Special Issue "Perovskite Nanostructures: From Material Design to Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 January 2021.
Interests: structural, morphological and surface analysis of materials (thin films, powders); controlled nanostructured materials synthesis via atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition, hydrothermal growth and electrodeposition; smart and functional materials for environmental and energy applications, such as self-cleaning, electrochromics, thermochromics, batteries and capacitors
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Interests: Chemical synthesis of magnetic or semiconducting nanocrystals of different morphologies and chemical phases for applications in biology (MRI, hyperthermia, the ranostics), sensing (gas sensing), energy conversion (photovoltaics) and storage (batteries); Laser-induced synthesis of nanocrystals; Elucidation of the microscopic physical mechanisms involving nanocrystal systems of different one or multiple chemical phases
In the past decade, perovskite materials have attracted great scientific and technological interest due to their interesting opto-electronic properties. Nanostructuring of the perovskites due to their reduced dimensions are advantageous in offering large surface area, controlled transport and charge-carrier mobility, strong absorption and photoluminescence, and confinement effects. These features, together with the unique tunability in composition, shape, and functionalities in addition to the ability to form efficient, low-cost, and light-active structures make the perovskite nanocrystals efficient functional components for multiple applications ranging from photovoltaics and batteries to lasing and light-emitting diodes.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to give an overview of the latest experimental findings concerning the tunability in composition, shape, functionalities, growth conditions, and synthesis procedures of perovskite structures and to identify the critical parameters for producing materials with functional characteristics.
Dr. Dimitra Vernardou
Dr. Athanasia Kostopoulou
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- nanocrystal growth techniques
- colloidal perovskites of different structures and morphologies
- characterization of perovskite structures
- properties and constituent materials
- electrochemical analysis
- metal-ion batteries