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Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Dr. Xiaoling Ma
Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Prof. Dr. Qiaoshi An
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
Beijing Key Laboratory for Sensors, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, Beijing, China
Prof. Dr. Jian Wang
College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Taishan University, Taian, China
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology and Research Institute for Smart Energy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
School of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China
Dr. Jinhua Gao
College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Organic and Perovskite Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

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Dear Colleagues,

Organic and perovskite optoelectronics is an interdisciplinary research field that involves chemistry, physics and materials science. As a new-generation photoelectronic technology, organic and perovskite optoelectronic devices, such as organic photovoltaics (OPVs), perovskite solar cells (PSCs), organic photodetector (OPDs), perovskite photodetectors (PPDs), etc., possess the merits of low cost, environmental friendliness, flexibility and large-area preparation. Due to the benefits associated with material synthesis and device engineering, great progress has been achieved for organic and perovskite optoelectronic devices. It should be noted that there are still many scientific issues that must be investigated and solved in the field of organic and perovskite electronics, such as exciton/charge carrier dynamic processes in solar cells, trapped charge distribution in photodetectors, etc. At present, more in-depth investigation of organic and perovskite optoelectronic devices to improve their performance is still a major goal in this field.

This topic focuses on the latest advancements in the field of organic and perovskite electronic devices, including fundamental investigations into working mechanisms and exciton/charge carrier dynamic processes, as well as industrialization-oriented research, etc.

We invite papers on recent developments of organic and perovskite electronic devices regarding material innovation and device engineering, as well as reviews that are relevant to the future development direction and application prospects of organic and perovskite electronic devices.

Prof. Dr. Fujun Zhang
Dr. Xiaoling Ma
Prof. Dr. Qiaoshi An
Prof. Dr. Junming Li
Prof. Dr. Jian Wang
Dr. Miao Zhang
Dr. Qianqian Sun
Dr. Jinhua Gao
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Keywords

  • organic photovoltaics
  • perovskite photovoltaics
  • organic–inorganic hybrids perovskite solar cells
  • organic photodetectors
  • perovskite photodetectors
  • organic–inorganic hybrid photodetectors

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12 pages, 5167 KiB  
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Enhanced Photoluminescence and Random Lasing Emission in TiO2-Decorated FAPbBr3 Thin Films
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(11), 1761; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13111761 - 30 May 2023
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Herein, titanium-dioxide-decorated organic formamidinium lead bromide perovskite thin films grown by the one-step spin-coating method are studied. TiO2 nanoparticles are widespread in FAPbBr3 thin films, which changes the optical properties of the perovskite thin films effectively. Obvious reductions in the absorption [...] Read more.
Herein, titanium-dioxide-decorated organic formamidinium lead bromide perovskite thin films grown by the one-step spin-coating method are studied. TiO2 nanoparticles are widespread in FAPbBr3 thin films, which changes the optical properties of the perovskite thin films effectively. Obvious reductions in the absorption and enhancements in the intensity of the photoluminescence spectra are observed. Over 6 nm, a blueshift of the photoluminescence emission peaks is observed due to 5.0 mg/mL TiO2 nanoparticle decoration in the thin films, which originates from the variation in the grain sizes of the perovskite thin films. Light intensity redistributions in perovskite thin films are measured by using a home-built confocal microscope, and the multiple scattering and weak localization of light are analyzed based on the scattering center of TiO2 nanoparticle clusters. Furthermore, random lasing emission with sharp emission peaks is achieved in the scattering perovskite thin films with a full width at the half maximum of 2.1 nm. The multiple scattering of light, the random reflection and reabsorption of light, and the coherent interaction of light within the TiO2 nanoparticle clusters play important roles in random lasing. This work could be used to improve the efficiency of photoluminescence and random lasing emissions, and it is promising in high-performance optoelectrical devices. Full article
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Graded-Index Active Layer for Efficiency Enhancement in Polymer Solar Cell
Energies 2023, 16(9), 3933; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16093933 - 06 May 2023
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In this paper, narrow-bandgap polymer acceptors combining a benzotriazole (BTz)-core fused-ring segment, named the PZT series, were used with a high-absorption-efficiency polymer (PBDB) compound with branched 2-butyl octyl, linear n-octyl, and methyl to be utilized as a graded-index (GI) active layer of the [...] Read more.
In this paper, narrow-bandgap polymer acceptors combining a benzotriazole (BTz)-core fused-ring segment, named the PZT series, were used with a high-absorption-efficiency polymer (PBDB) compound with branched 2-butyl octyl, linear n-octyl, and methyl to be utilized as a graded-index (GI) active layer of the polymer solar cells (PSCs) to increase the photocurrent and enhance solar efficiency compared to the existing PBDB-T:PZT and PBDB-T:PZT-γ. In addition, a two-dimensional photonic crystal (2D-PhC) structure was utilized as a light-trapping anti-reflection coating (ARC) thin film based on indium tin oxide (ITO) to reduce incident light reflection and enhance its absorption. The dimensions of the cell layers were optimized to achieve the maximum power-conversion efficiency (PCE). Furthermore, the design and simulations were conducted from a 300 nm to 1200 nm wavelength range using a finite difference time-domain (FDTD) analysis. One of the most important results expected from the study was the design of a nano solar cell at (64 µm)2 with a PCE of 25.1%, a short-circuit current density (JSC) of 27.74 mA/cm2, and an open-circuit voltage (VOC) of 0.986 V. Full article
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Improving the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells via the Molecular Engineering of Simple Fused Non-Fullerene Acceptors
Energies 2023, 16(8), 3443; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16083443 - 14 Apr 2023
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The development of novel non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors (NFAs) with a simple chemical structure for high-performance organic solar cells (OSCs) remains an urgent research challenge to enable their upscaling and commercialization. In this work, we report on the synthesis and comprehensive investigation of two [...] Read more.
The development of novel non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors (NFAs) with a simple chemical structure for high-performance organic solar cells (OSCs) remains an urgent research challenge to enable their upscaling and commercialization. In this work, we report on the synthesis and comprehensive investigation of two new acceptor molecules (BTPT-OD and BTPT-4F-OD), which have one of the simplest fused structures among the Y series of NFAs, along with the medium energy bandgap (1.85 eV–1.94 eV) and strong absorption in the visible and near-IR spectral range (700–950 nm). The novel NFAs have high thermal stability, good solubility combined with a high degree of crystallinity, and deep-lying levels of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (up to −3.94 eV). The BTPT-OD with indan-1-one-3-dicyanvinyl terminal acceptor group is superior to its counterpart BTPT-4F-OD with 5,6-difluorindan-1-one-3-dicyanvinyl group both in the number of synthetic steps and in the photovoltaic performance in OSCs. PM6:BTPT-OD systems exhibit superior photovoltaic performance due to the higher charge mobility and degree of photoresponsiveness, faster carrier extraction, and longer carrier lifetime. As a result, BTPT-OD has almost two times higher photovoltaic performance with PM6 as a donor material due to the higher JSC and FF than BTPT-4F-OD systems. The results obtained indicate that further development of OSCs can be well achieved through a rational molecular design. Full article
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Innovative Approaches to Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(6), 1084; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13061084 - 16 Mar 2023
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Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are advancing rapidly and have reached a performance comparable to that of silicon solar cells. Recently, they have been expanding into a variety of applications based on the excellent photoelectric properties of perovskite. Semi-transparent PSCs (ST-PSCs) are one promising [...] Read more.
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are advancing rapidly and have reached a performance comparable to that of silicon solar cells. Recently, they have been expanding into a variety of applications based on the excellent photoelectric properties of perovskite. Semi-transparent PSCs (ST-PSCs) are one promising application that utilizes the tunable transmittance of perovskite photoactive layers, which can be used in tandem solar cells (TSC) and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). However, the inverse relationship between light transmittance and efficiency is a challenge in the development of ST-PSCs. To overcome these challenges, numerous studies are underway, including those on band-gap tuning, high-performance charge transport layers and electrodes, and creating island-shaped microstructures. This review provides a general and concise summary of the innovative approaches in ST-PSCs, including advances in the perovskite photoactive layer, transparent electrodes, device structures and their applications in TSC and BIPV. Furthermore, the essential requirements and challenges to be addressed to realize ST-PSCs are discussed, and the prospects of ST-PSCs are presented. Full article
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Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskite Superstructures for Ultrapure Green Emissions
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(5), 815; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13050815 - 22 Feb 2023
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All inorganic CsPbBr3 superstructures (SSs) have attracted much research interest due to their unique photophysical properties, such as their large emission red-shifts and super-radiant burst emissions. These properties are of particular interest in displays, lasers and photodetectors. Currently, the best-performing perovskite optoelectronic [...] Read more.
All inorganic CsPbBr3 superstructures (SSs) have attracted much research interest due to their unique photophysical properties, such as their large emission red-shifts and super-radiant burst emissions. These properties are of particular interest in displays, lasers and photodetectors. Currently, the best-performing perovskite optoelectronic devices incorporate organic cations (methylammonium (MA), formamidinium (FA)), however, hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite SSs have not yet been investigated. This work is the first to report on the synthesis and photophysical characterization of APbBr3 (A = MA, FA, Cs) perovskite SSs using a facile ligand-assisted reprecipitation method. At higher concentrations, the hybrid organic–inorganic MA/FAPbBr3 nanocrystals self-assemble into SSs and produce red-shifted ultrapure green emissions, meeting the requirement of Rec. 2020 displays. We hope that this work will be seminal in advancing the exploration of perovskite SSs using mixed cation groups to further improve their optoelectronic applications. Full article
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Temperature-Dependent Amplified Spontaneous Emission in CsPbBr3 Thin Films Deposited by Single-Step RF-Magnetron Sputtering
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(2), 306; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13020306 - 11 Jan 2023
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Due to their high optical efficiency, low-cost fabrication and wide variety in composition and bandgap, halide perovskites are recognized nowadays as real contenders for the development of the next generation of optoelectronic devices, which, among others, often require high quality over large areas [...] Read more.
Due to their high optical efficiency, low-cost fabrication and wide variety in composition and bandgap, halide perovskites are recognized nowadays as real contenders for the development of the next generation of optoelectronic devices, which, among others, often require high quality over large areas which is readily attainable by vacuum deposition. Here, we report the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) properties of two CsPbBr3 films obtained by single-step RF-magnetron sputtering from a target containing precursors with variable compositions. Both the samples show ASE over a broad range of temperatures from 10 K up to 270 K. The ASE threshold results strongly temperature dependent, with the best performance occurring at about 50 K (down to 100 µJ/cm2), whereas at higher temperatures, there is evidence of thermally induced optical quenching. The observed temperature dependence is consistent with exciton detrapping up to about 50 K. At higher temperatures, progressive free exciton dissociation favors higher carrier mobility and increases trapping at defect states with consequent emission reduction and increased thresholds. The reported results open the way for effective large-area, high quality, organic solution-free deposited perovskite thin films for optoelectronic applications, with a remarkable capability to finely tune their physical properties. Full article
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