Special Issue "Advances in Halide Perovskites"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 68

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jérémy Hieulle
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Materials Science, University of Luxembourg, L-1511 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Interests: perovskite; material characterization; thin films and nanotechnology; surface characterization; nanomaterials; thin-film deposition
Dr. Zonghao Liu
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Guest Editor
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Interests: perovskite solar cells; perovskite optoelectronic devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organic–inorganic halide perovskite materials have experienced tremendous interest from the research community due to their easy fabrication process and high-power conversion efficiency (PCE). Compared to silicon technology, perovskites have the potential to be employed on flexible substrates and semi-transparent windows, areas where silicon is absent. In less than 15 years, the best perovskite solar cell devices have passed the benchmark of 25.8% PCE, making this emerging technology competitive with conventional silicon cells. Efficiency is not the main challenge anymore in perovskite materials; the research community is now slowly shifting toward a more fundamental and crucial question, which is: “How to build perovskite cells with long-term stability”? In order to facilitate the commercialization of perovskite solar cells, their stability needs to be improved to compete with other technology on the market. In this Special Issue of Crystals, we would like to collect some pioneering works in the field that investigate innovative approaches to increase the stability of perovskite absorbers, such as material composition, halide and cation mixing, surface passivation, interface layers, 2D perovskites, crystal structure and orientation, and more.

Dr. Jérémy Hieulle
Dr. Zonghao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • perovskite
  • long-term stability
  • surface passivation
  • 2D perovskite
  • halide mixing and cation mixing
  • crystal orientation

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