2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium S.EN01-Next Steps for Perovskite Photovoltaics and Beyond

Organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells have emerged recently in a spectacular fashion achieving efficiencies of 24.2% promising a sustainable energy source for the generations to come. Perovskites can be processed through low-cost solution-techniques and they have exceptional material properties such as remarkably high absorption over the visible spectrum, low exciton binding energy, charge carrier diffusion lengths in the μm range, a sharp optical band edge, and a tuneable band gap from 1 to 3 eV by interchanging the individual perovskite components.

While the race for efficiency continues, other research aspects are becoming more and more urgent. This includes the upscaling from lab-scale devices to industrial modules, the environmental assessment in terms of toxicity, and the long-term stability of the perovskite absorber, perhaps the most urgent remaining questions in the field.

Furthermore, perovskite semiconductors can be used beyond photovoltaics and accordingly non-photovoltaic, perovskite-based applications have established research fields in their own right, e.g. lasing, light emitting devices, tandem solar cells, photodetectors, wearable electronics, and XRD/particle detection. As a research community, we can benefit from this emerging research by exchanging our experience and long-term outlook.

Accordingly, this symposium explores the fundamental challenges in the field with a focus on the material’s properties that make perovskites so remarkable and the current understanding of the device physics. In addition, there will be sessions to promote research on perovskites for non-photovoltaic applications, e.g. LED, lasers, detectors, memory, etc. Finally, there are designated sessions on the progress of long-term stability, the evolution towards modules, and assessment of toxicity in order to provide an outlook on how close perovskite solar cells are to commercialization.

Topics will include:

  • Perovskites for multijunction photovoltaics
  • Understanding degradation mechanisms for long-term stable perovskite solar cells
  • Enviromental impact and toxicity of perovskite materials
  • Upscaling for large area perovskite modules
  • Device physcis, i.e. characterisation and simulations
  • Multicomponent engineering
  • Novel, perovskite-inispired materials
  • Non-PV perovskites (detectors, LEDs, memory, wearable (flexible) electronics)

Invited Speakers:

  • Uwe Rau (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
  • Hyun Suk Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Jangwon Seo (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Hemamala Karunadasa (Stanford University, USA)
  • Wei Zhang (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • Tsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Nam-Gyu Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Kylie Catchpole (Australian National University, Australia)
  • David Mitzi (Duke University, USA)
  • Yabing Qi (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Marina Leite (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Libai Huang (Purdue University, USA)
  • Michael McGehee (Stanford University, USA)
  • Henk Bolink (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
  • Anna Lena Giesecke (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik, Germany)
  • Eva Unger (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
  • Anders Hagfeldt (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Anita Ho-Baillie (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Olga Malinkiewicz (Saule Technologies, Poland)
  • Rui Zhu (Peking University, China)
  • Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Mónica Lira-Cantú (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Selina Olthof (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Yuanyuan Zhou (Brown University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Michael Saliba
Universitat Stuttgart

Antonio Abate
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Mingzhen Liu
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Annamaria Petrozza
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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