Photovoltaic (PV) technology has evolved rapidly in the past few decades and now encompasses a large variety of materials and device structures. A key aspect to be taken into account in any PV technology is the operational durability of these systems in outdoor conditions. Clearly, loss of performance during operation represents a significant drawback and limitation for their commercialization. In this context, the large compositional flexibility of polymeric materials as well as their proven easy processability may be of great help in imparting improved durability to PV systems. Organometal halide perovskite solar cells have demonstrated high conversion efficiency but poor long term stability against ultraviolet irradiation and water. We show that rapid light-induced free-radical polymerization at ambient temperature produces multifunctional fluorinated photopolymer coatings that confer luminescent and easy-cleaning features on the front-side of the devices, while concurrently forming a strongly hydrophobic barrier toward environmental moisture on the back contact side. The luminescent photopolymers re-emit ultraviolet light in the visible range, boosting perovskite solar cells efficiency to nearly 19% under standard illumination. Coated devices reproducibly retain their full functional performance during prolonged operation, even after a series of severe aging tests carried out for more than 6 months.

Light-Induced Design of Fluoropolymers as Efficiency and Stability Booster for Perovskite Solar Cells / Bella, Federico; Griffini, G.; Correa Baena, J. P.; Saracco, Guido; Grätzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A.; Turri, S.; Gerbaldi, Claudio. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 142-142. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry tenutosi a Providence (USA) nel 27 August - 1 September 2017.

Light-Induced Design of Fluoropolymers as Efficiency and Stability Booster for Perovskite Solar Cells

BELLA, FEDERICO;SARACCO, GUIDO;GERBALDI, CLAUDIO
2017

Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) technology has evolved rapidly in the past few decades and now encompasses a large variety of materials and device structures. A key aspect to be taken into account in any PV technology is the operational durability of these systems in outdoor conditions. Clearly, loss of performance during operation represents a significant drawback and limitation for their commercialization. In this context, the large compositional flexibility of polymeric materials as well as their proven easy processability may be of great help in imparting improved durability to PV systems. Organometal halide perovskite solar cells have demonstrated high conversion efficiency but poor long term stability against ultraviolet irradiation and water. We show that rapid light-induced free-radical polymerization at ambient temperature produces multifunctional fluorinated photopolymer coatings that confer luminescent and easy-cleaning features on the front-side of the devices, while concurrently forming a strongly hydrophobic barrier toward environmental moisture on the back contact side. The luminescent photopolymers re-emit ultraviolet light in the visible range, boosting perovskite solar cells efficiency to nearly 19% under standard illumination. Coated devices reproducibly retain their full functional performance during prolonged operation, even after a series of severe aging tests carried out for more than 6 months.
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