Morphology tuned BaSnO 3 active layer for ambient perovskite solar cells
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A new type of electron transporting active layer made of BaSnO3 with different morphology, rod and particle is prepared via a wet chemical process for perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The effects of this BSO morphology is considered to play an essential role in a better performing PSC device. Enhanced efficiency of 2.91% is recorded for rod based active layer compared to particle (1.93%) in ambient condition. However, humidity plays a crucial role which affects the performance of a PSC device in ambient condition and this is further monitored through contact angle measurement which can be identified as an indirect tool to understand the stability of the perovskite device.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for providing the senior research fellowship for 2016-2017 under the INSPIRE program and in addition, the DST and British Council for the Newton-Bhabha PhD Fellowship Award of 2016-2017.
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Vol. 219, pp. 166-169