Solution processed lead halide perovskites demonstrated unprecedented success in solar cell applications thanks to their defect tolerance and facile solution-based processing. Global scaleup and acceptance by consumers, however, requires further improving perovskites’ stability and reducing or even eliminating any toxic metals.
This Special Topic highlights the most recent research on improving state-of-the-art lead halide perovskites, as well as the emerging areas associated with novel solution processed perovskite-inspired and Pb-free optoelectronic materials with desired properties. We welcome a broad scope of topics in materials discovery, physical properties, and application in devices, both experimental and computational.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Reduced and lead-free perovskites
- New chalcogenides (e.g., Sb2Se3, Cu2BaSnS4)
- Dopants and alloys for improved stability and bandgap tuning
- Low dimensional perovskites
- Modeling of defects and defect tolerance, phase stability etc.
- Devices (solar cells, LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, electro-optics, etc.)
Oleksandr Voznyy, University of Toronto
Ivan Infante, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Hairen Tan, Nanjing University
Maria Antonietta Loi, University of Groningen