Layered 2D alkyldiammonium lead iodide perovskites: synthesis, characterization, and use in solar cells
2016 (English)In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN 2050-7488, Vol. 4, no 40, 15638-15646 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The synthetic route and properties of three 2D hybrid organic/inorganic lead iodide perovskite materials are reported. The 2D perovskites were synthesized from the reaction between PbI2 and the di-cations of 1,4-diaminobutane, 1,6-diaminohexane, and 1,8-diaminooctane. The resulting products were [NH3(CH2)(4)NH3] PbI4 (BdAPbI(4)), [NH3(CH2)(6)NH3]PbI4 (HdAPbI(4)), and [NH3(CH2)(8)NH3]PbI4 (OdAPbI(4)). Structural characterization shows that two dimensional perovskite structures were formed with inorganic structural planes separated by organic layers. Absorption spectra show band gaps of 2.37 eV (BdAPbI(4)), 2.44 eV (HdAPbI(4)), and 2.55 eV (OdAPbI(4)). The 2D perovskite materials were investigated as light absorbing materials in solid state solar cells. The best performing material under moist, ambient conditions was BdAPbI4 (1.08% efficiency), which was comparable to methylammonium Pb(II) iodide (MAPbI(3)) solar cells (2.1% efficiency) manufactured and studied under analogous conditions. When compared to MAPbI(3), the 2D materials have larger band gaps and lower photoconductivity, while BdAPbI(4) based solar cells shows a comparable absorbed photon-to-current efficiency as compared to MAPbI(3) based ones.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. Vol. 4, no 40, 15638-15646 p.
Organometal Halide Perovskites, Organic-Inorganic Perovskites, Optical-Properties, Phase-Transitions, Crystallization, Methylammonium, Semiconductors, Deposition, Transport, Absorber
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196654DOI: 10.1039/c6ta05055gISI: 000386310600043ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84992699231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-196654DiVA: diva2:1047674
FunderStandUpSwedish Energy AgencySwedish Research CouncilKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201611182016-11-182016-11-172017-01-23Bibliographically approved