Photostability and Moisture Stability of CH3NH3PbI3-based Solar Cells by Ethyl Cellulose
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AbstractOrganic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells have achieved high power conversion efficiencies (PCE) of around 2%, comparable to conventional silicon and thin-film solar cells. However, the poor stability of the perovskite material is one of the significant drawbacks for its practical application. In moderate humidity, the perovskite hydrates and decomposes within hours or a few days, which deteriorates the device efficiency rapidly. Herein, is demonstrated the moisture stability and photostability of CH3NH3PbI3 can be greatly improved through the interaction between ethyl cellulose (EC) and perovskite crystals. It is found that the CH3NH3PbI3 film with EC incorporation is stable over 5 days in 60% relative humidity (RH) under ambient indoor light, whereas the conventional CH3NH3PbI3 film without EC is degraded in 1 day. After being stored in 60%RH under ambient indoor light for 2.5 days, the solar cell with EC incorporation shows a PCE decrement from 14.08% to 8.21 %, whereas that without EC is nearly entirely degraded (PCE= 0%). Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy shows that hydrogen bonding between EC and CH3NH3PbI3 accounts for the improved moisture stability by stabilizing the crystal structure.
Acceptance Date12/09/2016
All Author(s) ListJian He, Chun-Fai Ng, King Young Wong, Weifeng Liu, Tao Chen
Journal nameChemPlusChem
Volume Number81
Issue Number12
Place of PublicationGermany
Pages1292 - 1298
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsPhotovoltaics, Organometal Halide Perovskite, degradation

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