Stable pure-iodide wide-band-gap perovskites for efficient Si tandem cells via kinetically controlled phase evolution

Su Geun Ji, Ik Jae Park, Hogeun Chang, Jae Hyun Park, Geon Pyo Hong, Back Kyu Choi, Jun Ho Jang, Yeo Jin Choi, Hyun Woo Lim, You Jin Ahn, So Jeong Park, Ki Tae Nam, Taeghwan Hyeon, Jungwon Park, Dong Hoe Kim, Jin Young Kim

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Halide perovskites, promising top-cell materials for efficient Si tandem solar cells, suffer from halide segregation, which results from the halide mixing necessary for achieving band-gap widening. We report pure-iodide wide-band-gap perovskite top cells that are fundamentally free of halide segregation. Cs and dimethylammonium cations were incorporated simultaneously into the A-site of perovskite structure to increase the band gap while maintaining the tolerance factor. However, the incorporation of dual cations resulted in the simultaneous formation of orthorhombic and hexagonal secondary phases rather than forming the pure perovskite phase, owing to the different precipitation kinetics between cations. We demonstrated that this strategy can only be implemented by the phase-controlled nucleation of the Cs-rich composition that governs the desired phase evolution. The pure-iodide perovskite top cell exhibited excellent photo-stability (1% degradation after 1,000 h of continuous operation; ISOS-L-1I, white LED), and its Si tandem exhibited a high conversion efficiency of 29.4% (28.37% certified).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2390-2405
Number of pages16
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 19

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  • crystallization kinetics/thermodynamics
  • perovskite/Si tandem
  • photo-stable
  • pure-iodide wide-band-gap perovskite
  • tolerance factor control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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