Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 21, pp 18187–18192 | Cite as

Application of copper phthalocyanin for surface modification of perovskite solar cells

  • Mahnaz Mozaffari
  • Abbas BehjatEmail author
  • Naeimeh Torabi


The photovoltaic performance of perovskite solar cells is promoted by addition of different amounts of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) to the Methylammonium lead Iodide (CH3NH3PbI3)–CuPc composite. Solar cells using CH3NH3PbI3-0.05 wt% CuPc were fabricated by a sequential deposition method. Higher short-circuit current density and efficiency were achieved for the CH3NH3PbI3-0.05 wt% CuPc solar cells as compared to those of the reference perovskite solar cells. This suggests that increased light absorption and improvement in quality of perovskite active films is due to the application of CuPc that leads to a higher crystallinity of CH3NH3PbI3.



Authors wish to thank Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council for the financial support of this study. They also thank the Photonics & Renewable Energy Lab. of Department of physics, Yazd University for the laboratory support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahnaz Mozaffari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abbas Behjat
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Naeimeh Torabi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceYazd UniversityYazdIran
  2. 2.Photonics Research GroupYazd UniversityYazdIran

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