Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials Based on Perovskites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: photoactive nanoparticles; quantum dots; surface chemistry; perovskites nanomaterials; photochemistry; photocatalysis
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Metal halide perovskites have shown tremendous development in the photovoltaic technologies due to their intrinsic properties such as high absorption coefficient in the visible region, long carrier diffusion lengths, low cost of processability, among others. Since their first use for solar cell applications in 2009, they have demonstrated a fast expansion in the photovoltaic community, reaching nowadays a power conversion efficiency above 23%.
In 2014, the first preparation of metal halide perovskites as luminescent colloidal nanocrystals revolutionized nanomaterials science. An impressive progress has been made during the last years, from fundamental research towards innovative applications of these nanomaterials in perovskite light-emitting devices (pLED), lasing devices, detectors, and more recently, photocatalysis. Colloidal perovskite nanomaterials display outstanding optical and electronic properties, including broad absorption spectra and very narrow luminescence, high luminescent quantum yield and excellent band gap tunability depending on the cation or anion nature, size, and temperature. Moreover, the fine-tuning of the molar ratio between perovskite precursors and organic ligands allows the preparation of perovskite nanomaterials with different crystalline dimensionality and thus different optical properties. Several attempts to increase their stability towards humidity, heat, and light have been reported, but more investigations are necessary to reach practical applications.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the most recent advances in the synthetic approaches for the preparation of hybrid and all-inorganic metal halide perovskite nanomaterials with different stoichiometries, shapes, and composition in order to enhance their performance and stability towards environmental factors. Novel or improved applications of the perovskite nanomaterials in different areas are welcome.
Dr. Raquel E. Galian
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- Colloidal perovskites
- Lead-free perovskite nanomaterials
- Electroluminescent devices based on perovskite nanomaterials
- Stable perovskite nanocrystals
- Perovskite nanostructures for photovoltaic and energy storage