Special Issue "Metal Halide Perovskite Crystals: Growth Techniques, Properties and Emerging Applications"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Metal halide perovskites have emerged as a rising star among various semiconductor materials in the past few years owing to their low cost, solution processability and fascinating combination of material properties, including tunable bandgap, high absorption coefficient, broad absorption spectrum, high charge carrier mobility and long charge diffusion length, which enable a broad range of photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications. Accompanied by the success in photovoltaic community that has witnessed a certified power conversion efficiency of 22.1% through a few years’ efforts, the rapid advancement is also achieved in the areas of light-emitting diodes, lasers, photodetectors, and solar-to-fuel energy conversion devices. Beyond the dominant format of polycrystalline perovskite thin films for solar cell applications, recent progress in metal halide perovskite crystals, ranging from nanocrystals, nanowires to macroscopic single-crystals, has spurred paramount scientific and industrial interests. Great research efforts have endeavored to develop new techniques for crystal growth, investigate the physical and chemical properties of the materials and explore their emerging applications. The perovskite single crystals, for instance, provide an excellent platform to characterize a range of materials’ properties that could not be achieved by studying polycrystalline thin films. Understanding the mechanism of the crystal growth provides insights for the better control of polycrystalline thin film quality in terms of crystal orientation and defect density, the key facts that restrict the solar cell performance. Perovskite nanocrystals and nanowires exhibit superior luminescent performance than their thin film counterparts, enabling potential applications like large area display. These exciting achievements call for a rationalization of the different forms of perovskite semiconductors beyond the widely used polycrystalline thin films. In the current Special Issue: “Metal Halide Perovskite Crystals: Growth Techniques, Properties and Emerging Applications”, we aim to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of recent advances in the fields of research related to metal halide perovskite crystals. The potential topics of interest could be, but are not limited to:
Growth techniques of metal halide perovskite single crystals, nanowire and nanocystals
Mechanism of crystal growth
Characterization of metal halide perovskite crystals
Emerging applications of metal halide perovskite crystals
Scientists working in this broad field, and many other aspects related to perovskite crystals but not summarized here, are invited to present their work in this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Wei Zhang
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Metal halide perovskites
Single crystals, nanocrystals, nanowires, nanorods
Photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, lasers, photodetectors, optical and optoelectronic devices