Facet-dependent photovoltaic efficiency variations in single grains of hybrid halide perovskite

Sibel Y. Leblebici, Linn Leppert, Yanbo Li, Sebastian E. Reyes-Lillo, Sebastian Wickenburg, Ed Wong, Jiye Lee, Mauro Melli, Dominik Ziegler, Daniel K. Angell, D. Frank Ogletree, Paul D. Ashby, Francesca M. Toma, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Ian D. Sharp, Alexander Weber-Bargioni

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Photovoltaic devices based on hybrid perovskite materials have exceeded 22% efficiency due to high charge-carrier mobilities and lifetimes. Properties such as photocurrent generation and open-circuit voltage are influenced by the microscopic structure and orientation of the perovskite crystals, but are difficult to quantify on the intra-grain length scale and are often treated as homogeneous within the active layer. Here, we map the local short-circuit photocurrent, open-circuit photovoltage, and dark drift current in state-of-the-art methylammonium lead iodide solar cells using photoconductive atomic force microscopy. We find, within individual grains, spatially correlated heterogeneity in short-circuit current and open-circuit voltage up to 0.6 V. These variations are related to different crystal facets and have a direct impact on the macroscopic power conversion efficiency. We attribute this heterogeneity to a facet-dependent density of trap states. These results imply that controlling crystal grain and facet orientation will enable a systematic optimization of polycrystalline and single-crystal devices for photovoltaic and lighting applications.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo16093
PublicaciónNature Energy
EstadoPublicada - 4 jul 2016

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Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Materiales electrónicos, ópticos y magnéticos
  • Energías renovables, sostenibilidad y medio ambiente
  • Tecnología del combustible
  • Ingeniería energética y tecnologías de la energía

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Leblebici, S. Y., Leppert, L., Li, Y., Reyes-Lillo, S. E., Wickenburg, S., Wong, E., Lee, J., Melli, M., Ziegler, D., Angell, D. K., Ogletree, D. F., Ashby, P. D., Toma, F. M., Neaton, J. B., Sharp, I. D., & Weber-Bargioni, A. (2016). Facet-dependent photovoltaic efficiency variations in single grains of hybrid halide perovskite. Nature Energy, 1(8), [16093]. https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.93