Phase Transition Control for High-Performance Blade-Coated Perovskite Solar Cells

Jianbo Li, Rahim Munir, Yuanyuan Fan, Tianqi Niu, Yucheng Liu, Yufei Zhong, Zhou Yang, Yuansi Tian, Bo Liu, Jie Sun, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen, Aram Amassian, Kui Zhao, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu

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Summary Here, we have identified that the key issue for rational transitioning from spin-coating to blade-coating processes of perovskite films arises from whether intermediate phases participate in the phase transition. In situ characterizations were carried out to provide a comprehensive picture of structural evolution and crystal growth mechanisms. These findings present opportunities for designing an effective process for blade-coating perovskite film: a large-grained dense perovskite film with high crystal quality and photophysical properties can be obtained only via direct crystallization for both spin-coating and blade-coating processes. As a result, the blade-coated MAPbI3 films deliver excellent charge-collection efficiency at both short circuit and open circuit, and photovoltaic properties with efficiencies of 18.74% (0.09 cm2) and 17.06% (1 cm2) in planar solar cells. The significant advances in understanding how the phase transition links spin-coating and blade-coating processes should provide a path toward high-performance printed perovskite devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1330
Number of pages18
Issue number7
StatePublished - May 7 2018


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