Optimizing Lead-free MASnBr3 Perovskite Solar Cells for High-Efficiency and Long-Term Stability Using Graphene and Advanced Interface Layers

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Haneef, Muhammad, Tahir, Sofia, Mahmoud, Haitham A, Ali, A. and Ashfaq, A. (2024). Optimizing Lead-free MASnBr3 Perovskite Solar Cells for High-Efficiency and Long-Term Stability Using Graphene and Advanced Interface Layers. ACS Omega. 9 (6), pp. 7053-7060. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.3c08981
AuthorsHaneef, Muhammad, Tahir, Sofia, Mahmoud, Haitham A, Ali, A. and Ashfaq, A.
AbstractPerovskite solar cells (PSCs) have garnered significant attention in the scientific community due to their rapid increase in performance. Inorganic perovskite devices have been noted for their high performance and long-term stability. This study introduces a device optimization process guided by modeling to produce high-efficiency PSCs using lead-free n-i-p methylammonium tin bromide (MASnBr3) materials. We have thoroughly examined the impact of both the absorber and interface layers on the optimized structure. Our approach utilized graphene as the interface layer between the hole transport and absorber layers. We employed zinc oxide (ZnO)/Al and 3C-SiC as interface layers between the absorber and electron transport layers. The optimization process involved adjusting the thicknesses of the absorber layer and interface layers and minimizing defect densities. Our proposed optimized device structure, ZnO/3C-SiC/MASnBr3/graphene/CuO/Au, demonstrates theoretical power conversion efficiencies of 31.97%, fill factors of 89.38%, a current density of 32.54 mA/cm2, a voltage of 1.112 V, and a quantum efficiency of 94%. This research underscores the ability of MASnBr3 as a nontoxic perovskite material for sustainable energy from renewable sources' applications.
Year2024
JournalACS Omega
Journal citation9 (6), pp. 7053-7060
PublisherACS Publications
ISSN2470-1343
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.3c08981
Funder/ClientBritish Council
King Saud University
Publication dates
Online31 Jan 2024
Print01 Feb 2024
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Mar 2024
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