Accelerated aging of all-inorganic, interface-stabilized perovskite solar cells

Science. 2022 Jul 15;377(6603):307-310. doi: 10.1126/science.abn5679. Epub 2022 Jun 16.


To understand degradation routes and improve the stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), accelerated aging tests are needed. Here, we use elevated temperatures (up to 110°C) to quantify the accelerated degradation of encapsulated CsPbI3 PSCs under constant illumination. Incorporating a two-dimensional (2D) Cs2PbI2Cl2 capping layer between the perovskite active layer and hole-transport layer stabilizes the interface while increasing power conversion efficiency of the all-inorganic PSCs from 14.9 to 17.4%. Devices with this 2D capping layer did not degrade at 35°C and required >2100 hours at 110°C under constant illumination to degrade by 20% of their initial efficiency. Degradation acceleration factors based on the observed Arrhenius temperature dependence predict intrinsic lifetimes of 51,000 ± 7000 hours (>5 years) operating continuously at 35°C.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't