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Recent progress in Pb-free stable inorganic double halide perovskites

Zhenzhu Li 1, 2, and Wanjian Yin 1, 2, ,

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Abstract: Although the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of CH3NH3PbI3-based solar cells has achieved 22.1%, which is comparable to commercialized thin-film CdTe and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, the long-term stability is the main obstacle for the commercialization of perovskite solar cells. Recent efforts have been made to explore alternative inorganic perovskites, which were assumed to have better stability than organic-inorganic hybrid CH3NH3PbI3. In this short review, we will keep up with experiments and summarize recent progresses of inorganic double halide perovskite, in particular to Cs2AgBiBr6, Cs2AgInCl6, Cs2InBiBr6 and their family members. We will also share our opinions on the promise of such class of materials.

Key words: double perovskitesolar cellPb-free

Abstract: Although the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of CH3NH3PbI3-based solar cells has achieved 22.1%, which is comparable to commercialized thin-film CdTe and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells, the long-term stability is the main obstacle for the commercialization of perovskite solar cells. Recent efforts have been made to explore alternative inorganic perovskites, which were assumed to have better stability than organic-inorganic hybrid CH3NH3PbI3. In this short review, we will keep up with experiments and summarize recent progresses of inorganic double halide perovskite, in particular to Cs2AgBiBr6, Cs2AgInCl6, Cs2InBiBr6 and their family members. We will also share our opinions on the promise of such class of materials.

Key words: double perovskitesolar cellPb-free



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Kojima A, Teshima K, Shirai Y, et al. Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells. J Am Chem Soc, 2009, 131: 6050

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[3]

Grancini G, Roldan-Carmona C, Zimmermann I, et al. One-year stable perovskite solar cells by 2D/3D interface engineering. Nat Commun, 2017, 8: 15684

[4]

Noel N K, Stranks S D, Abate A, et al. Lead-free organic-inorganic tin halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications. Energy Environ Sci, 2014, 7: 3061

[5]

Hao F, Stoumpos C C, Duyen Hanh C, et al. Lead-free solid-state organic–inorganic halide perovskite solar cells. Nat Photon, 2014, 8: 489

[6]

Hanusch F C, Wiesenmayer E, Mankel E, et al. Efficient planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells based on formamidinium lead bromide. J Phys Chem Lett, 2014, 5: 2791

[7]

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[8]

Giustino F, Snaith H J. Toward lead-free perovskite solar cells. ACS Energy Lett, 2016, 1: 1233

[9]

Kojima N. Gold valence transition and phase diagram in the mixed-valence complexes, M2 [(AuX2)-X-I][(AuX4)-X-III] (M = Rb, Cs; X = Cl, Br, and I). Bull Chem Soc Jpn, 2000, 73: 1445

[10]

McClure E T, Ball M R, Windl W, et al. Cs2AgBiX6(X = Br, Cl): new visible light absorbing, lead-free halide perovskite semiconductors. Chem Mater, 2016, 28: 1348

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Slavney A H, Hu T, Lindenberg A M, et al. A bismuth-halide double perovskite with long carrier recombination lifetime for photovoltaic applications. J Am Chem Soc, 2016, 138: 2138

[12]

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[13]

Filip M R, Hillman S, Haghighirad A A, et al. Band gaps of the lead-free halide double perovskites Cs2BiAgCl6 and Cs2BiAgBr6 from theory and experiment. J Phys Chem Lett, 2016, 7: 2579

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[23]

Volonakis G, Haghighirad A A, Milot R L, et al. Cs2InAgCl6: a new lead-free halide double perovskite with direct band gap. J Phys Chem Lett, 2017, 8: 772

[24]

Yin W J, Chen H Y, Shi T T, et al. Origin of high electronic quality in structurally disordered CH3NH3PbI3 and the passivation effect of Cl and O at grain boundaries. Adv Electron Mater, 2015, 1: 1500044

[25]

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[26]

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[27]

Yin W J, Yang J H, Kang J, et al. Halide perovskite materials for solar cells: a theoretical review. J Mater Chem A, 2015, 3: 8926

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Meng W, Wang X, Xiao Z, et al. Parity-forbidden transitions and their impact on the optical absorption properties of lead-free metal halide perovskites and double perovskites. J Phys Chem Lett, 2017, 8: 2999

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Volonakis G, Haghighirad A A, Snaith H J, et al. Route to stable lead-free double perovskites with the electronic structure of CH3NH3PbI3: a case for mixed-cation [Cs/CH3NH3/ CH(NH2)2]2InBiBr6. J Phys Chem Lett, 2017, 8: 3917-3924

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Du K Z, Meng W, Wang X, et al. Bandgap engineering of lead-free double perovskite Cs2AgBiBr6 through trivalent metal alloying. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017, 56: 8158

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Tran T T, Panella J R, Chamorro J R, et al. Designing indirect–direct bandgap transitions in double perovskites. Mater Horiz, 2017, 4: 688

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