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Songran Wang, Huanxin Guo, Yongzhen Wu. Advantages and challenges of self-assembled monolayer as a hole-selective contact for perovskite solar cells[J]. Materials Futures, 2023, 2(1): 012105. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/acbb5a
Citation: Songran Wang, Huanxin Guo, Yongzhen Wu. Advantages and challenges of self-assembled monolayer as a hole-selective contact for perovskite solar cells[J]. Materials Futures, 2023, 2(1): 012105. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/acbb5a
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Advantages and challenges of self-assembled monolayer as a hole-selective contact for perovskite solar cells

© 2023 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Materials Futures, Volume 2, Number 1
  • Received Date: 2022-12-30
  • Accepted Date: 2023-02-09
  • Rev Recd Date: 2023-02-07
  • Publish Date: 2023-03-08
  • Charge-transporting layers (CTLs) are important in determining the performance and stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Recently, there has been considerable use of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as charge-selective contacts, especially for hole-selective SAMs in inverted PSCs as well as perovskite involving tandem solar cells. The SAM-based charge-selective contact shows many advantages over traditional thin-film organic/inorganic CTLs, including reduced cost, low optical and electric loss, conformal coating on a rough substrate, simple deposition on a large-area substrate and easy modulation of energy levels, molecular dipoles and surface properties. The incorporation of various hole-selective SAMs has resulted in high-efficiency single junction and tandem solar cells. This topical review summarizes both the advantages and challenges of SAM-based charge-selective contacts, and discusses the potential direction for future studies.
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