Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

Bis[di(4-methoxyphenyl)amino]carbazole-capped indacenodithiophenes (IDTs) have been constructed as hole transport materials (HTMs) for perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Two IDT-based HTMs, one with 3,6-bis[di(4-methoxyphenyl)amino]carbazole (YK1) and another with 2,7-bis[di(4-methoxyphenyl)amino]carbazole (YK2), show different performances in PSCs. The PSC device based on YK1 displays a very impressive PCE of 20.13% under AM1.5G solar illumination, which is much higher than those of the devices based on YK2 (17.35%) and Spiro-OMeTAD (19.01%) under the same working conditions. This is mainly because YK1 has more effective intermolecular π–π stacking, a lower-lying HOMO level and higher hole-mobility than YK2 and Spiro-OMeTAD. Furthermore, the YK1-based PSC exhibits excellent long-term stability retaining 94% of the initial PCE value after a 600 h lifetime without encapsulation owing to its better film morphology and hydrophobicity. These findings would shed light on the crucial importance of molecular engineering and allow its extension into general principles for the design of new HTMs for highly efficient and stable PSCs.

Publication Date

5-2019

Source Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Volume

7

Issue

17

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI

10.1039/C9TA01731C

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TA01731C

ISSN (print)

20507488

ISSN (electronic)

20507496

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