Quantum Dot-Induced Phase Stabilization of ..alpha..-CsPbI3 Perovskite for High-Efficiency Photovoltaics

Joseph Luther, Jeffrey Christians, Erin Sanehira, David Moore, Abhishek Swarnkar, Tamoghna Chakrabarti, Ashley Marshall, Boris Chernomordik

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We show nanoscale phase stabilization of CsPbI3 quantum dots (QDs) to low temperatures that can be used as the active component of efficient optoelectronic devices. CsPbI3 is an all-inorganic analog to the hybrid organic cation halide perovskites, but the cubic phase of bulk CsPbI3 (..alpha..-CsPbI3) -- the variant with desirable band gap -- is only stable at high temperatures. We describe the formation of ..alpha..-CsPbI3 QD films that are phase-stable for months in ambient air. The films exhibit long-range electronic transport and were used to fabricate colloidal perovskite QD photovoltaic cells with an open-circuit voltage of 1.23 volts and efficiency of 10.77%. These devices also function as light-emitting diodes with low turn-on voltage and tunable emission.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
Issue number6308
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-66542


  • nanocrystal solar cells
  • perovskite solar cells
  • quantum dot solar cells


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