Nanographene Coupled with Interfacial Pyrene Derivatives for Thermally Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

Seul-Gi Kim, Thytault de Monfreid, Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Fabrice Goubard, Joseph Berry, Kai Zhu, Thanh-Tuan Bui, Nam-Gyu Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus Citations


Although high-efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been achieved using a hole-extracting material, spiro-MeOTAD, thermal stability has been unattainable due to the low glass transition temperature of spiro-MeOTAD and additives therein. Here, we report on the use of nanographene-based hole-transporting materials coupled with a pyrene derivative as an interface modifier for thermally stable and high efficiency PSCs. Asymmetric methyl and methoxy groups are introduced in the diphenylamino group that is attached to the hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) nanographene core, coded HBC-DPAMeOMe. 1-Pyrenemethylammonium iodide is coupled to enhance the chemical interaction between perovskite and HBC-DPAMeOMe, which leads to a power conversion efficiency over 23%. A thermal stability test at 85 °C for 1000 h reveals that 83.6% of the initial efficiency (23.04% → 19.25%) is maintained for the device with HBC-DPAMeOMe, while a significant degradation from 20.69% to 5.08% is observed for the device with spiro-MeOTAD. Nanographene-based hole conductors shed light on the thermal stability issue in PSCs.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2267-2275
Number of pages9
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 American Chemical Society.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-86255


  • efficiency
  • nanographene
  • perovskite solar cells
  • thermal stability


Dive into the research topics of 'Nanographene Coupled with Interfacial Pyrene Derivatives for Thermally Stable Perovskite Solar Cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this