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Efficient lead halide perovskite solar cells use hole-blocking layers to help collection of photogenerated electrons and to achieve high open-circuit voltages. Here, we report the realization of efficient perovskite solar cells grown directly on fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated substrates without using any hole-blocking layers. With ultraviolet-ozone(More)
Lead halide perovskite solar cells with the high efficiencies typically use high-temperature processed TiO2 as the electron transporting layers (ETLs). Here, we demonstrate that low-temperature solution-processed nanocrystalline SnO2 can be an excellent alternative ETL material for efficient perovskite solar cells. Our best-performing planar cell using such(More)
Indium oxide (In2O3) as a promising n-type semiconductor material has been widely employed in optoelectronic applications. In this work, we applied low-temperature solution-processed In2O3 nanocrystalline film as an electron selective layer (ESL) in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) for the first time. By taking advantages of good optical and electrical(More)
A low-cost carbazole-based small-molecule material, 1,3,6,8-tetra(N,N-p-dimethoxyphenylamino)-9-ethylcarbazole, was designed and synthesized through a facile three-step synthetic route. The material was characterized and applied as a hole-transport material (HTM) for low-temperature-processed planar perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Devices based on this new(More)
A perovskite solar cell with a thin TiO2 compact film prepared by thermal oxidation of sputtered Ti film achieved a high efficiency of 15.07%. The thin TiO2 film prepared by thermal oxidation is very dense and inhibits the recombination process at the interface. The optimum thickness of the TiO2 compact film prepared by thermal oxidation is thinner than(More)
Flake-like Al-doped ZnO (AZO) nanostructures including dense AZO nanorods were obtained via a low-temperature (100°C) hydrothermal process. By doping and varying Al concentrations, the electrical conductivity (σ) and morphology of the AZO nanostructures can be readily controlled. The effect of σ and morphology of the AZO nanostructures on the performance of(More)
A three-dimensional (3D) CoS/Ni(OH)2 nanocomposite structure based on CoS nanoflakes and two-dimensional (2D) Ni(OH)2 nanosheets were in situ synthesized on Ni foam by a whole hydrothermal reaction and electrodeposition process. The 3D CoS/Ni(OH)2 nanocomposite structures demonstrate the combined advantages of a sustained cycle stability of CoS and high(More)
Efficient organic solar cells (OSCs) based on regioregular of poly (3-hexylthiophene):fullerene derivative [6,6]-phenyl-C61butyric acid methyl ester composites have been fabricated on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass substrates by using a sputtered sulfur-doped molybdenum oxide (S-MoO3) film as anode interface layer (AIL). With the help of X-ray(More)
Lead thiocyanate in the perovskite precursor can increase the grain size of a perovskite thin film and reduce the conductivity of the grain boundaries, leading to perovskite solar cells with reduced hysteresis and enhanced fill factor. A planar perovskite solar cell with grain boundary and interface passivation achieves a steady-state efficiency of 18.42%.
Nickel sulfide (NiS) nanowall networks have been prepared by a novel one-step hydrothermal method on a nickel (Ni) foam substrate. The Ni foam has a high conductivity and porous structure. To our knowledge, the Ni foam is used as a conductive substrate for the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) for the first time. The Ni foam is used as not only the(More)