Lead-Free Double Perovskite

Developing environmentally friendly perovskites has become important in solving the toxicity issue of lead-based perovskite solar cells. In this work, the first double perovskite (Cs2AgBiBr6) solar cells using the planar structure are demonstrated. The prepared Cs2AgBiBr6 films are composed of high-crystal quality grains with diameters equal to the film thickness, thus minimizing the grain boundary length and the carrier recombination. These high-quality double perovskite films show long electron–hole diffusion lengths greater than 100 nm, enabling the fabrication of planar structure double perovskite solar cells. The resulting solar cells based on planar TiO2 exhibit an average power conversion efficiency over 1%. This work represents an important step forward toward the realization of environmentally friendly solar cells, and also has important implications for the applications of double perovskites in other optoelectronic devices.
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14th, Mar. 2018