Special Issue "Crystal Growth and Defect Engineering for Metal Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jin-Wook Lee
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Guest Editor
SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT) and Department of Nanoengineering Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
Interests: Optoelectronic devices (solar cells, light emitting diodes, photodetectors); Nanostructured organic/inorganic materials (perovskites, chalcogenides, polymers, carbon allotropes, metal oxides); Doping, crystal growth and defect engineering of semiconducting materials; Optoelectronic device physics; Wearable devices and electronic skin based on flexible/stretchable devices
Dr. Gill Sang Han
Guest Editor
School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
Interests: perovskite solar cells; transparent conducting oxides; interface engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Crystal Growth and Defect Engineering for Metal Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics” will address advances in the techniques for crystal growth and defect engineering for various types of perovskite optoelectronic devices. Over the last few years, metal halide perovskite materials have become one of the most promising materials for next-generation optoelectronic devices. The revolutionary enhancement of their performance and stability is mainly attributed to the development of effective techniques for crystal growth and defect engineering, enabling substantial improvement in the optoelectronic properties of perovskite thin films. For example, the control of molecular interactions in precursor solutions facilitates modulation of crystallization kinetics to enhance the crystallinity of perovskite films while molecular passivation agents mitigate detrimental defects in the surface and grain boundaries of the films. We are interested in original articles and reviews dealing with such approaches for a variety of perovskite optoelectronic devices, including solar cells, light emitting diodes, and photodiodes. Not only studies of optoelectronic devices, but articles elucidating the fundamentals of the chemistry, physics, and materials science in crystal growth and defect engineering are also very welcome.

Prof. Jin-Wook Lee
Dr. Gill Sang Han
Guest Editors

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  • perovskite
  • crystal growth
  • defects
  • solar cells
  • light emitting diodes
  • photodetectors
  • passivation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Authors: Jin-Wook Lee; Gillsang Han

Title: Precursor chemistry for crystal growth engineering of perovskite solar cells

Affiliation: SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT) and Department of Nanoengineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea; School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea

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