A simple approach for the fabrication of perovskite solar cells in air

Simone Casaluci, Lucio Cinà, Adam Pockett, Peter S. Kubiak, Ralf G. Niemann, Andrea Reale, Aldo Di Carlo, P. J. Cameron

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Vacuum-vapor assisted solution processing has been investigated as a simple and low cost method for preparing perovskite solar cells without a glove box. The devices were prepared in ambient air without using a high vacuum or an inert atmosphere. A maximum efficiency of 12.7% for planar perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) devices was obtained. The perovskite films could be stored in air (20 °C, ∼50% humidity) for up to 14 days without discoloration or the appearance of crystalline lead iodide in the films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-510
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Early online date25 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015



  • Ambient atmosphere
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Stability
  • Vapor-assisted solution processing

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