Review on methods for improving the thermal and ambient stability of perovskite solar cells

Yuxiong Zhou, Jinghua Hu, Yuxia Wu, Rongbang Qing, Chengming Zhang, Xiaoying Xu, Minlin Jiang
2019 Journal of Photonics for Energy  
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are solar cells that are efficient, low cost, and simple to fabricate. Over the last 9 years, researchers have conducted in-depth research on PSCs to increase their photoelectric conversion efficiency from 3.8% to 24.2%. PSCs have the potential to replace traditional energy sources in the future. However, the stability of these cells is poor, which limits their practical applications, because the perovskite material is susceptible to degradation by environmental
more » ... by environmental factors, such as moisture, heat, and oxygen. In our review, some studies related to improving the stability of PSCs are summarized. Strategies that have been developed to improve the stability of PSCs are reviewed from the aspects of the electron transport, perovskite, and hole transport layers (HTLs). These strategies include doping the electron transport layer (ETL), using dopant-free HTL, grain passivation, employing double layers or graded hybrid structure of ETL or HTL, two-dimensional perovskites, and so on. We provide a reference for future studies on the stability of PSCs.
doi:10.1117/1.jpe.9.040901 fatcat:asj2htwlxrezbl5n4a2t6k4q5e