CsPb0.9 Sn0.1 IBr2 Based All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Exceptional Efficiency and Stability.

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The emergence of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has generated enormous interest in the photovoltaic research community. Recently, cesium metal halides (CsMX3 , M = Pb or Sn; X = I, Br, Cl or mixed halides) as a class of inorganic perovskites showed great promise for PSCs and other optoelectronic devices. However, CsMX3 -based PSCs usually exhibit lower power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) than organic-inorganic hybrid PSCs, due to the unfavorable band gaps. Herein, a novel mixed-Pb/Sn mixed-halide inorganic perovskite, CsPb0.9 Sn0.1 IBr2 , with a suitable band gap of 1.79 eV and an appropriate level of valence band maximum, was prepared in ambient atmosphere without a glovebox. After thoroughly eliminating labile organic components and noble metals, the all-inorganic PSCs based on CsPb0.9 Sn0.1 IBr2 and carbon counter electrodes exhibit a high open-circuit voltage of 1.26 V and a remarkable PCE up to 11.33%, which is record-breaking among the existing CsMX3 -based PSCs. Moreover, the all-inorganic PSCs show good long-term stability and improved endurance against heat and moisture. This study indicates a feasible way to design inorganic halide perovskites through energy-band engineering for the construction of high-performance all-inorganic PSCs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liang, J; Zhao, P; Wang, C; Wang, Y; Hu, Y; Zhu, G; Ma, L; Liu, J; Jin, Z

Published Date

  • October 3, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 139 / 40

Start / End Page

  • 14009 - 14012

PubMed ID

  • 28933843

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28933843

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jacs.7b07949


  • eng