Degradation Mechanisms of Solution-Processed Planar Perovskite Solar Cells: Thermally Stimulated Current Measurement for Analysis of Carrier Traps

Chuanjiang Qin, Toshinori Matsushima, Takashi Fujihara, William J. Potscavage, Chihaya Adachi

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Degradation mechanisms of CH3NH3PbI3-based planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are investigated using a thermally stimulated current technique. Hole traps lying above the valence-band edge of the CH3NH3PbI3 are detected in PSCs degraded by continuous simulated solar illumination. One source of the hole traps is the photodegradation of CH3NH3PbI3 in the presence of water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-471
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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