2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN06-Frontier Energy Sciences in Halide Perovskites

The introduction of halide perovskites has led to an unprecedented development in the area of energy harvesting and conversion. This new family of materials can be easily processed into thin films, single-crystals, and nanocrystals at low temperatures, and they are highly tunable in chemical compositions (from being hybrid organic-inorganic to all-inorganic), resulting in numerous crystal structures. Such versatility makes halide perovskites emerge as a new platform for harnessing efficient conversions between light, electricity, mechanical, and chemical energies. In this proposed symposium, we will focus on the most cutting-edge energy-science topics including new crystal/defect theories, unusual atomic/nano-/micro-structures, high-resolution characterizations, exceptional properties, giant ferroelectric polarization,innovative materials synthesis, new interface sciences, and quantum information sciences. The goal is to bring together the most active scientists in this field from all over the world and to discuss the next frontier of perovskite energy sciences. The results from this symposium discussion will stimulate broad fundamental efforts in pushing perovskite-based energy technologies to the next level.

Topics will include:

  • Multiscale simulation and high-throughput computational screening of halide perovskites
  • Structural formation and transformation of halide perovskites
  • Multifunctional properties of halide perovskites
  • Light-matter interaction in halide perovskites
  • High-spatiotemporal-resolution characterization (e.g. microcopy, multimodal studies) of halide perovskites
  • Ionic transport in halide perovskites
  • Surface/Interface science of halide perovskites
  • Spin physics in halide perovskites
  • Strain engineering and epitaxy of halide perovskites
  • Quantum information science in halide perovskites
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Mahshid Ahmadi (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Moungi Bawendi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Kylie Catchpole (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Emmanuele Deleporte (École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Ana Flavia Nogueira (The University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Giulia Grancini (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Oki Gunawan (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Alex Jen (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Hemamala Karunadasa (Stanford University, USA)
  • Maria A. Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Joachim Maier (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
  • Olga Malinkiewicz (Saule Technologies, Poland)
  • David Mitzi (Duke University, USA)
  • Tom Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Ted Sargent (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Ivan Mora Seró (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Thilo Stöferle (IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland)
  • Tze Chien Sum (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Carolin Sutter-Fella (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Su-Huai Wei (Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China)
  • Jingbi You (Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Xiaodan Zhang (Nankai University, China)
  • Furong Zhu (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Symposium Organizers

Yuanyuan Zhou
Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Physics
Hong Kong

Michael Saliba
Universitat Stuttgart

Elizabeth von Hauff
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Kai Zhu
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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