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    Interfacial investigation on printable carbon-based mesoscopic perovskite solar cells with niox/c back electrode

    , Article ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces ; Volume 9, Issue 30 , 2017 , Pages 25204-25215 ; 19448244 (ISSN) Behrouznejad, F ; Tsai, C. M ; Narra, S ; Diau, E. W. G ; Taghavinia, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2017
    Solar cells with high efficiency, low cost, and high stability are the target for the new generation of solar cells. A fully printable perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) solar cell (PSC) with device architecture FTO/TiO2/Al2O3/NiOx/C is fabricated in the current research as a low-cost and relatively stable structure and is investigated to determine how different fabrication factors such as the thickness of the insulating spacer layer (Al2O3) or treatments such as heat and UV-O3 treatments can affect the interfacial properties of this multilayer mesoporous structure. X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) show that UV-O3 treatment increases the Ni3+(Ni2O3) phase on the surface of the black nickel oxide layer... 

    Effect of indium ratio in CuInxGa1-xS2/carbon hole collecting electrode for perovskite solar cells

    , Article Journal of Power Sources ; Volume 475 , 2020 Forouzandeh, M ; Behrouznejad, F ; Ghavaminia, E ; Khosroshahi, R ; Li, X ; Zhan, Y ; Liao, Y ; Ning, Z ; Taghavinia, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have excellent photovoltaic properties. There are, however, challenges of materials cost and device stability to be solved before commercializing them. Utilizing low-cost inorganic hole transport materials (HTM) as a replacement for spiro-OMeTAD, and replacing the Au electrode with printable carbon could be important steps in this regard. For this purpose, CuInxGa1-xS2 (x = 1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25, 0) nanoparticle layers are deposited as inorganic HTMs with carbon composite electrode as the back electrode. Photovoltaic properties of PSCs with CuInxGa1-xS2/Carbon hole collecting electrodes are studied by changing the In ratio in the HTM layer. Results from impedance... 

    Sb2S3 and Cu3SbS4 nanocrystals as inorganic hole transporting materials in perovskite solar cells

    , Article Solar Energy ; Volume 223 , 2021 , Pages 106-112 ; 0038092X (ISSN) Mohamadkhani, F ; Heidariramsheh, M ; Javadpour, S ; Ghavaminia, E ; Mahdavi, S. M ; Taghavinia, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    One of the key parts of perovskite solar cells which has great influence on their performance and stability is hole transporting layer. Spiro-OMeTAD is extensively used as organic hole transporting material in perovskite solar cells. However, Spiro-OMeTAD is expensive and has low chemical stability. In this study, the solution processed Sb2S3 and Cu3SbS4 nanocrystals have been synthesized and then the n-i-p mesoscopic perovskite solar cells have been fabricated using Spiro-OMeTAD, Sb2S3 and Cu3SbS4 nanocrystals as hole transporting layer at ambient air condition. It is shown that the conduction and valence band levels of the synthesized Sb2S3 and Cu3SbS4 nanocrystals are in the proper...