One-step, low-temperature deposited perovskite solar cell utilizing small molecule additive

Chun Chao Chen, Zirou Hong, Gang Li, Qi Chen, Huanping Zhou, Yang Yang

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In the current study, the perovskite absorber (CH3NH3PbI3) is processed via one-step deposition employing the small molecule additive, BmPyPhB, which can be dissolved in dimethylformamide along with precursors. Here, 1,3-Bis[3,5-di(pyridin-3-yl)phenyl]benzene (BmPyPhB) functions as the morphology controller to introduce an intermediate phase during perovskite film growth, which allows well-defined and precrystallized domains formed before the annealing treatment. Furthermore, a chloroform solvent wash procedure is applied afterward to remove BmPyPhB from perovskite without damaging the predetermined morphology. Thus, postannealing as low as 100°C for 5 min can achieve the optimal power conversion efficiency of 8% in a planar-structured inverted solar cell.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14083SS
JournalJournal of Photonics for Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • low temperature
  • perovskite
  • planar solar cell
  • small molecule additive
  • solution process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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