Investigation of Hole-Transporting Poly(triarylamine) on Aggregation and Charge Transport for Hysteresisless Scalable Planar Perovskite Solar Cells

Yohan Ko, Yechan Kim, Chanyong Lee, Youbin Kim, Yongseok Jun

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Organometallic halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have unique photovoltaic properties for use in next-generation solar energy harvesting systems. The highest efficiency of PSCs reached 22.1% on a laboratory scale of <0.1 cm2 device area. Thus, scaling up is the next step toward commercialization, but the difficulty in controlling the quality of large-area perovskite thin films remains a fundamental challenge. It has also been frequently reported that the J-V hysteresis is intensified in PSCs with areas larger than 1 cm2. In this study, we have fabricated a large-area perovskite layer using PbICl films, providing an intrinsic porous layer and enhancing the uniformity of the perovskite layer at areas larger than 1 cm2. Furthermore, we have investigated the polymeric properties of the prevalent hole-transporting material poly(triarylamine) (PTAA) with its photovoltaic performance. Two types of PTAAs, poly[bis(4-phenyl)(2,4-dimethylphenyl)amine] and poly[bis(4-phenyl)(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)amine], were compared. A series of PTAAs with different molecular weights (Mw) and polydispersity indices were studied, as the molecular weight of the PTAA is a key factor in determining the electrical properties and photovoltaic performance of the system. The fabricated PSCs with an aperture area of 1 cm2 based on a high-molecular-weight PTAA achieved a power conversion efficiency of 16.47% with negligible hysteresis and excellent reproducibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11633-11641
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 11
Externally publishedYes



  • distribution of conducting polymer
  • large area
  • molecular weight
  • PbICl
  • perovskite solar cells
  • PTAA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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