Recent Progress on Heterojunction Engineering in Perovskite Solar Cells

Tianyue Wang, Wenqiu Deng, Jiupeng Cao, Feng Yan

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Metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have become one of the most promising next-generation photovoltaic technologies due to their low-cost fabrication, solution processability, and superior optoelectronic properties. Although state-of-art PSCs demonstrate a power conversion efficiency record comparable to that of silicon solar cells, there are still many challenges toward commercialization. PSCs are devices based on various semiconductor heterojunctions that all play important roles in device performance. The device operation relies on a combination of multiple heterojunctions to offer a delicate control of photocarrier generation, separation, and transport to respective electrodes. Hence, advanced heterojunction design in PSCs is crucial for the further improvement of device performance. Notably, the conversion efficiency records for PSCs are mainly ascribed to optimized heterojunction engineering. Considering the significance of this topic, a comprehensive review of the recently developed heterojunction designs is presented. Following a brief introduction to PSC architectures, operation, and fundamental heterojunction design theories, the recent progress on perovskite/electron transport layer, perovskite/hole transport layer, and perovskite/perovskite heterojunction engineering is elaborated. Finally, conclusions and perspectives on this research field are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2201436
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • efficiency
  • heterojunctions
  • interfaces
  • perovskite solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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