One of the most thrilling developments in the photovoltaic field over recent years has been the use of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite, such as CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI(3)), as a promising new material for low-cost and highly efficient solar cells. Despite the impressive power conversion efficiency (PCE) exceeding 22% demonstrated on lab-scale devices, large-area material deposition procedures and automatized device fabrication protocols are still challenging to achieve high-throughput serial manufacturing of modules and panels. In this work, we demonstrate that spray coating is an effective technique for the production of mesoscopic small- and large-area perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In particular, we report a sprayed graphene-doped mesoporous TiO2 (mTiO(2)) scaffold for mesoscopic PSCs. By successfully combining the spray coating technique with the insertion of graphene additive into the sprayed mTiO(2) scaffold, a uniform film deposition and a significant enhancement of the electron transport/injection at the mTiO(2)/perovskite electrode is achieved. The use of graphene flakes on the sprayed scaffold boosts the PCE of small- area cells up to 17.5% that corresponds to an increase of more than 15% compared to standard cells. For large-area (1.1 cm(2)) cells, a PCE up to 14.96% is achieved. Moreover, graphene-doped mTiO(2) layer enhances the stability of the PSCs compared to standard devices. The feasibility of PSC fabrication by spray coating deposition of the mesoporous film on large-area 21 x 24 cm(2) provides a viable and low-cost route to scale up the manufacturing of low-cost, stable and high-efficiency PSCs.

Taheri, B., Yaghoobi Nia, N., Agresti, A., Pescetelli, S., Ciceroni, C., Del Rio Castillo, A.e., et al. (2018). Graphene-engineered automated sprayed mesoscopic structure for perovskite device scaling-up. 2D MATERIALS, 5(4), 045034 [10.1088/2053-1583/aad983].

Graphene-engineered automated sprayed mesoscopic structure for perovskite device scaling-up

TAHERI, BABAK;YAGHOOBI NIA, NARGES;Agresti, Antonio
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Pescetelli, Sara;Ciceroni, Claudio;Di Carlo, Aldo
2018-09-25

Abstract

One of the most thrilling developments in the photovoltaic field over recent years has been the use of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite, such as CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI(3)), as a promising new material for low-cost and highly efficient solar cells. Despite the impressive power conversion efficiency (PCE) exceeding 22% demonstrated on lab-scale devices, large-area material deposition procedures and automatized device fabrication protocols are still challenging to achieve high-throughput serial manufacturing of modules and panels. In this work, we demonstrate that spray coating is an effective technique for the production of mesoscopic small- and large-area perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In particular, we report a sprayed graphene-doped mesoporous TiO2 (mTiO(2)) scaffold for mesoscopic PSCs. By successfully combining the spray coating technique with the insertion of graphene additive into the sprayed mTiO(2) scaffold, a uniform film deposition and a significant enhancement of the electron transport/injection at the mTiO(2)/perovskite electrode is achieved. The use of graphene flakes on the sprayed scaffold boosts the PCE of small- area cells up to 17.5% that corresponds to an increase of more than 15% compared to standard cells. For large-area (1.1 cm(2)) cells, a PCE up to 14.96% is achieved. Moreover, graphene-doped mTiO(2) layer enhances the stability of the PSCs compared to standard devices. The feasibility of PSC fabrication by spray coating deposition of the mesoporous film on large-area 21 x 24 cm(2) provides a viable and low-cost route to scale up the manufacturing of low-cost, stable and high-efficiency PSCs.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica
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automated spray coating; perovskite solar cell; graphene; mesoporous TiO2; 2D material interface engineering
Grant agreement No. 785219 – GrapheneCore2
Taheri, B., Yaghoobi Nia, N., Agresti, A., Pescetelli, S., Ciceroni, C., Del Rio Castillo, A.e., et al. (2018). Graphene-engineered automated sprayed mesoscopic structure for perovskite device scaling-up. 2D MATERIALS, 5(4), 045034 [10.1088/2053-1583/aad983].
Taheri, B; YAGHOOBI NIA, N; Agresti, A; Pescetelli, S; Ciceroni, C; Del Rio Castillo, Ae; Cinà, L; Bellani, S; Bonaccorso, F; Di Carlo, A
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