DOI: 10.1002/adma.202311745 ISSN: 0935-9648

A Universal Perovskite/C60 Interface Modification via Atomic Layer Deposited Aluminum Oxide for Perovskite Solar Cells And Perovskite‐Silicon Tandems

Kerem Artuk, Deniz Turkay, Mounir D. Mensi, Julian A. Steele, Daniel A. Jacobs, Mostafa Othman, Xin Yu Chin, Soo‐Jin Moon, Ayodhya N. Tiwari, Aïcha Hessler‐Wyser, Quentin Jeangros, Christophe Ballif, Christian M. Wolff
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science


The primary performance limitation in inverted perovskite‐based solar cells is the interface between the fullerene‐based electron transport layers and the perovskite. We developed atomic layer deposited thin AlOX interlayers that reduce nonradiative recombination at the perovskite/C60 interface, resulting in > 60 millivolts improvement in open‐circuit voltage and 1% absolute improvement in power conversion efficiency. Surface‐sensitive characterizations indicate the presence of a thin, conformally deposited AlOx layer, functioning as a passivating contact. These interlayers work universally using different lead‐halide‐based absorbers with different compositions where the 1.55 electron volts bandgap single junction devices reach >23% power conversion efficiency. We find a reduction of metallic Pb0 and the compact layer prevents in‐ & egress of volatile species, synergistically improving the stability. AlOX‐modified wide‐bandgap perovskite absorbers as a top cell in a monolithic perovskite‐silicon tandem enable a certified power conversion efficiency of 29.9% and open‐circuit voltages above 1.92 volts for 1.17 square centimeters device area.

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