#PbFreePero - The potential of lead-free perovskites: synthesis, properties, and applications

Description of topical focus

The potential toxicity of lead is a concern that complicates commercialization of lead-halide perovskites. The photovoltaic performance of lead-free perovskites on the other hand is lagging with respect to the lead-based ones. However, tin-based perovskites have seen substantial improvements in the last years. In addition, perovskite-like materials (e.g. Cs Ag Bi X , Cs Au Au X , Cs Ag Sb Br etc.) are gaining increasing attention because they provide the opportunity to design novel materials with unexplored properties. Therefore, this class of materials is particularly intriguing for applications beyond PV, such as thermoelectric devices, LEDs but also as a platform for photochemical reactions. Despite their potential, a lot is still not known about this class of materials and the large parameter space in the achievable compositions further extend the complexity of their understanding.

This symposium aims at bringing together international experimentalists and theoreticians who are involved in the investigation of lead-free perovskites from their fundamentals to applications.

The symposium invites contributions on new synthesis and growth methods, characterizations of the structural and optoelectronic properties, and theoretical insights. In addition, the symposium aims to discuss the latest advances in lead[1]free perovskite-based devices which include thermoelectrics devices, photodetectors, LEDs, platform for photochemical processes and solar cells, among others.

List of conference topics
  • Fabrication and synthesis methods
  • Photophysics and carrier dynamics
  • Degradation and stability studies
  • Structural characterization
  • Ultrafast phenomena (hot carriers, polaronic distortions, etc.
  • Correlating structural and optoelectronic properties
  • Theory and simulations of the photophysical properties
  • Applications: photocatalysis, photodetectors, LEDs, solar cells, thermoelectric devices etc
Symposium organizers
Loreta A. Muscarella

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science - Utrecht University, NL

Eline Hutter

Chemistry Utrecht University, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, NL

Henk Bolink

Universidad de Valencia - ICMol (Institute of Molecular Science)

Invited speakers
Derya Baran
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - Saudi Arabia
Christoph Brabec

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Filippo De Angelis
University of Perugia
Teresa Gatti
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Laura Herz
University of Oxford
Robert Hoye
Imperial College London
Lorenzo Malavasi
Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia
Iván Mora-Seró
Universitat Jaume I, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) - Spain
Monica Morales Masis
University of Twente
Francisco Palazon
Universidad de Valencia - ICMol (Institute of Molecular Science)
Tom Savenije
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
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