Spray deposition of exfoliated MoS2 flakes as hole transport layer in perovskite-based photovoltaics

Capasso, A., Del Rio Castillo, A.E., Najafi, L., Pellegrini, V., Bonaccorso, F., Matteocci, F., Cinà, L., & Di Carlo, A. (2015) Spray deposition of exfoliated MoS2 flakes as hole transport layer in perovskite-based photovoltaics. In 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Rome, Italy, pp. 1138-1141.

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We propose the use of solution-processed molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) flakes as hole transport layer (HTL) for metal-organic perovskite solar cells. MoS2 bulk crystals are exfoliated in 2-propanol and deposited on perovskite layers by spray coating. We fabricated cells with glass/FTO/compact-TiO2/mesoporous-TiO2/CH3NH3PbI3/spiro- OMeTAD/Au structure and cells with the same structure but with MoS2 flakes as HTL instead of spiro-OMeTAD, the most widely used HTL. The electrical characterization of the cells with MoS2 as HTL show promising power conversion efficiency -η- of 3.9% with respect to cells with pristine spiro-OMeTAD (η=3.1%). Endurance test on 800-hour shelf life has shown higher stability for the MoS2–based cells (ΔPCE/PCE=-17%) with respect to the doped spiro-OMeTAD-based one (ΔPCE/PCE =-45%). Further improvements are expected with the optimization of the MoS2 deposition process

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ID Code: 93201
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Metal-organic perovskite solar cells, Two-dimensional materials (2DM), Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers, LIquid phase exfoliation (LPE)
DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2015.7388825
ISBN: 9781467381567
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (020406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Compound Semiconductors (091203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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