Evidence of Tailoring the Interfacial Chemical Composition in Normal Structure Hybrid Organohalide Perovskites by a Self-Assembled Monolayer

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Will J, Hou Y, Scheiner S, Pinkert U, Hermes IM, Weber SA, Hirsch A, Halik M, Brabec C, Unruh T
Journal: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 10
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 5511-5518
ISSN: 1944-8244
Language: English


Abstract


Current-voltage hysteresis is a major issue for normal architecture organo-halide perovskite

solar cells. In this manuscript we reveal a several Å thick Methylammonium Iodide (MAI) rich

interface between the perovskite and the metal oxide. Surface functionalization via selfassembled

monolayers (SAMs) allowed us to control the composition of the interface

monolayer from Pb poor to Pb rich, which in parallel suppresses hysteresis in perovskite

solar cells. The bulk of the perovskite films is not affected by the interface engineering and

remains highly crystalline in surface normal direction over the whole film thickness. The subnm

structural modifications of the buried interface were revealed by x-ray reflectivity (XRR),

which is most sensitive to monitor changes in the mass density of only several Å thin

interfacial layers as a function of substrate functionalization. From Kelvin probe force

microscopy (KPFM) on a solar cell cross section study, we further demonstrate local

variations of the potential on different electron transporting layers (ETLs) within a solar cell.

Based on these findings we present a unifying model explaining hysteresis in perovskite solar

cells, giving for the first time insight into one crucial aspect of hysteresis and paving the way

for new strategies in the fields of perovskite based opto-electronic devices.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Halik, Marcus Prof. Dr.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)
Hirsch, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Hou, Yi
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Pinkert, Ute
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Scheiner, Simon
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)
Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)
Will, Johannes Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik


Additional Organisation
Graduiertenkolleg 1896/2 In situ Mikroskopie mit Elektronen, Röntgenstrahlen und Rastersonden


External institutions
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung (MPI-P) / Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research


How to cite

APA:
Will, J., Hou, Y., Scheiner, S., Pinkert, U., Hermes, I.M., Weber, S.A.,... Unruh, T. (2018). Evidence of Tailoring the Interfacial Chemical Composition in Normal Structure Hybrid Organohalide Perovskites by a Self-Assembled Monolayer. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(6), 5511-5518. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b15904

MLA:
Will, Johannes, et al. "Evidence of Tailoring the Interfacial Chemical Composition in Normal Structure Hybrid Organohalide Perovskites by a Self-Assembled Monolayer." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10.6 (2018): 5511-5518.

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