SnO2-Based Perovskite Solar Cells: Configuration Design and Performance Improvement

Detao Liu, Yafei Wang, Hao Xu, Hualin Zheng, Ting Zhang, Peng Zhang, Feng Wang, Jiang Wu, Zhiming Wang, Zhi Chen, Shibin Li

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Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have developed rapidly in recent years owing to the low cost and high power conversion efficiency achieved. The excellent performance of PSCs is attributed to the superior electrical properties of each layer, including the electron transport layer (ETL), light-harvest layer, hole transport layer. As one of the most promising ETL materials for PSCs, SnO2 shows excellent transmission, an appropriate energy band gap, a deep conduction band level, and high electron mobility, leading to efficient electron extraction and transport. Here, recent advancements in the PSCs with SnO2 ETLs and endeavors aimed at improving the performance of this photovoltaic device are reviewed. Several typical configurations of SnO2 based PSCs are discussed, including the planar structure, mesoporous structure, inverted structure and flexible PSCs. The efforts of modification and composite SnO2 with other metal oxides are also assessed. Finally, an overview of the perspectives and challenges for the future of SnO2 based PSCs is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800292
JournalSolar RRL
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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  • configuration design
  • performance improvement
  • perovskite solar cells
  • tin dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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