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Crystals 2018, 8(5), 220; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst8050220

Metal Halide Perovskite Single Crystals: From Growth Process to Application

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School of New Energy Science and Engineering, Xinyu University, Xinyu 338004, China
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Hunan Key Laboratory for Super-Microstructure and Ultrafast Process, School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Synergetic Innovation Center for Quantum Effects and Applications (SICQEA), Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China
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Received: 21 April 2018 / Revised: 9 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 17 May 2018
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As a strong competitor in the field of optoelectronic applications, organic-inorganic metal hybrid perovskites have been paid much attention because of their superior characteristics, which include broad absorption from visible to near-infrared region, tunable optical and electronic properties, high charge mobility, long exciton diffusion length and carrier recombination lifetime, etc. It is noted that perovskite single crystals show remarkably low trap-state densities and long carrier diffusion lengths, which are even comparable with the best photovoltaic-quality silicon, and thus are expected to provide better optoelectronic performance. This paper reviews the recent development of crystal growth in single-, mixed-organic-cation and fully inorganic halide perovskite single crystals, in particular the solution approach. Furthermore, the application of metal hybrid perovskite single crystals and future perspectives are also highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: perovskite single crystals; growth process; application; solar cell; photodetector perovskite single crystals; growth process; application; solar cell; photodetector
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Li, S.; Zhang, C.; Song, J.-J.; Xie, X.; Meng, J.-Q.; Xu, S. Metal Halide Perovskite Single Crystals: From Growth Process to Application. Crystals 2018, 8, 220.

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