Solution-Grown Monocrystalline Hybrid Perovskite Films for Hole-Transporter-Free Solar Cells

Wei Peng, Lingfei Wang, Murali Banavoth, Kang-Ting Ho, Ashok Bera, Nam Chul Cho, Chen-Fang Kang, Victor M. Burlakov, Jun Pan, Lutfan Sinatra, Chun Ma, Wei Xu, Dong Shi, Erkki Alarousu, Alain Goriely, Jr-Hau He, Omar F. Mohammed, Tao Wu, Osman Bakr

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High-quality perovskite monocrystalline films are successfully grown through cavitation-triggered asymmetric crystallization. These films enable a simple cell structure, ITO/CH3NH3PbBr3/Au, with near 100% internal quantum efficiency, promising power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) >5%, and superior stability for prototype cells. Furthermore, the monocrystalline devices using a hole-transporter-free structure yield PCEs ≈6.5%, the highest among other similar-structured CH3NH3PbBr3 solar cells to date.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3383-3390
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Mar 2 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research is supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
W. Peng and L. Wang contributed equally to this work.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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