Minimizing Performance Degradation Induced by Interfacial Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells through Tailoring of the Transport Layer Electronic Properties

The performance of hybrid organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite solar cells is investigated using one-dimensional drift-diffusion device simulations. We study the effects of interfacial defect density, doping concentration, and electronic level positions of the charge transport layer (CTL). Choosing CTLs with a favorable band alignment, rather than passivating CTL-perovskite interfacial defects, is shown to be beneficial for maintaining high power-conversion efficiency, due to reduced minority carrier density arising from a favorable local electric field profile. Insights from this study provide theoretical guidance on practical selection of CTL materials for achieving high-performance perovskite solar cells.

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Electron distribution, Hysteresis, Solar cells, Perovskite
National Science Foundation No. DMR-1305893.
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