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Influence of Interfacial Traps on the Operating Temperature of Perovskite Solar Cells

College of Engineering, IT and Environment, Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT 0909, Australia
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Materials 2019, 12(17), 2727; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12172727
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 7 August 2019 / Accepted: 19 August 2019 / Published: 26 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Halide Perovskite Materials)
In this paper, by developing a mathematical model, the temperature of PSCs under different operating conditions has been calculated. It is found that by reducing the density of tail states at the interfaces through some passivation mechanisms, the operating temperature can be decreased significantly at higher applied voltages. The results show that if the density of tail states at the interfaces is reduced by three orders of magnitude through some passivation mechanisms, then the active layer may not undergo any phase change up to an ambient temperature 300 K and it may not degrade up to 320 K. The calculated heat generation at the interfaces at different applied voltages with and without passivation shows reduced heat generation after reducing the density of tail states at the interfaces. It is expected that this study provides a deeper understanding of the influence of interface passivation on the operating temperature of PSCs. View Full-Text
Keywords: perovskite solar cells; operating temperature; interface passivation; degradation perovskite solar cells; operating temperature; interface passivation; degradation
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Mehdizadeh-Rad, H.; Singh, J. Influence of Interfacial Traps on the Operating Temperature of Perovskite Solar Cells. Materials 2019, 12, 2727.

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