Is it possible for a perovskite p-n homojunction to persist in the presence of mobile ionic charge?

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Title: Is it possible for a perovskite p-n homojunction to persist in the presence of mobile ionic charge?
Authors: Calado, P
Barnes, PRF
Item Type: Working Paper
Abstract: Recently Cui et al. reported on the fabrication a p-n homojunction perovskite solar cell (PSC) using stoichiometric control of sequentially-deposited perovskite layers. The authors propose that the junction leads to an enhanced electric field in the perovskite absorber resulting in improved charge separation. In this response to Cui et al. 2019 we show that the experimental data presented in the paper does not directly support this claim. Furthermore, Cui et al.'s thesis is not compatible with the large body of existing literature showing that mobile ionic defects present in methyl-ammonium lead iodide (MAPI) and its derivatives are highly mobile at room temperature. Using drift diffusion device simulations we show that large densities of mobile ionic charge in the system are likely to the screen any beneficial effects of a p-n homojunction.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/74163
Publisher: arXiv
Copyright Statement: © 2019 The Authors.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: EP/R511547/1
EP/R020574/1
PO 500215639
Keywords: physics.app-ph
physics.app-ph
cond-mat.mtrl-sci
physics.chem-ph
physics.app-ph
physics.app-ph
cond-mat.mtrl-sci
physics.chem-ph
Notes: 17 pages, 5 figures, Response to a published article by Cui et al
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Physics
Experimental Solid State
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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