Influence of phase transition on stability of perovskite solar cells under thermal cycling conditions

Jiang He, Tianhui Li, Xueping Liu, Hang Su, Zhiliang Ku, Jie Zhong, Fuzhi Huang, Yong Peng, Yi Bing Cheng

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Abstract

In this research, we investigated the influence of phase transition in four standard perovskite materials on the device stability under thermal cycling (TC) condition, which is listed in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) stability tests criteria. The evolution of morphology, phase structure and charge carrier dynamics of four type perovskite materials throughout thermal cycling were analyzed. It was found that the cubic to tetragonal phase transition of MAPbI3 caused the quick degradation of the device, the α to δ phase transition in FAPbI3 and FA0.6MA0.4PbI3 resulted in sustained efficiency loss, while the FA0.9Cs0.1PbI3 was more stable compared to above three perovskites under the same test condition. The FA0.9Cs0.1PbI3 device retained nearly 88% of its initial efficiency after 200 temperature cycles between −30 °C and 85 °C, which could be ascribed to its successful stabilization of perovskite structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-317
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy
Volume188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Device stability
  • Perovskite solar cell
  • Phase transition
  • Thermal cycling test

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He, J., Li, T., Liu, X., Su, H., Ku, Z., Zhong, J., Huang, F., Peng, Y., & Cheng, Y. B. (2019). Influence of phase transition on stability of perovskite solar cells under thermal cycling conditions. Solar Energy, 188, 312-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.06.025