Hybrid organic - Inorganic perovskites: Low-cost semiconductors with intriguing charge-transport properties

Thomas M. Brenner, David A. Egger, Leeor Kronik, Gary Hodes, David Cahen

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Abstract

Solution-processed hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) exhibit long electronic carrier diffusion lengths, high optical absorption coefficients and impressive photovoltaic device performance. Recent results allow us to compare and contrast HOIP charge-transport characteristics to those of III-V semiconductors-benchmarks of photovoltaic (and light-emitting and laser diode) performance. In this Review, we summarize what is known and unknown about charge transport in HOIPs, with particular emphasis on their advantages as photovoltaic materials. Experimental and theoretical findings are integrated into one narrative, in which we highlight the fundamental questions that need to be addressed regarding the charge-transport properties of these materials and suggest future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15007
JournalNature Reviews Materials
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Funding

The authors' work is or was supported by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Israel Ministry of Science, Israel National Nano-Initiative, a research grant from Dana and Yossie Hollander and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF):J3608-N20 (to D.A.E.). T.M.B. thanks the WIS for an Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (AERI) postdoctoral fellowship.

FundersFunder number
WIS
Archival Education and Research Institute
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Austrian Science FundJ3608-N20

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