High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells on Ultrathin Glass: Implications of the TCO. Journal Article uri icon



  • For halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) to fulfill their vast potential for combining low-cost, high efficiency, and high throughput production they must be scaled using a truly transformative method, such as roll-to-roll processing. Bringing this reality closer to fruition, the present work demonstrates flexible perovskite solar cells with 18.1% power conversion efficiency on flexible Willow Glass substrates. We highlight the importance of the transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layers on device performance by studying various TCOs. While tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) and indium zinc oxide (IZO) based PSC devices demonstrate high photovoltaic performances, aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) based devices underperformed in all device parameters. Analysis of X-ray photoemission spectroscopy data shows that the stoichiometry of the perovskite film surface changes dramatically when it is fabricated on AZO, demonstrating the importance of the substrate in perovskite film formation.

publication date

  • October 5, 2017

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  • green

Date in CU Experts

  • September 30, 2017 9:22 AM

Full Author List

  • Dou B; Miller EM; Christians JA; Sanehira EM; Klein TR; Barnes FS; Shaheen SE; Garner SM; Ghosh S; Mallick A

author count

  • 12

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-7185

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4960

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  • 4966


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