23 February 2018 Stability of perovskite solar cells on flexible substrates
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Proceedings Volume 10533, Oxide-based Materials and Devices IX; 105332P (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291495
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Perovskite solar cells are emerging photovoltaic technology with potential for low cost, high efficiency devices. Currently, flexible devices efficiencies over 15% have been achieved. Flexible devices are of significant interest for achieving very low production cost via roll-to-roll processing. However, the stability of perovskite devices remains a significant challenge. Unlike glass substrate which has negligible water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), polymeric flexible film substrates suffer from high moisture permeability. As PET and PEN flexible substrates exhibit higher water permeability then glass, transparent flexible backside encapsulation should be used to maximize light harvesting in perovskite layer while WVTR should be low enough. Wide band gap materials are transparent in the visible spectral range low temperature processable and can be a moisture barrier. For flexible substrates, approaches like atomic layer deposition (ALD) and low temperature solution processing could be used for metal oxide deposition. In this work, ALD SnO2, TiO2, Al2O3 and solution processed spin-on-glass was used as the barrier layer on the polymeric side of indium tin oxide (ITO) coated PEN substrates. The UV-Vis transmission spectra of the prepared substrates were investigated. Perovskite solar cells will be fabricated and stability of the devices were encapsulated with copolymer films on the top side and tested under standard ISOS-L-1 protocol and then compared to the commercial unmodified ITO/PET or ITO/PEN substrates. In addition, devices with copolymer films laminated on both sides successfully surviving more than 300 hours upon continuous AM1.5G illumination were demonstrated.
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Ho Won Tam, Wei Chen, Fangzhou Liu, Yanling He, Tik Lun Leung, Yushu Wang, Man Kwong Wong, Aleksandra B. Djurišić, Alan Man Ching Ng, Zhubing He, Wai Kin Chan, and Jinyao Tang "Stability of perovskite solar cells on flexible substrates", Proc. SPIE 10533, Oxide-based Materials and Devices IX, 105332P (23 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291495; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291495

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