Parallelized Nanopillar Perovskites for Semitransparent Solar Cells Using an Anodized Aluminum Oxide Scaffold

Hyeok Chan Kwon, Areum Kim, Hongseuk Lee, Daehee Lee, Sunho Jeong, Jooho Moon

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Semitransparent solar cells have attracted significant attention for practical applications, such as windows in buildings and automobiles. Here, semitransparent, highly efficient, 1D nanostructured perovskite solar cells are demonstrated employing anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) as a scaffold layer. The parallel nanopillars in the perovskite layer enable construction of haze-free semitransparent devices without any hysteresis behavior. By controlling the pore size in the AAO, the volume occupied by the perovskite layer can be precisely varied, and the color neutrality of the resulting devices can be achieved. With the incorporation of a transparent cathodic electrode (indium tin oxide) with a buffer layer (MoOx), a highly efficient semitransparent nanopillared perovskite solar cell is achievable with a power-conversion efficiency of 9.6% (7.5%) and a whole device average visible light transmittance of 33.4% (41.7%). To determine the role of the scaffold layer in improving the photoelectrical properties of the cell, impedance spectroscopy analyses are performed, revealing that the AAO-structured perovskite layer suppresses internal ion diffusion and enables critical improvements in long-term stability under continuous illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1601055
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 26

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (No. 2012R1A3A2026417).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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