High Temperature-Stable Perovskite Solar Cell Based on Low-Cost Carbon Nanotube Hole Contact

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  • Kerttu Aitola
  • Konrad Domanski
  • Juan Pablo Correa-Baena
  • Kari Sveinbjornsson
  • Michael Saliba
  • Antonio Abate
  • Michael Graetzel
  • Esko Kauppinen
  • Erik M J Johansson
  • Wolfgang Tress
  • Anders Hagfeldt
  • Gerrit Boschloo

Research units

  • Uppsala University
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Fribourg


Mixed ion perovskite solar cells (PSC) are manufactured with a metal-free hole contact based on press-transferred single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film infiltrated with 2,2,7,-7-tetrakis(N, N-di-p-methoxyphenylamine)-9,90-spirobifluorene (Spiro-OMeTAD). By means of maximum power point tracking, their stabilities are compared with those of standard PSCs employing spin-coated Spiro-OMeTAD and a thermally evaporated Au back contact, under full 1 sun illumination, at 60 degrees C, and in a N-2 atmosphere. During the 140 h experiment, the solar cells with the Au electrode experience a dramatic, irreversible efficiency loss, rendering them effectively nonoperational, whereas the SWCNT-contacted devices show only a small linear efficiency loss with an extrapolated lifetime of 580 h.


Original languageEnglish
Article number1606398
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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