Development of high‐performance wide‐bandgap perovskites is a key component to enable tandem solar cells with either a silicon or low‐bandgap perovskites. However, the presence of defects in the Br‐rich wide‐bandgap perovskites, especially in the grain boundaries (GBs) has been particularly challenging and limits its performance. Herein, to accomplish the passivation of these defects, a combination of cation management with rubidium (Rb) introduction into the triple cation combination of cesium/formamidinium/methylammonium (CsFAMA) is exercised. Passivation is further enhanced by secondary growth (SG) using guanidinium iodide. In‐depth assessments of GB defect passivation are performed using Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and nanoscale charge‐carrier dynamics mappings provide insightful details on the presence of GBs defects and their suppression by the cation management and SG techniques. Reduction of unreacted PbX2to realize a highly crystalline perovskite surface is achieved after incorporating Rb and SG treatment. As a result, a champion cell for 1.78 eV (FA0.79MA0.16Cs0.05)0.95Rb0.05Pb(I0.6Br0.4)3wide‐bandgap perovskite with an efficiency of 17.71% along with enhancement in all photovoltaic parameters is achieved. This study introduces a new way to analyze GB defects and reveals the consequence of defect passivation on charge‐carrier dynamics for realizing efficient perovskites.
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