Perovskite Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor Structures for Interface Characterization

José M. V. Cunha, M. Alexandra Barreiros, Marco A. Curado, Tomás S. Lopes, Kevin Oliveira, António J. N. Oliveira, João R. S. Barbosa, António Vilanova, Maria João Brites, João Mascarenhas, Denis Flandre, Ana G. Silva, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salomé

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Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies. Amongst several challenges, developing and optimizing efficient electron transport layers that can be up-scaled still remains a massive task. Admittance measurements on metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) devices allow to better understand the optoelectronic properties of the interface between perovskite and the charge carrier transport layer. This work discloses a new pathway for a fundamental characterization of the oxide/semiconductor interface in PSCs. Inverted MOS structures, that is, glass/fluorine-doped tin oxide/tin oxide (SnO2)/perovskite are fabricated and characterized allowing to perform a comparative study on the optoelectronic characteristics of the interface between the perovskite and sputtered SnO2. Admittance measurements allow to assess the interface fixed oxide charges (Qf) and interface traps density (Dit), which are extremely relevant parameters that define interface properties of extraction layers. It is concluded that a 30 nm thick SnO2 layer without annealing presents an additional recombination mechanism compared to the other studied layers, and a 20 nm thick SnO2 layer without annealing presents the highest positive Qf values. Thus, an effective method is shown for the characterization of the charge carrier transport layer/perovskite interface using the analysis performed on perovskite-based inverted MOS devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2101004
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2021


  • metal–oxide–semiconductors
  • perovskite and charge carrier transport layer interface
  • SnO /perovskite interface traps


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