Search for: mohamadkhani--f
0.01 seconds

    Smoothing and coverage improvement of SnO2 electron transporting layer by NH4F treatment: Enhanced fill factor and efficiency of perovskite solar cells

    , Article Solar Energy ; Volume 228 , 2021 , Pages 253-262 ; 0038092X (ISSN) Keshtmand, R ; Zamani Meymian, M. R ; Mohamadkhani, F ; Taghavinia, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Surface modification of SnO2 electron transporting layer (ETL) plays a critical role in the performance of SnO2-based planar perovskite solar cells (PSC). Here, we show how long-time NH4F-based water bath treatment of SnO2 layer makes smoothing and morphological improvements and enhances the device performance. Recently it was shown that short-time NH4F treatment (2 sec) with spin coating method reduces interface traps by improving surface chemistry. Here we observe the smoothing of SnO2 films as a result of long-time NH4F treatment, which could be a result of a slight etching-deposition process. Absorption and resistivity measurements indicate that SnO2 etching process is involved in...