Influence of Electrode Interfaces on the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells: Reduced Degradation Using MoOx/Al for Hole Collection

Erin M. Sanehira, Bertrand J. Tremolet De Villers, Philip Schulz, Matthew O. Reese, Suzanne Ferrere, Kai Zhu, Lih Y. Lin, Joseph J. Berry, Joseph M. Luther

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Abstract

We investigated and characterized the stability of the power output from methylammonium lead iodide perovskite photovoltaic devices produced with various hole-collecting anode configurations consisting of Au, Ag, MoOx/Au, MoOx/Ag, and MoOx/Al. The unencapsulated devices were operated under constant illumination and constant load conditions in laboratory ambient with periodic current-voltage testing. Although the initial efficiencies of devices were comparable across these configurations, the stability of these devices varied significantly due to subtle differences in the electrode structure. Specifically, we found that devices with MoOx/Al electrodes are more stable than devices with more conventional, and more costly, Au and Ag electrodes. We demonstrate that a thin MoOx layer inhibits decomposition of the perovskite films under illumination in ambient laboratory conditions and greater improvements in device stability are achieved specifically with MoOx/Al electrodes. We investigated the role of the MoOx interlayer in the MoOx/Al electrodes by exploring the effect of relative humidity and the MoOx interlayer thickness on the perovskite solar cell stability.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalACS Energy Letters
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Jul 2016

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-65342

Keywords

  • perovskite solar cells

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