Direct Observation of Ultrafast Hole Injection from Lead Halide Perovskite by Differential Transient Transmission Spectroscopy

Kunie Ishioka, Bobby G. Barker, Masatoshi Yanagida, Yasuhiro Shirai, Kenjiro Miyano

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Efficient charge separation at the interfaces of the perovskite with the carrier transport layers is crucial for perovskite solar cells to achieve high power conversion efficiency. We present a systematic experimental study on the hole injection dynamics from MAPbI3 perovskite to three typical hole transport materials (HTMs). We extract the carrier dynamics directly related to the hole injection by employing a pump light with short absorption depth and comparing the transient transmission signals excited on the two sides of the sample. The differential transmission signals reveal the hole injections to PTAA and PEDOT:PSS to be complete within 1 and 2 ps, respectively, and that to NiOx to exhibit an additional slow process on a 40 ps time scale. The obtained injection dynamics are discussed in comparison with the device performance of the solar cells containing the same MAPbI3/HTM interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3902-3907
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 17 2017
Externally publishedYes


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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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