Influence of A-site Cation Composition on Electronic Properties of Halide Tin Perovskites

  • Roba S. Tounesi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Creator)



Tin halide perovskites are gaining interest as a replacement for lead perovskites for various device applications. However, compared to lead-based perovskites, the understanding of their charge transport properties has received limited attention. In particular, the effect of A-site cation on electronic properties of tin perovskites warrants further attention to design efficient material systems for various applications beyond photovoltaics. In the presented work, leveraging the composition tunability of halide perovskites, we establish a relationship between the A-site composition and electronic properties in tin perovskites (ASnI3). The effect of prototypical A-site cations such as Formamidinium (FA), Methylammonium (MA), Cesium (Cs), and their binary combinations on structure, morphology, and electronic properties are explored. MACs combination offers the highest electrical conductivity owing to enhanced mobility compared to mono-cations MA and Cs, resulting in an impressive electrical conductivity of ∼ 143 Scm−1 and thermoelectric power factor of ∼ 149 μW m−1K−2. The library of properties generated for Sn perovskites in this work will be helpful for their further development as an electronic material.
Date made available2022
PublisherKAUST Research Repository

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