Radiation Hardness and Self-Healing of Perovskite Solar Cells

Felix Lang, Norbert H. Nickel, Jürgen Bundesmann, Sophie Seidel, Andrea Denker, Steve Albrecht, Victor V. Brus, Jörg Rappich, Bernd Rech, Giovanni Landi, Heinrich C. Neitzert

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Inverted perovskite solar cells with a layer sequence of glass/ITO/PEDOT:PSS/CH3NH3 PbI3/PCBM/BCP/Ag was fabricated. The solar cells had a stabilized power conversion efficiency of n=12.1%. The devices were irradiated with 68 MeV protons until a total dose of 1.02 x 1013p cm-2 was reached. During the irradiation experiments J?V curves were measured every 30s. A decrease of current density by 10% and 40% was observed for a proton dose of θ1012 and 1013p cm-2, respectively. However, when the data are corrected for deleterious effects, such as the photodegradation of the perovskite layer as measured on a reference, the decrease of current density amounts to only 20%. A degradation of VOC and the fill factor is not observed. Moreover, when the proton irradiation is terminated a self-healing process of the perovskite commences and current density recovers. After 10 d VOC and the fill factor were significantly enhanced compared to the reference devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8726-8731
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • degradation
  • perovskite solar cells
  • proton irradiation
  • radiation hardness
  • self-healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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