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Title: Degradation of the Formamidinium Cation and the Quantification of the Formamidinium–Methylammonium Ratio in Lead Iodide Hybrid Perovskites by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Authors: Van Gompel, Wouter
Herckens, Roald
Reekmans, Gunter
Ruttens, Bart
D'Haen, Jan
Adriaensens, Peter J.
Lutsen, Laurence
Vanderzande, Dirk J. M.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (8), p. 4117-4124
Abstract: The highest efficiency in perovskite solar cells is currently achieved with mixed-cation hybrid perovskites. The ratio in which the cations are present in the perovskite structure has an important effect on the optical properties and the stability of these materials. At present, the formamidinium cation is an integral part of many of the highest efficiency perovskite systems. In this work, we introduce a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy protocol for the identification and differentiation of mixed perovskite phases and of a secondary phase due to formamidinium degradation. The influence of the cooling rate used in a precipitation method on the FA/MA ratio in formamidinium–methylammonium lead iodide perovskites (FAxMA1–xPbI3) was investigated and compared to the FA/MA ratio in thin films. In order to obtain the FA/MA ratio from fast and accessible liquid-state 1H NMR spectra, the influence of the acidity of the solution on the line width of the resonances was elucidated. The ratio of the organic cations incorporated into the perovskite structure could be reliably quantified in the presence of the secondary phase through a combination of liquid-state 1H NMR and solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopic analysis.
Notes: Vanderzande, D (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Organ & Biopolymer Chem, Inst Mat Res IMO, Hybrid Mat Design HyMaD, Agoralaan 1 Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium, IMEC, IMOMEC Div, Wetenschapspk 1, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium, dirk.vanderzande@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25874
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09805
ISI #: 000426802500001
ISSN: 1932-7447
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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