Efficient Thermal Conductance in Organometallic Perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 Films
Physics and Astronomy
Perovskite-based optoelectronic devices have shown great promise for solar conversion and other optoelectronic applications, but their long-term performance instability is regarded as a major obstacle to their widespread deployment. Previous works have shown that the ultralow thermal conductivity and inefficient heat spreading might put an intrinsic limit on the lifetime of perovskite devices. Here, we report the observation of a remarkably efficient thermal conductance, with a conductivity of 11.2 ± 0.8 W m−1 K−1 at room temperature, in densely packed perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 films, via noncontact time-domain thermal reflectance measurements. The temperature-dependent experiments suggest the important roles of organic cations and structural phase transitions, which are further confirmed by temperature-dependent Raman spectra. The thermal conductivity at room temperature observed here is over one order of magnitude larger than that in the early report, suggesting that perovskite device performance will not be limited by thermal conductance.
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Chen, Qi, et al. “Efficient Thermal Conductance in Organometallic Perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 Films.” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 108, no. 8, 2016, p. 81902. doi: 10.1063/1.4942779.