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Bi, D., Yi, C., Luo, J., Decoppet, J.-D., Zhang, F., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Li, X., Hagfeldt, A. and Grätzel, M. (2016) Polymer-Templated Nucleation and Crystal Growth of Perovskite Films for Solar Cells with Efficiency Greater than 21%. Nature Energy, 1, Article ID: 16142.

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  • TITLE: Fabrication of Perovskite-Type Photovoltaic Devices with Polysilane Hole Transport Layers

    AUTHORS: Yasuhiro Shirahata, Takeo Oku, Sakiko Fukunishi, Kazufumi Kohno

    KEYWORDS: Polysilane, Hole Transport Layer, Perovskite, Photovoltaic Device

    JOURNAL NAME: Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol.8 No.2, February 14, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Perovskite-type photovoltaic devices with polysilane hole transport layers were fabricated by a spin-coating method. In the present work, poly(methyl phenylsilane) (PMPS) and decaphenylcyclopentasilane (DPPS) were used as the hole transport layers. First, structural and optical properties of the PMPS and DPPS films were investigated, and the as-prepared PMPS and DPPS films were amorphous. Optical absorption spectra of the amorphous PMPS and DPPS showed some marked features due to the nature of polysilanes. Then, microstructures, optical and photovoltaic properties of the perovskite-type photovoltaic devices with polysilane hole transport layers were investigated. Current density-voltage characteristics and incident photon to current conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic devices with the polysilane layers showed different photovoltaic performance each other, attributed to molecular structures of the polysilanes and Si content in the present hole transport layers.