Low Temperature Fabrication for High Performance Flexible CsPbI2Br Perovskite Solar Cells

Hong Jiang, Jiangshan Feng, Huan Zhao, Guijun Li, Guannan Yin, Yu Han, Feng Yan, Zhike Liu, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu

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All-inorganic CsPbX3-based perovskites, such as CsPbI2Br, show much better thermal and illumination stability than their organic–inorganic hybrid counterparts. However, fabrication of high-quality CsPbI2Br perovskite film normally requires annealing at a high temperature (>250 °C) that is not compatible with the plastic substrate. In this work, a Lewis base adduct-promoted growth process that makes it possible to fabricate high quality CsPbI2Br perovskite films at low temperature is promoted. The mechanism is attributed to synthesized dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) adducts which allow a low activation energy route to form CsPbI2Br perovskite films during the thermal annealing treatment. A power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 13.54% is achieved. As far as it is known, this is the highest efficiency for the CsPbI2Br solar cells fabricated at low temperature (120 °C). In addition, the method enables fabrication of flexible CsPbI2Br PSCs with PCE as high as 11.73%. Surprisingly, the bare devices without any encapsulation maintain 70% of their original PCEs after being stored in ambient air for 700 h. This work provides an approach for preparing other high performance CsPbX3-based perovskite solar cells (PSCs) at low temperature, particularly for flexible ones.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1801117
JournalAdvanced Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • CsPbIBr
  • flexible
  • high performance
  • high stability
  • low temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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