Nanostructures for Perovskite Solar Cells and Light-Emitting Diodes

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

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Interests: nanostructures; quantum dots; solar cells; LEDs
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Perovskite optoelectronic conversion materials have quickly reached high energy conversion efficiencies in both solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Numerous methods have been proposed to promote their possible commercialization with continuous improvements to optical properties. This Special Issue will concentrate on the science and engineering of device fabrication in terms of theoretical simulation, material synthesis, and performance study. We invite materials scientists, chemists, physicists, and engineers to discuss the science of and technology for perovskite nanostructure materials in solar cells and LEDs. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • methods for the synthesis of superior perovskite materials;
  • doped or non-Pb perovskite materials;
  • new device structures and performances;
  • optical and optoelectronic properties;
  • surface processing of perovskite materials;
  • stabilization of materials and devices;
  • carrier transportation mechanisms in device structures; and
  • theoretical calculations for and simulation of perovskite materials and devices.

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Keywords

  • perovskite
  • nanostructure
  • solar cell
  • LED
  • optoelectronics
  • quantum dot
  • synthesis

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Fabrication of Porous Lead Bromide Films by Introducing Indium Tribromide for Efficient Inorganic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Solar Cells
by Xianwei Meng, Kailin Chi, Qian Li, Bingtao Feng, Haodi Wang, Tianjiao Gao, Pengyu Zhou, Haibin Yang and Wuyou Fu
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1253; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051253 - 11 May 2021
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In the process of preparing CsPbBr3 films by two-step or multi-step methods, due to the low solubility of CsBr in organic solvents, the prepared perovskite films often have a large number of holes, which is definitely not conducive to the performance of [...] Read more.
In the process of preparing CsPbBr3 films by two-step or multi-step methods, due to the low solubility of CsBr in organic solvents, the prepared perovskite films often have a large number of holes, which is definitely not conducive to the performance of CsPbBr3 perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In response to this problem, this article proposed a method of introducing InBr3 into the PbBr2 precursor to prepare a porous PbBr2 film to increase the reaction efficiency between CsBr and PbBr2 and achieve the purpose of In (Ⅲ) incorporation, which not only optimized the morphology of the produced CsPbBr3 film but also enhanced the charge extraction and transport capabilities, which was ascribed to the reduction of the trap state density and impurity phases in the perovskite films, improving the performance of CsPbBr3 PSCs. At the optimal InBr3 concentration of 0.21 M, the InBr3:CsPbBr3 perovskite solar cell exhibited a power conversion efficiency of 6.48%, which was significantly higher than that of the pristine device. Full article
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Application of MXenes in Perovskite Solar Cells: A Short Review
by Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Muhammad Hassan Sayyad, Karim Khan, Jinghua Sun and Zhongyi Guo
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(8), 2151; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11082151 - 23 Aug 2021
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Application of MXene materials in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has attracted considerable attention owing to their supreme electrical conductivity, excellent carrier mobility, adjustable surface functional groups, excellent transparency and superior mechanical properties. This article reviews the progress made so far in using Ti [...] Read more.
Application of MXene materials in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has attracted considerable attention owing to their supreme electrical conductivity, excellent carrier mobility, adjustable surface functional groups, excellent transparency and superior mechanical properties. This article reviews the progress made so far in using Ti3C2Tx MXene materials in the building blocks of perovskite solar cells such as electrodes, hole transport layer (HTL), electron transport layer (ETL) and perovskite photoactive layer. Moreover, we provide an outlook on the exciting opportunities this recently developed field offers, and the challenges faced in effectively incorporating MXene materials in the building blocks of PSCs for better operational stability and enhanced performance. Full article
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