2D WSe2 Flakes for Synergistic Modulation of Grain Growth and Charge Transfer in Tin-Based Perovskite Solar Cells

Tianyue Wang, Fangyuan Zheng, Guanqi Tang, Jiupeng Cao, Peng You, Jiong Zhao, Feng Yan

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Tin (Sn)-based perovskites with favorable optoelectronic properties and ideal bandgaps have emerged as promising alternatives to toxic lead (Pb)-based perovskites for photovoltaic applications. However, it is challenging to obtain high-quality Sn-based perovskite films by solution process. Here, liquid-exfoliated 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides (i.e., MoS2, WS2, and WSe2) with smooth and defect-free surfaces are applied as growth templates for spin-coated FASnI3 perovskite films, leading to van der Waals epitaxial growth of perovskite grains with a growth orientation along (100). The authors find that WSe2 has better energy alignment with FASnI3 than MoS2 and WS2 and results in a cascade band structure in resultant perovskite solar cells (PSCs), which can facilitate hole extraction and suppress interfacial charge recombination in the devices. The WSe2-modified PSCs show a power conversion efficiency up to 10.47%, which is among the highest efficiency of FASnI3-based PSCs. The appealing solution phase epitaxial growth of FASnI3 perovskite on 2D WSe2 flakes is expected to find broad applications in optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Mar 2021


  • 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides
  • charge transfer
  • grain growth
  • tin-based perovskite solar cells
  • WSe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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