Prospects of Ternary Cd1−xZnxS as an Electron Transport Layer and Associated Interface Defects in a Planar Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cell via Numerical Simulation

Towhid Hossain Chowdhury, Mohammad Tanvirul Ferdaous, Mohd Aizat Abdul Wadi, Puvaneswaran Chelvanathan, Nowshad Amin, Ashraful Islam, Nurhafiza Kamaruddin, Muhammad Irsyamuddin M. Zin, Mohd Hafidz Ruslan, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Md. Akhtaruzzaman

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Abstract

In this study we present a ternary alloy, Cd1−xZnxS as an electron transport layer for a planar lead halide perovskite solar cell via numerical simulation with solar cell capacitance simulator (SCAPS) software. Performance dependence on molar composition variation in the Cd1−xZnxS alloy was studied for the mixed perovskite CH3NH3PbI3−xClx absorber and spiro-OMeTAD hole transport material in a planar perovskite solar cell. Additionally, the defects on both Cd1−xZnxS/CH3NH3PbI3−xClx and CH3NH3PbI3−xClx/spiro-OMeTAD interface were thoroughly investigated. Simultaneously, a thickness of 700 nm for CH3NH3PbI3−xClx absorber with 50-nm-thick Cd0.2Zn0.8S (x = 0.8) was optimized. Analysis of the numerical solutions via SCAPS provides a trend and pattern for Cd0.2Zn0.8S as an effective electron transport layer for planar perovskite solar cells with a yield efficiency up to 24.83%. The planar perovskite solar cell shows an open-circuit voltage of 1.224 V, short-circuit current density of 25.283 mA/cm2 and a fill factor of 80.22.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • CdZnS
  • electron transport layer
  • interface defect
  • perovskite solar cell
  • SCAPS-1D

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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Prospects of Ternary Cd1−xZnxS as an Electron Transport Layer and Associated Interface Defects in a Planar Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cell via Numerical Simulation. / Chowdhury, Towhid Hossain; Ferdaous, Mohammad Tanvirul; Wadi, Mohd Aizat Abdul; Chelvanathan, Puvaneswaran; Amin, Nowshad; Islam, Ashraful; Kamaruddin, Nurhafiza; Zin, Muhammad Irsyamuddin M.; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Akhtaruzzaman, Md.

In: Journal of Electronic Materials, 08.03.2018, p. 1-8.

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Chowdhury, Towhid Hossain ; Ferdaous, Mohammad Tanvirul ; Wadi, Mohd Aizat Abdul ; Chelvanathan, Puvaneswaran ; Amin, Nowshad ; Islam, Ashraful ; Kamaruddin, Nurhafiza ; Zin, Muhammad Irsyamuddin M. ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Akhtaruzzaman, Md. / Prospects of Ternary Cd1−xZnxS as an Electron Transport Layer and Associated Interface Defects in a Planar Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cell via Numerical Simulation. In: Journal of Electronic Materials. 2018 ; pp. 1-8.
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