Charge Transfer Dynamics from Organometal Halide Perovskite to Polymeric Hole Transport Materials in Hybrid Solar Cells
journal contributionposted on 17.12.2015, 09:43 by Jan C. Brauer, Yong Hui Lee, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Natalie Banerji
Organometal halide perovskites have emerged as promising next-generation solar cell technologies presenting outstanding efficiencies. However, many questions concerning their working principles remain to be answered. Here, we present a detailed study of hole transfer dynamics into polymeric hole transporting materials (HTMs), poly(triarylamine) (PTAA), poly(3-hexylthiophee-2,5-diyl (P3HT), and poly[2,6-(4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b′]dithiophene)-alt-4,7-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole) (PCPDTBT). The hole transfer dynamics are shown to occur on a time scale of thousands of picoseconds, being orders of magnitude slower compared to hole transfer involving commonly used Spiro-OMeTAD as HTM.