Low Dimensional Perovskite: Stability, Solar Cells and Nanostructures
Lioz Etgar a
a Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram, david simony 34, Jerusalem, Israel
Proceedings of International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV19)
Roma, Italy, 2019 May 12th - 15th
Organizers: Prashant Kamat, Filippo De Angelis and Aldo Di Carlo
Invited Speaker Session, Lioz Etgar, presentation 017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.29363/nanoge.hopv.2019.017
Publication date: 11th February 2019

Perovskite is a promising light harvester for use in photovoltaic solar cells. In recent

years, the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells has been dramatically

increased, making them a competitive source of renewable energy.

This work will discusses new directions related to organic inorganic perovskite and their applications in solar cells.

In low dimensional systems, stability of excitons in quantum wells is greatly enhanced due to the confined effect and the coulomb interaction. The exciton binding energy of the typical 2D organic-inorganic perovskites is up to 300 meV and their self-assembled films exhibit bright photoluminescence at room temperature.

In this work we will show the dimensionality in the perovskite structure. The 2D perovskite structure should provide stable perovskite structure compare to the 3D structure. The additional long organic cation, which is added to the perovskite structure (in the 2D structure), is expected to provide hydrophobicity, which will enhance the resistivity of the perovskite to humidity. Moreover, we will demonstrate the use of 2D perovskite in high efficiency solar cells.

In addition, we will show that the black phase of cesium lead iodide can be stabilized when the perovskite dimensionality is reduced. X-ray diffraction, absorbance, and scanning electron microscopy were used to follow the degradation process of various dimensionalities under room conditions and 1 sun illumination.

Organic-inorganic halide perovskite is used mainly in its “bulk” form in the solar cell. Confined perovskite nanostructures could be a promising candidate for efficient optoelectronic devices, taking advantage of the superior bulk properties of organo-metal halide perovskite, as well as the nanoscale properties. In this part, we will present our recent progress related to the synthesis and characterization of perovskite NPs- i.e. Inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic NPs. New nanostructures such us: NRs and NWs will be presented and the introduction of other cations such us Rb will be shown.

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