Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites;Photovoltaics and beyond

TYPESolid State Institute Seminar
Speaker:Prof. Zeev Valy Vardeny
Affiliation:Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Utah U.S.A
Time:12:30 - 13:30
Location:Solid State Auditorium(Entrance)
Remark:Host: Prof. Eitan Ehrenfreund


The field of thin-film photovoltaics has been recently enriched by the introduction of the hybrid organic inorganic lead
halide perovskites as absorber materials, which allow low-cost synthesis of solar cells with efficiencies exceeding
22%. The impact of the crystal structure, composition and dimensionality on the optoelectronic properties of these
compounds is the focus of intense research at the present time. I will
briefly outline notable achievements to date,
describe the unique attributes of these perovskites that has led to their rapid emergence as serious candidates for cheap
photovoltaic solar cells, and discuss other potential optoelectronic, and more recently, spin physics and spintronic
applications of these compounds.