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Non-doped and unsorted single-walled carbon nanotubes as carrier-selective, transparent, and conductive electrode for perovskite solar cells

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 August 2018

Takahiro Sakaguchi
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
Il Jeon
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
Takaaki Chiba
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
Ahmed Shawky
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Department, Advanced Materials Division, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, P. O. Box 87, Helwan 11421, Cairo, Egypt
Rong Xiang
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
Shohei Chiashi
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
Esko I. Kauppinen
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University 15100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Nam-Gyu Park
Affiliation:
School of Chemical Engineering and Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea
Yutaka Matsuo
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
Shigeo Maruyama
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan Energy NanoEngineering Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 205-8564, Japan
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Abstract

Lead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with a structure of glass/FTO/TiO2/CH3NH3PbI3 with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) as the transparent top electrodes, followed by polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) over-coating were fabricated. The SWNT-based PSCs do not require expensive metal electrodes and hole-transporting materials yet produce a decent power conversion efficiency of 11.8%, owing to the densifying effect of SWNTs by PMMA. The resulting devices demonstrate reduced hysteresis, improved stability, and increased power conversion efficiency.

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These authors contributed equally to this work.

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