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Crystals 2018, 8(1), 44; doi:10.3390/cryst8010044

A Feasible and Effective Post-Treatment Method for High-Quality CH3NH3PbI3 Films and High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Key Lab of Material Physics, Department of Physics and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China
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Received: 14 December 2017 / Revised: 13 January 2018 / Accepted: 13 January 2018 / Published: 18 January 2018
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The morphology control of CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3) thin-film is crucial for the high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, especially for their planar structure devices. Here, a feasible and effective post-treatment method is presented to improve the quality of MAPbI3 films by using methylamine (CH3NH2) vapor. This post-treatment process is studied thoroughly, and the perovskite films with smooth surface, high preferential growth orientation and large crystals are obtained after 10 s treatment in MA atmosphere. It enhances the light absorption, and increases the recombination lifetime. Ultimately, the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 15.3% for the FTO/TiO2/MAPbI3/spiro-OMeTAD/Ag planar architecture solar cells is achieved in combination with this post-treatment method. It represents a 40% improvement in PCE compared to the best control cell. Moreover, the whole post-treatment process is simple and cheap, which only requires some CH3NH2 solution in absolute ethanol. It is beneficial to control the reaction rate by changing the volume of the solution. Therefore, we are convinced that the post-treatment method is a valid and essential approach for the fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: perovskite; solar cells; methylamine vapor; post-treatment; low-cost fabrication perovskite; solar cells; methylamine vapor; post-treatment; low-cost fabrication

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Jiang, Y.; Tu, L.; Li, H.; Li, S.; Yang, S.-E.; Chen, Y. A Feasible and Effective Post-Treatment Method for High-Quality CH3NH3PbI3 Films and High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. Crystals 2018, 8, 44.

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