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The advance of innovative photovoltaics based on hybrid perovskites is currently forced to face their stability and durability through the rationalization of the phenomena occurring into the lattice under conditions which mimic the material operation. In this framework, we study the structural modifications of MAPbI3 layers by in situ structural and optical analyses upon recursive thermal cycles from 30 to 80 °C in different annealing environments. We reveal an acceleration of the material modification, above what expected, as the threshold of the tetragonal to cubic transition (∼50 °C) is surpassed. This produces discontinuities in the degradation rate, bandgap value, and dielectric behavior of the MAPbI3 layer. The phenomenon is put in relationship with the order–disorder lattice modifications described by Car–Parrinello molecular dynamics calculations and reveals that the action of species from humid air becomes …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
29 Jun 2017

Alessandra Alberti, Ioannis Deretzis, Giovanni Mannino, Emanuele Smecca, Salvatore Sanzaro, Youhei Numata, Tsutomu Miyasaka, Antonino La Magna

Biblio References: 
Volume: 121 Issue: 25 Pages: 13577-13585
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C