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Low Temperature UV Sintering of Tantalum Doped TiO2 Electron Transporting Layers for High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

Title
Low Temperature UV Sintering of Tantalum Doped TiO2 Electron Transporting Layers for High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells
Other Titles
저온 UV 신터링을 이용한 고성능 유연 페로브스카이트 태양전지용 탄탈륨 도핑된 TiO2 전하수송층
Author
Yongseok Yoo
Alternative Author(s)
유용석
Advisor(s)
고민재
Issue Date
2019-02
Publisher
한양대학교
Degree
Master
Abstract
Organometal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted significant attention due to its high conversion efficiency and low cost. In particular, the optimized design of an efficient electron transport layers (ETLs) is important to achieve high efficiency in OHPSCs. ETLs allow transport of electrons and avoid the recombination of charges by blocking the hole transfer to the anode. Convention ETL of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells had been synthesized with metal oxides such as Al2O3, TiO2, SnO2, which requires a high-temperature sintering process for electron transport. In addition, these processes could occur the deep electronic trap defects such as oxygen vacancies at the grain boundaries of ETLs, that would lead to unacceptable recombination. In this thesis, I control over the oxygen vacancy of TiO2 1D nanocrystals by Tantalum (Ta) cation. In addition, I prepared highly compact horizontally assembled (HA) Ta-doped TiO2 (Ta:TiO2) ETLs via UV-assisted solution process. The horizontally assembled Ta-doped TiO2 thin films show improved transmittance and hole blocking property, compared to a conventional pristine Ta-doped TiO2 thin films prepared using a high-temperature sintering process. Furthermore, HA Ta:TiO2 ETLs based PSC show improved photovoltaic performances and less hysteresis, compared to the HA Pristine TiO2 ETLs. The best-performing PSCs based on HA 3 at% Ta:TiO2 ETLs exhibit excellent power conversion efficiencies of 20.5% on FTO glass and 17.74% on ITO/PET.
URI
https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/99840http://hanyang.dcollection.net/common/orgView/200000434606
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