Electropolymerization Porous Aromatic Framework Film As a Hole-Transport Layer for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells with Superior Stability

Yudi Wang, Shuhao Zhang, Jionghua Wu, Kuan Liu, Dongmei Li, Qingbo Meng, Guangshan Zhu

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PAF-86 film is electropolymerized (EP) by targeted monomer M1 tethered bifunctional carbozolyl moieties which not only serve in electron donation but also provide effective electrochemical (EC) active sites. The resulting PAF-86 film possesses a fairly compact surface, remarkable stability, efficient hole extraction capacity, and hole-transporting materials (HTMs) for inverted heterojunction perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Likewise, our investigation shows that PAF-86 film based perovskite solar cells (PSCs) retained about 80% power conversion efficiency (PCE) without encapsulation in air, and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) based PSCs devices reduce to 4% under the same conditions. More impressively, the electropolymerization approach is convenient, controlled, and operated at ambient conditions which elude post heat-treatments and are appropriate for industrial application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43688-43695
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017


  • electropolymerization
  • hole transport
  • long-term stability
  • perovskite solar cells
  • porous aromatic framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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