2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN02—Advances in Perovskite Solar Cell Devices and Applications

The heat wave of organic-inorganic perovskite materials and solar cell devices continues. We have seen several new trends in the perovskite solar cell field. Stability is among the utmost challenges for perovskite solar cells, and has captured a considerable amount of research attention. Although the current state of the art is still far from the eventual goal (e.g. stability under realistic operation conditions for multiple years), deepened understanding of degradation mechanisms and improved cell stability reported in recent publications do suggest that long-term stability could be achievable. Another important research trend is the development of fabrication technologies (e.g., slot die coating, spray coating, chemical vapor deposition, etc.), which paves the way towards large-area perovskite solar cells and modules with minimal device-to-device variations and therefore is essential for this technology to be industrialized. In terms of new materials derived from perovskites, recent breakthroughs on Sn-Pb based low bandgap perovskite absorbers has opened up opportunities for ultrahigh-efficiency tandem devices based on perovskites using solution processing. It is also worth mentioning that there has been intense research focusing on mixed dimensional perovskite materials because of their potential advantages, such as removal or reduced use of the toxic element Pb in conventional perovskites, enhanced stability by structural and compositional optimization and new functionalities as a result of tunable electronic properties (e.g., adjustable bandgap, quantum confinement of charge carriers). Together, these advances will create a critical momentum to promote perovskite solar cells from lab scale experimentation towards industrial scale application. This symposium will be an ideal forum for researchers in the field to present their progress, exchange views, and identify future research topics. The rapid development of perovskite materials and solar cell devices in the past few years will be the strong foundation for this symposium.

Topics will include:

  • Degradation mechanisms and strategies to improve long term stability of perovskite solar cells
  • High-throughput fabrication technologies for large-area perovskite solar cells and modules
  • Role of composition in perovskite solar cells
  • Ion migration and influence on perovskite solar cell performance
  • Characterization and understanding of surfaces and interfaces in perovskite solar cells
  • Mixed dimensional perovskite materials and their applications
  • Analysis of toxicity and environmental impact of Pb-containing perovskites
  • Perovskite based radiation detection, flexible and wearable electronics, memory devices
  • Integration of perovskite in energy devices beyond solar cells (e.g., energy storage, water splitting, thermoelectric devices)

Invited Speakers:

  • Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Joseph Berry (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Yibing Cheng (Monash University, Australia)
  • Songyuan Dai (North China Electric Power University, China)
  • Liyuan Han (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Shuzi Hayase (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Jinsong Huang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Antoine Kahn (Princeton Unviersity, USA)
  • Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Shengzhong (Frank) Liu (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and Shaanxi Normal University, China)
  • Tingli Ma (Dalian University of Technology, China)
  • Subodh Mhaisalkar (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Tsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Jun-Hong Noh (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Luis K. Ono (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)
  • Nam-Gyu Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Annamaria Petrozza (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Yi-Yang Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Jianxin Tang (Soochow University, China)
  • Jianpu Wang (Nanjing Tech University, China)
  • Omer Yaffe (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Yanfa Yan (University of Toledo, USA)
  • Shihe Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Yixin Zhao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Furong Zhu (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Yabing Qi
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (EMSS)

Hyun Suk Jung
Sungkyunkwan University
School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
Republic of Korea

Selina Olthof
University of Cologne
Institute of Physical Chemistry

Kai Zhu
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Keywords for Abstract Submission

perovskite, perovskite based devices, perovskite solar cell

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