisser analysis. It is well known that for emerging solar materials such as perovskites, there are several challenges that need to be overcome to achieve high fill factors, particularly for large area lead–tin mixed perovskite solar cells. Here we demonstrate a strategy towards achieving fill factors above 80% through post-treatment of a lead–tin mixed perovskite absorber with guanidinium bromide for devices with an active area of 0.43 cm2. This bromide post-treatment results in a more favorable band alignment at the anode and cathode interfaces, enabling better bipolar extraction. The resulting devices demonstrate an exceptional fill factor of 83%, approaching the Shockley–Queisser limit, resulting in a power conversion efficiency of 14.4% for large area devices.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Bandara, R. M. I.
Monti, M.
Butler-Caddle, E.
Pichler, T.
Shiozawa, H.
Wang, Z.
Jenatsch, S.
Hinder, S. J.
Masteghin, M. G.
Patel, M.
Lloyd-Hughes, J.
Date : 12 December 2019
Funders : EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Commission H2020
DOI : 10.1039/C9TA10543C
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2020
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 22 Jan 2020 13:09
Last Modified : 13 Dec 2020 02:08

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