The use of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as selective charge extracting layers in perovskite solar cells is a great approach to replace the commonly used charge selective contacts, as they can easily modify the interface to enhance the final solar cell performance. Here, we report a novel synthetic approach of the commonly known zinc phtalocyanine (ZnPc) molecule TT1, widely employed in dye-sensitized solar cells and previously used in perovskite solar cells. TT1 is used as p-type selective contact , and it demonstrates its ability to form SAM on top of the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrode, obtaining higher efficiencies compared to Pedot:PSS based perovskite solar cells. The differences observed, with an enhanced open-circuit voltage and overall efficiency in TT1 devices are correlated to differences in energetics rather than recombination kinetics.
Self-assembled Zn Phthalocyanine as a robust P-Type selective contact in Perovskite Solar Cells
Nanoscale Horiz. 2020, 5, 1415-1419, DOI: 10.1039/D0NH00443J.