Special Issue "Halide Perovskite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.
Interests: optoelectronic nanomaterials; solution-based processing; inkjet printing; halide perovskites; hybrid architectures; smart coatings; optoelectronic devices; light-emitting diodes; photovoltaics; micro-spectroscopy
As we know, there is an urgent need for better optoelectronic materials produced via low-cost solution-based processing. Currently, this research is largely motivated by the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and by energy-oriented applications.
As we know, the Internet of Things revolution aims at enabling us to take better-informed decisions in real-time, based on more complete and readily-acquired sets of data. Either for biomedical, manufacturing, or consumer electronics, better and cheaper sensor architectures using solution-based materials and processes will obviously be essential in these profound transformations.
It is also clear that the world urgently needs more affordable, efficient, and renewable energy sources, together with a better use of our current resources. Better low-cost and solution-processed materials and devices can help significantly towards energy accessibility and sustainability.
In the last decade, organo-metal halide perovskite materials have shown great potential for low-cost, solution-based optoelectronic applications, mostly as outstanding absorbers for solar energy conversion. Nevertheless, great fundamental challenges remain regarding their long-term performance and stability.
Today, these exciting breakthroughs have generated a worldwide research effort to seek new synthesis routes, improve the stability, and understand and control the fundamental physical properties of halide perovskite materials. In turn, this research directly leads to better optoelectronic and energy-harvesting devices. While the most exciting results so far have involved lead-based perovskites, there is also a growing interest for new lead-free perovskite materials.
As such, I am delighted to send you an invitation for this Special Issue on Halide Perovskite Materials to submit manuscripts describing:
- New synthesis routes;
- Improved stability;
- Physical properties;
- Device integration (excluding photovoltaics);
- Lead-free perovskites.
Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Sylvain G. Cloutier
Manuscript Submission Information
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- New synthesis routes
- Improved stability
- Physical properties
- Device integration (excl. photovoltaics)
- Lead-free perovskite materials