Surface Saturation Current Densities of Perovskite Thin Films from Suns-Photoluminescence Quantum Yield Measurements
preprintposted on 2023-06-09, 16:00 authored by Robert Lee Chin, Arman Mahboubi Soufiani, Paul Fassl, Jianghui Zheng, Eunyoung Choi, Anita Ho-Baillie, Ulrich Paetzold, Thorsten Trupke, Ziv Hameiri
We present a simple, yet powerful analysis of Suns-photoluminescence quantum yield measurements that can be used to determine the surface saturation current densities of thin film semiconductors. We apply the method to state-of-the-art polycrystalline perovskite thin films of varying absorber thickness. We show that the non-radiative bimolecular recombination in these samples originates from the surfaces. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate and quantify non-linear (bimolecular) surface recombination in perovskite thin films.