2021 MRS Fall Meeting

Symposium EN05-Emerging Energy and Materials Sciences in Halide Perovskites

The introduction of halide perovskites (HPs) have led to an unprecedented development in the energy field. As This new family of crystalline materials embraces numerous members with highly tunable chemical and physical properties. Especially, HPs can be made with truly hybrid compositions, where organic molecular cations are localized in ordered inorganic framework. This creates an interesting ‘playground’ for discovering functional materials and novel properties. As such, HPs have demonstrated the promise for various energy applications. Also important is the low-temperature, low-vacuum processability of these materials, making them highly suitable for both fundamental studies and real-world applications.

This proposed symposium will focus on linking basic sciences to energy technology commercialization. The topics will include new crystal/defect theories, multiscale structures, advanced characterizations, unusual carrier dynamics, solution or vapor phase synthesis, emerging interface sciences, (de)coupling of ionic and electronic behaviors, chemical stability, and quantum information sciences. The goal is to stimulate broad efforts in understanding basic perovskite sciences and their importance to the commercialization of perovskite-based energy technologies.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of halide perovskites
  • Emerging perovskite and perovskite-inspired materials
  • Physical properties and phenomena of halide perovskites
  • High-throughput computation and experimental materials screening
  • (De)coupling of ionic and electronic behaviors in halide perovskites
  • Light-matter interaction in halide perovskites
  • Chemical (in)stability in halide perovskites
  • Surface and interface science of halide perovskites
  • Quantum information science in halide perovskites
  • Multifunctional device innovation driven by basic sciences
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Joseph Berry (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Silvana Botti (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Christoph J. Brabec (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Wallace Choy (University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Aldo Di Carlo (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
  • Letian Dou (Purdue University, USA)
  • Jacky Even (Université de Rennes 1, France)
  • Ana Flavia Nogueira (The University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Feng Gao (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Anita Ho-Baillie (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Biwu Ma (Florida State University, USA)
  • Subodh Mhaisalkar (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • David Mitzi (Duke University, USA)
  • Tom Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Selina Olthof (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Nitin P. Padture (Brown University, USA)
  • Annamaria Petrozza (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Laura T. Schelhas (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Byungha Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Hairen Tan (Nanjing University, China)
  • Hin-Lap Yip (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Jingbi You (Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Huanping Zhou (Peking University, Hong Kong)

Symposium Organizers

Yuanyuan Zhou
Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Physics
Hong Kong

Maria Antonietta Loi
University of Groningen
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Michael Saliba
Universitat Stuttgart

Feng Yan
The University of Alabama
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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