Efficient, Stable Silicon Tandem Cells Enabled by Anion-Engineered Wide-Bandgap Perovskites

Daehan Kim, Hee Jung, Ik Park, Bryon Larson, Sean Dunfield, Chuanxiao Xiao, Jekyung Kim, Jinhui Tong, Passarut Boonmongkolras, Su Ji, Fei Zhang, Seong Pae, Minkyu Kim, Seok Kang, Vinayak Dravid, Joseph Berry, Jin Kim, Kai Zhu, Dong Kim, Byungha Shin

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Maximizing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells that can exceed the Shockley-Queisser single-cell limit requires a high-performing, stable perovskite top cell with a wide bandgap. We developed a stable perovskite solar cell with a bandgap of ∼1.7 electron volts that retained more than 80% of its initial PCE of 20.7% after 1000 hours of continuous illumination. Anion engineering of phenethylammonium-based two-dimensional (2D) additives was critical for controlling the structural and electrical properties of the 2D passivation layers based on a lead iodide framework. The high PCE of 26.7% of a monolithic two-terminal wide-bandgap perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell was made possible by the ideal combination of spectral responses of the top and bottom cells.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
Issue number6487
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2020

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  • NREL/JA-5900-76076


  • perovskites
  • silicon solar cells
  • tandem cells


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