High-Performance Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells with Sol–Gel-Processed Sliver-Doped NiOX Hole Transporting Layer

Haibin Wang, Zhiyin Qin, Xin Jian Li, Chun Zhao*, Chao Liang*

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Abstract

Nickel oxide (NiOX) has been established as a highly efficient and stable hole-transporting layer (HTL) in perovskite solar cells (PSCs). However, existing deposition methods for NiOX have been restricted by high-vacuum processes and fail to address the energy level mismatch at the NiOX/perovskite interface, which has impeded the development of PSCs. Accordingly, we explored the application of NiOX as a hybrid HTL through a sol–gel process, where a NiOX film was pre-doped with Ag ions, forming a p/p+ homojunction in the NiOX-based inverted PSCs. This innovative approach offers two synergistic advantages, including the enlargement of the built-in electric field for facilitating charge separation, optimizing energy level alignment, and charge transfer efficiency at the interface between the perovskite and HTL. Incorporating this hybrid HTL featuring the p/p+ homojunction in the inverted PSCs resulted in a high-power conversion efficiency (PCE) of up to 19.25%, significantly narrowing the efficiency gap compared to traditional n-i-p devices. Furthermore, this innovative strategy for the HTL enhanced the environmental stability to 30 days, maintaining 90% of the initial efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Environmental Materials
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Ag-NiO/NiO
  • hole transporting layer
  • inverted perovskite solar cells

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