Electrical properties of perovskite solar cells by illumination intensity and temperature-dependent photoluminescence imaging

Anh Dinh Bui, Naeimeh Mozaffari, Thien N. Truong, The Duong, Klaus J. Weber, Thomas P. White, Kylie R. Catchpole, Daniel Macdonald, Hieu T. Nguyen

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Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are one of the most promising candidates for next generation photovoltaics. Further improvement in their performance, particularly efficiency, durability and reproducibility, requires a deep understanding of recombination losses during fabrication and within a device itself. In this work, we report a contactless, imaging-based procedure to spatially resolve electronic properties of PSCs including implied open-circuit voltage (iVoc) and its temperature coefficient, ideality factor (nid) and activation energy of recombination (EA) by employing illumination intensity and temperature-dependent photoluminescence. The illumination intensity dependence of iVoc allows the extraction of nid whereas its temperature dependence allows the extraction of the temperature coefficient and EA. This imaging approach is then applied to investigate changes of these electronic parameters on fully and partially fabricated devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1044
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • activation energy
  • ideality factor
  • implied open-circuit voltage
  • perovskite solar cells
  • photoluminescence imaging

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