Plasmonic Gold Nanostars Incorporated into High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Batmunkh, M., Macdonald, T. J., Peveler, W. J. , Bati, A. S.R., Carmalt, C. J., Parkin, I. P. and Shapter, J. G., (2017) Plasmonic Gold Nanostars Incorporated into High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. Chemsuschem, 10(9), pp. 3750-3753. (doi:10.1002/cssc.201701056) (PMID:28727320)

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Abstract

Incorporating appropriate plasmonic nanostructures into photovoltaic (PV) systems is of great utility for enhancing photon absorption and thus improving device performance. Herein, the successful integration of plasmonic gold nanostars (AuNSs) into mesoporous TiO2 photoelectrodes for perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is reported. The PSCs fabricated with TiO2-AuNSs photoelectrodes exhibited a device efficiency of up to 17.72 %, whereas the control cells without AuNSs showed a maximum efficiency of 15.19 %. We attribute the origin of increased device performance to enhanced light absorption and suppressed charge recombination.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:T.J.M and I.P.P would like to thank the EPSRC for financial support (EP/M015157/1). W.J.P acknowledges an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship (EP/M506448/1). The support of the Australian Research Council Discovery Program (DP150101354 and DP160101301) is gratefully acknowledged.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peveler, Dr William
Authors: Batmunkh, M., Macdonald, T. J., Peveler, W. J., Bati, A. S.R., Carmalt, C. J., Parkin, I. P., and Shapter, J. G.,
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Chemsuschem
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1864-5631
ISSN (Online):1864-564X
Published Online:03 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
First Published:First published in Chemsuschem 10(9): 3750-3753
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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