Crystalline orientation control using self-assembled TiO2 nanosheet scaffold to improve CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells

Masato M. Maitani, Hirokazu Satou, Aoi Ohmura, Shuntaro Tsubaki, Yuji Wada

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Abstract

In perovskite solar cells with an organic inorganic hybrid metal halide perovskite crystalline semiconductor as the active layer, the properties of the n-type semiconductor scaffold, the materials used, and the morphology, wettability, and surface reactivity of the cells are important decisive factors affecting the overall device efficiency of the perovskite solar cells. We control the orientation of anatase titania nanosheets by a self-assembly technique to create the ordered mesoporous scaffolds with ordered voids. Differences between nanosheet orientations in each mesoporous scaffold indicate differences in the photoelectric properties of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite crystals embedded in each scaffold. Although each scaffold consists of the same anatase TiO2 nanosheets, the properties of the solar cells are affected by the oxide scaffold nanomorphology, which determines the growth orientation of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite crystals that affects the solar cell properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08MC17
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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