All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The research field on perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is seeing frequent record breaking in the power conversion efficiency (PCE). However, organic-inorganic hybrid halide perovskites and organic additives in common hole-transport materials (HTMs) exhibit poor stability against moisture and heat. Here we report the successful fabrication of all-inorganic PSCs without any labile or expensive organic components. The entire fabrication process can be operated in ambient environment without humidity control (e.g., a glovebox). Even without encapsulation, the all-inorganic PSCs present no performance degradation in humid air (90-95% relative humidity, 25 °C) for over 3 months (2640 h) and can endure extreme temperatures (100 and -22 °C). Moreover, by elimination of expensive HTMs and noble-metal electrodes, the cost was significantly reduced. The highest PCE of the first-generation all-inorganic PSCs reached 6.7%. This study opens the door for next-generation PSCs with long-term stability under harsh conditions, making practical application of PSCs a real possibility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liang, J; Wang, C; Wang, Y; Xu, Z; Lu, Z; Ma, Y; Zhu, H; Hu, Y; Xiao, C; Yi, X; Zhu, G; Lv, H; Ma, L; Chen, T; Tie, Z; Jin, Z; Liu, J

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 49

Start / End Page

  • 15829 - 15832

PubMed ID

  • 27960305

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jacs.6b10227


  • eng