Intriguing Optoelectronic Properties of Metal Halide Perovskites

Type
Article

Authors
Manser, Joseph S.
Christians, Jeffrey A.
Kamat, Prashant V.

KAUST Grant Number
OCRF-2014-CRG3-2268

Date
2016-06-21

Abstract
A new chapter in the long and distinguished history of perovskites is being written with the breakthrough success of metal halide perovskites (MHPs) as solution-processed photovoltaic (PV) absorbers. The current surge in MHP research has largely arisen out of their rapid progress in PV devices; however, these materials are potentially suitable for a diverse array of optoelectronic applications. Like oxide perovskites, MHPs have ABX3 stoichiometry, where A and B are cations and X is a halide anion. Here, the underlying physical and photophysical properties of inorganic (A = inorganic) and hybrid organic-inorganic (A = organic) MHPs are reviewed with an eye toward their potential application in emerging optoelectronic technologies. Significant attention is given to the prototypical compound methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) due to the preponderance of experimental and theoretical studies surrounding this material. We also discuss other salient MHP systems, including 2-dimensional compounds, where relevant. More specifically, this review is a critical account of the interrelation between MHP electronic structure, absorption, emission, carrier dynamics and transport, and other relevant photophysical processes that have propelled these materials to the forefront of modern optoelectronics research.

Citation
Manser, J. S., Christians, J. A., & Kamat, P. V. (2016). Intriguing Optoelectronic Properties of Metal Halide Perovskites. Chemical Reviews, 116(21), 12956–13008. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00136

Acknowledgements
We thank O. Sharia for offering his expertise regarding electronic properties of MHPs. This work was supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy, through awards DE-FC02-04ER15533 and DE-SC0014334. This work was supported in part by ND Energy, University of Notre Dame. J.S.M. acknowledges the support of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) through Award OCRF-2014-CRG3-2268. This is contribution number NDRL no. 5108 from the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory.

Publisher
AMER CHEMICAL SOC

Journal
CHEMICAL REVIEWS

DOI
10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00136

Additional Links
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00136

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