Integrated perovskite/bulk-heterojunction toward efficient solar cells

Yongsheng Liu, Ziruo Hong, Qi Chen, Weihsuan Chang, Huanping Zhou, Tze Bin Song, Eric Young, Yang Yang, Jingbi You, Gang Li, Yang Yang

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We successfully demonstrated an integrated perovskite/bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) photovoltaic device for efficient light harvesting and energy conversion. Our device efficiently integrated two photovoltaic layers, namely a perovskite film and organic BHJ film, into the device. The device structure is ITO/TiO2/perovskite/BHJ/MoO3/Ag. A wide bandgap small molecule DOR3T-TBDT was used as donor in the BHJ film, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.3% was achieved in the integrated device with a high short circuit current density (JSC) of 21.2 mA cm-2. The higher JSCas compared to that of the traditional perovskite/HTL (hole transporting layer) device (19.3 mA cm-2) indicates that the BHJ film absorbs light and contributes to the current density of the device. Our result further suggests that the HTL in traditional perovskite solar cell, even with good light absorption capability, cannot contribute to the overall device photocurrent, unless this HTL becomes a BHJ layer (by adding electron transporting material like PC71BM).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-668
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • bulk heterojunction
  • carrier recombination
  • perovskite
  • photoresponse
  • photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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