Quinten Adriaan Akkerman

       ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Invited Speakers
Ivan Infante
BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, Spain., ES
Prashant Kamat
University of Notre Dame, US, US
Liberato Manna
CompuNet, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, IT
Constantinos Stoumpos
University of Crete, GR
ePoster Prizes

Submit a poster and win one of  the 3 prizes sponsored by the Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC) 

Best Presentation:

1.  Best Presentation - £300 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, and Nanoscale Advances. Will be announced at 27th April.

2. Best Poster Outline - Winner: Dr Michael Seitz - Prize: £200 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels

3. Best video presentation. -Winner: Dr. Tim Siegler- Prize: £200 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Organize an online seminar

nanoGe is eager to promote the organization of online seminars. Do you have a topic? It's very easy to lauch a meetup! Just describe the topic, decide a few speakers, and fill the form.

Most important: We wish to encourage participation of both junior and senior researchers, please propose interesting research directions

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nanoGe Online Meetup Conference

The Online seminar Beyond lead halide perovskites: syntheses and applications of metal halide semiconductors took place on Thursday 23 April 2020.


The Beyond Halide Perovskites was a short online seminar that aims to promote an exchange of knowledge and discussions about the most recent research on metal halide materials, beyond lead halide perovskites. This seminar focused on the synthesis, properties, and applications of these new metal halides, covering both experimental and theoretical work, and will discuss the results on the nanoscale and bulk.

Over the last two decades, lead halide perovskites have been identified as one of the most promising materials in photovoltaic and light-emitting devices. This has also led to the search and discovery of other metal halide materials, mainly driven the toxicity and stability problems of lead halide perovskites. Consequently, researchers have been quick to develop alternative metal halide structures like double and vacancy perovskites, lower dimensional metal halides, as well as more complex metal chalcohalides.

In this online seminar, we wanted to discuss state of the art metal halides, beyond those of the traditional lead halide perovskites This includes double perovskites (A2BCX6), vacancy ordered perovskites (like A3B2X9 and A2BX6), lower dimensional metal halides and metal chalcohalides. We will address the current challenges of making these materials, their interesting properties, like self-trapped exciton (STE) emissions, and their use in applications such as lead free metal halide based solar cells. We also discussed how new chemistry can lead to the discovery of new metal halide structures with different properties to those that are exhibited in traditional lead halide perovskites. Finally, we addressed how density-functional theory (DFT) calculations can help us to understand the luminescent properties and defects in these materials, which, in turn can provide a better passivation of defects.


Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Metal halide nanocrystals
  • Non perovskite lead halides
  • Layered and other Lower dimensional metal halides
  • Lead free perovskites
  • Optical properties of novel metal halides
  • Density-functional theory studies
  • Metal halide devices
ePoster Prizes

If you have submitted a ePoster, you will have the chance of winning one of our 3 ePoster prizes sponsored by the Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC)

You could win a RSC voucher for the following categories:

  1. Best ePoster Presentation - To the best poster image, following the suggested format: clarity of the ePoster for the online conference

          Prize: £300 voucher supported by the Nanoscale journal family

  1. Best ePoster Outline - To the ePoster that presents the most interesting scientific content with the best presentation during the ePoster session

         Prize: £200 voucher supported by the journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels

  1.  Best video Presentation - To the best video presentation explaining the ePoster.

        Prize: £200 voucher supported by Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Best of luck!

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