Encapsulated perovskite based photovoltaics devices with high stability

Man Kwong Wong, Qi Dong, Fangzhou Liu, Aleksandra B. Djurišić, Wai Kin Chan, Hangkong Li, Kaimin Shih, Annie Ng, Charles Surya

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Perovskite based photovoltaics have recently emerged as the forerunner in the next generation photovoltaic technology because of the rapid increase of power conversion efficiency (PCE). However, it is well recognized that the exposure to moisture, heat and light causes the degradation of perovskite [1] (especially for methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) which is the most commonly used perovskite material). It makes stability a main issue for the commercialization of perovskite based photovoltaics. Hence, an advanced encapsulation method is one of the keys to improve the stability. Here we present a comparison study between different encapsulation methods. Perovskite based photovoltaics devices were encapsulated using UV epoxy resin, with or without the addition of desiccant and the deposition of SiO2 layer. By minimizing the ingress of moisture and oxygen, devices with storage in ambient air under one sun continuous illumination could retain 94 % of the initial performance (PCE around 13%) after two days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3191-3198
Number of pages8
JournalMRS Advances
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • barrier layer
  • photovoltaic
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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