A hybrid lead iodide perovskite and lead sulfide QD heterojunction solar cell to obtain a panchromatic response

Citation:

lioz etgar, Peng Gao, Peng Qin, Michael Graetzel, and Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin. 2014. “A hybrid lead iodide perovskite and lead sulfide QD heterojunction solar cell to obtain a panchromatic response.” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2: 11586–11590.

Abstract:

We report for the first time on co-sensitization between CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite and PbS quantum dots (QDs) in a heterojunction solar cell to obtain a panchromatic response from the visible to near IR regions. Following the deposition of the sensitizers on a TiO2 film, an Au thin layer is evaporated on top as a back contact. Importantly, the CH3NH3PbI3 nanoparticles and the PbS QDs used here simultaneously play both the role of a light harvester and a hole conductor, rendering superfluous the use of an additional hole transporting material. The mesoscopic CH3NH3PbI3 (perovskite)–PbS (QD)/TiO2 heterojunction solar cell shows an impressive short circuit photocurrent (Jsc) of 24.63mA cm2, much higher than those of the individual CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite and the PbS QD solar cells. The advent of such co-sensitization mesoscopic heterojunction solar cells paves the way to extend the absorbance region of the promising low cost, high-efficiency perovskite based solar cells.

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