2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Call for Papers

Symposium ES16—Perovskite Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics

Organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells have emerged recently in a spectacular fashion achieving efficiencies of 22.7% 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 tunable 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. tandem solar cells, wearable electronics and 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. 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 (including characterisation and simulations)
  • Compositional engineering
  • Novel, perovskite-inispired materials
  • Non-PV perovskites (memory, wearable (flexible) electronics)

Invited Speakers:

  • Filippo De Angelis (Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies, Italy)
  • Anita-Ho Baillie (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Henk Bolink (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
  • Kylie Catchpole (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Lioz Etgar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Anders Hagfeldt (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Jinsong Hu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Marina Leite (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Olga Malinkiewicz (Saule Technologies, Poland)
  • Nripan Mathews (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • David Mitzi (Duke University, USA)
  • Tsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama, Japan)
  • Iván Mora-Seró (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Nakita Noel (Princeton University, USA)
  • Yabing Qi (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)
  • Edward Sargent (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Trystan Watson (Swansea University, United Kingdom)
  • Pankaj Yadav (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India)
  • Jingbi You (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Ni Zhao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Yuanyuan Zhou (Brown University, USA)
  • Kai Zhu (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Rui Zhu (Peking University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Michael Saliba
University of Fribourg, Adolphe Merkle Institute

Antonio Abate
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Mingzhen Liu
University of Electronic Science and Technology

Yixin Zhao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
00862154745704, yixin.zhao@sjtu.edu.cn

Keywords for Abstract Submission

green chemistry, Optoelectronics, Perovskite, Solar cells, stability, Sustainability